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2014-08-07 16:27:44

State Department of Finance Calls Bill "Unnecessary," Likely to Increase Health Care Costs STOCKTON, Calif., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by California Hospital Association: Three days a week, the St. Joseph's Medical Center CareVan is dispatched to locations throughout San Joaquin County, taking free health care services directly into the community. But that program's future is in doubt due to harmful legislation now pending at the...

2014-06-03 20:21:42

Medi-Cal Funding and Accountability Act of 2014 Won't Appear on November 2014 Ballot SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by C. Duane Dauner, President/CEO, California Hospital Association: The California Hospital Association (CHA) is disappointed by news that signatures to qualify a ballot initiative aimed at ensuring a stable source of federal health care funding for hospitals that provide care to California's most...

2014-05-13 16:28:23

As Medi-Cal Enrollment Surges to 11.5 Million Californians, Access to Providers is at Risk SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by C. Duane Dauner, President/CEO, California Hospital Association: The California Hospital Association (CHA) is disappointed that the May revision to the state's proposed 2014-15 budget, released today, does not reverse looming retroactive Medi-Cal payment cuts to hospital-based skilled-nursing...

2014-05-12 16:28:35

ORANGE and LOS ANGELES Counties, Calif., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Hospital Association, in partnership with California Hospital Association, honored Peter Mackler, Executive Director of Government Relations and Policy for MemorialCare Health System, with the American Hospital Association Grassroots Champions Award. Mackler is being recognized for his exceptional leadership in generating grassroots and community activity in support of the mission of...

2014-04-23 16:29:11

Initiative Ensures Government Accountability, Provides Billions in Federal Matching Funds PALO ALTO, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A broad coalition of health care providers and community groups announced today that they have collected and are submitting more than one million voter signatures statewide in order to qualify the Medi-Cal Funding and Accountability Act of 2014 for the November ballot. The measure builds upon SB 239, an important bipartisan agreement...

2014-04-23 16:28:55

Initiative Ensures Government Accountability, Provides Billions in Federal Matching Funds SAN DIEGO, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A broad coalition of health care providers and community groups announced today that they have collected and are submitting more than one million voter signatures statewide in order to qualify the Medi-Cal Funding and Accountability Act of 2014 for the November ballot. The measure builds upon SB 239, an important bipartisan agreement passed...

2014-04-22 20:22:12

Fact Check Shows Misinformation Prominent in AB 1952 Health Committee Discussion SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Hospital Association (CHA) today released a Fact Check to correct inaccurate claims made by proponents of Assembly Bill 1952, a measure that would impose a 5 percent mandate for charity care on most not-for-profit hospitals. The bill would create a one-size-fits-all charity care requirement across diverse communities in...

2014-03-17 20:22:30

Nearly Identical bill, AB 975, Was Soundly Defeated 28-38 by Assembly in 2013 SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Hospital Association (CHA) today announced its opposition to AB 503 (Wieckowski/Bonta). The bill is nearly identical to 2013's AB 975, which was debated and soundly defeated in the Assembly last year. It is an unreasonable and costly attempt to redefine charity care for all hospitals, and community benefit standards of nonprofit...

2014-01-23 20:22:11

Mark Laret, CEO of UCSF Medical Center & UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, to Guide CHA in Coming Year SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mark R. Laret, CEO of UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, has been elected 2014 chair of the California Hospital Association (CHA) Board of Trustees. Laret is a nationally recognized health care executive, having just completed a term as chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges,...

2014-01-16 16:23:57

Thousands of Californians Could be Shut Out From Needed Health Care if AB 975 is Passed SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Congressman and State Finance Director Tom Campbell released results today of a new study that warns that thousands of Californians could be shut out of the health care they need, even if they have health coverage, if new regulations and mandates are approved by the state Legislature. Campbell, working in partnership with the...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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