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2013-05-17 20:20:56

New Study Shows Access to Care, State's Economic Recovery at Risk if Cuts Are Implemented REDDING, Calif., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing the devastating impact that pending Medi-Cal payment cuts would have on the North State's most vulnerable patients, local hospital leaders in Redding today joined with patient families to call on state lawmakers to enact new legislation that would preserve the state's health care safety net. Two bills now making their way through the...

2013-05-17 16:24:40

New Study Shows Access, State's Economy at Risk if Cuts Are Implemented FRESNO, Calif., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by California Hospital Association: Citing the devastating impact that pending Medi-Cal payment cuts would have on the Valley's most vulnerable patients, Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) joined with local hospital leaders today to call on state lawmakers to enact new legislation that would preserve the state's health...

2013-05-16 20:22:47

New Series of Videos Captures Fears About Impact on Frail, Elderly Patients SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As budget discussions begin to kick into high gear following Tuesday's release of the May revision to the proposed 2013-14 state budget, those most directly affected by the pending Medi-Cal payment cuts are speaking out. In a compelling new series of documentary-style videos produced by the California Hospital Association (CHA), the family...

2013-05-14 20:22:07

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 14, 2013 /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 Brown Administration has not reversed deep and damaging Medi-Cal rate cuts in its May revision of the state's proposed 2013-14 budget. These cuts are ill-timed and will devastate vital health care services to some of the state's most vulnerable residents....

2013-05-10 16:24:40

$2 Billion Economic Hit Possible, 36,000 Jobs at Risk If Cuts Are Implemented SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California's fragile economic recovery could be dealt a severe setback if pending Medi-Cal payment cuts to hospitals are implemented, according to a newly released economic issue brief prepared by the California Hospital Association (CHA). "The consequences of these payment cuts go far beyond the direct impact to hospitals," said CHA President/CEO...

2013-05-10 08:24:50

ST. LOUIS, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the Imperial County Board of Supervisors have issued a notification of intent to award Centene's subsidiary, California Health and Wellness Plan, a contract to serve approximately 55,000 Medi-Cal beneficiaries in Imperial County, pending finalization of a contract. "Centene's national experience, coupled with the local knowledge and...

2013-05-03 23:01:47

Georgetown University researchers estimate that Florida could have saved as much as $100 million a year because expanded Medicaid coverage would have reduced the financial costs of other state-supported safety net programs and the new coverage would have been financed almost entirely by the federal government. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 Despite a strong effort by several Florida organizations, the Florida Legislature headed toward adjournment without passing legislation that would...

2013-05-03 16:23:01

Cuts Would Cost San Diego County $17 million SANTEE, Calif., May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing the real impact cutting the safety net would have on the most vulnerable residents, San Diego County Supervisors Greg Cox and Dianne Jacob joined with local hospital leaders today to call on the California Legislature and Governor Brown to spare hospital-based skilled-nursing facilities and other health care providers from devastating Medi-Cal cuts. Both Assembly Bill 900 by...

2013-05-01 23:03:50

Medi-Weightloss Welcomes Dr. Ilka Fahey. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 01, 2013 Medi-Weightloss Orlando is proud to announce the addition of Ilka A. Fahey, M. D. as medical director. Dr. Fahey joins Medi-Weightloss with personal knowledge of how challenging achieving a healthy body weight can be. After having three children over a period of six years, Dr. Fahey found herself with extra weight. She lost 40 pounds and, more importantly, she´s kept it off. “I am very excited about my...

2013-04-30 20:22:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by C. Duane Dauner, President/CEO, California Hospital Association: The California Hospital Association (CHA) applauds today's bipartisan 17-0 vote by the Assembly Health Committee to approve AB 900, which would reverse devastating Medi-Cal cuts to health care providers. Although these reductions amount to a 10 percent reduction for doctors and most other health care providers, the payment...