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California Moves Towards Universal Health Insurance

Residents of California will be assessed a penalty if they do not have health insurance coverage under the new state budget plan Gov. Gavin Newsom signed June 27. Gov. Newsom signed A.B. 74, enacting a $215 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The insurance mandate is included in S.B. 78, one of the 15 related bills that make statutory revisions necessary to carry out the universal coverage requirement. […]

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What to Watch in Washington – 7/1/2019

On Friday, the Senate joined the House on a weeklong July Fourth recess after it failed to adopt an amendment that would have blocked the White House from bypassing Congress to take action on Iran. When lawmakers return the second week of July, the House will take up the defense and intelligence authorization, arms sales, and raising the federal minimum wage. The Senate will take up nominations, spending bills and […]

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House Passes Drug Pricing & ACA Package

A package of bills to bolster the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and reduce drug prices passed the House. The vote late Thursday was 234 to 183 and mostly along party lines. House Democratic leaders packaged together (H.R. 987) several bills with bipartisan support that look to spur the creation of more low-cost generic drugs with those that counter Trump administration changes to the ACA’s individual health insurance marketplaces. Senate Republicans […]

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The Week Ahead in Washington | May 3, 2019

The House next week will look to pass a disaster aid package that includes a renewal of the National Flood Insurance Program. House Tackles Disaster Aid, ACA Waivers Disaster Aid: The House leadership next week plan to bring a new disaster aid package to the floor. Communities and federal agencies affected by natural disasters would receive about $17.2 billion in disaster aid under a modified version of H.R. 2157. That would be about […]

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