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Health Care Reform 2014

Health Care Reform*: 2014 Marks a New Era Health care reform is in full-swing with the heftiest legislation set for 2014 — when health insurance will become available to millions of Americans who were previously uninsured.  Starting January 1, 2014, most Americans will be required to have health insurance and many businesses will be required to offer coverage to their employees. In addition, health insurance exchanges (Covered California) will be available to facilitate access to coverage. Starting in 2014, Americans must have minimum essential coverage or pay a tax penalty.  Options ...

Save on your workers' compensation program

See What You Could be Saving!  “When I found out how much money I could save ($1,650) on the sponsored workers’ compensation program, I joined CMA. The savings paid for my membership and then some. Now I have access to everything CMA offers” – Nicholas Thanos, M.D.    CMA Member Did you know that CMA/Society members can save 5% on their workers’ compensation insurance? And, they may save up to 15%, depending upon where they place their group medical insurance. It’s true. CMA/SBCMS members receive a discount on workers’ compensation insurance policies provided through ...

Medi-Cal Duals Project Delayed

The Department of Health Care Services announced yesterday that the start of the Duals demonstration will be delayed. Instead of their previously announced October 2013 start date, they just announced the project will not begin until January 2014 at the earliest.  Please see below for the full announcement.  We will provide you with up-to-date information as it becomes available.  Please contact Lishaun Francis for more information or with questions:  Lishaun Francis, Associate Director, Center for Medical & Regulatory Policy, California Medical Association; lfrancis@cmanet.org or 916.551.2554.   ...

Health Reform Heats Up

More than three years have passed since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was into law, setting into motion some of the most dynamic and volatile years the nation’s health care industry has ever seen. Since its inception, the law has been a subject of controversy, inspiring hotly contested debates in Washington, D.C., Sacramento and across the entire nation.  For some, this dramatic overhaul of the nation’s health care system represents our national leaders finally making good on the long-overdue promise of “health care for all.” Others claim that the law ...