LA Considers Hiring Consultant To Help Navigate Fallout From Potential Health Law Repeal
"We need to have a coordinated strategy moving forward to be able to handle whatever it is that happens," said Dr. Christine Ghaly, chief operations officer for the Department of Health Services.
LA County Looks At Planning For Possible Obamacare Repeal
Under consideration by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday: hiring a consultant who would craft a transition plan if Obamacare is scrapped. The county wants to be ready as the U.S. Senate considers its steps on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The House passed the American Health Care Act, which would make significant changes to the nation's health care, early this month. (Faust, 5/15)
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Rep. Knight Talks About Trump, AHCA And Protests
U.S. Rep. Steve Knight wears a target the size of the White House.Protesters carrying signs shaped like cemetery headstones gathered in front of the Republican Congressman's Simi Valley office last week in a "die-in" aimed at what they contend are consequences of the Republican congressman's vote in favor of the American Health Care Act. On Saturday, Democrat Bryan Caforio, who lost to Knight by 6 percentage points in November, announced he'll run again in a 2018 race that a political analyst said has been pushed center stage, in part because of blowback from President Donald Trump's election. (Kisken, 5/15)