David Gorn

Sobriety Clause Dooms Homeless Pilot

Some centers for homeless families have shown strong results by requiring random drug testing as part of their programs — but a bill to fund them failed over that provision yesterday in the California Legislature. 

Drug Pricing Bill Can’t Pass Committee

Just like last year, a bill in the California Legislature to require pricing transparency by pharmaceutical companies was pulled from the Assembly Health Committee for lack of votes.

Many Faces of the MCO Tax

Agreement may be near for replacing California’s $1.1 billion managed care organization tax, which now looks nothing like it did when it was first proposed.

Will New Medi-Cal Number Top 13 Million?

Gov. Brown’s budget proposal today will probably include a new updated number of Californians in the state’s Medicaid program. The total is expected to top 13 million for the first time.