Latest California Healthline Stories
Death By 1,000 Cuts: How Republicans Can Still Alter Your Coverage
There are many ways beyond legislative repeal for the Trump administration and congressional Republicans to unravel the Affordable Care Act.
California Lawmakers Consider Giving Regulators More Grounds To Reject Health Insurance Mergers
Proposal would require regulators to consider a merger’s impact on competition in deciding whether to approve or reject it.
New Federal Rules Will Require Home Health Agencies To Do Much More For Patients
The first overhaul of federal regulations in almost 30 years for home health care agencies will require them to be much more responsive to what aging patients and their caregivers need or want.
Demand For Popular Short-Term Insurance Plans Could Surge If Health Law Is Relaxed
Consumer advocates warn that these policies don’t have important safeguards that customers need.
New Nursing Home Rules Offer Residents More Control Of Their Care
People in these facilities are now guaranteed more flexibility on food and roommate choices, as well as improved procedures for grievances and discharges.
Shhh! America’s Most Common Workplace Injury Is Hearing Loss
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hearing loss is the most common work-related injury. Approximately 22 million workers are exposed annually to hazardous levels of occupational noise. The Department of Labor is seeking new ways to turn down the volume.
Insurance Regulation Shifting Toward Managed Care Agency
The authority of the Department of Managed Health Care in California’s dual-agency system has grown in recent years. The agency now regulates 88 percent of the commercial market.
State Seeks to Calm Fears Over Change in Autism Care
A transition in health coverage begins today for about 9,000 children with autism, and state officials guaranteed the kids would have full continuity of care.
New Year, New ACA Provisions, Court Cases and More
As the Affordable Care Act heads into its sixth year, employers are bracing for the full employer mandate and new reporting provisions, while the Obama administration prepares to go back to court. In this issue of “Road to Reform,” we look ahead to see what 2016 has to hold for health care.