CPhA's Weekly Legislative Briefing
December 11, 2018

Welcome to this week's issue of the Capitol Pulse.
Top Story
CA Mulls New Requirement to Buy Health Insurance
California is bracing for the biggest dropouts among its residents who have been buying insurance through the subsidized Covered California program. The program projects it could lose 10 to 30 percent of its participants.  Read more...
Other Pharmacy-Related News
CA Dems to Resurrect Bills Vetoed by Gov. Brown
Democratic lawmakers want to give bills previously vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown another try, hoping they'll find a more sympathetic audience in incoming Governor Gavin Newsom. Read more...

Mental Health Workers in CA Start Weeklong Strike
Thousands of Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals throughout California started a weeklong strike Monday to protest what they say is a lack of staffing that affects care. Read more...

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National Pulse News
Justices won't Hear Appeal Over Planned Parenthood
The Supreme Court avoided a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood, over the dissenting votes of three justices.  Read more...

Groups Call on Congress to End Surprise Billing
Nine groups representing health insurers, employers and consumers  called for federal legislation to protect patients from surprise medical bills from out-of-network providers.  Read more...

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