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Governor Newsom Pushes Single-Payer Health Care Agenda Forward…Kind of

During Governor Newsom’s successful gubernatorial election run, he lauded the single-payer health care model. While the concept has garnered red-hot attention amongst Democratic Presidential...

Hack Your Brain – Capitol Insider

Ever feel like you’re being pulled in a million directions? That’s definitely life in the capitol. But I have some good news: it doesn’t...
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The HIT Keeps Coming for Employers – Capitol Insider

In September, the IRS published a notice indicating the Health Insurance Tax (HIT), which is mandated by the Affordable Care Act, would be back...

CalChamber Adds New Health Care and Taxation Policy Advocate

Preston R. Young joined the California Chamber of Commerce in October 2019 as a policy advocate, specializing in health care policy and taxation issues. Young...
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ACA 14: It’s a Prohibition, Not Just a Restriction!

There is a misconception about ACA 14…that it’s just a restriction on contracting out for the UC system. It’s not. It’s much worse. ACA...
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Proposed Costly Government Rate Review to Increase Employer Health Care Premiums

Much of the Legislature is committed to identifying a path to achieving universal health coverage in California. With the most obvious barrier to that...

Bill Increasing Health Care Costs Advances in Senate; Business Leaders Express Concerns

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that will further increase health care-related expenses for California businesses passed the Senate Health Committee last Wednesday. AB 731...
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Too Costly for the State Budget? Employers Have Budgets Too!

On May 17, 2019 the Senate and Assembly appropriations committee will weigh the fiscal impact of all bills in the suspense file and determine...

IRS Extends Deadline for Certain ACA Reporting Forms

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced that it is extending the due date for certain 2018 Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting forms to be provided...

Governor Vetoes Bills Increasing Health Care Costs

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has vetoed two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed health care bills that would have increased health care premiums if signed...

Job Killer Update: Health Care Treatment Mandate Amended, Removed from List

As a result of recent amendments, a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill has been removed from the job killer list. AB 2384 (Arambula; D-Kingsburg) was...

Job Killer Update: Bill Amended to Remove Opposition

As a result of recent amendments, the California Chamber of Commerce has removed SB 538 (Monning; D-Carmel), dealing with hospital contracts, from the job...

Election Year Voter Attitudes – Single Payer Health Care and Proposition 13

Robert Green, principal, PSB, discusses voter attitudes on home ownership at the 2018 CalChamber Capitol Summit on May 23, 2018.

ACA: IRS Releases 2017 Reporting Forms

With no changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the horizon, employers must remember their reporting requirements. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently...

Bill Could Increase Health Care Costs Without Improving Patient Care

The Assembly Appropriations Committee next week will consider a bill that could increase health care costs by setting dialysis clinic staffing ratios to the...

Senate Health Committee to Hear Single Payer Job Killer Today

The Senate Health Committee today will consider a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that seeks to establish a government-run, single-payer health care...

Numerous California Newspapers Endorse Proposition 52

With just a week until the General Election, newspapers up and down the state have published editorials urging a “yes” vote on California Chamber...

Experienced Litigator Joins CalChamber Advocacy Team

Karen Sarkissian, former partner in a nationally recognized firm of successful trial attorneys, has joined the California Chamber of Commerce as a policy advocate...

Legislature Passes Well-Crafted Health Plan Funding Proposal

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported special session health plan funding proposal passed the legislature yesterday and is headed to the Governor. SBX2 2 (E. Hernandez;...

CalChamber Stops/Delays/Amends All But 2 Misguided Bills; Backs 1 Signed into Law

Increasing access to health care and prescription drugs was the main priority for state policymakers in 2015. While a number of measures that would...