American Health Care Act is Pulled from Consideration

Our rural health care voices were heard today as the Republican plan to repeal and replace the ACA was pulled from consideration by the House of Representatives. CCRHI appreciates the efforts of all rural health care leaders who reached out to their Members of Congress and shared their thoughts about why this plan was not the right answer for our rural communities. Read more on this in coverage from the news media.

Opportunities for Rural Communities in California 1115 Waiver

The Bridge to Reform Waiver guided the state’s effort to prepare for implementation of the Affordable Care Act and Expansion of the Medi-Cal Program to thousands of new beneficiaries. California is now working to implement its plan for the Medi-Cal Program over the next five years. On December 30, 2015, the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved California’s 1115 Waiver Renewal, called Medi-Cal 2020. This waiver includes some significant changes to the health care safety net in California, which may provide opportunities for rural communities. Continue reading