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A Helping Hand to CA’s Small Businesses

July 20, 2010

Small Business Majority and Families USA commissioned a study that found that nearly 80% of California small businesses will be eligible to receive a tax credit in 2010. 

Who’s Better? … Who’s Measuring?

July 20, 2010

In the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Blog, Richard Kovacs argues that medical providers should be responsible for establishing quality of care metrics.

U.S. PIRG Urges Fiscal Commission to Contain Health Costs

July 13, 2010

In his Huffington Post column, Larry McNeely of US PIRG writes about the federal deficit, the Fiscal Commission, health cost savings through health reform and he urges the Fiscal Commission to recommend further steps to hold down health care costs

“In the Public Interest”

July 6, 2010

US PIRG’s Larry McNeely takes on health reform critics in his Huffington Post column entitled “In the Public Interest.”

Medical Home Pilot Project Reveals Mixed Results

July 2, 2010

The Annals of Family Medicine published the results from the National Demonstration Project (NDP), which tested patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs).

Small Business Majority Amplifying California’s Small Business Voices

June 23, 2010

Since enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), Small Business Majority has been active in California with policy makers, small businesses, media outlets, health policy experts and advocates to amplify the voice of small business owners.

CALPIRG Joins NCHC in Fight for Sustainable California Health System Reform

June 23, 2010

The California chapter of the Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) is partnering with the National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC) in public education and policy advocacy in support of sustainable health system reform in California.

On June 16, 2010, the consumer advocacy group issued a new report, “Delivering on the Promise,” detailing the policy options facing the state government in the implementation phase of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Small Business Majority Opposes Legal Challenge to Health Reform

June 18, 2010

National small business advocacy groups Small Business Majority and Main Street Alliance filed a brief opposing the state of Virginia’s legal challenge to reform. 

U.S. PIRG Outlines How States Can Tackle Health Reform

June 16, 2010

A new report released by U.S. PIRG offers guidance to state policy makers and advocates as they work to address issues and opportunities raised by health reform. Topics covered include the formation of state health insurance exchanges, consumer protections, and cost containment.

The Partnership for Prevention Looks to Light a Fire Under Tobacco Use Prevention

May 21, 2010

With $500 million available this year in the Public Health Fund, established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), tobacco cessation supporters are looking to develop and expand programs aimed at ending America’s tobacco addiction. Robert Gould, President and CEO of the Partnership for Prevention, in a column for Kaiser Health News argues that to obtain the biggest bang for the buck the Public Health Fund should be used for anti-tobacco initiatives at the state and community levels and to fund a nationwide public education program targeting smoking among youths and disadvantaged populations.

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