diana dooley http://kvpr.org en Covered California Chair Dooley Praises "A Commitment to A Culture of Coverage" http://kvpr.org/post/covered-california-chair-dooley-praises-commitment-culture-coverage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Tuesday, California launched its version of </span>Obamacare<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, with the official debut of the state&rsquo;s insurance exchange Covered California.</span></p><p>Despite the shutdown of the federal government, the exchange is moving ahead, according to California&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Health and Human Services Secretary Diana Dooley, who spoke to Valley Public Radio Tuesday morning, prior to a launch event at Fresno State.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 00:08:06 +0000 Joe Moore 22419 at http://kvpr.org Covered California Chair Dooley Praises "A Commitment to A Culture of Coverage" ‘Last Distraction’ Removed as California Moves Ahead on Health Reform http://kvpr.org/post/last-distraction-removed-california-moves-ahead-health-reform <p>First, there was uncertainty over a U.S. Supreme Court challenge. Then came the race for the presidency.</p><p>Now, California lawmakers say the uncertainty is over and nothing can stop them from bringing health coverage to millions of uninsured Californians under President Obama’s signature health care law.</p><p>“This removes the last distraction and question from anyone’s mind that we won’t be launching a dramatic expansion in coverage in California,” said Peter Lee, executive director of California’s health insurance exchange, a key piece of the expansion.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 23:46:31 +0000 Emily Bazar & Lauren M. Whaley CHCF Center for Health Reporting 6564 at http://kvpr.org California Health Leaders Say Healthy Families Transition Prepares State for Federal Overhaul http://kvpr.org/post/california-health-leaders-say-healthy-families-transition-prepares-state-federal-overhaul <p></p><p>California health leaders say moving nearly 900,000 children in the Healthy Families program over to Medi-Cal will help the state get ready for the federal health overhaul.</p><p>Secretary of Health and Human Services Diana Dooley spoke in advance of a legislative oversight hearing on the transition. &nbsp;</p><p>“There are a number of advantages for the children in the Medi-Cal program, it does give the security of knowing where their coverage will be in advance of 2014.”&nbsp;</p><p>Dooley says kids in the two programs have some of the same providers.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 18:46:08 +0000 Pauline Bartolone 5594 at http://kvpr.org