Press release Amy Shin

Modesto Bee Publishes HPSJ CEO Amy Shin’s Opinion Piece
Attack on Medicaid is an Attack on all

Medicaid is not some distant program that benefits any one group of people, it’s a vital program that helps Americans across all demographics – racially, economically and generationally. Half of all children in California are covered by Medicaid and 1 in every 4 people over age 65.

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Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) Urges Everyone to Accept the Challenge – Keep our Kids Water Safe this Summer

(French Camp, CA) – When the weather turns warm, everyone wants to be in or around the water. Spending time at the pool or the beach on a hot day is a great way to beat the heat. Make sure that while everyone has fun in or around water everyone is also safe.

Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) encourages everyone to adopt good water safety practices. Learn ways – now! – to keep children safe and healthy while they enjoy the summer fun.

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Gold Coast Health Plan to Invest $1.5 Million in Ventura County Programs
Medi-Cal Plan to Fund 16 Programs that Focus on Access to Health Care, Food and Housing

CAMARILLO, Calif., June 27, 2017 – Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) is awarding $1.5 million in grants to organizations throughout Ventura County for programs that focus on access to health care, food and housing.

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L.A. Care Leads Coalition of Medicaid Health Plans to Raise Health Care Bill Concerns with U.S. Senate

Los Angeles — L.A. Care Health Plan has partnered with nine other Medicaid health plans from across the nation to urge the U.S. Senate to carefully consider the policy proposals being debated, which will adversely impact the 74 million mothers, children, seniors and people with disabilities who are currently covered by Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California). Further, the coalition has suggested several compassionate alternatives to the severe cuts being proposed.

Press release David Hurst

Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) Continues to Encourage Central Valley’s Future Doctors, Nurses and Pharmacists Through Health Careers Scholarships

(French Camp, CA) – Since 2015, Health Plan of San Joaquin’s (HPSJ) scholarship program to encourage young students with an interest in pursuing a health or medical careers that would lead them back to the Central Valley – the HPSJ Health Careers Scholarship Program (HCSP) – has partnered with seven local schools and programs to award to scholarships of $2,500 to each location.

Nine of the scholarships available for 2017 have already been identified by HPSJ’s program partners, here are the announced awardees and their area of heal career concentration:

Press release David Hurst

Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) Plans to Enhance Quality of Life Throughout Serious Illness by Offering Members Palliative Care

(French Camp, CA) – Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) is currently working under a planning grant from the California Healthcare Foundation (CHCF) to implement a Palliative Care Program for our HPSJ patients with Congestive Heart Failure, Chronic Pulmonary Disease, Late Stage Cancer and Advanced Liver Disease.

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Health Plan Of San Joaquin (HPSJ) Spreads The Word
Summer Learning & Summer Eating For Local Kids

(French Camp, CA) – “No parent or child should ever worry about food security,” said Health Plan of San Joaquin Health Educator Setar Testo. “When it comes to school, good nutrition is vital for learning, every day and all year long.” Testo added.

During the school year, most children who need food get free or reduced-price lunches at school. But, what are they supposed to do when school is out for the summer?

This is where San Joaquin County and Stanislaus County come in. They are making sure that no kid goes hungry in the summer.

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Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) Urges That Women Stay Informed About Their Health to be in Control

French Camp, CA) – National Women’s Health Week kicked off on Mother’s Day, May 14. But women need to celebrate every week as National Women’s Health Week. Led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. Health Plan of San Joaquin joins in throughout the year to focus attention on ways to help all women take steps to improve their health.

Press release David Hurst

San Joaquin Board of Supervisors Appoints Three New Commissioners for Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) Governing Board
Two Commissioners Reappointed

(French Camp, CA) – San Joaquin County Director of Health Care Services Greg Diederich – chair of the San Joaquin Health Commission – has announced that the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors has formally appointed three new members of the Health Commission, the governing board of Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ). These new members are:

Press release Amy Shin

Republicans put Obamacare Back on Rollercoaster
Jeopardizing Many in our Region

The “will they” or “won’t they” Congressional rollercoaster of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act is once again in motion. Republicans have scheduled a vote on repeal on Thursday, signaling they have the votes to pass it.

But let’s be clear: For all the amendments rumored to be added for this or that constituency, the basics remain the same. Remaining in the Republican plan are serious cuts to Medicaid, what we in California call Medi-Cal.

Press release Hector Andrade

L.A. Care Earns Nationally Recognized Distinction in Multicultural Health Care

Los Angeles — L.A. Care Health Plan announced it has earned the Multicultural Health Care Distinction from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). L.A. Care received this distinction for its Medicaid (Medi-Cal), Medicare (L.A. Care Cal MediConnect) and Marketplace (L.A. Care Covered) product lines.

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Gold Coast Health Plan to Hold Opioid Policy Summit


Gold Coast Health Plan’s Opioid Policy Summit


Friday, May 5, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Ventura Beach Marriott
2055 E. Harbor Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001

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L.A. Care Commits Unprecedented $20 Million to Tackle Homelessness Crisis
New initiative aims to secure permanent supportive housing for homeless population.

L.A. Care Commits Unprecedented $20 Million to Tackle Homelessness Crisis

Los Angeles — In honor of its 20th anniversary, L.A. Care Health Plan today announced a commitment of $20 million – the largest ever in L.A. Care’s 20-year history – to fund an initiative aimed at securing permanent supportive housing for homeless individuals in Los Angeles County. The $20 million grant – distributed over the next five years – will be made to Brilliant Corners, a nonprofit supportive housing agency, to support Los Angeles County’s Housing for Health program.

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Gold Coast Health Plan Launches Grantmaking Program
Medi-Cal Plan Introduces Community Health Investment Program to Address Social Determinants of Health

CAMARILLO, Calif., April 11, 2017 – Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) today announced the launch of its Community Health Investment program that awards monetary grants to locally qualified organizations that are addressing social determinants of health.

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L.A. Care Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary
Two decades of health care excellence topped with highest Medi-Cal enrollment in organization’s history.

Los Angeles — L.A. Care Health Plan today announced that this month marks its 20th anniversary. Adding to the celebration, the anniversary coincides with another milestone: L.A. Care has reached its two millionth Medi-Cal member. Founded in 1997 as part of California’s two-plan model of Medi-Cal managed care, L.A. Care has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals, families and communities in Los Angeles County by providing access to affordable, quality health care coverage.

Press release Amy Shin

Commitment Amid Uncertainty

The numbers are enough to make your head spin. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates 24 million Americans would lose their health care coverage by 2022. There would be $880 billion less over the next decade for Medicaid — which 70 million Americans now rely on — with $592 billion of that Medicaid reduction to go to the wealthiest Americans for tax relief.

Press release Rebecca K O'Connor

Temecula Breast Cancer Center Getting Full-Time Patient Navigator

A Temecula breast cancer resource center has recently partnered with Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP), increasing the center’s ability to help patients battling breast cancer.

For the next three years, IEHP has contracted with Michelle’s Place to provide the health plan’s patients with a patient navigator – a friendly face who can help women navigate through the resources they need after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Press release Melinda Burns

Health Care Jitters: Life after Obamacare?

Daniel Gutiérrez, 59, didn’t want to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. He flat-out didn’t like the idea of accepting a handout. For 25 years Gutiérrez had a full-time job as a dishwasher and food preparation worker at Peabody’s, a popular restaurant in Montecito. But when Peabody’s closed in 2012, he lost the job and the health benefits that came with it.

Press release University of the Pacific - INTERACTIONS Magazine, Feb. 2017

Responding to the Opioid Epidemic

Since this just-published article was researched by editorial staff at University of the Pacific’s Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health for INTERACTIONS magazine, the California Health Care Foundation has awarded a second opioid grant to Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) and local partners San Joaquin General Hospital and Community Medical Centers, this time for implementation.

Press release Laura Watkins

Santa Clara Family Health Plan Celebrates 20 Years in the Community

Campbell, CA – February 1, 2017 – Santa Clara Family Health Plan (SCFHP), with its Governing Board and employees, is proud to announce its 20th anniversary. As a local, not-for-profit health plan serving Santa Clara County, SCFHP looks forward to celebrating this milestone throughout 2017 with our providers, members, and community.