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New Legislator Spotlight: State Senator Bob Archuleta (D-Pico Rivera)

May 16, 2019 In each issue of our CLSA Bulletin, we will highlight a member of California’s ten-member “freshman class” in the California State Senate. On behalf of our membership and California’s statewide life sciences community – a sector which employs over 311,000 Californians – California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) welcomes Senator Bob Archuleta (D-Pico … Continue reading New Legislator Spotlight: State Senator Bob Archuleta (D-Pico Rivera)

Governor Newsom Releases His Revised Budget Plan

On May 9, 2019, Governor Newsom released a revised state budget proposal (known as the “May Revise”) focusing on health care, housing, early childhood, and education. The budget addressed his priorities for the “Healthcare for All” policy agenda, which includes expanding Medi-Cal coverage to young adults regardless of their immigration status.

CLSA & Allied Stakeholders Succeed in Reversing Administration’s Final Rule on Six Protected Classes in Medicare Part D

On Thursday, May 16, CLSA’s advocacy paid off when CMS released its final rule and fact sheet. In the final rule, CMS decided to not adopt two proposals which would have allowed Part D plans to exclude a protected class drug from their formularies for multiple years if price-growth exceeded an inflation index as well as if the drug represented a new formulation that is not a significant innovation over the original product.

New Legislator Spotlight: Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda)

On behalf of our membership and California’s statewide life sciences community – a sector which employs over 311,000 Californians – California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) welcomes Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan. We look forward to working with Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan and her team to advance policies that improve patient health and bring positive change for California patients and their families.

New Legislator Spotlight: Congresswoman Katie Hill (D-Agua Dulce)

On behalf of our membership and California’s statewide life sciences community – a sector which employs over 311,000 Californians – California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) welcomes Congresswoman Katie Hill (D-Agua Dulce). We look forward to working with Congresswoman Hill and her team to advance policies that improve patient health and bring positive change for California patients and their families.