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As Californians prepare for new leadership to address challenges both new and old, this is the perfect time to survey California’s health policy landscape and examine topics including: purchasing for value and quality, addressing social determinants and integrating care, and the pros and cons of consolidation.

Congressional Opioid Legislation

After months of hearings and debate, the House of Representatives and the Senate reached an agreement earlier this week on legislation to address the opioid epidemic. The House passed the legislation today on a vote of 393 to 8. The Senate is expected to follow suit before adjourning to campaign for the midterm elections, and President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law.