Policy Brief

Policy at a Glance

IHPL develops informative policy briefs regarding bills before the State Legislature, many of which have gathered significant national attention. They review the specifics of pending bills, examining supporters and opponents, their rationale, and the bills' implication for Seventh-day Adventist health systems. The briefs are available for viewing below.

Policy Briefs

November 2019. Controlled Substances: CURES Database (AB 528)

The Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) is California’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) introduced to track Schedule II-IV controlled substances. AB 528 aims to enhance the monitoring of controlled substances via the CURES database to further combat misuse, over-prescription, overuse, abuse, and diversion.

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July 2019. Conscience Rule

The federal government’s final rule, “Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority,” seeks to safeguard the moral and religious beliefs of medical institutions and workers.

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June 2019. Public Option Proposals

Two proposals in Congress will offer a Medicare-based public option in the health insurance marketplace to lower both premiums and health care costs by competing directly with private plans.

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May 2019. Medicare-for-All Proposals

Two Medicare-for-All proposals in Congress will expand Medicare to cover everyone, establishing a single national health insurance program and eliminating all private health insurance plans.

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