Policy at a Glance

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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