Legislation would raise payments for Denti-Cal providers, using revenue from the state tobacco tax recently passed by California voters.
Health advocates are expecting millions in new tax money for health education programs aimed at preventing obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. Other cities around the country are mulling similar measures.
Despite tax penalties, opponents of the nation’s health law are emboldened by President-elect Donald Trump’s vow to scrap it. Others wonder why they should bother signing up.
Registered nurses in the state earn an average annual salary of $100,000, compared to a national average of $71,000.
Los latinos representan el 40 por ciento de la población de California, pero hay pocos doctores hispanos. Un grupo de profesionales busca cambiar esta realidad.
More than one-third of the state’s Latino physicians plan to retire within the next 10 years, according to a new survey.
A new online database created by the Department of Managed Health Care can help consumers size up and compare insurance plans.
Algunas clínicas dentales están expandiendo sus horarios para cubrir la demanda, pero, ¿puede un sistema ya saturado satisfacer las necesidades de niños que no han visto a un dentista en años?
Some dental clinics are expanding their hours to meet demand, but can an already stressed system satisfy the needs of children who haven’t seen a dentist in years?
Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco estimate that hospitals could lose nearly $1,000 per surgery by throwing away opened but unused supplies, such as gloves and sponges.
The public spending on health care outpaces the nation.
The legislation would have required drug companies to notify the state and insurers about expensive new treatments or price hikes.
Deportation-relief programs would have meant access to subsidized health care.
Health experts remain divided on legalizing marijuana for recreational use.
Commissioner says $37 billion deal would stifle market competition, raise health insurance rates and reduce access to care.
The proposal would have required physicians and other medical clinicians to tell their patients if they were on probation for serious offenses.
A new national pediatric guideline proposes that every school have a nurse on staff. In California, 57 percent of school districts do not employ nurses.
California is inching closer to a first-in-the-nation request for a federal ruling that would allow the state’s Obamacare exchange to sell health plans to immigrants who are living in the country illegally.
In a sweeping overhaul of its contracts, the state’s insurance exchange will require health plans to hold doctors and hospitals accountable for quality and cost.
Seeing more problem gamblers than ever before, the state is investing in education, training and prevention.