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An innovative partnership in which a children’s hospital shares revenue and costs with a community hospital helps improve access to specialized care.
The number of states with laws permitting marijuana use underscores a national cultural shift toward wider acceptance of the drug, despite the federal ban and limited evidence on the public health impacts of legalization.
Uninsured Californians could more than double to 7.5 million if Affordable Care Act is repealed.
California tiene mucho que perder si el presidente electo Donald Trump y el Congreso liderado por republicanos cumplen con su promesa de campaña de revocar el Obamacare.
Voters approve Proposition 64 allowing recreational use of marijuana. The state considers 17 ballot questions, several of which are related to public health issues.
Registered nurses in the state earn an average annual salary of $100,000, compared to a national average of $71,000.
More than one-third of the state’s Latino physicians plan to retire within the next 10 years, according to a new survey.
The FDA confirms it is looking into more than one problem with the compressor, which is used to power patients’ artificial hearts.
Advocates hope better data will help ethnic communities.
Two new laws will prohibit felons from billing for workers’ comp and rein in unsanctioned treatment.
A new online database created by the Department of Managed Health Care can help consumers size up and compare insurance plans.
Legislation recently signed by Gov. Brown will allow about 1,000 clinics statewide to bill Medi-Cal for treatment by marriage and family counselors, deepening the pool of mental health providers.
Officials at the state exchange say they have fixed their computer system to stop switching some low-income pregnant women into Medi-Cal without their approval.
According to the neurobiologist heading a much-publicized effort funded by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, putting scientists and engineers under one roof will be key.
When New York increased its cigarette tax, smoking rates declined. California’s proposed increase of $2 a pack may, too, say researchers. The higher the tax, the more likely people are to quit.
Playing with dolls is good therapy for some elderly people with dementia. They may think the dolls are real babies, but does it matter?
Such medications account for more than a quarter of the state agency’s $2.1 billion in pharmacy costs.
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones says a publicly run health plan would bolster competition in the state. But some question whether it would lower premiums.
The initiative would prohibit California state agencies from paying more for a prescription drug than what the Department of Veterans Affairs pays. Both sides are deploying veterans’ sympathetic and trusted image to win over voters.
The problem, known as balance billing, happens when patients are treated by an out-of-network professional at an in-network facility. Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign the legislation.