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.