Latest Morning Briefing Stories

Investigation In Aetna’s Approval Process Expands Into More States

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The inquiry kicked off after statements by a former medical director came to light that he never looked at patients’ records when deciding whether to approve or deny care. Aetna says the comments were taken out of context. Meanwhile, Anthem is changing its emergency room program after it received pushback from providers and lawmakers.

Californians Shaken By News Of Anthem’s Withdraw From Most Counties In State

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“My wife and I came up with a new Covered California slogan,” quipped Santa Cruz County resident Chris Olsen. “Covered California: Nothing you can count on.” Meanwhile, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) says she doesn’t understand the decision and is “deeply concerned” by it.

Police Treat More Of San Francisco’s Mental Health Crises

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A hostage negotiation team says it is better equipped to handle people dealing with acute mental health problems in emergencies instead of resorting to using lethal force. In California, people not living in the U.S. legally are dealing with the mental health ramifications that a fear of deportation and the threat of violence are bringing after the 2016 election.