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June 14, 2018

Lawmakers are considering several bills this month aimed at stabilizing California’s health insurance marketplace, despite a state budget deal that effectively killed other, more expensive proposals.

June 5, 2018

When Laurie Teel was nearing the end of her stay at Sutter Auburn Faith hospital this January, she was terrified she’d end up back in the streets.

Teel, then 54, was recovering from a heart attack. It happened just weeks after a landlord evicted her and her pit bull. She told staff at the hospital that she didn’t feel safe on her own.

May 28, 2018

California, Illinois and other states have begun pushing back against efforts by the Trump administration to expand the availability of junk health insurance plans, which would undermine the Affordable Care Act's consumer protections and marketplace stability.

May 25, 2018

This one should be a no-brainer: California lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban so-called junk health insurance policies — short-term plans that do not comply with the consumer protections set out in Obamacare.

May 10, 2018

Suzanne Adams stood outside A Woman’s Place, a homeless drop-in center in San Francisco. Adams, who works there as a psychologist, pointed to the curb near the front entrance.  It's where taxis regularly drop off homeless patients who have just been discharged from  the hospital. 

April 19, 2018

These days, when the federal government turns in one direction, California veers in the other — and in the case of healthcare, it's a sharp swerve.

April 19, 2018

These days, when the federal government turns in one direction, California veers in the other — and in the case of health care, it’s a sharp swerve.

April 5, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Health Committee approved the passage of Senate Bill 1108, which prohibits work requirements as a condition of Medi-Cal eligibility, by a vote of 8-1. Authored by Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D.