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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.

April 1, 2018

California’s attorney general sued Sutter Health, accusing the hospital giant of illegally quashing competition and for years overcharging consumers and employers.

The lawsuit marked a bold move by state Attorney General Xavier Becerra against the dominant health care system in Northern California as concerns mount nationally about consolidation among hospitals, insurers and other industry middlemen.

March 15, 2018

California won’t be adopting single-payer health care with its $400 billion price tag anytime soon. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon made sure of that by opposing it.

But the health care system is ailing, and organized labor, health care advocates and several Democratic lawmakers are offering a new prescription in the form of several bills. The measures could provide a bridge to a single-payer system in the future.

March 15, 2018

California won’t be adopting single-payer health care with its $400 billion price tag any time soon. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon made sure of that by opposing it.

But the health care system is ailing, and organized labor, health care advocates and several Democratic lawmakers are offering a new prescription in the form of several bills. The measures could provide a bridge to a single-payer system in the future.