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March 14, 2018

Decenas de personas de todo el estado llegaron hasta el capitolio para exigir a los legisladores una ley que garantice que el agua en sus hogares sea potable y apta para el consumo humano. Matthew Godinez tiene los detalles.

March 14, 2018

As part of his final budget proposal, Gov. Jerry Brown wants new fees on water to provide clean and affordable drinking water to the approximately 1 million Californians who are exposed to contaminated water in their homes and communities each year.

March 7, 2018

In June 2016, California became the second state in the country, after Hawaii, to increase the minimum tobacco sales age from 18 to 21.

March 5, 2018

Few states embraced the Affordable Care Act more enthusiastically than California, which shrank its uninsured rate to a record-low 7 percent after enrolling millions more residents onto Medi-Cal and creating a system to sell subsidized health plans to Californians.

Now, in anticipation of the health law’s individual mandate ending in 2019, state lawmakers and health officials may have to go it alone to preserve those coverage gains.

February 15, 2018

Hospitals would be required to get written confirmation from homeless shelters before discharging patients to those facilities under a bill introduced Wednesday in the California State Senate.

The bill, carried by Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-Azusa, is designed to curb the practice known as hospital patient “dumping,” or discharging poor people to the streets, shelters or other agencies incapable of caring for them.

February 14, 2018

As states led by Republicans prepare to impose tough new conditions for Medicaid recipients with the Trump administration’s blessing, a California legislator wants to ensure no such requirements would be enacted here.

State Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-Azusa) has introduced a bill that would bar the state from asking the federal government’s permission to impose work or volunteer requirements in order for low-income residents to be eligible for Medicaid, known in California as Medi-Cal.

February 9, 2018

This week, advocates of moving California to a single-payer health care system renewed their push in Sacramento. On Wednesday, hundreds of them crowded into a hearing of a special State Assembly committee that's exploring whether and how to bring universal health care to the state.

February 8, 2018

Approximately 1,500 people rallied at the Capitol on Thursday asking legislators to end health disparities in California’s breadbasket, which has some of the highest child poverty rates and the worst air quality in the state.

Nearly 4 million people live in the San Joaquin Valley, and many still lack access to health care, clean water and food, according to the Sierra Health Foundation, an organizer of the rally.