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June 26, 2017

Senate Republicans’ legislation to overhaul the Affordable Care Act would leave an additional 22 million people without health care coverage over the next decade and cut the federal deficit by $321 billion, according to a Congressional Budget Office analysis released late Monday.

By 2026, an estimated 49 million people would be uninsured, compared with about 28 million who would lack coverage under current law.

June 23, 2017

Planned Parenthood affiliates in California are vowing to fight the Senate GOP's proposal to eliminate federal support for the health care organization.

The group will do everything from calling members of Congress to "seeking legal avenues that protect... access to affordable, quality health care for our patients," said Julianne Hines, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley.

June 23, 2017

California politicians, medical providers and consumer advocates served up harsh critiques of the newly unveiled Senate health care bill Thursday, arguing that the proposed legislation could make coverage inaccessible for poor residents while cutting taxes on the rich.

June 22, 2017

Consumer advocates, state politicians and members of the health industry are worried about how the Senate GOP health bill released Thursday might affect California. The plan cuts most taxes associated with the Affordable Care Act and rolls back a lot of federal funding.

"What it proposes is just an enormous step backward," says Amy Adams, senior program officer for the California Health Care Foundation.

June 16, 2017

Los Ángeles.- Las comunidades rurales del Valle Central, en California, sufren las consecuencias del problema de agua contaminada que afecta a un millón de residentes pobres del estado, la mayoría latinos, indica un reporte de la Junta Estatal de Control de Recursos del Agua.

June 9, 2017

Special to The Bee

Each year, more than 200,000 Californians walk out of their doctor’s office with a diagnosis of diabetes. Up and down the Central Valley, in many of the poorest communities in the state, more than half the residents are considered obese and two-thirds suffer from either diabetes or pre-diabetes.

But it’s not just the number of cases that is rising. The cost of the medicine to combat the disease is exploding at the same time.

June 3, 2017

By California State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez, OD

May 30, 2017

BY ALEXEI KOSEFF

From presidential campaign promises to congressional hearings on the price of EpiPens, 2016 was the year that public anger over the rising cost of prescription drugs boiled into a national outrage.