In the News

November 9, 2016

By Chad Terhune

California has a lot to lose if President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress fulfill their campaign pledge to repeal Obamacare.

The Golden State fully embraced the Affordable Care Act by expanding Medicaid coverage for the poor and creating its own health insurance exchange for about 1.4 million enrollees. Supporters held California up as proof the health law could work as intended.

October 18, 2016

By Soumya Karlamangla

California this year became the second state after Hawaii to raise its minimum smoking age to 21. When the law took effect in June, state public health officials declared it would “literally be a life-saving measure.”

September 29, 2016

POR: EMILY BAZAR / KAISER HEALTH NEWS29 SEPTIEMBRE 2016

El senador estatal Ed Hernandez y su esposa Diane son optometristas; es decir, encargados de la salud visual.

Diane se ocupa de algunos asuntos de seguros para su práctica y hace poco le dijo a Ed que un plan de salud había enviado un correo electrónico para pedir más información: querían la confirmación de que ambos eran proveedores participantes, cuenta él.

September 26, 2016

State Senate Holds Hearing About Skyrocketing Price Of EpiPen

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  — When Kendall Hollinger was just two days old, she stopped breathing. She was diagnosed with severe food allergies.

“I’m allergic to 95 percent of all foods, so I have a feeding tube and that’s how I get most of my nutrition, but everything else I am anaphylaxis to,” said Hollinger.

September 22, 2016

By Chad Terhune

With major insurers retreating from the federal health law’s marketplaces, California’s insurance commissioner said he supports a public option at the state level that could bolster competition and potentially serve as a test for the controversial idea nationwide.

September 22, 2016
By Chad Terhune

With major insurers retreating from the federal health law’s marketplaces, California’s insurance commissioner said he supports a public option at the state level that could bolster competition and potentially serve as a test for the controversial idea nationwide.

September 19, 2016

By John Pope

NEW ORLEANS — The Zika virus has struck fear throughout the Americas, but determining whether people have been infected can be difficult.