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Thursday, January 28, 2016
Private insurers billed California $387.5 million to treat just 3,624 patients with new medications for hepatitis C. The people are covered by the state's Medicaid program.
Thursday, September 03, 2015
The state is often a step ahead of the status quo when it comes to environmental policy, and climate change is no exception. New legislation includes a plan to cut gasoline use in vehicles by half.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
A measure that would require more children to get vaccinated is moving ahead in the California Legislature. Though the state saw a large measles outbreak this year, final passage may be tough.
Friday, April 03, 2015
Many Christian denominations officially oppose legislation that would legalize medically assisted suicide. But some individual churches, pastors and congregants are lending support to the cause.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
When Blue Shield Of California stopped selling individual health policies in many zip codes in 2014, even insurance agents were surprised. Blue Shield says it dropped out to keep premiums low.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
California is seen as an Obamacare success story. But tens of thousands of people in the northern part of the state have only one insurer available on the health plan exchange.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Where have the insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act struggled the most? The answer lies in commerce, not politics.
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Medical school is now one year shorter for aspiring doctors. An initiative at the University of California, Davis aims to produce more primary care doctors with less med school debt.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Obamacare set national rules for appealing a denied health claim — a process that used to vary by employer and state. Consumers should appeal more often, advocates say. Half the time, they'll win.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Members of the Access to Healthcare Network in Reno, Nev., get discounts on health services. But first, they pay a monthly membership fee. They also agree to pay their medical bills to providers upfront.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Some 15 states are expected to consider giving advanced practice nurses more independence and authority this year. It's part of a push to meet increased demand for primary care as mor...
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Some argue competitive eating has all the markings of an Olympic sport — star players, corporate sponsorships, even ESPN coverage. But there have been no official bites yet.
Sunday, June 08, 2008
New York, NY —
On sunny summer weekends, dozens of folks gather in Brooklyn's McCarren Park to play a little ball. They're part of the Greenpoint Neighborhood Softball League. Some have been coming since 1971, dressed in sweatpants and jerseys representing their team. But in recent years, some players ...