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Number of dialysis patients in Calif. surges

The number of Californians who are getting care at dialysis centers has jumped in recent years — but not because kidney disease is more prevalent. The reason is that people are living longer with end-stage renal disease, said Anjay Rastogi, a … Continue reading

August 16, 2017

Asian American women often face delays in treatment after worrisome mammograms

Nearly 1 in 5 Filipina women experienced delays of one year or more Three years ago, Thu Hong Tran’s mammogram showed dense and discolored areas that worried her doctor, who suggested doing a second test. “My family said, ‘to be … Continue reading

June 23, 2017

Running short on time, Covered California and insurers seek Obamacare answers from GOP

By Chad Terhune / California Healthline WITH a deadline looming, California’s health exchange and a major insurer pressed Republican leaders in Washington to clear up confusion over their commitment to key provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Health insurers participating … Continue reading

May 01, 2017

Conservatives’ goal to relax mandatory health benefits unlikely to tame premiums

by Julie Rovner AS House Republicans try to find common cause on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, they may be ready to let states make the ultimate decision about whether to keep a key consumer … Continue reading

April 21, 2017

California lawmakers mull improvements to troubled dental program

by Ana B. Ibarra Califorina Healthline CALIFORNIA lawmakers are considering several bills to improve and expand access to Denti-Cal, the state’s troubled dental program for low-income people — including ones that would draw from the state’s new tobacco tax to boost … Continue reading

April 18, 2017

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