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California hospitals lose ground in quality of care, report card shows

NEARLY half of California hospitals received a grade of C or lower for patient safety on a national report card aimed at prodding medical centers to do more to prevent injuries and deaths. The Leapfrog Group, an employer-backed nonprofit group … Continue reading

April 18, 2017

Deciphering the CBO estimates on the GOP health bill

24 million more people to be without insurance in a decade THE Congressional Budget Office is out with its estimate of the effect that the Republican health bill, “The American Health Care Act,” would have on the nation’s health care … Continue reading

March 14, 2017

Health law’s 10 essential benefits: A look at what’s at risk in GOP overhaul

By Michelle Andrews / Kaiser Health News AS Republicans look at ways to replace or repair the health law, many suggest shrinking the list of services insurers are required to offer in individual and small group plans would reduce costs and increase … Continue reading

February 22, 2017

Some immigrants, fearful of political climate, shy away from Medi-Cal

By Emily Bazar / California Healthline  SOME foreign-born Californians are canceling their Medi-Cal coverage or declining to enroll in the first place, citing fears of a Trump administration crackdown on immigrants. Among those dropping coverage are people in the country legally but … Continue reading

February 17, 2017

Threat of losing Obamacare turns some formerly apolitical Californians into protesters

By Ana B. Ibarra / California Healthline  ROSEVILLE, Calif. — Until recently, Paul Smith didn’t consider himself much of an activist. But he woke up hours before sunrise on Saturday to attend his first town hall meeting. That meeting near Sacramento, organized … Continue reading

February 11, 2017

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