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California Health Care

More Obamacare Enrollees In California Than In 36 States Combined

Ventura County Star | Tom Kisken | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

More than 59,000 people enrolled for health insurance in Covered California from Oct. 1 through Tuesday in a pace that in the first month outnumbered ...

Why Obamacare Must Thrive In California

VOXXI | Tony Castro | Posted 10.11.2013 | Latino Voices

The fate of Obamacare will be determined by the grassroots outreach, and in California it is Ground Zero and a microcosm of that battle. Much of th...

A Spoonful of Tax (Makes Obesity Go Down)

Christina Palmer, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2013 | San Francisco
Christina Palmer, M.D.

California is suffering from an epidemic of obesity. We need meaningful, evidence-based changes in our consumption and activity patterns. A soda tax is a small but important step towards changing consumption, and should be part of a multi-faceted approach to combat obesity.

Affordable Care Act Helps Working Families

Laphonza Butler | Posted 08.28.2012 | Los Angeles
Laphonza Butler

The Supreme Court's ruling upholds something that we have all known: a person's ability to stay healthy should not be a privilege for the few but a right for all.

More With Less

Kim Carter | Posted 06.06.2012 | Los Angeles
Kim Carter

When I recently learned that Governor Brown plans to consolidate the Department of Mental Health and Department of  Behavioral Health into the Department of Health Care Services, I became immediately concerned.

Supreme Court On Obamacare: Billions At Stake For CA Billions At Stake For CA In Supreme Court Obamacare Case

| Posted 03.28.2012 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Christina Jewett The Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments today over a proposed expansion of...

Health Care Workers File Bold Voter Initiatives to Rein in Health Care Costs in California

Dave Regan | Posted 01.28.2012 | Impact
Dave Regan

Preserving the status quo is simply not possible. We need fundamental reform oriented around quality, cost-reduction and an aggressive attempt to reduce chronic disease.

Report: Thousands Of California Nurses Punished By Other States Maintain California Licenses | Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The state's Board of Registered Nursing has discovered that some 3,500 of its nurses have been punished for misconduct by other states -- hundreds eve...

California Lawmakers OK Bills To Get $761 Million For Health Care

AP | CATHY BUSSEWITZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Legislature has narrowly passed two bills that will enable the state to obtain $761 million in federal subsi...

California Emergency Room Waits Average 274 Minutes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Joanna Lin Patients visiting California emergency departments waited an average of four hours, 34 ...

How Does Health Care Reform Affect Californians?

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Health care reform is coming to a city near you, and it might not be pretty. There's a lot of confusion right now about how the new laws will affect c...

Dear Congress: Please Help -- Or Should I Join the Uninsured?

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Gardner

Please, Congress, I'm one of the Californians Anthem Blue Cross is shaking down with higher premiums.