Health insurers must submit initial rates to California’s exchange on Monday, but confusion persists over core elements of the current health law.
Water board officials want to limit TCP, a former pesticide ingredient and human carcinogen that has contaminated water supplies. Groundwater in other states is contaminated as well.
Before the federal health law guarantee that consumers cannot be turned down because of their medical history, it was difficult to balance insurers’ needs to make a profit and individuals’ needs for coverage.
A California lawmaker wants to strengthen collaboration among public agencies to bring down costs to taxpayers.
The Trump administration has pledged to create jobs and shrink health care spending — almost a contradiction in a country where health care is a roaring engine of the economy.
Nearly half of state hospitals received a grade of C or lower for patient safety on a report card aimed at prodding them to do more to prevent injuries and deaths.
Bill would require disclosure of potentially harmful chemicals used in hair treatments, nail polish and other substances used in salons.
A proposed ordinance would block access to menthol cigarettes, as well as e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco with flavors such as chocolate, cherry or popcorn. Studies show such products are overwhelmingly favored by teenagers and some minorities.
Sales of sugary drinks dropped in the city by nearly 10 percent a year after tax took effect in 2015, while bottled water sales rose, researchers report.
The nonprofit Leapfrog Group shows nearly half of California hospitals got a grade of C, D or F in patient safety measures — an increase from two years ago.