A 2016 California law allowed children without papers to sign up for full Medi-Cal benefits. More than 189,000 children have been covered, but some families now fear renewing coverage or signing up their kids for the first time.
Some political analysts and community advocates say members of California’s Republican congressional delegation, which voted unanimously for the House bill, could be haunted at the polls.
California has reported more than 500 travel-related Zika infections, and five babies have been born in the state with birth defects related to the mosquito-borne disease.
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.
Denti-Cal has been criticized for not paying dentists enough to care for low-income Medicaid recipients.
The money, to be added to an existing valley fever fund, would pay for tracking equipment, new research and community outreach on a fungal disease that is relatively benign in most cases but can be extremely serious in some people.
In California, the proposed federal cuts could mean a 40 percent hit to counseling services that help more than half a million seniors each year.
Exchange enrollees and insurers fret over a lawsuit that could end federal help with copays and deductibles.
The prospect of cutbacks has led to agitation and activism in California’s largely agricultural Central Valley, with relatively high poverty rates and a significant number of Trump voters.
California’s health insurance exchange released an analysis showing that Republicans’ plan to trim subsidies, on average, by 40% would fall hard on elderly and very low-income people, especially in expensive areas like San Francisco.