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.
Under the current statute, kids are tested for lead only if they’re on certain government programs or live in older buildings. That leaves many other California children at risk, lawmaker says.
Rand Corp. finds that telehealth encourages patients to seek care for minor illnesses they wouldn’t bother to make an office visit for, raising overall health costs.