California officials jumped at the chance to cover millions more low-income people by expanding its Medicaid program. Now, health policymakers and advocates fear the Trump administration and a Republican-ruled Congress will roll back the state’s progress.
Some experts worry that smoking pot could lead to use of tobacco, but proponents of marijuana legalization argue that the two products are different and should not be conflated.
An innovative partnership in which a children’s hospital shares revenue and costs with a community hospital helps improve access to specialized care.
Interviews around the state yield varied responses to the prospect that a Trump Administration will dismantle Obamacare. Many people are stunned and scared; others welcome repeal.
The number of states with laws permitting marijuana use underscores a national cultural shift toward wider acceptance of the drug, despite the federal ban and limited evidence on the public health impacts of legalization.
California law dictates that Medi-Cal patients with mild and moderate mental health conditions are covered by managed care plans and those with severe disorders by county agencies. But the real-life distinction is not that clear.
The FDA confirms it is looking into more than one problem with the compressor, which is used to power patients’ artificial hearts.
Many aging gays and lesbians who have lived openly for decades are finding that the world of assisted living and nursing homes can be decidedly less accommodating.
Legislation recently signed by Gov. Brown will allow about 1,000 clinics statewide to bill Medi-Cal for treatment by marriage and family counselors, deepening the pool of mental health providers.
According to the neurobiologist heading a much-publicized effort funded by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, putting scientists and engineers under one roof will be key.