With limited federal subsidies under the GOP health care bill, experts say states like California and New York would be under pressure to cut costs. That could mean shrinking benefits and dropping the prohibition against charging sicker patients higher premiums.
They want the state’s new tobacco tax to help pay for a raise in Medicaid rates, but so far Gov. Jerry Brown has other plans for that money.
More than 6,000 workers had levels in their blood that could lead to heart, kidney or cognitive disease, according to state findings.
Medi-Cal has become the payer of first resort for many Californians unable to afford the long-term care they need.
Mental illness is common — and so are misperceptions about it. These too-often-believed myths can be harmful to you and your loved ones.
A small group of advocates and entrepreneurs is using mobile phones and digital scales to make a difference in the health of poor people, too.
Opponents of the proposal say a requirement to inform consumers of such programs would only boost drug company sales and increase overall health care spending.
The need to buy health insurance could eat into pay gains.
The experiment in private partnership begins in Palo Alto.
Up to 170,000 undocumented children in the state can now apply for full Medi-Cal health coverage, which will boost enrollment.