The state tax would boost the Medi-Cal budget by millions, but it’s unclear how the money will be distributed. And that’s by design.
The initiative would prohibit California state agencies from paying more for a prescription drug than what the Department of Veterans Affairs pays. Both sides are deploying veterans’ sympathetic and trusted image to win over voters.
Already in place in California, the standardized insurance options will help consumers nationwide better compare Obamacare health plans.
The death of a Sacramento girl paved the way for a state law that strengthened the demand for EpiPens in California.
The drug Lantus is among a new generation of diabetes medications that is difficult for governments — and consumers — to afford.
Two measures seek to ease patients’ transportation woes and doctor shortages.
Liz Helms of the California Chronic Care Coalition takes some surprising positions on prescription drug costs.
Advocates, patients and even medical students say people on Medi-Cal can’t get primary care there. But UC administrators say they provide plenty of other care to Medi-Cal patients.
California is among a number of states considering new laws to control the rising cost of prescription medications.
But the mandate doesn’t go far enough to improve access to care, health advocates say.