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A growing number of California counties are deploying RVs to address the mental health needs of residents in isolated regions.
In far northern Lassen and Modoc counties, residents say Obamacare premiums are unaffordable. But under the proposed Senate bill, insurance premiums would increase even more.
Many physicians lack the inclination and training to prescribe medications to assist in treatment. State officials hope a $90 million federal grant will help change this.
Dismantling Obamacare could force layoffs and shrink local business revenues in small, rural towns in California and beyond.
States like California, which substantially expanded Medicaid coverage to children and adults in rural counties and small towns, would be most affected.
A program designed to address the shortage of doctors in rural and poor urban areas could be in peril unless Congress acts.
In a region where bears outnumber people, a small medical facility sets a modern example for hospitals on life support.
The Affordable Care Act, which President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to repeal, threw a number of life-savers to rural hospitals, which are vital but financially troubled centers. And its full repeal, without a comparable and viable replacement, could signal their death knell.
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.
Two measures seek to ease patients’ transportation woes and doctor shortages.