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The measure proposed by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) would disrupt the existing health system more than any of the measures considered so far this year, according to supporters and critics.
In the GOP’s attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, California would lose a lot of federal funding. Texas would gain a lot in the short term, but experts worry Texas would not use the money well.
The GOP’s Graham-Cassidy bill would bring dramatic changes to health coverage nationally, especially in states like California, which fully embraced the Affordable Care Act.
A shift in dental guidelines encourages first dental visits for infants as young as 6 months, or when the first baby teeth emerge. That makes some dentists uncomfortable.
California lawmakers adopted a drug price transparency bill and several other key health care measures as their legislative session ended last week, but they pushed off decisions on some big-name proposals such as single-payer health care.
The proposal, which is headed to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown, would impose new reporting requirements on drugmakers and health plans but wouldn’t have the power to bring down prices directly.
Doctors and researchers at the five University of California centers will pool their expertise and resources to tackle an illness that kills 60,000 Californians each year and costs $14 billion in medical care and lost work days.
A five-year pilot program provides more residential care, a broader range of medications and other services for Medi-Cal recipients who are addicted to drugs. KHN’s Anna Gorman discussed the program on KPCC radio.
A class-action complaint filed in a federal court in Northern California alleges that insufficient staffing and poor worker training has had “devastating” consequences for residents in the assisted living homes of Tennessee-based Brookdale Senior Living.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program made it possible for young adults who came into the country illegally as children to get jobs with insurance and, in some states including California, Medicaid. Now that coverage is in peril.