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California’s HMO watchdog agency says the HMO giant still is making mental health patients wait too long for treatment despite previous warnings and a large fine.
Political leaders, medical providers and consumer advocates say the Senate bill, like its counterpart in the House, could put health care out of reach for millions of Golden State residents.
Critics say the bill, sponsored by Reps. David Valadao and Jeff Denham, is an effort to deflect attention from their support of the House GOP’s health care bill. But some say they are addressing a serious problem: California’s Medicaid rates are among the lowest in the nation.
A new study shows that a lower proportion of Asian women get timely follow-up appointments after abnormal mammograms than whites.
A new survey shows more than half of Californians fear that they or a family member could lose coverage if Republican plans for the nation’s health care system become law.
The office of State Treasurer John Chiang said the money is an “emergency” response to federal health care cuts being proposed in Washington.
The controversial proposal was discarded in last-minute state budget negotiations. It would have extended benefits to undocumented immigrants from ages 19 to 26.
The state ranks near the top in children’s health but near the bottom in terms of their overall economic well-being, according to a study released Tuesday.
Visits have surged 75 percent over five years. Obamacare proponents had argued that expanded health care coverage would reduce the use of emergency rooms.
The study also found that the largest percentage of medical coverage claims related to opioid abuse and dependence nationally come from older patients — those ages 51 to 60.