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The nonprofit Leapfrog Group shows nearly half of California hospitals got a grade of C, D or F in patient safety measures — an increase from two years ago.
Denti-Cal has been criticized for not paying dentists enough to care for low-income Medicaid recipients.
Lawmakers in California, like their counterparts in Congress, are considering a tax that would pay for addiction prevention and treatment efforts.
Researchers concluded that because the federal government picked up so much of the tab of expanding eligibility for the low-income insurance program, expansion states like California didn’t have to skimp on other policy priorities to make ends meet.
The money, to be added to an existing valley fever fund, would pay for tracking equipment, new research and community outreach on a fungal disease that is relatively benign in most cases but can be extremely serious in some people.
Such efforts have previously failed in the face of opposition from the drug industry, which questions their effectiveness and contends prices reflect research and development costs.
Proposal would require regulators to consider a merger’s impact on competition in deciding whether to approve or reject it.
But it could take years to achieve coverage for everyone – if it happens at all.
In California, the proposed federal cuts could mean a 40 percent hit to counseling services that help more than half a million seniors each year.
A study finds that higher charges are associated with greater payments by private insurers, which can drive up costs for employers and consumers who pay their way.