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A pioneering program in southern California provides ongoing care and housing to homeless people who are “super-utilizers” of hospital emergency rooms. The effort is reducing ER visits and saving a lot of money.
Costly meds will be discussed at lawmaker hearing on controversial drug price transparency bill.
Aerospace giant’s Southern California employees will have access to MemorialCare’s network of hospitals and clinics, in addition to UC Irvine Health and other providers.
Sen. Chuck Grassley’s measure would have encouraged states to submit mental-health records to the nation’s background-check system.
Staff researchers at California’s largest public buyer of health benefits say the goal of reducing drug costs for the state is appealing but might not work in the real world.
The average patient stay costs $4,000 more at Sutter and Dignity hospitals than at other California medical centers, study shows.
County-by-county data gathering and idiosyncratic formats create a mess for analysts trying to size up the program.
Consumer advocates say the nonprofit’s disclosures come too late for policy holders and the public.
It goes back to the byzantine way health care — and health insurance — developed in the U.S. in the wake of World War II.
A single mom, a son with autism and a maddening search for the help she badly needed.