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Sutter Health Strikes Back At California Attorney General’s Antitrust Suit

The hospital chain says AG Xavier Becerra is trying to “dismantle” its system. CHL’s Chad Terhune discusses this high-stakes legal battle over health care consolidation on KQED radio, with health editor Carrie Feibel.

Drugmakers Blamed For Blocking Generics Have Jacked Up Prices And Cost U.S. Billions

The Trump administration is shaming brand-name drugmakers who refuse to sell samples so generics can be made from their products.

California Hospitals Urge Moms To Favor Breast Milk Over Formula

Exclusively breastfeeding babies for at least six months is widely viewed as a significant health benefit. White moms are more likely to do so than blacks, Asians or Latinas.

Insuring Your Health

Are You And Your Primary Care Doc Ready To Talk About Your DNA?

The Pennsylvania-based health chain Geisinger plans to offer DNA sequencing as part of regular patient care.

Children’s Hospitals Look To Voters For Financial Aid

California’s children’s hospitals want to put a measure on the November ballot for a $1.5 billion bond to help them pay for construction and upgrades.

When Is Insurance Not Really Insurance? When You Need Pricey Dental Care.

Even under a decent plan, you’ll have to dig deep in your pocket for crowns, bridges and implants. The mouth isn’t covered by insurance the same way as the rest of the body, and this division has deep roots in history and tradition.

Trump Proposes Cutting Planned Parenthood Funds. What Does That Mean?

The Trump administration is pulling out an old regulation that it believes will be able to meet a key conservative goal: withholding some federal funding for Planned Parenthood in the government’s family planning program.

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