During Northern California’s recent wildfires, dozens of hospice patients who had hoped to spend their last days in the comfort of their homes had to be relocated to evacuation shelters, assisted living facilities and relatives’ homes instead.
ICU nurse Julayne Smithson had only a few minutes to grab some things from her recently purchased home a block from the Santa Rosa hospital. Then she rushed back to help evacuate patients and has scarcely stopped working since.
Moms-to-be in labor had to be evacuated from Santa Rosa hospitals in the midst of the California wildfires.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed the measure, which takes effect next year and will require drug companies to publicly justify big price increases.
“If it gets signed by this governor, it’s going to send shock waves throughout the country,” one legislator says. Pharma has spent $16.8 million to lobbying against this bill and other drug laws in California.
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 review site aims to help women make better-informed choices about where to deliver their babies.
In far northern Lassen and Modoc counties, residents say Obamacare premiums are unaffordable. But under the proposed Senate bill, insurance premiums would increase even more.
In a county where cows outnumber people and most voters supported Donald Trump, a coalition of health clinics is driven to defend the Obamacare.
Dismantling Obamacare could force layoffs and shrink local business revenues in small, rural towns in California and beyond.