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The new regulation would drop previous rules for the Title X program requiring that women with unintended pregnancies be told about all options, including abortion. One-quarter of the women potentially affected by the changes live in California, and the state’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, said he is prepared to sue.
The number of health clinic orders and shots administered rose sharply in January compared with last year, Washington county officials say.
Standards have been proposed to address what are often viewed as disparities in treatment, but the Trump administration has declined to enforce them.
The measure, which will appear on the November ballot, seeks to cap industry profits. The SEIU-UHW union has raised almost $17 million, but opponents from the industry have invested more than four times that.
As new federal policies make it harder to gain asylum in the U.S., foreign applicants try to improve their chances by having doctors evaluate their conditions — perhaps bolstering their stories of torture and violent persecution back home.
The CEO of Comprehensive Pain Specialists was indicted in April. Now the group is closing clinics across several states.
Frustrated by dialysis centers they call dirty and understaffed, patients and health care workers rallied across California Thursday before delivering more than 600,000 signatures to election offices in support of a ballot initiative intended to improve patient care.
More low-income people now live in suburbs than in cities or rural areas, putting a strain on local health services. Suburbs, which traditionally have had fewer resources or infrastructure, are scrambling to catch up.
Without action by Congress, federal funding for the centers will end March 31. California, with more than 1,300 centers providing care for 6.5 million people, will be hit hard if the money dries up. Nationwide, nearly 10,000 centers serve 27 million people and get about 20 percent of their funding from the federal government.
The Haight Ashbury Free Clinic still serves people living on the fringes in San Francisco. This radio story recounts its 51-year history.