Latest California Healthline Stories
As people advance in age, the expectations for what constitutes good health change. People focus on positive emotions and satisfaction with life, while physical ailments play a less important role.
California is the last state to make federal food benefits available to disabled and senior residents who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Californians who get SSI will become eligible for food aid on June 1.
Lack of access means that people with physical and cognitive disabilities have a heavier burden of dental disease.
The Adelanto ICE Processing Center houses nearly 2,000 people in California. Federal, state and watchdog reviews say the Florida-based firm that runs the facility fails to provide adequate health care.
Kaiser Health News gives readers a chance to comment on a recent batch of stories.
Parents of students with legitimate learning disabilities worry that a backlash against providing special accommodations in college admissions testing could make it harder for them to succeed.
Diabetics dying because they can’t afford insulin. Organ transplant patients undergoing “wallet biopsies” to get on waiting lists. Are out-of-pocket costs going to dominate the health discussion in the next election? Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss this as well as new Trump administration rules giving states the ability to make major changes to the Affordable Care Act. Also, lame-duck lawmakers in Wisconsin and Michigan try to cement health changes before Democrats take over.
Standards have been proposed to address what are often viewed as disparities in treatment, but the Trump administration has declined to enforce them.
The six-term Arizona senator, who died Saturday, took on some of health care’s goliaths, such as the tobacco industry and insurance companies, in addition to the health law.
More and more older adults, age 60 and older, care for their elderly parents and face physical, emotional and financial stress.