Latest California Healthline Stories
The state was poised to release insurance exchange rates for 2018 — but it backed off for now because of the political upheaval in Washington.
Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Sarah Kliff of Vox.com, and Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times discuss the changes to the proposed Senate health bill.
Many physicians lack the inclination and training to prescribe medications to assist in treatment. State officials hope a $90 million federal grant will help change this.
The questions are practical and political. Returning from their holiday break, Republican Senate leaders must balance the concerns of their moderate and most conservative colleagues in seeking to pass their health reform bill.
Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post discuss the state of the Senate’s effort to replace Obamacare.
Will some of California’s GOP members of Congress suffer at the polls because they supported an Obamacare replacement bill that could harm many of their constituents? California Healthline’s Emily Bazar discussed the topic on Southern California’s KCRW radio.
Nearly half of state hospitals received a grade of C or lower for patient safety on a report card aimed at prodding them to do more to prevent injuries and deaths.
California Healthline/Kaiser Health News correspondents take to the airwaves to discuss the future of Obamacare and changes that might ensue after the demise of the Republican health care bill.
On Southern California Public Radio, California Healthline Senior Correspondent Chad Terhune discusses the prospects for coverage-for-all proposals by gubernatorial hopeful Gavin Newsom and others given GOP plans in Washington D.C.
The Congressional Budget Office says the bill, if enacted, would save the federal government billions of dollars but leave millions more people without coverage. Those changes would hit the biggest state hardest.