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Lawmakers in the California Senate health committee are set to vote Wednesday on a measure that would crack down on third-party premium assistance for dialysis patients. The bill has the backing of insurers and powerful labor groups.
But proponents have not addressed how they suggest the state pay for it. The push is part of a larger effort to move California toward universal health care coverage.
Right now, if a patient receives mental health services on the same day as medical services, the clinic can’t bill twice and has to absorb the extra cost.
After years of using the health law as a rallying cry with voters, Republican candidates are keeping quiet on the topic. “Yeah, we probably can’t talk credibly about repeal and replace anymore,” said Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.).
Faith Linthicum lost her job after posting about Stephon Clark in her Facebook comments.
Stat offers the juiciest — and strangest — tidbits from reporter John Carreyrou’s new book on the once-promising blood-testing startup.
G. Ford Gilbert was recently indicted on fraud and bribery charges in Alabama in connection with his Trina clinics, which offer a controversial treatment to diabetes patients. A San Diego clinic offers the treatment.
The latest round of layoffs is the company’s third since it was revealed in October 2015 that it was misleading investors and the public about the state of its technology.
The face of the health care industry is changing, and more people are flocking to quick-fix urgent clinics over hard-to-get-into doctors offices.
G. Ford Gilbert’s IV insulin infusions for diabetes wounds have been called scams, but still his nationwide system of clinics that offer the procedures has been thriving.