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Before, the measure was primarily opposed by health plans and business groups, but several heavy-hitter medical associations are gearing up for a fight.
“There’s a degree of ‘wink-wink, nudge-nudge’ that this doesn’t really work as well as advertised,” said New York University professor Charles Seife. “A lot of this stuff is really for entertainment only.”
Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon originally stoked the California Nurses Association’s ire when he shelved single-payer legislation over the summer. When asked two weeks ago if he was going to reconsider it, he responded that the sponsors had don’t nothing but sit on their hands for the past few months. In a tweet, executive director RoseAnn DeMoro blasted “corporate Democrat” Rendon for “pushing alternative facts.”
Three Bay area physicians tell their stories about being apart of the small minority of female African-American doctors in the country.
Eisenhower Health and UC San Diego Health are joining forces to better improve treatment options for patients.
Technology companies are seizing the opportunity to connect foreign patients to American doctors.
The hospitals faced fines for incidents including not taking steps to prevent patients’ suicides and not following rules on high-risk medication, among other claims.
Theranos has faced federal probes and class-action lawsuits after its technology proved faulty. Now the California-based company has has refocused its strategy on commercializing a device called the miniLab that miniaturizes various lab instruments and packs them into one box.
Technology companies are revolutionizing the health landscape as they vie for a piece of the $3-trillion-a-year pie.
The penalties weren’t higher because the Fair Political Practices Commission ruled that the violations were from negligence not intent.