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Carolyn Jones photographs nurse Germaine Williams at Johns Hopkins Hospital OR. (The American Nurse)

Community Corner: From San Francisco To New York, Celebrating Heroes In Hospitals

A new book celebrates the lives and work of those who often go unnoticed. ‘The American Nurse’ features 75 unforgettable women and men at the heart of America’s healthcare system.

11/10/2012

(CBS)

Sex Reassignment Surgery Now Covered Under SF Universal Health Program

San Francisco’s Health Commission has voted to cover sex reassignment surgery for transgender people through the city’s universal health program.

11/08/2012

San Quentin State Prison (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Spending Big On Healthcare While Shipping Inmates To Outside Hospitals

Healthcare for prisoners in California used to be so bad that a judge ruled it was unconstitutional and put a federal receiver in charge of fixing it.

11/05/2012

Examination in a doctor's office. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Health Care Shift To Affect 860,000 California Children

California is eliminating its Healthy Families program and moving those children into the state’s Medicaid program in an effort to save a projected $73 million a year.

10/16/2012

(CBS)

More Details Emerging About California Health Care Exchange Program

The five-member Benefit Exchange Board is making key decisions in Sacramento to lay the groundwork for who qualifies for affordable health care coverage and how they can access those plans.

08/23/2012

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) (Photo credit: akin.org)

Opinion: Akin’s Position On Rape And Abortion Is The GOP Platform

The basic fact is that Romney, Ryan and Republican’s are uncomfortable with a few of the words Congressman Akin used. They are not, however, uncomfortable with the policy position he was expressing. The record shows that they march in lockstep with Congressman Akin.

08/21/2012

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Calls Special Session On Health Care Reform

Gov. Jerry Brown is telling California lawmakers that he will call a special legislative session on health care at the end of the year.

08/17/2012

(CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Some Californians To Receive Health Insurance Rebates

More than a million Californians will receive rebates from their health insurers next week. The refunds are the first tangible results of the federal health care overhaul.

07/25/2012

Food Generic (CBS)

Report Finds Some San Francisco Restaurants Pocket Health Care Cash

A grand jury report found a “significant number” of San Francisco restaurant owners benefiting financially from the city’s universal health care program.

07/19/2012

(CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Hospital Lab Tests May Lead To Expensive Results

Even for those with health insurance, lab tests can end up costing a fortune if patients don’t ask some questions first.

07/06/2012

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