A report by the California HealthCare Foundation found that 36 percent of the Spanish-speaking Medi-Cal population has been told a physician won’t take them, compared to 7 percent of the overall Medi-Cal population.
The California Senate has approved legislation that would make the state the first in the nation to extend health coverage to children who are in the country illegally.
The governing board for Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo has voted to start closing down the facility on April 21st.
Healthcare consumers who take action to start enrollment in Covered California or make an appointment by midnight Sunday will have until Friday to complete the enrollment process.
Advocates have filed suit against the state, saying hundreds of thousands of low-income Californians are being denied medical care because of a huge backlog of Medi-Cal applications.
Children enrolled in Medi-Cal are now eligible to receive treatment for autism spectrum disorders in an effort to level the playing field for kids from families unable to afford the expensive therapy.
Contra Costa County is joining a long list of Bay Area counties to sign up one of the toughest populations for health care— jail inmates.
Oakland police announced a $2 million grant to bolster what they say are proven violence reduction strategies since crime is down this year compared to last.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed a budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year that accommodates an influx of uninsured residents into Medi-Cal yet leaves in place a 10 percent recession-era cut to most doctors, dentists and other health care providers who treat Medi-Cal patients.
California Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his revised state budget on Tuesday, which is $1 billion more than the original he submitted in January. The majority of the funds would go to health-care costs for the poor.