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Critics Denounce California’s Plan To Eliminate Healthy Families Program

The revised budget agreement between legislative Democrats and Governor Brown calls for the phasing out of California’s successful Healthy Families program, which provides state-sponsored, low-cost insurance for children, teens and pregnant mothers.



Medi-Cal Helps Beneficiaries Kick Smoking Habit

Hundreds of thousands of Californians who want to kick their tobacco habits have a new tool to help them do so.


San Jose’s Valley Medical Center Expects Influx Of Medi-Cal Patients

It’s about to get a lot more crowded at Valley Medical Center (VMC) in Santa Clara County over the next several years.

Santa Clara County Supervisors and San Jose City Council members met Friday afternoon partly to hear the status of Valley Medical Center and how an influx of Medi-Cal patients will affect the facility by 2014.


People walk past the New York Stock Exchange during afternoon trading on August 4, 2011 in New York City. The Dow dropped more than 300 points on fears of a deepening European debt crisis and possible double-dip recession in the United States. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Treasurer: Downgrade Expected To Have Little Effect On Calif.

State Treasurer Bill Lockyer on Monday said there’s no reason the ratings downgrade of the federal government will have an immediate effect on California but cautioned the state is still on the mend.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/08/2011

California Nursing Home Evictions On The Rise

Nursing homes are supposed to be safe havens for the elderly and the disabled. But a growing number are giving some residents the boot.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/01/2011

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Alameda County Reaches Out To Kids Without Health Insurance

Alameda County officials are working to get more of the more than 10,000 uninsured children in the county health coverage.



Hospital Readmissions Drive Up California Health Care Costs

Each year, thousands of Medicare patients in California are getting released too soon, a practice that according to a new report, is costing the state millions of dollars.


Getting Uninsured Children into Health Programs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCBS) _ 700,000 children in California haven’t signed up for government health insurance, even though they’re eligible.


Budget Delay Impacts Medi-Cal

It’s about to get a lot tougher for hundreds of struggling health clinics that rely on Medi-Cal reimbursement to help keep the lights on.