Sutter Health Antitrust Trial Jury Selection Set to Begin MondayThe lawsuit nearing trial alleges Sutter Health gobbled up competing medical providers in California and used its market dominance to set higher prices for insurance plans.
Pelosi Unveils Ambitious Plan To Lower Drug PricesHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday unveiled an ambitious plan to lower drug prices for seniors on Medicare and younger people with private insurance.
SF Startup Microdrop Revisits Blood-Test Tech in Wake of Theranos DebacleMicrodrop, a new blood testing company, is promising accurate blood-test results with just a prick of the finger.
Fremont Doctor Offers High-Tech Sports Medicine TreatmentsSome innovative high-tech tools are helping to mend injured athletes and speed recovery. Whether you're a pro or amateur, sports medicine experts say the goal is to get you quickly and safely back in the game.
Kaiser Workers to Vote Monday on Potential Nationwide StrikeKaiser Permanente employees will begin voting Monday on whether to authorize a massive strike. If approved, the union said it would be the biggest strike in 20 years.
California OKs Health Benefits For Adult Undocumented ImmigrantsCalifornia has become the first state to offer taxpayer-funded health benefits to adults living in the country illegally.
Federal Judge in San Francisco Allows Delay in 'Conscience' Rule on AbortionThe Trump administration has agreed to postpone implementing a rule allowing medical workers to decline performing abortions or other treatments on moral or religious grounds while the so-called "conscience" rule is challenged in a California court.
Democratic Leaders Shine Spotlight on Health CareCalifornia congressional Democrats took aim at Pres. Trump on Saturday while promoting their health care agenda in San Francisco.
Trump's Proposed Transgender ACA Rollback Prompts LGBT Community ResistanceLGBT advocates are vowing to fight back against a Trump Administration proposal to roll back protections for transgender people in the Affordable Care Act.
Trump Administration Moves To Revoke Transgender Health ProtectionThe Trump administration proposed revoking Obama-era discrimination protections for transgender people in health care on Friday, a move LGBT groups fear will result in some Americans being denied needed medical treatment.
California Eyes Health Care For Immigrants In US IllegallyCalifornia lawmakers are considering proposals that would make the state the first in the nation to offer government-funded health care to adult immigrants living in the country illegally.
Newsom Wants To Help More Californians Buy Health InsuranceGov. Gavin Newsom wants California to become the first state to offer subsidies of about $100 a month to help people who earn as much as 600% of the federal poverty level pay for their insurance plans.
SF City Attorney Sues Trump Administration To Protect Health Care For Women, LGBTQ CommunitySan Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over a new federal rule that would allow health care staff to refuse to provide medical treatment.
UCSF Participates In Experimental Therapy Trial For Infants With Rare Genetic Disease SCIDIn the late 70's and early 80's, a small boy with a rare genetic disease was known as “David, the Bubble Boy." Now, there is cautious optimism that UCSF doctors may have found a safe cure for patients just like David.
Newsom's First Actions As California Governor Target Health CareGov. Gavin Newsom's first act as governor Monday was to propose state-funded health coverage for 138,000 young people in the country illegally and a reinstatement of a mandate that everyone buy insurance or face fines.