Most of California's COVID Alternate-Care Sites Were UnneededCalifornia spent nearly $200 million to set up, operate and staff alternate care sites that ultimately provided little help when the state’s worst coronavirus surge spiraled out of control last winter.
New State Budget Boosts Health Care for Older ImmigrantsCalifornia will soon pay the health care bills for low-income people 50 and older who are living in the country illegally, part of an expansion of Medicaid that aims to inch the nation’s most populous state toward Democrats’ goal of making sure everyone has health insurance.
University of California Sets Rules for Affiliations With Religious HospitalsThe University of California’s governing board has adopted a new policy that tightens the rules on affiliations with hospitals that impose religious restrictions on health care.
Kaiser Employees To Receive $11.5 Million In Class-Action, Race-Discrimination Lawsuit SettlementAfrican American employees of Kaiser Permanente will share in an $11.5 million settlement of class-action, race-discrimination lawsuit against the health care giant.
California Background Check System Snafus Delay Elder Care HiringA new portal from the California Department of Social Services is supposed to automate criminal background checks for home- and community-care providers but those trying to use it say they have been frustrated for months.
Gut Check Time: Founders of Bankrupt San Francisco Fecal-Test Biotech Firm IndictedTwo Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who founded a biotech company that tested fecal matter are accused of bilking their investors and health insurance providers, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
Bay Area Seniors Seeking COVID-19 Vaccine Face 'Logistical Nightmare'Some Bay Area residents over age 65 got their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday but others are finding out that -- just because they’re eligible -- it doesn’t mean the shot is easy to get.
Private Practice Medicos in Sonoma County Begin Administering COVID VaccineThe progress of administering vaccines has been slow. Now, private doctors in the North Bay are banding together to offer vaccinations to medical staff.
COVID Pandemic: Pfizer Vaccine Heads to FDA for Approval as Bay Area Awaits 1st ShipmentsThe FDA authorization of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine could come within the next couple days now that a government advisory panel has voted to approve its emergency use.
COVID: Jewish Doctor From Bay Area Talks About Treating COVID Patient With Nazi TattoosA Bay Area physician currently working an ER near Sacramento told KPIX 5 about a critically-ill patient who recently left him questioning his own compassion.
Hospitals Brace for Post-Thanksgiving Surge in COVID-19 CasesThe U.S. death toll from COVID-19 could hit 321,000 by mid-December and hospitals might be overflowing with patients in many parts of the country.
COVID Health Care: Virus Taking Deadly Toll On Filipino American NursesAnyone who has spent time as a patient inside a San Francisco Bay Area hospital is well aware of the great care they received from Filipino American nurses. A new report reveals the devastating toll COVID has taken on their colleagues locally and across the country.
Health Officials Warn Virus Uptick May Overwhelm South Bay HospitalsSouth Bay health officials worry if the current coronavirus infectiontrend continues, the county could run out of hospital capacity in the next three weeks.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Death Leaves Affordable Care Act In JeopardyRuth Bader Ginsberg was known as a stalwart supporter of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. Now a coalition of red states is hoping to strike it down.
Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Attempt To Roll Back Health Care Protections For Transgender PeopleA federal judge blocked the Trump administration on Monday from enforcing a new regulation that would roll back health care protections for transgender people.