CA Lawmakers Approve $54.3 Billion Budget With No Cuts To Schools, HealthcareFacing an estimated $54.3 billion budget deficit because of the coronavirus, California lawmakers on Monday approved a state spending plan.
Coronavirus Update: San Francisco Expands Paid Leave For Frontline Healthcare WorkersSan Francisco's Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously passed emergency legislation to immediately provide two more weeks of paid leave for the city's healthcare workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
Quarantine Is The Time To Handle Financial Planning You've Been Putting Off, Expert SaysWith many of us spending so much extra time at home, financial experts say it's the perfect time to handle financial planning tasks we may have been putting off.
Coronavirus Update: Santa Clara County Offers To Pay $1,000 For Old, Used VentilatorsLeaders of Santa Clara County, the Bay Area county hit hardest by coronavirus, are willing to pay a bounty of $1,000 to anyone who can provide a used or old ventilator.
Health Expert Says California's Aggressive Orders May Spare Healthcare System When Coronavirus PeaksTaryn Vian, public health professor at USF, says California's early and aggressive shelter-in-place orders may help spare the state's healthcare system from running out of hospital beds during the projected peak of the coronavirus.
Mountain View Children's Theater Company Makes Masks For Health WorkersWith health officials now urging people to wear masks in public, the costume department of a Mountain View children's theater company is using its skills to sew masks for medical personnel.
Coronavirus Healthcare: Seton Medical Center Nurses Plead For More PPEAcross the Bay Area, state and nation, the plea is the same from nurses and frontline healthcare workers: there is not enough personal protective equipment.
Desperate For Protective Equipment, Seton Medical Center Nurses Plan Thursday ProtestNurses at Seton Medical Center in Daly City are planning a protest at noon Thursday because they say they are critically low on personal protective equipment (PPE).
SF Dentists Brave Highest Risk Of COVID-19 Contamination To Treat Emergency PatientsWhen California banned all non-urgent medical procedures, a lot of dentist offices closed down. Still, a few stayed open to handle emergencies and it turns out they’re some of the highest risk healthcare workers in the country.
Coronavirus: San Francisco Educators, Supervisor Encourage Nightly Applause For Frontline WorkersThe United Educators of San Francisco (UESF) and a city supervisor are asking residents to show loud support for all workers on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic with a nightly applause around the city.
Signups Rise For Covered California After State Requires Coverage, Enhances SubsidiesCalifornia has reversed several years of slipping sign ups on its Affordable Care Act exchange.
Sutter Health To Pay $575 Million In Antitrust SettlementThe CA Department of Justice announced the terms of an antitrust settlement with Sutter Health on Friday that would require the hospital system, the largest in California, to pay $575 million and submit to a court-appointed monitor for 10 years.
5-Day Kaiser Mental Health Worker Strike Set To Start MondayApproximately 4,000 Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals are set to strike this week, starting Monday morning, at Kaiser facilities throughout the state, including several in the Bay Area.
California's Feud With Trump Over Medicaid May Shrink State Budget SurplusThe state is bracing for a much smaller budget surplus next year because of its ongoing feud with the Trump administration.
CA Health Insurance Mandate Looms, Covered CA Deadline Fast ApproachingThe new year is fast-approaching, and if you want to enter it insured through Covered California, you're running out of time. Starting January 1st, 2020, a new mandate will take effect requiring all Californians to be insured. Those who aren't, will face a penalty. This is among two huge changes next year.