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.
Vallejo Secures Funding For Homeless Navigation CenterThe city of Vallejo on Monday announced it has secured the funding for the construction and operation of a proposed Navigation Center for the homeless.
Gov. Newsom Appoints CA's First Surgeon GeneralGovernor Gavin Newsom on Monday announced the appointment of Dr. Nadine Burke Harris as California's first-ever surgeon general.
Kaiser Cancels Surgeries During Mental Health Therapists' StrikeA Kaiser spokesperson on Tuesday confirmed non-urgent surgeries are being cancelled as a result of a five-day strike by the hospital’s mental health therapists.
CA Rejects Prop 8 To Restrict Dialysis Clinic ProfitsProp 8, the union-funded ballot measure to restrict dialysis clinics' profits, was losing in early returns Tuesday evening.
Grand Jury: Oakland Facing $860M Retiree Healthcare Cost CrisisThe Alameda County Grand Jury says in its annual report that the city of Oakland’s unfunded retiree healthcare benefits are an $860 million “crisis” that is starting to undermine the city’s fiscal health and could cause its bond ratings to be downgraded.
Hospitals May Soon Have To Post Prices For Patients OnlineHospitals may soon have to post their standard prices for patients online, under a proposed rule unveiled Tuesday by the Trump administration.
How Healthcare Changes Will Affect Your EmployeesUnlike the individual enrollment period for individuals, SHOP enrollment is now open year-round for small business employees.
California Enrollment Under Obama Health Law Dips SlightlyEnrollment in Covered California dropped slightly this year as about 35,000 fewer people signed up for coverage through the state's insurance marketplace, officials reported Wednesday.