Trump Administration Rejects California Health Care TaxThe Trump administration says it will not allow California to collect a key health care tax on managed care organizations, a decision that could cost the state nearly $2 billion a year for low-income benefits.
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.
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.
State Lawmakers Want Gov. Newsom to Keep Health Tax That Trump May NixState lawmakers are headed toward a confrontation with Gov. Gavin Newsom over whether to keep a tax that can generate nearly $2 billion for low-income health benefits but means approval from the Trump administration amid a feud between state and federal officials.
Parents Of Sick Children Fight Senate Healthcare BillDoctors, patients, and the parents of sick children are coming together to fight back against the U.S. Senate's healthcare bill.
Top Targets For Republican Congress: Obamacare, Social Security, Medicare, EnvironmentOn Tuesday members of the 115th Congress will be sworn in with a GOP intent on unraveling eight years of President Obama's Democratic agenda and targeting massive legacy programs from Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson such as Social Security and Medicare.
Biotech Miracle Drugs Raise The Literal Cost Of Living Beyond Medicaid's ReachA newly-approved drug being hailed as a major advance in treatment of cystic fibrosis comes with a punishing price tag: about $710 per patient per day.
Report Shows Latino Medi-Cal Patients Have Difficulty Getting CareA report by the California HealthCare Foundation found that 36 percent of the Spanish-speaking Medi-Cal population has been told a physician won't take them, compared to 7 percent of the overall Medi-Cal population.
Ways To Prepare For Possible Long-Term Care CostsNearly 70 percent of 65 year-olds will eventually need some form of long-term care...
Can I Pay For A Dentist With My Health Insurance?For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.
Three Glaring Changes Needed To Fix ObamacareSome immediate fixes can address problems that are becoming evident as provisions of the new law take effect.
Low Or No Cost Health Care Options For People With Low IncomesSeveral health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.
Legislature Expands Medi-Cal To 1.4 Million Low-Income ResidentsThe state Legislature passed a major piece of the federal Affordable Care Act, opting to expand Medicaid to 1.4 million low-income Californians.
Brown Tells Counties To Help Pay For Medi-Cal ExpansionGov. Jerry Brown told county officials Wednesday that the state cannot afford to "double-pay" as he seeks to expand California's health care program for the poor, meaning counties will have to forfeit millions of dollars in state funding.
Lawmakers Give Initial OK to Medi-Cal ExpansionState lawmakers have given initial approval to bills that would expand Medicaid to more than 1 million low-income Californians, a critical step to implementing federal health care reforms.