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.
AG Xavier Becerra Helps Secure $10M Settlement With 2 Pharmaceutical CompaniesCalifornia Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced a nationwide settlement totaling over $10 million with two major pharmaceutical companies on Tuesday.
Newsom Signs Law to Grow Mental Health CoverageGov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Friday that for the first time in California defines "medical necessity," a move aimed at requiring private health insurance plans to pay for more mental health and drug addiction treatments.
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.