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Opposing Sides Testify Before State Committee Over Insurance Proposition

July 3, 2014 | 9:31 am

Opposing Sides Testify Before State Committee Over Insurance Proposition

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The state’s insurance commissioner rejects charge that November proposition would undermine ACA.

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Hobby Lobby Decision Has Limited Impact in California

July 1, 2014 | 9:51 am

Hobby Lobby Decision Has Limited Impact in California

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A California law on contraceptive equity supersedes the court’s decision, but that law has limits, too. …read more

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Coordinated Care for Those Nearing Life’s End — But Does It Really Save Money?

June 25, 2014 | 9:39 am

Coordinated Care for Those Nearing Life’s End — But Does It Really Save Money?

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Medicare funded the program with a $13 million grant, but hopes for savings of $29 million. Read more …

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Study Finds Pesticide Exposure in Pregnancy Linked to Autism

June 24, 2014 | 8:30 am

Study Finds Pesticide Exposure in Pregnancy Linked to Autism

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Still, the study does not show that pesticide exposure causes autism.

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California Caregivers Sue Their Employer for Wage Violations

June 19, 2014 | 8:00 am

California Caregivers Sue Their Employer for Wage Violations

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Caregivers across California filed a class action lawsuit against their employer, Kindred Healthcare.

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Resident Physicians at Children’s Oakland Rally Over Contract Stalemate

June 10, 2014 | 8:58 am

Resident Physicians at Children’s Oakland Rally Over Contract Stalemate

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Residents at Children’s Hospital Oakland work 80 hours a week and are paid $52,000 a year.

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Saline Shortage Plagues Hospitals

June 9, 2014 | 10:35 am

Saline Shortage Plagues Hospitals

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Hospitals use saline for everything from wound care to surgeries, but it’s in critically short supply.

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State Leaders in Budget Fight Over In-Home Health Services

June 5, 2014 | 10:18 am

State Leaders in Budget Fight Over In-Home Health Services

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New federal rules require overtime pay; Governor Brown says the state can’t afford it. …read more

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Lawmakers Push for More Mental Health Spending

May 30, 2014 | 7:00 am

Lawmakers Push for More Mental Health Spending

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Senators have been working on proposals for months, take on new urgency after Santa Barbara tragedy. …read more

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Adequacy of Doctor Networks Key Issue for Covered California

May 23, 2014 | 10:40 am

Adequacy of Doctor Networks Key Issue for Covered California

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Major insurers have added thousands of doctors — after too many consumers scramble to access care.

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