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Newly updated to include breast cancer, prostate cancer, and spine procedures, this CHCF-sponsored research shows that practice patterns vary dramatically from place to place.
Medi-Cal is the main source of health insurance for one in five Californians. An updated report gives an overview of the program's key features, describes how the program is evolving, and examines the challenges ahead.
CHCF is a long-time sponsor of the UC Irvine Forecast Conference. A webcast of this year's conference on health policy in President Obama's second term is now available.
April 17, 2012
UC-San Diego researchers are studying the effect of an earthquake on structures and items inside of hospitals. Engineers have built an 80-foot furnished facility atop a platform that can shake to simulate an earthquake. AP/San Francisco Chronicle.
CalPERS officials say the agency has improved services after months of delayed claims processing resulting from the launch of a new computer system. A new staff assessment shows that CalPERS has helped more employers use the new system correctly. Sacramento Bee.
Accidental deaths among children and teenagers declined by 30% between 2000 and 2009, a CDC report finds. However, the report notes that prescription drug misuse contributed to a 91% increase in poisoning deaths among teens during that time frame. USA Today et al.
Proponents of a tax hike proposal developed by Gov. Brown and backers of the "Millionaires Tax" are seeking help from Democratic staff members in the Legislature to collect more than 800,000 signatures in support of the plan by next month. Sacramento Bee's "Capitol Alert."
Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case about whether pharmaceutical representatives should receive overtime pay. If the court sides with the plaintiffs, drugmakers could be forced to pay billions in overtime to more than 90,000 representatives. Reuters et al.
Tom Lenox of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Michael Plopper of Sharp HealthCare Behavioral Health Services, Sherrie Rubin of the not-for-profit organization HOPE and Robert Wailes of the California Medical Association's board of trustees spoke with California Healthline about prescription drug misuse.
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Premium rates for health insurance through Covered California will be higher, but not as high as predicted -- and coverage will be better.
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by Stephanie Stephens, California Healthline Regional Correspondent
Funding expires this summer for a low-income children's dental program in Los Angeles that has become a model for preventive oral health care. The program takes aim at the most common chronic pediatric disease -- tooth decay -- that affects overall health.
Dental care is essential for all of us. I always admire to oral hygiene and always try to aware peoples and children’s about oral hygiene and why it is important for healthy life.
teeth care guide"
- Dan Lighter
by Paula Blasi, California Healthline Contributing Editor
Arguments inside and outside the Supreme Court building last month reaffirmed the nation's sharp divide over the federal health reform law. But one aspect of the law is likely to continue drawing support from both sides of the aisle: health information technology.
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Aetna, Cigna, UnitedHealth Opt Out of State Insurance Exchange
Senate Panel Approves Immigration Bill With Provider Provision
ACA Loophole Could Force Calif. Physicians To Cover Care Costs
State Health Insurance Exchange To Be Voter Registration Hub
CDC Finds Up to 20% of U.S. Children Have Mental Health Disorders
Expert: Premiums for Individual Health Plans in Exchange Will Be High
Repealing the Affordable Care Act Would Drive Up Federal Deficit, CBO Says
Calif. Health Exchange Announces Recipients of $37M in Outreach Grants
S.F., Labor Unions Urge Kaiser To Revise Planned 2014 Premium Rate Hike
State Exchange Reveals Premium Rates, Participating Insurers
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