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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 25, 2012
A Sacramento judge has issued a tentative ruling that State Controller John Chiang cannot block lawmakers' pay if he deems that they have passed an unbalanced budget. Lawmakers sued Chiang for withholding their pay last summer. Sacramento Bee et al.
New state data show that deaths following heart bypass surgeries at California hospitals fell 34% from 2003 to 2009. Experts credit a state requirement that hospitals publicly report surgery results, as well improvements in cardiac care. San Francisco Chronicle.
Instead of trying to push Rep. Paul Ryan's proposed Medicaid and Medicare changes through the Democrat-controlled Senate, Republican lawmakers are promoting less controversial ideas, such as cutting funding to the federal health reform law. AP/Washington Times et al.
A letter from the chair of the Assembly pension committee says the panel will not act on GOP pension reform bills. The letter says that the bills are under the purview of a conference committee. Sacramento Bee's "The State Worker."
This week, leaders of a House health subcommittee and a Senate health committee are expected to release a series of proposals to reauthorize FDA's prescription drug and medical device user fee programs. The programs are set to expire in September. Politico 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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California HHS Secretary Diana Dooley has announced the formation of a task force to examine the viability of closing four developmental centers in the state.
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by George Lauer, California Healthline Features Editor
Hoping the Affordable Care Act will knit together a patchwork of protections, advocates for children's health coverage await the Supreme Court's ruling with an uncomfortable mixture of worry and optimism.
"Children must be given at most care and they must provide some special qualities for children where they will be benefited as regular check up ,fat and more!"
- julie anderson
Starting with former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, who set the tone on the first day, mental health care and its role in the evolving health care system emerged as a recurring theme last week at the Association of Health Care Journalists' annual conference in Atlanta.
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