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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.
July 09, 2012
A new poll finds that 80% of low-income residents say that it is important to them to have a personal connection with their health care provider. However, findings show that only 38% of respondents have such a connection. HealthyCal.
Last week, House Republicans released legislation to repeal the federal health reform law. Although the House is expected to pass the bill, the vote would be largely symbolic because the Democrat-controlled Senate is unlikely to approve it. The Hill's "Floor Action Blog" et al.
Opponents of the federal health reform law say it is unclear whether low-income residents of states that fail to establish health insurance exchanges would be eligible for federal subsidies to purchase coverage through a federally run exchange. New York Times, National Journal.
The California Legislature is defending its approval of a ballot-reordering measure. Attorney Molly Munger has filed a lawsuit to block the measure, which places Gov. Brown's compromise tax hike plan above her own on the November ballot. Sacramento Bee's "Capitol Alert."
Republicans aim to capitalize on the Supreme Court's health reform ruling by reiterating their argument that the law imposes a tax on consumers. Meanwhile, Democrats say that the GOP should focus less on the reform law and more on the economy. The Hill's "Healthwatch."
Heidi Bauer of the state Department of Public Health, Victoria Jones of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Vivian Levy of the San Mateo County Health Department and Freya Spielberg of RTI International spoke with California Healthline about a pilot program to help young women obtain no-cost home tests for sexually transmitted infections.
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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 Alice Daniel, California Healthline Regional Correspondent
A Visalia hospital will become a teaching institution for medical school graduates, a role that should help address a shortage of physicians in Tulare County. Experts say there are not enough residencies in California to meet the need of graduates seeking family medicine residencies.
by Dan Diamond, California Healthline Contributing Editor
We mocked their guarantees, but the scholars who were sure that the Supreme Court would affirm the Affordable Care Act's constitutionality were proved right in the end. Here are five reasons why more prominent pundits led us astray.
"Yawn... Another 'intellectual' with patronizing analyses. Confucius, he say: "Self-proclaimed intellectualizing preachers.""
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