In his inauguration speech Monday, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a handful of proposals he says will make health care more affordable. Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola looks at his plan to tackle drug pricing.
After a noisy push for single-payer health care divided California Democrats last year and spawned months of hearings and discussions, the new state budget contains little to mark that debate. Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.
Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsome has faced criticism in the California governor's race over his stance on single-payer health care. Newsome says he backs the bill that stalled int eh state Legislature last year - but not in its current form. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.
A bill that would expand health care coverage to undocumented adults has moved forward in the California state Assembly. It passed along party lines yesterday (Tuesday). Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.
This month, Medicare beneficiaries in Southern California will be receiving new Medicare cards. KVCR's Isel Cuapio spoke with Andrew Whitelock from the Senior Care Action Network (SCAN) about the changes.
Supporters of a ballot initiative to reform the dialysis industry filed more than 600,000 signatures with county officials up and down the state yesterday (Thursday), in an effort to get on the November ballot. KVCR's Benjamin Purper reports.
California lawmakers are looking to expand health care benefits, including to immigrants in the country without legal documentation. How to pay for that remains an open question. Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports a new study shows one potential area for savings.
A health care leader from the Trump administration told doctors, hospital directors and seniors in the Central Valley that she's ready to fix problems in the public health system. Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola was on hand.
The California Senate has advanced a bill that would create a statewide single-payer universal health care system. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports on yesterday's (Thursday) two-and-a-half hour debate.
The two top executives at Long Beach-based Molina Healthcare -- the sons of the company's founder -- have been ousted from their executive positions by the Molina Healthcare board. More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.
Republican leaders in the California Senate want Governor Brown to use new tobacco tax money to fix the state's Denti-Cal program. Capital Public Radio's health care reporter Ja'Nel Johnson says that's after a state watchdog group called the Denti-Cal program dysfunctional in a report last year.
An independent state oversight board will review California's troubled Denti-Cal program today [Thursday]. That's after a December audit found fewer than half of the program's 5-million children received care. Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.
The U.S. Justice Department has reached a settlement with Colton's Arrowhead Regional Medical Center that the hospital failed to adequately provide translators for deaf and severely hearing impaired patients. KVCR has more in this report.
More California voters support the Affordable Care Act. As Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports, the latest Field Poll shows most believe the state has successfully implemented the health care law.
California is under orders to change the way it funds Medi-Cal. Lawmakers are considering the issue in a special legislative session. Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr has details on a proposal announced yesterday [Monday].