Healthcare in the News

Generic drugs save lives like mine. This bill will help make sure they’re available

My name is Cynthia Stockton. I am a 71-year-old senior living in Sacramento. I have spent a lifetime wearing many hats: self-made…

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California can afford to protect the lives of black mothers. Will Legislature act?

Are black women’s lives worth $348,000? This is the current debate in the California Assembly Appropriations Committee as they decide whether to…

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New CA Budget Moves Closer to Universal Health Coverage

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s new $214 billion budget, passed by the state Senate on Thursday, moves the Golden State closer to universal health…

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California shows 2020 Democrats how to get to Medicare for All

As the Democratic presidential candidates make the case for Medicare for All without scaring away voters wary of “socialism,” they might look…

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California Is Shoring Up Obamacare, Even As Trump Is Sabotaging It

Hundreds of thousands and maybe more than a million people in California will have an easier time getting health insurance next year,…

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California eyes health care for immigrants in US illegally

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Lilian Serrano’s mother-in-law had lots of stomach problems, but she always blamed food. Doctors at a San Diego-area clinic…

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Six months after toxic smoke, health of immigrant workers still at risk

We are about to mark six months since last November’s wildfires left painful scars across California. As we look back on those…

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California Moves Forward on Reducing Health Care Costs: Bills to Improve Transparency on Health Care Pricing Advance in Legislature

California’s leadership on health prices comes as health care debate intensifies on the national level  Sacramento, CA –Today, the Senate Health Committee…

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State health care regulators host public airing of grievances over 2018 rate hikes

Politico By Angela Hart Insurance premiums in California’s large group market shot up nearly 6 percent in 2018 according to new rate…

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California’s Universal Health Care Goals Are On Paper. Here Are 21 Bills To Keep An Eye On

Patient advocates and a handful of lawmakers rallied on the steps of the Capitol last week to push a universal health care…

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