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Brown, Democrats wrangle over Medicaid expansion

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California was an early booster of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law and was the first state to authorize a health insurance exchange in 2010. It also was quick to […]



Pacific Health Corporation closes 3 hospitals

TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Health Corporation officials say they’ll close their three remaining hospitals, in part because of legal costs associated with allegations they recruited homeless people to charge Medicare and Medi-Cal for care they didn’t need.



Analyst says California should expand Medicaid

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The benefits of expanding health care for California’s poor under the Affordable Care Act far outweigh the costs to the state, according to a report released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office.


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Governor calls special session on health reform

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is calling a special legislative session to implement parts of the federal health care overhaul in California.


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USC study: California’s aging population and future ramifications

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – An unprecedented drop in California’s child population coupled with a growing wave of Baby Boomer retirements has major implications for the state and should drive lawmakers to adopt policies that will nurture young people.


Proposition 38 defeated, Proposition 30 trailing

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Proposition 38, one of two measures on today’s ballot that would increase taxes to increase funding for education, was defeated, while the second measure, Proposition 30 trailed in early returns. Proposition […]


Two state tax increases go before voters

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Two measures that would increase taxes to beef up funding for education will appear on today’s ballot, Propositions 30 and 38. Proposition 30, backed by Gov. Jerry Brown, would increase the […]


Health shift will affect 860,000 Calif. children

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s top health care official told lawmakers Tuesday she is confident the state can eliminate a health insurance program serving more than 860,000 children from low-income families without disrupting the quality […]


Hospital chain paying $16M to settle kickback case

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Los Angeles-based hospital chain charged with Medicare and Medi-Cal fraud has agreed to pay $16 million to settle a criminal kickback case. The Los Angeles Times reports Pacific Health Corp. […]




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