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Bill Would Require Insurers to Update Provider Directories

Feb 4, 2015

By Hannah Guzik After reports of inaccurate provider directories, a California state senator and three advocacy groups are hoping to require insurers to keep their doctor lists up to date. State Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) proposed a bill late l...

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Fight the Power: A Medical School for Aging

Feb 2, 2015

By Matt Perry

Founding father John Adams has one thing in common with California elder Frank D. Vincent.

They both fought for their independence.

For seven years, Vincent has armed himself with the medical knowledge necessary to age with vigor by attending a progressive program offered annually at UC Davis – “Aging and...

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Medi-Cal Computer Glitches Still Causing Problems

Jan 29, 2015

Some enrollees have gotten 18 notices in a day; others can’t get their duplicate applications deleted.

By Hannah Guzik

California has greatly reduced the backlog of applications for its low-income health program, but problems with the computer system are still causing headaches for tens of thousands of enrollees.

Programming oversights and glitches have caused the state...

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Don’t Miss Stories

Jan 26, 2015

Check in every Monday for health and health care news you need to know.

By Hannah Guzik

The state must process Medi-Cal applications within the required 45 days, a judge rules.

An assisted-living network in San Francisco sees seniors as gurus of mental health.

Patient suicides can make psychiatrists less likely to take similar cases...

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Five Northern California Areas Have Higher Proportion of Unvaccinated Kids, Study Finds

Jan 21, 2015

By Hannah Guzik As an outbreak of measles linked to Disneyland sweeps across the state, researchers have identified five Northern California areas that have higher proportions of unvaccinated children than the general population. The study, published o...

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Five Northern California Areas Have Higher Proportion of Unvaccinated Kids, Study Finds

Jan 21, 2015

By Hannah Guzik As an outbreak of measles linked to Disneyland sweeps across the state, researchers have identified five Northern California areas that have higher proportions of unvaccinated children than the general population. The study, published o...

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Contra Costa Aims to Stop Domestic Violence Homicides Before They Happen

Jan 20, 2015

By Leah Bartos On September 20, 2011, Rafael Zarate slipped an eight-inch kitchen knife into his boot and walked into the restaurant where his ex-girlfriend was just beginning her shift. The troubles between Zarate and Jensy Romero had already gone on ...

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Don’t Miss Stories

Jan 20, 2015

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By Hannah Guzik

Brown’s budget doesn’t include money for health coverage for undocumented immigrants.
There’s also no additional money to address the state’s dental coverage woes.
Funding for health and social services will remain largely the same under the new plan.

The...

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San Diego tries housing first for homeless

Jan 20, 2015

By Marty Graham

San Diego, which in 2013 had the fourth largest homeless population in the U.S., has committed $30 million to an aggressive housing-first strategy that grew out of test projects putting the city’s most hard-core homeless indoors.

The new push is being heralded as a paradigm shift from a spectrum of temporary shelters, transient...

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Not Crazy, Not Bad: The Aging Gurus of Mental Health

Jan 18, 2015

By Matt Perry

A visit to most long-term care facilities – a nursing home or assisted living facility – quickly reveals who wields the sword of control. Managers dispense orders to staff. Then able-bodied caregivers roam floors full of seniors compromised in either mind or body.

And frail residents dutifully follow the...

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