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Senate votes to extend health benefits to undocumented immigrants

The state Senate has passed an historic expansion of health benefits for undocumented immigrants, sending the issue ot the Assembly and the Legislature’s budget-writing committees in advance of a possible confrontation with Gov. Jerry Brown.

The Senate passed SB 4, a bill to give Medi-Cal health benefits to all children who qualify based on their...

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More California Kids Have Insurance and Dental Care, But Disparities Persist

Jun 1, 2015

By Hannah Guzik More young California children are receiving dental care and have parents who read to them, but racial and income disparities persist, according to a report released on May 21. The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research analyzed data fr...

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Need to know

By Hannah Guzik


The VA is under fire for gaps in health care for women.


An update on California’s vaccine bill.


Prescription drug companies must pay to dispose of old meds, court says.


People of color and LGBTQ face unequal access to mental health treatment.

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Count Us Too: People of Color, LGTBQ People Face Unequal Access to Mental Health Treatment

Jun 1, 2015

By Hannah Guzik This year the state will spend $15 million on the reducing disparities project, or less than 1 percent of the expected revenue from the Mental Health Services Act. The post Count Us Too: People of Color, LGTBQ People Face Unequal Access...

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VA Under Fire for Gaps in Health Care for Women

Jun 1, 2015

Samina Iqbal, Director of the Palo Alto VA’s Women’s Health Center (left) plans patient care with registered nurse practitioner Ann Thrailkill (Center) and Women Veterans Program Manager Linda Kleinsasser (right). Photo: Lynn Graebner/CHR

By Lynn Graebner

Despite strides by the Veterans Health Administration to accommodate 400,000 women, the fastest growing population using VA hospitals and...

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Sharing her story of mental illness

May 26, 2015

 By Daniel Weintraub

Elyn Saks has a story like one that millions of people hide from their friends, their co-workers and even their families. But she wants the world to know about it.

Saks suffers from a serious mental disorder. She has schizophrenia. “Everything about my past says I shouldn’t be here,” Saks says.

The post

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No More “Terrible Choice”? Palliative Care on the Rise

May 26, 2015

By Matt Perry

It’s been called “The terrible choice” for the seriously ill. Choose hospice and imminent death… or treatment in hopes of a cure.

But not both.

That’s the choice many patients must make when faced with advanced serious illness. Those who choose to pursue a cure often go without palliative care, which provides the kind...

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Seniors turn to Tai Chi to improve wellness

May 21, 2015

In this story we go to Oakland where we spoke with seniors experiencing the benefits of regular Tai Chi practice. Originally developed for self-defense, Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that many now turn to for exercise. Research shows that Tai...

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California Nursing Homes Split on Quality

May 20, 2015

By Hannah Guzik

Among states with the largest numbers of seniors, California leads the nation in having the most high quality nursing homes, according to a new report.

But the state also has a large number of nursing homes that scored poorly on a Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services quality rating system, the...

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His Aim is True

May 18, 2015

By Leah Bartos

An ER Doc Tackles America’s Gun Problem

The post His Aim is True appeared first on California Health Report.

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