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Medi-Cal Health Plan in 3 Counties Has Been Below State’s Minimum Performance Level for Over a Year

Jun 8, 2015

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By Hannah Guzik

The health plan that serves low-income people in three California counties has been below the state’s minimum performance level for more than a year, according to quarterly assessments from the state agency that oversees the health plan.

The Anthem Blue Cross Medi-Cal program in Alameda, Contra Costa and Kings counties...

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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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California Stem Cell Report
NeoStem Stock Price Falls 22 Percent as It Seeks to Match California Stem Cell Grant

NeoStem Stock Price Falls 22 Percent as It Seeks to Match California Stem Cell Grant

NeoStem, Inc., has had a wild financial ride this past week with its stock price soaring and then plummeting in the wake of a nearly $18 million award last Thursday from the California stem cell agency.


The share price of the New York firm dropped 22 percent today after it announced that it was...

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$15 Million for Calimmune and California Stem Cell HIV Trial

Calimmune, Inc., which has received $8.3 million from the California stem cell agency, today announced it has rustled up another $15 million to help out with the work that the agency is backing.


Calimmune of Tucson, Ariz., was co-founded by a former agency board member and Nobel Prize winner David Baltimore. It is currently engaged...

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Cedars-Sinai Researcher Snags $5 Million for Stem Cell Eye Research

Cedars-Sinai Researcher Snags $5 Million for Stem Cell Eye Research

Another winner in last week's California stem cell awards was scientist Shaomei Wang of Cedars-Sinai, who will receive nearly $5 million for her work to find a treatment for retinitis pigmentosa. Shaomei Wang, Cedars photoThe board last Thurs...

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Texas Scientist to Lead Melanoma Study Backed by $18 Million from California

NeoStem, Inc., yes­­­terday announced that University of Texas researcher Merrick Rosswill lead the skin cancer clinical trial that California has backed with nearly$18 million.


Ross is a professor of surgery and chief of the Melanoma Section, Department of Surgical Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Ross also has a...

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