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Reflections on a complicated father-son relationship

Jun 22, 2015

While reading many touching tributes to fathers yesterday on Facebook, I wondered what it must be like to have a father who elicits such positive emotions. I don’t hold rosy remembrances of my father, although I do remember his large … Continue reading

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Assisted Dying: California’s Tipping Point Arrives

Jun 22, 2015

By Matt Perry

“Science progresses one funeral at a time.” – German physicist Max Planck

No other death has so profoundly changed the way we perceive the dying process as that of Brittany Maynard, the young California woman who insisted on the right to die on her own terms by moving to Oregon, where she could...

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Need to Know

Jun 22, 2015

Check in every Monday for health and health care news you need to know. By Hannah Guzik The state has failed to ensure Medi-Cal patients have access to doctors, audit finds. Medi-Cal docs who fail site reviews are more likely to face board discipline. ...

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State Has Failed to Ensure Medi-Cal Patients Have Adequate Access to Doctors, Audit Finds

Jun 18, 2015

By Hannah Guzik

The state agency that oversees Medi-Cal has failed to ensure that patients have adequate access to doctors, the California State Auditor has found.

The audit, released Tuesday, found that provider directories for people enrolled in the low-income health plan were peppered with errors that the Department of Health Care Services didn’t catch.

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Good looks are part of the equation

Jun 17, 2015

Back in my dating days, I had many first meetings that started with a coffee date. The idea was to get a sense whether things might go anywhere without slogging through what might be an uncomfortable, expensive dinner date. In … Continue reading

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California Has Seen a 34% Increase in Medi-Cal Enrollment Since ACA

Jun 15, 2015

By Hannah Guzik

California leads the nation in enrollment in Medicaid, the national health program for low-income people, and has seen a 34 percent increase in enrollment since the Affordable Care Act took effect, according to a new report.

As the most populous state, it’s no surprise that California has the largest number of Medicaid...

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Need to Know

Jun 15, 2015

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

By Hannah Guzik

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

For California’s undocumented people, health services vary greatly by county.

Medi-Cal autism care may be lagging, despite the fact that it’s covered.

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Medi-Cal Docs Who Fail Site Reviews More Likely to Face Board Discipline

Jun 15, 2015

By Robin Urevich

Many Los Angeles County doctors who treat the poor in California’s Medi-Cal managed care program have earned poor grades on safety, cleanliness and other measures the state uses to monitor health care delivery for some of the state’s most vulnerable patients.

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Letting go of the past isn’t so easy

Jun 15, 2015
Letting go of the past isn’t so easy

    In a 1960 column from my high school newspaper, I’m tabbed as a future star of the varsity basketball team at Martin Van Buren High School in Queens. A few paragraphs later, Robert Savio is mentioned as the … Continue reading

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Journalism and self-help book on collision course

Jun 10, 2015

Here’s yet another thing I don’t get: Why would people with seemingly good professional credentials promote themselves as life coaches and then publicly write things so nonsensical or utterly simplistic that they undermine their own credibility? I mean, why not … Continue reading

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