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Brown signs care-home liability law

| August 20, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a measure requiring for the first time that assisted living homes carry liability insurance. The measure mandates that the 7,500 such facilities in California, with beds for 176,000 seniors, must carry insurance...

Ask Emily on KFBK: Dropped from coverage without consent

| September 11, 2014
This segment originally appeared on KFBK's Afternoon News with Kitty O'Neal.

Non-Profit Pushes to Reform Assisted Living in California

| September 5, 2014
Many of us dream of starting a revolution. Few of us make it happen. One of the most dramatic stories of the last year belongs to a loose collection of activists, working to reform assisted living oversight in California.
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Youth in Trouble

Hospitalizations way up for California’s youngest residents

In recent years, Dr. Jason Bynum has seen the churn: teens in crisis cycling through his south Sacramento psychiatric hospital, admitted, released, and just a few months down the road, back with another breakdown.

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More Californians complain of plan cancellations

As Emily Bazar reported in a recent Ask Emily column, an untold number of people have been dropped from their Covered California health plans

The Young Invincibles: A Key to Obamacare Success

Now that Obamacare is underway, what happened with the much-discussed demographic group known as the “young invincibles”? You might be surprised.

At last, the legislature funds a state dental director

Dentists in California, and their patients, are on the cusp of a major breakthrough. The legislature has included money in the state budget for a state dental director, a top priority of the California Dental Association.

Can 3 million newly insured fit into current system?

California’s resounding success in enrolling residents in Obamacare health insurance policies and expanded Medi-Cal coverage—a total of nearly 3 million people—is bumping up against the next Big Question: can these new enrollees use their insurance...

Is another epidemic coming?

Is another infectious disease about to run rampant in California?

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