Valley Public Radio: Are there enough Medi-Cal doctors in the Central Valley?

Senior Writer Emily Bazar appeared on Valley Public Radio’s Valley Edition program (link is external) on February 5 to discuss the availability of doctors for the region’s poorest residents. She was joined by Debbie Wood, Bakersfield City School District’s (link is external) coordinator of school health, who spends much of her days trying to help her students find doctors.

Ask Emily on Capitol Public Radio: Open Enrollment II

This segment originally appeared on Capitol Public Radio's Insight program.  Open enrollment for Covered California and the private market begins Nov. 15 and goes through Feb. 15, 2015. What do consumers need to know when choosing...

Non-Profit Pushes to Reform Assisted Living in California

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 in California. Together with journalists and...

Are Proposed Assisted Living Reforms Enough?

Over the last 25 years, the number of assisted living facilities in California has almost doubled. The homes are intended to care for relatively independent, healthy seniors -- but that doesn't describe a lot of the people living in them...

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