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Getting ready for emergency care for the elderly

There is no dispute here – the elderly are coming and in unprecedented numbers. Their arrival promises to have a lasting impact on California’s health system.

Viewpoints: Lack of doctors in Humboldt reflects rural problems with access to health care

Humboldt County is a place of stunning physical beauty, a stark contrast to its residents’ astoundingly poor physical health. State data show the county at or near the bottom of health/wellness measures in virtually every category.

Medicare strategy would reduce health care costs

After my doctor retired, I got an education in the new ways of American medicine. For more than 30 years, I had my annual physical at his office, where he practiced with a small group of colleagues. The physical followed a routine. He would...

Next goals for health care reform: Controlling costs, assuring quality

Five years after President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, chalk up a Mission Accomplished for one of the legislation’s three primary goals, access to insurance coverage.

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Medi-Cal experiment is failing most vulnerable patients: Guest commentary

The Affordable Care Act mandates that Medicare dramatically reduce spending to help pay for federal subsidies in the new health insurance exchanges. One upshot: a massive “demonstration” to see if $248 million can be saved this year in the care of...

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