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Safety Net Hospitals Hit Hardest by Medicare Fines

Hospitals that treat California's poorest patients, including local ones, are faring badly under the Affordable Care Act's drive to improve quality.

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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...

Newborn Promise

Oakland 'godmother’ who curbed black infant death rate retires

Oakland reluctantly parted with a godmother last week, as public health nurse Sandra Tramiel made the final rounds of a career devoted to reducing an African American infant mortality rate that remains among the most stubborn in the country.

The ACA in California one year in

Health reform in California: A state of accelerating change

Gail Fulbeck, 64, relies on her body for work. She hauls soda, energy drinks, snacks and water to the 23 vending machines she owns around downtown Sacramento.

The ACA in California one year in

Health in an age of change: State health czar Diana Dooley reflects on the ACA's impact

Diana Dooley, secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency, oversees 13 departments and supervises the state’s rollout of the federal Affordable Care Act, including Covered California, the state’s insurance marketplace, and the Medi-...

The ACA in California one year in

How Obamacare transformed health care in California: an interactive map

An interactive map, by county, of Californians with health insurance as a result of Obamacare.

The ACA in California one year in

In Valley, Affordable Care Act called a blessing or a nightmare

The Affordable Care Act gets mixed reviews after its first year in the central San Joaquin Valley. Many consumers say it’s a blessing to have insurance for the first time.

The ACA in California one year in

Saving big time with Obamacare (Video)

Gail Fulbeck, 64, relies on her body for work. She hauls soda, energy drinks, snacks and water to the 23 vending machines she owns around downtown Sacramento.

The ACA in California one year in

Some California Views of Health Reform

Government officials, insurance representatives, and regular folks speak out about the Affordable Care Act one year in.

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