Access to Care

The ACA in California one year in

Treating the Newly Insured: A Doctor's Story (Video)

Dr. Hector Flores marvels at the impact of the Affordable Care Act on his Montebello family practice. The number of uninsured patients, he says, has been cut almost in half.

Deadly Neglect (Part III)

San Diego County OKs rating system for disabled and elderly homes

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday agreed to spend up to $250,000 over the next two years to set up a voluntary rating system for assisted living homes across San Diego County.


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...


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.

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Emergency Room patients in eastern Los Angeles County face long waits

The average emergency room patient in eastern Los Angeles County waits at least two hours more than others in the state and nation, according to a report from the California Healthcare Foundation.

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ER waiting 'clearly inhumane'

Californians, especially those in Los Angeles County, endure longer waits in hospital emergency rooms than most Americans. There is scant evidence that the situation will get better anytime soon.

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Inland Empire hospitals invest in speeding up ER care

When Juana Mayorga went to the emergency department of Loma Linda University Medical Center this week, she was seen by a health care provider in about five minutes.

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Long Beach Memorial ranks 13th among California hospitals for longest emergency room wait times

Victoria Luna started her car, leaned over to buckle her seat belt and felt a jolt as her head slammed into the windshield. The truck that swiped her car as it sped by never stopped or looked back.

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South Bay hospitals work to reduce emergency room wait times

The emergency room doctors at Torrance Memorial Medical Center are used to a winter rush — with perhaps 230 patients in the ER on their busiest days.


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