County health programs and federally funded community clinics generally make up the safety net for people without insurance. But when an ailment requires surgery or other complex treatment, patients are forced to get creative or wait it out.
Health Equity & Social Justice
Four years after Fresno County leaders earmarked nearly $6 million to meet the health care needs of poor residents, only a fraction of the money has been spent.
These UC Davis Medical School students are beneficiaries of the DACA program who were brought into the United States as undocumented children. They are all now medical students at UC Davis and volunteer at the Clinica Tepati in Sacramento serving a largely undocumented population.
Underserved communities are gaining greater access to alternative therapies that were once reserved for the well-heeled.
While efforts to expand dental insurance rarely receive the same level of attention in the state as battles over universal medical care, the health implications are significant, experts say.
Transgender individuals often face significant hurdles trying to navigate the health care system and access hormonal, mental health therapies and surgical procedures
Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent in California to inform people about their eligibility for Medi-Cal. But experts are now wondering: Once people are informed, what carrots and sticks can be used to actually get them signed up?
Although the vast majority of individuals experiencing homelessness qualify for Medi-Cal, many fail to enroll and go without the care they need
One question going forward is whether more centrist and independent voters will come to share concerns voiced by Republicans in the state.
Lawyers fighting the ban say the “new requirement rewrites our immigration and health care laws” and will affect the entry of up to 375,000 individuals each year.