Sylvia Valenzuela was in bed and violently ill during the middle of a difficult pregnancy when she was told by Medi-Cal that it was dropping her coverage. Months later, she got a call from the agency saying it had made a mistake.
Healthcare Systems & Policy
Starting in January, Californians will be required to sign up for health insurance or face a $695 tax penalty under the new state mandate....
Ineligible for Medi-Cal but unable to afford private insurance, Judit Garcia has made lifestyle changes to manage prediabetes. But it's no substitute for ongoing medical care.
While legal residents have increasingly found insurance coverage through the ACA, the picture remains bleak for the large number of undocumented Korean Americans living in California.
Nearly four out of 10 uninsured residents say cost is the major reason they go without health coverage, according to new survey results
Direct Primary Care allows patients to pay a membership fee for basic health services, but it does not include coverage for major medical situations
Rick Parker knew he had valley fever, but his doctors wouldn’t test him.
Assemblyman Vince Fong, R-Bakersfield, will introduce two bills Wednesday aimed at combating valley fever, the orphan disease which infected Californians at epidemic levels last year.
Bakersfield lawmakers requested $3 million in the state budget last week to research treatments and conduct outreach for valley fever.
People with disabilities often face an uphill battle when it comes to the medical system. It’s been well documented that they’re taken less seriously and experience worse care and health outcomes than people without disabilities.