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Uncovered California

Health Care Plans For Undocumented Californians May Be Scaled Back

May 16, 2019 | Sammy Caiola

State lawmakers could be scaling back proposals to expand Medi-Cal coverage to all Californians regardless of immigration status, after a Senate budget subcommittee approved funding for only undocumented young adults and seniors.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Your Questions About Measles And Vaccinations In California, Answered

May 14, 2019 | Sammy Caiola

Do adults need measles booster shots? Can infants be vaccinated? And what's a vaccine injury? We asked for your questions about the California measles outbreak. Here's what we found out.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Uncovered California

Newsom’s Latest Health Care Proposal Includes More Help For Covered California Consumers, Less Money For The Undocumented

May 9, 2019 | Sammy Caiola

Gov. Gavin Newsom says he’s committed to universal health care goals, but some advocates say his revised budget proposal falls short, particularly for the undocumented.

Courtesy of Lisa Buswell-Rodriguez and Lizabeth Richie.

Health Care

California Moms On Medi-Cal Want Better Breast Pumps. They’re Asking the Governor for Help.

April 26, 2019 | Sammy Caiola

California moms are asking for $7 million dollars in Governor Gavin Newsom’s next budget proposal to make better breast pumps available through Medi-Cal.

Sammy Caiola / Capital Public Radio

Health Care

Opponents Spar Over California Vaccine Exemption Bill

April 24, 2019

Hundreds of critics of mandatory vaccines were in Sacramento Wednesday opposing a California proposal to give state public health officials instead of local doctors the power to decide which children can skip their shots before attending school.