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Health Care

Planned Aggie Square Rehab Facility Has UC Labor Unions Concerned Over Outsourcing

February 18, 2019 | Sammy Caiola

Some UC Davis Medical Center employees are accusing the hospital of outsourcing their jobs. Administration says no UC employees will be laid off.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Gavin Newsom Calls For ‘Master Plan On Aging’ In California

February 15, 2019 | Chris Nichols

Advocates for seniors say the state doesn’t need new programs, but instead must make existing ones work together more effectively.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Melinda Welsh: Alive And Writing

February 7, 2019

Founding Sacramento News & Review editor Melinda Welsh survived a terminal cancer diagnosis with the help of immunotherapy.

Sammy Caiola / Capital Public Radio

Health Care

California Medical Provider Shortfall Is A Looming Crisis. This Commission Has a Plan

February 6, 2019 | Sammy Caiola

A commission studying the medical workforce is out with a new report offering solutions for how to prevent a provider shortfall.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

State Government

California Lawmakers Wage New Battle With Dialysis Industry

February 4, 2019 | Sammy Caiola

A yearslong debate about dialysis company profits continues with a new bill that’s already drawing opposition.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Sacramento County Partners With UC Davis Health To Serve Medi-Cal Enrollees

February 4, 2019

Sacramento County just approved a new partnership with UC Davis Health to expand access to provide primary care, behavioral health and specialty care services through the County Health Center for low income patients.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Classical

Music On Wheels Program Lifts Seniors’ Spirits With Live Classical Performances

February 1, 2019 | Sammy Caiola

A new program delivers sonatas and symphonies to the doorsteps of homebound seniors. And just as food staves off hunger, some experts say music can stave off depression, or even dementia.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Health Care

California Could Insure Many More People — But It Will Come At A Price

January 31, 2019 | Sammy Caiola

State lawmakers are expected to receive a first look Friday at the costs tied to an ambitious plan to provide health insurance for more California residents.

Sammy Caiola / Capital Public Radio

Health Care

Sacramento Neighborhood Leaders Celebrate Progress Following Drop In Black Child Death Rates, Ask For More Support

January 30, 2019 | Sammy Caiola

New data from the Sacramento County Child Death Review Team indicates that the rate of African-American child deaths was roughly 55 per 100,000 in 2016 — down 32 percent from 2015.