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  • Ted S. Warren / AP

    Medical Interpreters Bill Up For Consideration Again

    Tuesday, April 08, 2014

    For the second time in a year, California lawmakers will consider a bill that would create a medical interpreters program. The bill’s backers say circumstances are different this time.

  • Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

    Deadline Sparks Surge in Covered California Applications

    Monday, March 31, 2014

    Uninsured Californians rushed to sign up for health insurance under the federal health care law ahead of Monday's midnight deadline. Many went to enrollment events as the Covered California call center reported waits of more than an hour.

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Medicare Kept Paying Indicted, Sanctioned Doctors

Among doctors who received payments from Medicare in 2012 are dozens who had been kicked out of Medicaid, or charged with fraud, or settled fraud cases out of court, a ProPublica investigation finds.


Is Obamacare A Success? We Might Not Know For A While

Fans and foes want to know whether the Affordable Care Act is meeting its goals. But, for good reasons, there are no clear answers yet.


With Some Drug Combinations, Overdose Might Be In The Prescription

Some of the dangers of overdose associated with mixing benzos and opioids arise from primary care doctors actually prescribing the mix. Sean Mackey, the director of the Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab at Stanford, explains more.


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