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Hospitals, Counties Seek Alternatives To ‘Patient Dumping’

June 5, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

As California’s homelessness crisis persists, lawmakers and other leaders are looking for places homeless people can stay after discharge in the hopes of keeping them healthy and getting them housed.

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Federal Right To Try Law Could Mean More Access — And Risk — For California Patients

May 31, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

A new law signed by President Donald Trump on Wednesday gives dying patients the right to request drugs that are not yet approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Not Enough Nurses? Parents Sue California Over Sick Kids’ Lack Of Access To At-Home Care.

May 29, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Families of children with disabilities say they aren’t getting the nursing care that they’re entitled to through Medi-Cal. They filed a class-action lawsuit against the state of California last week.

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Sacramento's Black Community Wants Racial Justice After Stephon Clark's Death. But This Isn’t The First Push To Save Black Lives.

May 21, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

In the wake of Stephon Clark’s death, a new conversation emerged between black residents and local government. But neighborhood leaders said they’ve been pointing out racial inequality — and the role it plays in the deaths of black youth — for years.

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Need A Ride To The Doctor? UC Davis Will Call Some Pregnant Women A Lyft.

May 21, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Pregnant women who have a hard time getting to their UC Davis medical appointments have a new option: calling a free Lyft. It’s just one way that ride-hailing apps are playing a role in medical care.

Health Care

Governor, Lawmakers Offer Solutions For California Counties That Don’t Spend Mental-Health Funds

May 17, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

The Mental Health Services Act has long supplied the bulk of funding for California counties to prevent and treat mental illness among Medi-Cal patients. But some counties aren’t using the money.

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Health Care Disparities 15 Years After Landmark ‘Unequal Treatment' Study

May 15, 2018

A UC San Francisco doctor discusses a 15-year-old study that examined the link between the quality of health care a patient receives and their racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

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No Major Bump For Medi-Cal, Covered California in Governor’s Revise Despite Push From Lawmakers

May 11, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Gov. Jerry Brown opted not to include major investments in public health insurance programs in his budget revision on Friday, citing a preference for one-time spending measures over long-term commitments.

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