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Health Care

California Hospitals Strive To Comply With New Homeless Patient Laws, But Say Lack Of Resources Makes It Tough

January 21, 2019 | Sammy Caiola

A new California law requires hospitals to find homeless patients a place to stay and offer them a meal, clothing and other services before discharging them. Hospital staff say it’s well-intended, but easier said than done.

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Health Care

How Governor Gavin Newsom’s Plan To Identify Early Childhood Trauma In Kids Might Make Healthier, Smarter Students

January 14, 2019 | Sammy Caiola

Teachers and medical professionals say screenings could improve academic performance and prevent chronic illness down the line.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Covered California Executive Director Discusses 2019 Health Care Priorities

January 14, 2019

Peter V. Lee with Covered California joins Insight to respond to the health care budget proposals unveiled last week.

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State Government

Newsom Proposes $144 Billion California Budget With Focus On Education, Building Reserves

January 10, 2019 | Ben Adler | Chris Nichols | Sammy Caiola

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first proposed budget follows former Gov. Jerry Brown’s pattern of allocating billions of dollars in reserves while making large investments in early childhood development, education, healthcare and emergency readiness.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Health Care

Doctors Hope 'Precision Medicine' Program With Veterans Could Change How We Treat Patients

January 9, 2019 | Sammy Caiola

A growing number of researchers are pushing ‘precision medicine’ — a new approach where doctors draw on a patient’s history and DNA to find the best treatment.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Health Care

Newsom Moves To Bring Down Drug Costs, Expand Affordable Coverage

January 8, 2019 | Sammy Caiola

Changes in drug price negotiations could bring down costs for Medi-Cal enrollees if Gov. Gavin Newsom moves forward with a proposal released Monday.

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