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Covered California Premiums To Rise Nearly 9 Percent

July 19, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Premiums in California’s individual marketplace will increase for the fifth consecutive year, due in part to federal changes and a predicted departure of healthy consumers.

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Health Care

Spanish-Speaking Doctors Hope To Build Trust At New Downtown Sacramento Medical Center

July 16, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Kaiser Permanente’s "Salud en Español" clinic is part of a wider effort to increase culturally appropriate services for Latino residents, who are at high risk for diabetes and hypertension but are less likely than white patients to go to the doctor.

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Health Care

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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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Health Workers Step Up To Help Victims Of Human Trafficking

February 13, 2018 | Cody Drabble

Doctors and nurses are playing a larger role in identifying and intervening with victims of human trafficking. Health reporter Sammy Caiola looked into how health professionals are helping to provide information and resources to trafficking victims.

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Covered California Sees Slight Drop In Renewals

February 7, 2018 | Steve Milne

Enrollment in Covered California dropped slightly this year. Numbers out today show 1.5 million people enrolled for 2018. That's down about two percent from the previous year. A drop in renewals offset gains in new enrollees.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

News Network: Contested Health Insurance Denials On The Rise

November 28, 2017 | Cody Drabble

Capital Public Radio's health reporter Sammy Caiola looked into why insurance companies are denying coverage at higher rates and how to contest a denial.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

23andMe Research Aims To Advance Medical Treatment

November 14, 2017 | Chris Remington

The research director for 23andMe explains what medical breakthroughs might be on the horizon.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Dr. Bennet Omalu On Concussions In Sports

October 17, 2017 | Chris Remington

Dr. Bennet Omalu returns to Insight to share his new memoir on discovering the effects of concussions in athletes who compete in contact sports.

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What's In Your McMuffin? New Study Looks at Fast Food and Antibiotics

September 28, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

There's a big public health push to stop pumping livestock with antibiotics. A new report looks at which fast food chains are being choosy about their meat.

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