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I’m interested in how health care policy impacts Sacramento and California, who gets access to care and the issues facing health care providers.
It’s no secret that health care in the United States is complicated. My hope is to shed light on stories of people trying to get care and the experiences of those providing treatment.
I believe that all people can and should be truth-seekers, and I can’t do this reporting without the help of the community.
Is there a story about health care in Sacramento that you think should be told? Please reach out!
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February 22, 2024
Among other things, the proposition would change the terms of the Mental Health Services Act, a law passed by voters in 2004 that uses a 1% tax on high earners to help pay for mental health services.
January 30, 2024
About 13% more people have signed up for health insurance through Covered California, so far, during this open enrollment period than in the same period last year. The deadline to sign up is 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31.
January 21, 2024
Democratic Assemblymember Kevin McCarty said legislation is necessary to protect children from developing CTE – chronic traumatic encephalopathy – a degenerative disease associated with repeated head impacts.
January 16, 2024
A data analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found 23% of seriously ill patients at academic medical centers had a delayed or missed diagnosis, often leading to harm or death.
January 5, 2024
Carlos Reales Dominguez appeared in court Friday, the first time since he was declared competent in December after initially being found unfit to stand trial. He’ll next appear for a preliminary hearing at the end of February.
January 3, 2024
Protect Kids California said Attorney General Rob Bonta mischaracterizes their effort, which would prohibit gender-affirming care and ban trans girls from girls’ competitive sports, among other elements.
January 2, 2024
The school’s new Health 34 van aims to intervene before a crisis. The team has responded to 200 calls since starting in September.
December 28, 2023
Rates of flu, COVID and RSV cases and hospitalizations are rising across the state. Yolo County’s Public Health Officer Dr. Aimee Sisson said “it is not too late” to get vaccinated.
December 26, 2023
California lawmakers passed more than 1,000 bills this past year, many of which become new California laws in 2024. Here’s a closer look at a few you might notice.
December 20, 2023
A program that brings music to the bedsides of people in Sacramento County hospitals is expanding.