Capital Public Radio: Senate Report: Overhaul California’s Long-Term Care System

Ben Adler State Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) holds up a chart that shows California’s system that provides long-term care to the elderly. Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio California uses 112 programs spread across 20 state departments and agencies to provide long-term care for its nearly five million elderly residents. A new state … Continue reading

Capital Public Radio: California Advocates Urge State “Vigilance” to Ensure Care for New Medi-Cal Patients

By Pauline Bartolone   Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio California officials say they’re pleased to see 1.9 million have signed up under the Medi-Cal expansion.  “1.9 million is far more than we ever projected, and there are even more that we’re working to get on as quickly as possible,” says Director of the California Department of … Continue reading

Capital Public Radio: Three Million Californians in Some Stage of Health Care Enrollment as Deadline Nears

By Pauline Bartolone        Covered California has announced that almost 2 million people are newly enrolled in either Medi-Cal or private insurance as of the end of February. Hundreds of thousands more have finished applications. California’s health insurance marketplace says more than 3 million people in the state are in some stage of enrollment … Continue reading

Capital Public Radio: California Clinics Say Measures to Address Primary Care Shortage Are Not Enough

By Pauline Bartolone        California lawmakers approved a number of bills in the session just passed that are intended to address the state’s shortage of primary care providers. But clinics say the measures are not enough. Governor Jerry Brown has already signed a couple of bills, others are awaiting action. The California Medical Association … Continue reading

Capital Public Radio: Legislative Dems Want to Restore Budget Cuts, but Priorities Differ

By Ben Adler CPR photo/Ben Adler     As budget talks head into their final weeks, supporters of programs suffering from years of cuts are asking for help. Gov. Jerry Brown opposes any new spending. But Assembly and Senate Democrats have different programs in which they’d like to invest. (Sacramento, CA)  Tuesday, May 21, 2013 The steps … Continue reading

Capital Public Radio: State Loan Repayment Help Not Enough to Remedy California Doctor Shortages

By Pauline Bartolone Millions more Californians will start enrolling in health insurance next year. But experts are worried that a limited number of doctors in the state will mean health care consumers will have an insurance card but no doctor to see them. Dr. Glen Villanueva has known he wanted to be a doctor since he … Continue reading

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