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Changes to California Children’s Healthcare Won’t be Delayed

Changes to California Children’s Healthcare Won’t be Delayed

An official in Gov. Jerry Brown's administration said that California will begin transferring poor children into a cheaper healthcare plan on Jan. 1, despite concerns from some lawmakers and advocates that the state's plan is inadequate. California is eliminating the Healthy Families program next year and shifting nearly 900,000 children into [...]

Latinos Live Longer Than Non-Latinos in CA and Nationally

Latinos Live Longer Than Non-Latinos in CA and Nationally

Immigration patterns, assimilation and rising diabetes rates don't explain why Latinos born in the United States live longer than non-Hispanic whites. Ideas on this range from the emphasis on greens and fruits in traditional Latino diets to a reliance of family that may bring more support. Other theories revolve around the reliance of Latinos on [...]

Prime Healthcare Services Fined in Privacy Case

Prime Healthcare Services Fined in Privacy Case

State officials have fined hospital chain Prime Healthcare Services Inc. $95,000 for violating patient confidentiality by sharing a woman's medical files with journalists and sending an email about her treatment to 785 hospital employees. The California Department of Public Health levied the fine this month after determining in May that Shasta [...]

Anthem Blue Cross to Raise Rates

Anthem Blue Cross to Raise Rates

California's largest for-profit health insurer, Anthem Blue Cross, is seeking to raise rates an average of 18% for more than 630,000 individual policyholders. Some Anthem customers may see rates rise as much as 25% in February under the company's proposal. The increases are among several others proposed by California insurers, including Aetna [...]

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