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Thousands of healthcare workers walked off the job at the University of California’s five medical centers on Tuesday, delaying surgeries, diagnostic procedures, treatments and emergency care throughout the state.
KQED’s host Scott Shafer speaks with Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon about a new push to reform California’s three strike law so that only violent offenders receive an automatic 25-to-life sentence. Learn more about prison realignment in a joint KQED and Center for Investigative Reporting special documentary airing online and on air Friday, August 24. Under pressure from the US Supreme Court to reduce prison overcrowding and improve inmate healthcare, California Governor Jerry Brown started transferring authority for nearly 40000 low-level convicts from state prisons to city and county systems. This documentary examines the growing disparity in county jails as they cope with a flood of inmates. For more go to www.kqednews.org
California’s treasurer on Friday became the second state official to ask leading makers of AIDS medications to extend lower prices and rebates for drugs to help the state’s budget crisis.
Blue Shield of California, a nonprofit health insurer, has withdrawn plans to raise rates for its individual and family policies this year, citing a commitment to make reform work and keep costs down.
Customers of three California health insurers will get some breathing room after the companies agreed Thursday to delay rate increases for 60 days, isolating Blue Shield of California as the lone holdout.
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Calif. gov. signs law honoring man who defied Japanese-American internment during World War II
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A man who challenged the World War II internment of Japanese-Americans will be honored in California every year under a bill signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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Calif. bill to reform pet insurance advances
Associated Press – August 24, 2010 8:24 PM ET SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Man’s best friends could enjoy greater health care protections under a bill approved Tuesday by the California…
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Calif., R.I., move to strengthen review of health insurance rates; Ind. weighs changes in state employee health plans
The Los Angeles Times’ Blog: “Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger moved Wednesday to implement a major element of the new national healthcare overhaul, seeking a $1-million federal grant to strengthen the state’s review of health insurance rates. Much of the money would pay for actuaries to evaluate premium hikes sought by insurers.
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Health insurer WellPoint Inc. has filed plans with California regulators for new premium hikes for customers who buy their coverage individually.
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