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Health Professions in the News: Broad Coalition of Doctors, Nurses, Hospitals and Other Healthcare Leaders Launches $10 Million Paid Media Campaign in California To Fully Fund Medi-Cal

PR Newswire (May 11, 2015)

"We Care for California," a broad coalition of doctors, nurses, hospitals, workers, and other healthcare leaders, launched a statewide paid media campaign today calling on the State of California to fully fund Medi-Cal to bring payments to providers in line with the rates paid by Medicare. Read the...

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Health Professions in the News: California On Cusp Of Offering Young Immigrants Health Care

ABC 7 (June 19, 2015)

When Christopher Sumano was recently sick, he says doctors turned him away because he didn't have access to Medi-Cal, the state's health care program for the poor. If Gov. Jerry Brown signs the new budget passed by California's Legislature, undocumented immigrant children like Sumano will have access...

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Health Professions in the News: Student Health Bills On The Move; Start Time, Transportation Cola And Reserve Cap Up Next Week

California School Boards Association (July 5, 2017)

After approval in the Senate Education Committee last week, Assembly Bill 834 (O’Donnell, D-Long Beach) today passed the Senate Health Committee and will be heard by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill would establish an Office of School-Based Health Programs within the California Department...

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Health Professions in the News: Medi-Cal Patients Flocking To ERs More Than Before ACA

California Healthline (June 12, 2017)

Medi-Cal patients are swamping California emergency rooms in greater numbers than they did before the Affordable Care Act took effect, despite predictions that the health law would ease the burden on ERs. Emergency room visits by people on Medi-Cal rose 75 percent over five years, from 800,000 in...

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