Governor Jerry Brown did not include major investments in Medi-Cal or Covered California in his budget revision last week, but lawmakers and advocates say they'll keep pushing to improve the programs. Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola has more.
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Hearings on creating a single-payer health car system or universal coverage wrapped up last night (Wednesday) at the California state Capitol, for now. The meeting of a state Assembly committee was dominated by discussion of a single-payer bill passed by the state Senate last year. Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.
The federal Affordable Care Act's individual insurance mandate is on the way out, but California may be coming up with its own version. Capital Public Radio's Health Care reporter Sammy Caiola has more.
A committee of California lawmakers is working toward a universal health care plan that would cover all state residents. Today (Monday) they'll hear from policymakers in other states who've attempted to launch similar models. Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola explains what they might learn.
Most people think having health insurance means their medical needs are covered. But for thousands of Californians, insurance claims hit a dead end when plans deny a treatment. Capital Public Radio has discovered a spike in complaints from people who've been denied coverage over the last five years. Health reporter Sammy Caiola digs into why.
Governor Jerry Brown sent his budget proposal to the California legislature for the 16th and final time. He begins his last year in office with state revenues gushing in by the billions. Yet with his trademark warnings of fiscal prudence, Brown once again sought to set an austere tone for the budget debate that will stretch into June. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.