The percentage of Californians without health insurance still stands at 7.2 percent. What could be done to make it lower? It has to do with illegal immigration and loopholes in the Affordable Care Act.
AFSCME Local 3299 announced that its patient-care technical workers will go on a three-day strike Oct. 23-25 at UC Davis Health and at all other University of California medical centers. Pickets could number 39,000 workers statewide as other union employees pledge to walk out in sympathy.
Roughly 96 percent of patient-care and service workers in AFSCME Local 3299 vote for strike against University of California campuses and medical centers. UPTE-CWA will join them in statewide job action.
Some college students will be returning home for Thanksgiving. Some may be a little heavier than when they left home, but a Cleveland Clinic psychologist has some good news about the Freshmen Fifteen myth.
Sacramento-based California Chiropractic Association files lawsuit accusing One Call of using novel kickback scheme that flout California laws. Doctors face prosecution for fraud for such tactics, practitioners say. The suit mirrors one the company settled earlier this year with physical therapists.
Melody Vinson, a medical assistant, talks about how UC Davis Health and Elica Health debuted a second mobile health clinic, Saturday, October 6, 2018. The mobile clinic is a van that has been converted to provide for medical and dental needs.
Following UnitedHealthcare’s decision to discontinue coverage of Sacramento County’s Medi-Cal enrollees, UC Davis Health announces it has signed a deal with Health Net to continue providing primary care to some of the state’s most vulnerable residents.
The California Nurses Association announced that its members had approved a five-year contract with University of California campuses and hospitals that not only increases wages but resolves key issues on workplace violence, rights of daily contract nurses and occupational hazards.
California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed Senate Bill 320 to require all public universities provide abortion pill services at student health centers. The bill was lauded as a reproductive rights victory by supporters.
Tara Lungariello Rackley, 25, was shot in the neck by a random bullet and paralyzed from the waist down. As a mother of two children, not using her legs has been difficult, but as she undergoes physical therapy, she maintains a positive attitude.
If you want to prepare for a mass casualty, then get ready to be overrun, a Las Vegas trauma surgeon told health care workers attending a disaster planning conference this week in Sacramento. Oct. 1 will mark the first anniversary of the mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas.
University of California disputes AFSCME Local 3299’s allegations that it is violating state laws by discouraging union membership and stymieing union access to member contact information. Public Employment Relations Board agrees to hear arguments in the dispute.