The ban “surprise” medical bills, charges that hit insured patients at some of life’s most vulnerable moments, is on track to take effect on Jan. 1.
The Senator who introduced the bill said it would reimburse doctors for going out into the streets and helping the patients.
With a Central Valley health clinic as his backdrop, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday signed a bill into law that will now give health care coverage for low-income people age 50 and older, including those who are living in the country without the proper documentation.
Panda Express has pledged $5 million to Children's Health Orange County as part of a philanthropic initiative to support children's hospitals' programs and services.
Walmart unveiled a low-cost version of analog insulin that it will sell in an effort to help Americans who struggle to pay for the diabetes drug.
A record 80.5 million Americans were enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP by January 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, government data shows.
For four generations, a South Bay family continues to dedicate themselves to health care. All despite losing the family matriarch, a lifelong nurse, to COVID-19. Both Marisyn and Daneen said grandma was their biggest inspiration to pursue the careers they chose.
More than three million people in California are now eligible for low-cost health insurance through the state's Covered California program. Starting Monday, the program will open a special enrollment thansk to the recently signed American Rescue Act.
President Joe Biden signed an executive order to reopen the HealthCare.gov insurance markets for a special sign-up opportunity geared to people needing coverage in the coronavirus pandemic.
A local health care worker is frustrated after she claims non-frontline workers got the COVID-19 vaccine at Southern California Hospital in Culver City while she was denied three times.
A surge in infections linked to Thanksgiving has led to many hospitals running out of room to treat the severest COVID-19 cases, and medical facilities are facing a serious staffing shortage on top of everything else.
The Trump administration has issued regulations that could lower prescription drug prices. It’s unclear whether the rules will withstand expected legal challenges or what the Biden administration will do with them.
Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a major ransomware assault against the U.S. healthcare system. Independent security experts say it has already hobbled at least four U.S. hospitals this month, and could potentially impact hundreds more.
The rising cases in states like Arizona, Florida, Texas and California has been blamed in part on many not wearing masks or obeying other social-distancing rules.
Ian Wilson is on the front lines. He's an ER nurse, a ''visiting nurse'' as they're called from Ohio, on the job here in Southern California. He's working 12 to 13 hour days, as is his ER nurse girlfriend Michelle.
It’s baffling to think that hospital responders are not getting the equipment they need to treat COVID-19 patients, but that’s exactly what nurses from Providence Saint John’s nurses are claiming. N95 masks are readily available for doctors, but they are being told to use surgical masks, instead, in some cases.
Matt Schulte is a West Hollywood photographer who is self quarantined at home along with his girlfriend after he got sick in Aspen and tested positive for COVID-19.
The Empire State Building used its LED light system to honor health care workers fighting the novel coronavirus.
Health care workers are dreading the prospect of dire scenarios as U.S. hospitals brace for a looming surge in patients who need breathing machines.
Doctors and health care workers say the need for masks and other protective gear is becoming critical. And volunteers are now stepping in to help.