The University of California regents have agreed to pay nearly $8.5 million to settle two lawsuits alleging a well-known UCLA spine surgeon failed to disclose his conflicts of interest with a leading device maker before using the company’s products in harmful surgeries. 1,411 more words
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A network of clinics that serves low-income patients in rural Northern California is finally finding balance after being deluged with newly insured patients under the Affordable Care Act. 1,309 more words
Health Care For California’s Undocumented Adults: Uncertainty Remains After U.S. Supreme Court Decision
Erica Torres is one of the estimated 1.4 million Californians who live without health insurance largely because they are undocumented.
She was hopeful when President Barack Obama expanded deportation-relief programs for undocumented immigrants — a controversial move that would have put government-subsidized health care within her reach. 1,304 more words
The federal government released its first overall hospital quality rating on Wednesday, slapping average scores on some of California’s best-known medical centers while awarding top scores to unheralded ones. 788 more words
It is no secret that the cost and quality of health care can vary greatly within a state as large as California. But by how much? 493 more words