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University of California OKs $8.5 Million For Two Patients Suing Over Financial Conflicts

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

Health Industry

Obamacare Expansion A Bumpy Ride For Rural Health Clinics

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

Capitol Desk

Can I Afford To Keep My Doctor?

For most of my adult life, I’ve picked my health insurance based on one simple standard: Does my beloved primary care physician participate in the plan? 926 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


Teaching Future Doctors About Addiction

Jonathan Goodman can recall most of the lectures he’s attended at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He can recite detailed instructions given more than a year ago about how to conduct a physical. 1,052 more words

Mental Health

Many Well-Known Hospitals Fall Short of 5 Stars In Medicare’s New Ratings

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

Health Industry

Your ZIP Code And Your Health Plan Determine Your Care, New Data Show

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