Articles Tagged With ‘Health Care’




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Anger erupts after California speaker dumps single-payer bill

California progressives are furious with Democratic Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, who last week halted the the single-payer health care bill that had passed the state Senate. Rendon and his critics are now trading blows as progressives lobby for the speaker... (Continue reading)

Single-payer could cost California more than twice the state budget

A plan to create a single-payer healthcare system that is currently under consideration in the California Legislature would cost $400 billion annually to implement, according to a legislative analysis released by the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday. By comparison, California’s... (Continue reading)

Does California want single-payer healthcare?

With Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump planning to repeal some, if not all, of Obamacare, California’s Democrat-controlled state government is considering the idea of instituting a state-run single-payer system that would operate like Medicare. [LA Times] A single-payer system... (Continue reading)

Deaths in SLO County from Valley fever on the rise

In the first month of 2017, there have been 26 confirmed cases of Valley Fever in San Luis Obispo County and two deaths. Over the past eight years, the number of confirmed cases has more than doubled. In 2009 there... (Continue reading)

Carbajal appointed to House Committee on Budget

Recently elected Congressman Salud Carbajal has been appointment to the House Committee on Budget. The Budget Committee is responsible for drafting an annual concurrent resolution that provides a congressional framework for spending, revenue levels and public debt. Carbajal’s assignment was... (Continue reading)

AG hospital leads county in hip surgery mortality rates

Arroyo Grande Community Medical Center had the highest rate of mortality in patients who underwent surgery following a hip fracture in San Luis Obispo County in 2013 and 2014, though it is no longer the leader in the state of... (Continue reading)

Nipomo woman gets year in jail for abusing terminally ill daughter

A Nipomo optometrist has received a one-year jail sentence for abusing her terminally ill adult daughter, whom hospital workers reportedly found covered in urine and feces. Despite pleading no contest to a felony count, Susanne Wilch Krout maintains her innocence... (Continue reading)

Did SLO facility fail to protect elderly resident?

By KAREN VELIE Questions have been raised about the speed of the response at a San Luis Obispo independent living facility after a 75-year-old man was found face down in the dirt behind the Las Brisas Retirement Community. On Oct.... (Continue reading)

Fifty-three nurses files claims against Twin Cities hospital

A year and a half after nine nurses sued Twin Cities Community Hospital, 53 nurses filed claims against the Templeton medical center, alleging widespread violations of California labor laws are still ongoing. An attorney representing the nurses argues the hospital... (Continue reading)

California seeking to enroll illegal immigrants in Obamacare

California’s state health care exchange has sent an application to the federal government seeking permission to sell insurance to illegal immigrants. The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, prohibits illegal immigrants from buying health insurance through state exchanges. In... (Continue reading)



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