Articles Tagged With ‘Health Care’




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Covered California rates going up

Health premiums for Californians using Obamacare will rise by an average of 4 percent in 2016. [LA Times] Premiums offered in Covered California, the state exchange, also increased by an average of 4 percent this year. Supporters of the system,... (Continue reading)

Covered California to collect health records

Records of prescriptions, doctor visits and hospital stays belonging to Covered California enrollees will soon be part of a state database. [LA Times] Covered California, has announced plans to collect health insurance data on every patient. Executives say the data... (Continue reading)

Which California counties offer health care to illegal immigrants?

San Luis Obispo County is not one of 11 California counties that provide low-cost health care to illegal immigrants, according to a Los Angeles Times report. A 1933 California law states counties must “relieve and support all incompetent, poor, indigent... (Continue reading)

Can your doctor help you die in California?

A group of cancer patients and doctors are suing the state of California, demanding that terminally ill people be allowed to obtain prescription drugs that will speed up their death if they find their suffering unbearable. [LA Times] California law... (Continue reading)

More Californians signing up for health care plans

California’s state health exchange, Covered California, is reporting large numbers of residents signing up for health care plans under provisions in the nation’s new health care law. [Mercury News] Between Nov. 15 and Dec. 3, 300,000 Californians submitted applications to... (Continue reading)

De Groot nursing home closing

California health officials have determined that the de Groot nursing home for children in San Luis Obispo no longer qualifies to receive Medi-Cal program payments. Its provider agreement ends Oct. 8. After 23 years in business, the state said it... (Continue reading)

Central Coast health care provider spending millions on football stadium

Nonprofit hospital operator Dignity Health, which runs three care facilities on the Central Coast, is pouring money into the San Francisco 49ers’ new football stadium. [SF Gate] Dignity Health purchased luxury suites, known as a skybox, at the recently opened... (Continue reading)

CHC supervisors hit with sexual harassment lawsuits

Sexual harassment lawsuits against Community Health Center (CHC) appear to be piling up. During the past year, two receptionists filed suits against their CHC supervisors. Office Manager Frank Perez is accused of having problems keeping his hands and lewd comments... (Continue reading)

California Men’s Colony issues 66 layoff notices

The health care services department at the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo sent out 66 layoff notices giving a six months warning of layoffs to take effect Dec. 1. Every psychiatric technician at the facility received a notice... (Continue reading)

Tenet Healthcare contemplates exclusive healthcare provider networks

By KAREN VELIE Tenet Healthcare, the parent company of two San Luis Obispo County hospitals, is contemplating switching to exclusive healthcare provider networks to provide doctors to its local hospitals. Currently, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center and Twin Cities Community... (Continue reading)



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