There are 22 bills before the state's Legislature this year that aim to make health care more affordable and accessible. Here's what they would do.
Healthcare Systems & Policy
The Trump administration's immigration crackdown stops many immigrants from using public health services for fear they'll be declared a "public charge."
Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed expanding Medi-Cal to undocumented adults younger than 26. That would help young people like R. Lopez, who lost her eligibility this year.
Gov. Gavin Newsom says he’s committed to universal health care goals, but some advocates say his revised budget proposal falls far short.
State lawmakers could be scaling back proposals to expand Medi-Cal coverage to all Californians after a budget subcommittee approved funding for only undocumented young adults and seniors.
With millions of dollars in federal funding at stake, California is trying some unusual strategies to encourage hard-to-count populations to participate in the census.
County health programs and federally funded community clinics generally make up the safety net for people without insurance. But when an ailment requires surgery or other complex treatment, patients are forced to get creative or wait it out.
Many California entrepreneurs struggle to pay for insurance. But they could get a boost under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s latest proposals.
Three proposals addressing Medi-Cal expansion to undocumented immigrants are up for debate this week. The latest includes seniors, which are a small but high-need slice of the state’s undocumented population.
Will a California individual mandate for health insurance bring in enough money to subsidize more affordable care?