For 2020, California Goes Big On Health Care

The politicians’ health care bills and budget initiatives are heavy on ideas and dollars — and on opposition from powerful industries. They put California, once again, at the forefront.

Jan 20, 2020 Ana B. Ibarra, California Healthline

Fecal Bacteria In Waterways Increases With Homeless Crisis

Some of California’s most prized rivers, beaches and streams are indeed contaminated with levels of fecal bacteria that exceed state limits, threatening the state’s reputation as a bastion of environmental protection.

Jan 6, 2020 Anna Almendrala, California Healthline

Insurance Carriers May Be Making Rural Health Care Worse

Living in rural America certainly comes with a number of benefits, including less crime and a lower cost of living. But rural Americans also face disparity in health care, exacerbated in part by insurance carriers and the networks they put together for their consumers.

Dec 13, 2019 Simon F. Haeder, The Conversation

‘Warm’ Hotlines Deliver Help Before Mental Health Crisis Heats Up

“Warmlines,” phone lines or electronic chat options for people who are not having a full-blown mental health crisis but who could use support to stave off one. are a growing trend in mental health outreach to supplement existing hotlines. One successful warmline recently expanded to cover all of California.

Dec 6, 2019 Stephanie Stephens, California Healthline