All Systems Go
Federal health care moves forward, but insurance affordability remains unknown
For business owners like Zennes Faljean, the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Obama’s federal health care overhaul marked far more of a beginning than a conclusion.
UC Davis finds opportunity on a cellular level
At a conference in China in November 2010, Harris Lewin and Richard Michelmore approached Jian Wang, the president of global genetics company BGI, with an informal question: Could they interest the world’s largest genomics research institute in building a lab at UC Davis?
Eye On the Prize
Acuity with Bill Mueller
Bill Mueller, 47, is CEO and managing partner at Valley Vision. One of four partners in the regional Next Economy initiative, Valley Vision serves as the project manager of the Capital Region’s latest economic development effort.
Getting Work Done
In choosing plastic surgery, research is key
Both invasive and minimally invasive procedures carry significant risks of complication, so its important to research physicians and find out whether they are licensed in the surgeries they perform.
Advanced treatment promises better outcomes for prostate cancer
Rollie Swingle didn’t have treatment options for his stage IV prostate cancer.
Cosmetic surgery offers confidence — at a cost
Last fall, for the first time in his life, Nicolas Ridout, 58, removed his shirt in front of strangers and went for a swim. This was not the first time a t-shirt had marked a personal milestone.
Up in Smoke
The fate of the marijuana industry
In the past few months, Sacramento County’s burgeoning medical marijuana industry has been slashed by two-thirds. Federal and local officials are slapping landlords with fines and criminal charges if they lease or rent to such establishments. In August, Sacramento County was home to 99 medical marijuana dispensaries. By November, more than 63 had closed.
The fate of federal healthcare
From the moment President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act in March of 2010, observers predicted the law’s fate would ultimately be determined by the Supreme Court. Now, almost two years later, the court is indeed preparing final arbitration of the most sweeping and controversial health law in a generation.
Navigating the insurance marketplace
For most business people, a market-based solution to providing health care coverage to uninsured Americans is a no-brainer.
Life expectancy rates for women are declining in some communities
Women in some parts of the United States are dying younger than they did a generation ago.