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Lots Of Boos In California For Senate Health Bill

California politicians, medical providers and consumer advocates served up harsh critiques of the newly unveiled Senate health care bill Thursday, arguing that the proposed legislation could make coverage inaccessible for poor residents while cutting taxes on the rich. “This bill is not a health care bill,” said Ed Hernandez, a Democrat and chair of the

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$20 Million On The Way for Clinics That Serve California’s Poor

California State Treasurer John Chiang plans today to announce grants totaling $20 million for community clinics that serve low-income and vulnerable Californians. Chiang’s office called the grants an “emergency” response to possible cuts in federal health care spending being contemplated in Washington. The money is earmarked for any small or rural nonprofit clinic that would

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California Nixes Plan To Offer Full Medicaid Benefits To Undocumented Young Adults

As they scrambled to finalize next year’s state budget, California lawmakers this week abruptly dropped a plan to offer full Medicaid benefits to young adults living in the country illegally. The proposal, which would have used money from California’s recently implemented tobacco tax, passed through budget committees last month. That had led some proponents to

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California Could Become First State To Extend Medi-Cal To Undocumented Young Adults

California could become the first state to extend full Medicaid benefits to undocumented immigrants up to age 26 after two key legislative committees last week approved money for such an expansion. The Assembly and Senate budget committees both approved using some of the money from California’s recently passed tobacco tax to cover up to 80,000

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Republicans Race The Clock On Health Care — But The Calendar Is Not Helping

Back in January, Republicans boasted they would deliver a “repeal and replace” bill for the Affordable Care Act to President Donald Trump’s desk by the end of the month. In the interim, that bravado has faded as their efforts stalled and they found out how complicated undoing a major law can be. With summer just

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