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New Hospital Leader Fights Price Controls Despite Reputation As A Reformer

In Maryland, Carmela Coyle is known as a reformer. During her tenure as president of the Maryland Hospital Association, she helped establish a first-of-its kind state program that capped hospitals’ yearly revenue — a counterintuitive move for a leader in an industry anxious to defend its bottom line. But here in California, just eight months into her

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California’s Attorney General Vows National Fight To Defend The ACA

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra pledged Friday to redouble his efforts as the Affordable Care Act’s leading defender, saying attacks by the Trump Administration threaten health care for millions of Americans. Becerra’s pledge came in response to an announcement from the administration Thursday that it would not defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act

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Health Care Looms Large In Race For California’s Top Cop

Attorney General Xavier Becerra uses a well-worn refrain to describe his role as the state’s chief law enforcement officer: to defend California’s values. “If that translates into fighting Donald Trump, then so be it,” he said in a recent interview. Becerra has been one of the leading voices in California’s charge against the federal government,

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L.A. County Unlawfully Terminated Thousands Of Medi-Cal Recipients, Court Rules

Los Angeles County unlawfully dropped an estimated 22,000 people from California’s Medicaid program, including low-income seniors and disabled residents who couldn’t get vital medications and medical care after their coverage was terminated, according to a court ruling late last week. The May 10 decision, by Superior Court Judge James C. Chalfant, ordered the county’s Department

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Longtime ‘Fighter’ Lands Top Spot In Powerful Nurses Union

Bonnie Castillo’s first experience with organized labor dates to the mid-1960s, when she was just 5. Her father was a railroad worker in Sacramento, Calif., and an active union member. More than once, she and her mom drove him to a picket line, where workers demanded better pay and benefits. “We’d pick him up within

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