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State Outlines Plan to Transition Low-Income Health Program to Medi-Cal

State officials last week said more than 90% of Low Income Health Program enrollees will be able to keep their primary…


Supreme Court Decision on Insulin Injection Shapes the State's Use of School Nurses

The California Supreme Court's unanimous decision last week that public schools have a right to allow unlicensed -- but…


Telehealth Helps Improve Pediatric Care in Rural EDs, Study Finds

Telehealth consultations helped improve pediatric care in rural emergency departments, according to a study published…


Healthy Families Transition Concerns Highlighted as Most Difficult Phases Start

The third phase of the Healthy Families transition begins today, and it could be a bumpy passage. The first two phases…


Brown Approves Budget Plan, Medi-Cal Expansion Legislation

On Thursday, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed into law a $96.3 billion fiscal year 2013-2014 state budget plan (AB 110) and…


Obama's Plan To Curb Gun Violence Includes Mental Health Directives

On Wednesday, President Obama released nearly two dozen executive actions and proposals to Congress aimed at curbing…


CMS Meets Deadline for Approving Healthy Families Transition

Tight up against the end-of-year deadline, CMS officials on Dec. 31 granted approval of California's plan to move…