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September 18, 2017

Report Examines State's Looming Shortage of Primary Care Clinicians

This second in a series of three Healthforce Center at UCSF reports on primary care in California unveils projections of a statewide primary care clinician shortfall in the next 15 years, with the most severe shortages in the Central Valley,…

September 18, 2017

U.S. Census Bureau Reports Record-Low Numbers of Uninsured Since ACA Took Effect

Three years after the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansion took effect, the number of Americans without health insurance fell to 28.1 million in 2016, down from 29 million in 2015, according to a federal report released Tuesday.

September 18, 2017

Kaiser, Target to Open 31 Additional Retail Clinics Across Southern California

Kaiser Permanente, the nation's largest integrated health system, and Target Corporation announced they will launch 31 additional Kaiser Permanente-staffed retail clinics in Target stores across Southern California. Through this collaboration, Kaiser Permanente will provide care to its members and Target…

September 18, 2017

Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine Names CEO

When health policy expert and pediatrician Mark Schuster, MD, PhD, searched for a book to help parents speak easily and accurately with their children about sex and sexual health, he couldn’t find one he liked.

September 11, 2017

State to Extend Obamacare Sign-Up Beyond Federal Limit

California and several other states will exempt themselves this year from a new Trump administration rule that cuts in half the amount of time consumers have to buy individual health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

September 11, 2017

KUDOS | Orange County

CHOC Children’s Hospital’s Emergency Department Earns National Honor | The Julia and George Argyros Emergency Department at CHOC Children’s Hospital is one of only three emergency departments in California — and 22 in the country — to be named a…

September 11, 2017

Poll Gives Insight into Staff Training, Education and Customer Service

On the heels of a recent LinkedIn survey that highlighted the number of physicians who feel unprepared for the business side of practice, new polling by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) provides insight into staff training and education shortcomings…

September 11, 2017

Rescinding DACA Could Add to State’s Physician Shortage, Impact Medi-Cal Eligibility

The Trump administration has announced it is ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which currently protects from deportation nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children. More than a fourth of DACA…

September 04, 2017

Report: Healthcare Consumers Aren't "Shopping Around"

Despite having more financial “skin in the game” than ever, many consumers don’t make any attempt to compare prices for health care services, a newly released study found.

September 04, 2017

Are Providers Warming to Single-Payer?

Single-payer healthcare is still a controversial idea in the U.S., but a majority of physicians are moving to support it, a new survey finds.

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