California Watch Posts

California Doctors Who Treat Poor Get Reimbursement Boost

July 17, 2018

California is boosting reimbursement payments for doctors and dentists who treat the state’s poorest residents. It’s part of an incentive to expand access under Medi-Cal, which offers free or low-cost health coverage to more than 13 million people — a third of the state's population. Read More

Newsom Tamps Down Expectations for Single Payer

July 10, 2018

Gavin Newsom, favored to be California's next governor, is campaigning on a progressive vision of single-payer health care whose viability could pose a major test ahead of the 2020 elections for Democrats wrangling over how to enshrine universal health coverage. Read More