How Personal Will Facebook’s Health App Get?

January 23, 2020

Facebook is getting into the health care game. For now, Facebook Preventative Health is keeping it simple and relatively unthreatening. Users must opt into the feature and in return they get push notifications suggesting they engage in various preventative health measures, such as an annual physical or a flu shot. Read More

Insurers Deal More Blows To Medicare For All

January 21, 2020

Health insurance companies are already reporting unprecedented growth in signing up seniors to their Medicare plans for 2020, which is bad news for certain Democrats pushing single payer versions of “Medicare for All.” Read More

California Bills Would Make Insurers Cover More Mental Health

January 21, 2020

California legislators on Tuesday introduced two bills aimed at improving access to mental health and addiction treatment by requiring health insurance companies to authorize some forms of treatment more quickly and to cover more comprehensive mental health services. Read More

Medi-Cal’s Very Big Decade

January 21, 2020

Medi-Cal had a big decade. The number of Californians enrolled in the state’s health insurance program for low-income residents swelled by 5.5 million from 2010 to 2019. It now covers 1 in 3 Californians and 40% of children. Read More