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California Legislature Oks Health Insurance Mandate

June 25, 2019

The California Legislature voted Monday to tax people who refuse to buy health insurance, bringing back a key part of former President Barack Obama's health care law in the country's most populous state after it was eliminated by Republicans in Congress. Read More

New Budget Boosts Health Coverage For Low-Income Californians

June 25, 2019

Ann Manganello survives entirely off her Social Security stipend: $1,391 a month. That doesn’t amount to much in the pricey desert enclave of Palm Springs, Calif. — especially for someone who contends with a host of expensive medical problems, including a blood vessel disorder, complications from a recent stroke and frequent bouts of colitis. Read More

California OKs Health Care for Some Adult Immigrants

June 11, 2019

Democrats in the state Legislature on Sunday agreed to make adults between the ages of 19 and 25 eligible for the state’s Medicaid program. Not everyone will get those benefits, only people whose incomes are low enough to qualify for the program. State officials estimate the program will cover an additional 90,000 people at a cost of $98 million. Read More