Category: Health

Opinion: What you need to know about Medicaid–like, 60 percent of beneficiaries have jobs

Medicaid – called Medi-Cal in California – is the backbone of health coverage for more than 74 million Americans. Nearly 20 million receive services through Safety Net Health Plans such as Santa Clara Family Health Plan, where we provide health coverage for 270,000 of our neighbors, friends and loved ones here in Santa Clara County. Related Articles Opinion: VMC doctor…

California’s Legislature is getting more family-friendly — and it’s not just politics driving the shift

SACRAMENTO — State lawmakers this year passed bills that would give millions of Californians 12 weeks to snuggle with their newborns before returning to work, grant school employees six weeks of paid parental leave and offer moms and dads a place — besides a grimy bathroom floor — to change dirty diapers at amusement parks, theaters, sporting arenas and shopping…

Meth-laced 7Up kills 1 in Mexico, prompting travel advisory

One person is dead and seven have fallen ill after drinking methamphetamine-laced bottles of 7Up in Mexicali, Mexico, according to reports. Related Articles Mental wellness center officially opens Sen. Bernie Sanders rallies for Medicare-for-All, lauds McCain opposition to GOP health bill GOP health bill all but dead; McCain again deals the blow Gavin Newsom says “it’s time to move” California…

John McCain Saves Obamacare Once Again

For the second time this year, Senator John McCain appears to have preserved the signature domestic achievement of the man who once kept him from the presidency. The Arizona Republican on Friday announced that he could not “in good conscience” support the latest GOP proposal to substantially repeal the Affordable Care Act, all but certainly dooming the effort. McCain became…

Sen. John McCain says no to health care bill, dashing hopes for GOP leaders

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain says he won’t vote for the Republican bill repealing the Obama health care law. His statement likely deals a fatal blow to the last-gasp GOP measure in a Senate showdown expected next week. The Arizona Republican says he can’t back the partisan GOP measure because “we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats.” He…