Health Care Disparities |

Kids with disabilities face a tough transition to adult care

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| Growing up, Lauren Messer had a large team to help her deal with her rare neurological disease. Now that she's 21, her mom is scrambling to assemble a new team.

The lowdown on high deductible health plans

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High deductible health insurance doesn't turn out to be a great option for people with chronic health conditions and people with lower incomes.

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Denti-Cal has more bite in 2018

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The new year means the state will once again cover things like root canals and partial dentures for adults on Medi-Cal. The legislature limited coverage during the Great Recession.

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With Obamacare, Americans seek more preventive cardiovascular care

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A UCLA study says since the Affordable Care Act reduced out-of-pocket costs for preventive care, more people are getting screenings for diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol.

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California feels protected against Trump pulling health subsidies

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Covered California's move to raise premiums on its silver plans was designed to insulate consumers from the effects of Trump's move. Experts think it should work.

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With missed deadlines, billions at stake for CA low-income health programs

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Congress missed a September 30 deadline to fund two key programs in California. The state is waiting to learn the fate of billions of dollars in federal support.

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California health clinics risk losing hundreds of millions if Congress doesn’t act

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Clinics are waiting to see if Congress will renew their funding by the Saturday deadline. More than $600 million are at stake in California.

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Many breast, ovarian cancer survivors should take this test

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A simple genetic test can detect a mutation that puts a woman at risk of a recurrence. But a UCLA study finds most who should take the test, don't.

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