• LA City Attorney Joins California Coalition To Sue Senior Living Operator

    Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer joined California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and a coalition of district attorneys in filing a lawsuit Monday against the country’s largest senior living facility operator for allegedly ignoring laws regarding discharging patients and reporting false information to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. The suit alleges Tennessee-based Brookdale Senior […]

  • 5-4 Supreme Court allows rule that could reshape legal immigration to take effect

    The Supreme Court Monday in a 5-4 vote cleared the way for the Trump administration to make it more difficult for immigrants who rely on public assistance to obtain legal status. The so-called public charge rule, unveiled in August, impacts people who receive most forms of Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers. It was immediately met with […]

  • Uninsured rate rises for first time since 2009

    The share of uninsured Americans rose for the first time in nearly a decade, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday. The rate increased to 8.5% in 2018, up half a percentage point a year earlier. Some 27.5 million people were uninsured last year, a jump of 1.9 million people. Driving the increase, the first since 2009, […]

  • Governor Newsom Expands Healthcare Coverage with New Budget

    Governor Gavin Newsom announced at a news conference Tuesday he will be going the opposite direction of the Trump Administration. Instead of taking action against the Affordable Care Act, he plans to dive head-first into his “first-in-the-nation health-care proposals” that became law as part of the new budget.  “There’s no starker contrast,” Newsom said at […]

  • California Lawmakers Agree to Health Benefits for Immigrants

    California will become the first state to pay for some adults living in the country illegally to have full health benefits as the solidly liberal bastion continues to distance itself from President Donald Trump’s administration. Democrats in the state Legislature reached an agreement Sunday afternoon as part of a broader plan to spend $213 billion […]

  • Supreme Court gives victory to Planned Parenthood in Medicaid case

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left lower court victories intact for Planned Parenthood in a legal battle with states over access by Medicaid patients to the group’s services. The dispute did not involve abortion, but the action by the justices keeps a hot-button political issue off the docket. Three of the court’s conservatives said […]

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