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For My Patients, Family Caregiving Has Made All the Difference

As a California physician, though, I am fortunate to see something different — the positive impact that paid family leave has on both patients and their caregivers ... while family members who need th... read more

Importance of paid leave for trans patients

The month prior to my California ... to any paid leave program. On May 27, I woke up to my mother’s warm hand on my forehead. In the coming days she tended to me as if I was a newborn experiencing lif... read more

A $20,243 bike crash: Zuckerberg hospital’s aggressive tactics leave patients with big bills

That left Dang with $20,243.71 to pay, which the hospital threatened to send to collections in mid-December. Nina Dang a few days after her accident (left) and six weeks later post surgery (right). Co... read more

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SF General’s insured patients suffer further trauma when bill arrives

But you may leave with a very unpleasant side effect ... said any insinuation that S.F. General is intentionally hitting up those with private insurance to help pay for poor patients is off the mark. ... read more

New governor’s “California for All” budget centered on education and health

Just three days after he was inaugurated, California ... paid leave for a parent or close family member of newborn or adopted children. The broad Health Access health consumer advocacy coalition cited ... read more

How Physicians Reach Patients' Real Needs

But they are increasingly burdened by administrative duties, electronic medical records, insurance reimbursement coding, and a host of other demands that leave them with little ... and how to focus on ... read more

Weedmaps’ Grip on the High-Flying California Pot Market

But if you want top billing, you often have to pay an advertising ... for patients to get into marijuana dispensaries. Hartfield got in touch with Francis when he saw they both lived in California. At ... read more

Secret ‘Rebate Trap’ Strategy Blocks Patients From Buying Generic Drug

With Basaglar, “I’ve never had my insulin ... up the price for patients. The result is that many can’t get the cheaper drugs unless they shoulder a bigger copay or buy them with no help from insurance ... read more

Now that state employees get parental leave, advocates eye private sector

“Even a few weeks’ flexibility,” lobbyist Adrienne Olejnik says, can help parents in line for ... Six states and D.C. have extended paid leave to the private sector: Rhode Island requires four weeks. ... read more

Pop Quiz: Do You Really Understand How Uninsured Motorist Coverage Works In California? (Like — Really, Really?)

Given the focus that CleanTechnica has on personal transportation, I want to share an anecdote having to do with obtaining auto insurance in my home state of California. We recently added a new ... read more

How Everyone Benefits When New Fathers Take Paid Leave

Matt Ipcar, Blue State’s executive creative director and SVP, just came back from a two-month leave for the birth of his second child. “I’ve been here six years, it’s the longest place I’ve ever worke... read more

Medicare rules leave patients in limbo

Our hospital pays an entire fleet of case managers solely to help physicians navigate Medicare's rules. The case manager confirms what I suspected. We can find nothing in Medicare's rules that will qu... read more

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