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Medi-Cal paradox creating problems for both doctors and patients

California’s health program for the poor and disabled, Medi-Cal, has presented state lawmakers with quite a perplexing paradox. More and more people fall under the protection of Medi-Cal and need a doctor but fewer and fewer doctors are accepting the

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Study: CA hospitals waste money by ignoring ‘big data’

The “Moneyball” phenomenon of using advanced statistical analysis to gain advantage in professional sports has picked up steam over the past dozen years, to the point where it has broadly depressed scoring in baseball, as fielders are positioned precisely based

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Covered CA adds greater complexity to tax system

Tax time has become even more of a challenge under the Affordable Care Act, and in California, taxpayers have found matters especially difficult. Despite racking up relatively big successes in enrollment and implementation, the Covered California exchange has struggled in

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CA college costs pinch budgets

With the University of California system in the midst of a tense tuition standoff, budgets have come under renewed pressure in recent weeks. Not only schools, but students and parents, have felt the pain. As CalWatchdog.com has been reporting, the UC system

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VIDEO: The Cure in The Code: How Technology is Transforming Medicine

Revolutionary advancements in technology are transforming medicine. Manhattan Institute author Peter H. Huber joins Brian Calle to talk about how California’s tech industry is leading this revolution in medicine.

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VIDEO: How 20th Century Law is Undermining 21st Century Medicine

Is the cure to what ails you located in your own molecular code? Are tech companies on the verge of breaking the code to longer, healthier lives? Is the government going to ruin it for everyone? Manhattan Institute author Peter

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Open-enrollment headache again strikes Covered CA

  If you thought the rollout of Obamacare was problematic last year, this year could be worse — including its implementation here, called Covered California. State officials are still struggling to clear a huge backlog of Medi-Cal applications from the

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Covered CA dissects Prop. 45, doesn’t oppose it

  Officials at the Covered California insurance exchange, the state’s implementation of Obamacare, worry passage of Prop. 45 could damage its operations, potentially affecting insurance coverage for millions of Californians. But the board has chosen not to notify California voters of

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Covered CA = VA

Some thoughts for Memorial Day, which approaches on Monday. If there’s one government program I favor, it’s helping America’s severely wounded veterans. When they signed up to defend our freedoms, they were promised that, should they be hurt in combat,

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Report: ‘Polio-like’ disease a menace to CA children 6

Yahoo News, which is gearing up to be a player on the regional and national news scene, has a troubling new report about California: “Over a one-year period, five children in California developed a polio-like illness that caused severe weakness

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