Sacramento First Responders Say Pandemic Has Led To Longer Emergency Room Wait TimesThe pandemic has exposed many things when it comes to deficiencies in our health care care system, and one issue has reached the tipping point for first responders: wait times.
California 'Surge' Hospitals Are Costly, But How Much?With coronavirus cases rising fast, California is planning to keep open several makeshift hospitals that have seen few patients but cost a bundle - in one case more than $4 million to prepare and staff a facility that only treated two people over nearly two months.
California Hospitals Cite $14 Billion In Losses, Seek AidCalifornia hospitals have suffered as much as $14 billion in losses by postponing elective surgeries and other procedures to clear space in anticipation of a flood of coronavirus patients that never occurred.
Trial Approaching In California Hospital Antitrust CaseSpurred in part by former President Barack Obama's health care law, hospitals across the country have merged to form massive medical systems in the belief it would simplify the process for patients.
California Hospitals Question 2030 Earthquake StandardsHospitals across the state in questioning standards designed to keep hospitals open after earthquakes.
Rush Of Patients Tests Patience At Sacramento Emergency RoomsAt one point Sacramento city fire officials say ambulances with patients were lined up at UC Davis Medical Center with a wait from one to four hours.
Can My Health Insurance Cover My Spouse?Whether or not your health insurance can cover your spouse depends on your specific policy.
Can My Health Insurance Cover My Children?Whether or not your health insurance can cover your children depends on your specific policy.
How Do I Use My Health Insurance When I Visit A Doctor?To maximize the benefits of your insurance policy, you will likely need to choose a doctor from within your health plan’s network.
How Does My Health Insurance Work At The Hospital?The Affordable Care Act requires that all health insurance policies cover 10 essential benefits, including emergency treatment.
Area Hospitals Among 10 Penalized By CDPHUC Davis Medical Center is one of 10 hospitals being penalized by the California Department of Public Health for noncompliance with licensing requirements.
Legislation Questions Hospitals' Nonprofit StatusSome of California's most powerful unions are pressuring nonprofit hospitals to prove that they provide enough charitable care to justify their tax-exempt status.
New Legislation Would Force Nonprofit Hospitals To Disclose Charity Care SpendingAt a time their CEOs are earning record salaries, a proposed law would force California nonprofit hospitals to clearly explain their charity work to determine if enough money is really being spent on charity care.
Earthquake Tests Look For Ways To Shore Up HospitalsWhat happens when a series of massive earthquakes hits a five-story medical facility with an intensive care unit, operating room and elevator?
Hospitals Given More Time For Seismic Upgrades The state Legislature has approved urgency legislation giving California hospitals more time to comply with seismic safety requirements and clearing the way for some hospitals to receive Medi-Cal reimbursements.