Today’s Supreme Court decision on President Obama’s health care law will help millions of Californians gain access to health insurance, and the decision could jump start Obama’s reelection campaign. But in an odd twist, even while upholding the law, Chief Justice John Roberts also gave a major legal victory to conservatives, ruling that Congress does not have the power under the Constitution’s Commerce Clause to require people to buy insurance.
Month: June 2012
Santa Ana residents worry that their children will come to accept violence as normal in the wake of ongoing gang violence in the city.
Some 60 years after hydraulic fracturing began at Sespe field in Fillmore, state officials are trying to decide whether to tighten rules on the “fracking” operation, as it is known, and dozens of others like it in the state.
A series of short plays, created with Latino families in mind, aims to create fun and educational fare about healthy eating.
Claudia Lopez tries to comfort her 9-month-old son Brian as the doctor examines the baby to figure out why he’d been vomiting all night. She explains, in Spanish, why she relies on this low-cost clinic: “I need this place because I make so little at work and I don’t have insurance.”
By Marnette Federis
Long known as one of the most violent cities in California, Oakland is taking a novel step to try to reduce crime: empowering children to train one another in violence prevention.
The Affordable Care Act allows for about 32 million newly insured Americans by 2019, and three to four million eligible by 2014. Federal health care reform might not survive after a Supreme Court decision expected this week, but the preparations for an influx of new patients may have already changed the health care system.
When doctors diagnosed Carla Vance with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma two years ago, the then 16-year-old had been in the Los Angeles County foster care system for seven years. Medi-Cal will help with her coverage until she is 21. But what happens after that? The answer to that question depends in part on the Supreme Court’s ruling on health care reform.
Advocates for California children were outraged Thursday when Democrats in the Legislature disclosed that they had accepted Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to eliminate the Healthy Families insurance program next year.
The rate of new cases of children’s cancer is on the rise in California and the reasons for the increase are difficult to determine.