Health

En Estados Unidos los pacientes con insuficiencia renal tienen acceso a los tratamientos de diálisis que salvan vidas y que paga el Medicare. Foto: ProPublica.

Patient Advocacy Or Political Ploy? Union, Industry Square Off Over Dialysis Initiative

In California, close to 70,000 patients need regular dialysis, which essentially performs the function of kidneys for patients whose own kidneys are failing. DaVita and Fresenius control 70 percent of the nation’s market. Between them, they reported more than $4 billion in operating profits last year.

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Autobús de Covered California en 2017 -uno similar recorrerá este estado en noviembre, después de las elecciones de medio término que se aproximan. Foto: Covered California/Facebook.

California Extends Healthcare Enrollment Period for Residents

Ahead of the federal government, California will begin the open enrollment period for health insurance subsidized by the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, starting next week.

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Valley fever medication poses added risk for pregnant women

She knows she’s lucky. At any time, her health could have swung in the other direction. And although the reasons why some people with the disease fare better than others remains a mystery for now, it’s an active area of research — something scientists hope to soon understand better

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Gobernador Jerry Brown veta el proyecto de ley AB 186. Foto: Cortesía del gobierno del estado de California.

(Español) Veta Jerry Brown proyecto de ley que hace frente a muertes por sobredosis en California

(Español) El uso de drogas en sitios de prevención de sobredosis “son intervenciones probadas, basadas en evidencia científica, que salvan vidas, previenen el VIH y las infecciones por Hepatitis C”. Además, “crean oportunidades para la atención médica y los servicios sociales. La gente morirá y los californianos sufrirán…”.

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Una planta de energía en La florida. Foto: Flicker.

(Español) Intenta la administración Trump derogar importante regulación ambiental

(Español) Partidarios y opositores de la propuesta creen que es probable que la Corte Suprema la defienda, especialmente con la inminente confirmación del juez Kavanaugh al máximo tribunal. En su disidencia de 2014 al fallo sobre el mercurio, Kavanaugh escribió: “Los beneficios de esta regla están en disputa”.

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Dirty Air And Disasters Sending Kids To The ER For Asthma

Because the region is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, pollutants get trapped in the valley. Wildfires — such as the blazes that have dirtied the valley’s air this summer — exacerbate asthma symptoms and send more kids to the emergency room.

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Medicaid Initiatives.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 PROGRAM # 8439 12:00 PM PT Medicaid Initiatives. Initiatives to fully expand Medicaid to cover the uninsured working poor in rural communities will be in the November ballot in Nebraska, Idaho and Utah, conservative states where right-wing politicians have resisted such expansion. As Election Day approaches, the debate is heating up. These […]

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Immigrants’ Health Premiums Far Exceed What Plans Pay For Their Care

Immigrants accounted for nearly 13 percent of premiums paid to private plans but only about 9 percent of insurers’ expenditures, according to a new study in Health Affairs. The cost of care for the group of native-born customers, however, exceeded their premiums. In California, per enrollee, immigrants contributed an average of $795 more to private insurance than what they spent.

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Lariza Dugan-Cuadra, directora de CARECEN en el Norte de California.

Proposal to Redefine “Public Charge” Could have Serious Health Impacts

The Trump administration wants to change the rules to consider a “public charge” all those who have used Medicaid, food stamps, housing or rental assistance, and other benefits.

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Ni Una Menos.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 PROGRAM # 8433 12:00 PM PT Ni Una Menos. Feminist leaders from Argentina visit California to speak about the three-year-old movement Ni Una Menos, a campaign to demand policies to prevent feminicides and set a national agenda that focuses on labor and reproductive health rights, including decriminalizing abortion. In this conversation, they […]

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