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Senator Mitchell Sustains Funding for Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital
July 9, 2020
California State Senator Holly Mitchell met with Dr. Elaine Batchlor, CEO of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital. Senator Mitchell and Dr. Batchlor shared a brief discussion about the importance of protecting the hospital’s budget. ... read more »
Let’s keep our promise to South L.A.
May 21, 2020
By any measure, South Los Angeles is one of the most vulnerable communities in California—and the nation. ... read more »
Covered California Enrollment Deadline Expanded Due to Pandemic
April 2, 2020
Covered California is expanding its special enrollment period through June 30 to help anyone uninsured and eligible to obtain health coverage ... read more »
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Our Health System Makes Fighting Coronavirus Even Harder
March 12, 2020
Like all of you, I’m closely following the news of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Right now, my best advice is what you’ve likely already heard: wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds at a time, stay home when you’re feeling sick, and call a doctor if you experience symptoms of a fever, coughing and shortness of breath. And avoid large gatherings if you are elderly or have significant chronic illnesses. ... read more »
L.A. Care Awards $3.6 Million for Physician Recruitment
January 25, 2019
L.A. Care Health Plan, the largest publicly-operated health plan in the country, has announced the first round of Provider Recruitment Program grants as part of its Elevating the Safety Net initiative. The mission of the $31 million initiative is to recruit highly-qualified primary care physicians to the Los Angeles County safety net. The safety net is comprised of health care providers who offer access to care regardless of a patient’s ability to pay, and whose patient population includes a substantial share of the Medicaid population and the uninsured.  ... read more »
NATION’S LARGEST LONG TERM CARE UNION WELCOMES APRIL VERRETT AS ITS NEW PRESIDENT
January 8, 2019
The members of SEIU (Service Employees International Union) Local 2015, the nation’s largest long term care union representing over 385,000 home care and nursing home workers throughout California, are celebrating the new year with the start of April Verrett as their President. ... read more »
Gov. Brown Signs Bills to End Sentencing of 14-and 15-year-olds in Adult Criminal Court, Support Exonerated People After Prison
October 4, 2018
Gov. Brown today signed two research-based criminal justice reforms to improve rehabilitation and reduce the odds of re-offending. Senate Bill 1391 prohibits 14- and 15-year-olds from being tried as adults in criminal court and subsequently sent to adult prison. The bill reverses laws passed in the 1990s that allowed for sentencing the youngest teens to the adult criminal justice system.   ... read more »
Whole Person Care
December 14, 2017
Sarah Kayne, Medical Student, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Summer Research Student, UCLA Community Engagement and Research Program, Clinical and Translational Science Institute. ... read more »
New parents have a lot to be joyful about, but the worries can add up as well
May 4, 2017
If you qualify for special enrollment, you can get yourself covered with a plan that best fits your needs and budget ... read more »
Burke Bill Reducing Barriers to Reproductive Health Care Becomes Law
September 28, 2016
The Direct Access to Reproductive Health Care Act eliminates referral requirements ... read more »
Holden’s Bill 1696 Clears the Way for Low Income Smokers to get Better Help
September 12, 2016
State Assemblyman Chris Holden’s bill 1696, which cleared the Senate Appropriation Committee last month, will make it easier for California’s low income residents to quit smoking. ... read more »
California Endowment Dedicates $2 Million To Health Care Enrollment Outreach In African-American Community
February 4, 2016
As Open Enrollment for Covered California Ends, Medi-Cal Enrollment is Available Year-Round On the final day of open enrollment for Covered California, The California Endowment announced a $2 million commitment towards reaching 100 percent Medi-Cal enrollment within the African-American community. ... read more »
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