Health Care

Calif. pregnancy centers urge court to invalidate abortion-promoting law

An alliance of California pregnancy centers urged a federal court of appeals to invalidate a state law that forces them to promote abortion, but the judge turned down their request to issue a preli

Mergers allow hospitals to charge more: study

Mergers allow hospitals to charge more: study

A new study conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Southern California has warned policymakers that hospital mergers not only drive up prices but also allow even nonaffiliated ho

Insurance firms preventing California women from having easy access to birth control

Insurance firms preventing California women from having easy access to birth control

Last month, California lawmakers passed a measure to provide women easy access to birth control pills if they don’t want pregnancy, but insurance companies are creating a hurdle on the way.

California’s ‘aid-in-dying legislation’ takes effect

California’s ‘aid-in-dying legislation’ takes effect

California on Thursday joined the few U.S. states that allow terminally ill patients to legally receive lethal medication prescriptions from doctors to die peacefully.

California to increase smoking age from 18 to 21 years this Thursday

California to increase smoking age from 18 to 21 years this Thursday

California’s new law designed to increase the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 years to 21 years is all set to take effect this Thursday, June 9, 2016.

UnitedHealth to withdraw from Calif.’s insurance marketplace

UnitedHealth to withdraw from Calif.’s insurance marketplace

UnitedHealth Group will not sell health insurance plans on California’s insurance marketplace in 2017, the health insurance provider announced on Tuesday.

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