July 2009 Health Care Stories Archive


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  • Healthy Families Considers Higher Premiums, Benefit Cuts
    California’s Children’s Health Insurance Program recently lost about half of its funding under the recent budget deal. Officials met Thursday to look at cost-saving measures.
    Thursday, July 30, 2009
  • Budget Vote Nears, Health Services Up for Cuts
    Lawmakers are expected to vote on a budget deal Thursday night that includes unprecedented cuts to health services. Here's a round-up of what’s at stake.
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009
  • Kelley Weiss/Capital Public Radio News
    Kelley Weiss/Capital Public Radio News
    School Shots Harder to Get Under Healthy Families Freeze
    California kids are getting ready to go back to school. Before being allowed to return, their vaccinations must be up to date. But the state’s budget crisis could make that an expensive task for a growing number of low-income families.
    Tuesday, July 21, 2009
  • Healthy Families Freezes Enrollment
    Hundreds of thousands of California kids won’t be able to get health insurance because the state is freezing enrollment for the Healthy Families program. And California is the first state in the nation to take such drastic measures.
    Friday, July 17, 2009
  • Oak Park Health Clinic Reopens
    Sacramento County’s closed almost half of its health clinics for low-income residents because of ongoing budget deficits. So some health care providers have come together to help. The Oak Park clinic shut down last year is now back in business.
    Wednesday, July 15, 2009
  • Study: Obesity Crippling State's Economy
    California is getting heavier and that’s putting a burden on the state budget. A new study says rising obesity is weighing down California’s economy.
    Thursday, July 9, 2009
  • Kelley Weiss/Capital Public Radio News
    Kelley Weiss/Capital Public Radio News
    Food Stamps & Farm Stands
    A new program is bringing fruits and vegetables closer to families. In fact, farm stands are setting up near daycare centers. And these stands accept food stamps.
    Monday, July 6, 2009