California  plans limits on livestock antibiotic use

California plans limits on livestock antibiotic use

California could become the first state in the country to implement strong regulation over the use of antibiotics for livestock. Supporters hope that could lead to tougher federal limits on such medications to control their use and prevent the spread of superbugs.

California approves Blue Shield, Care1st merger over consumer group objections

By Lisa Schencker  |  October 09, 2015

While regulatory approval of Blue Shield of California's $1.2 billion acquisition of the Los Angeles managed-care company Care1st removed its state tax-exempt status, consumer groups say the combined entity's commitment to expand access and increase transparency doesn't go far enough.


Critical-access hospitals, 2015

Critical-access hospitals, 2015

A list of critical-access hospitals by state, ranked by the number of CAHs as of Sept. 1, 2015. Source: Flex Monitoring Team. Published Oct. 5, 2015, p. 34.

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