Now, being in jail is not healthy. But for a lot of people, the best health care they'll receive is what they get behind bars. About 40 percent of inmates are newly diagnosed with a chronic medical condition while incarcerated. Outside, many only interact with doctors when they're in the emergency room.
Immigrant Health Care Under A Cloud Of Uncertainty | Kaiser Health News
Health coverage and immigration status are inextricably linked for many Californians. Citizens and many lawfully-present immigrants are eligible for most health care options. For other immigrants, insurance availability varies by status.
Insurers' Flawed Directories Leave Patients Scrambling for In-Network Doctors | The New York Times
As consumers review their coverage and shop for 2017 insurance through the federal health law's online marketplaces during the annual open enrollment period, many of the directories they are using are outdated and inaccurate.
In California, Planned Parenthood Girds For Potentially Grim Future Under Trump | Kaiser Health News
President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to defund Planned Parenthood, to appoint conservative Supreme Court justices who could overturn Roe v. Wade and to prohibit late-term abortions. He has also vowed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which expanded access to contraception.