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California rejects unique intersex surgery ban for some kids

California lawmakers have rejected a ban on medically unnecessary treatment for babies born with ambiguous or conflicting genitalia By ADAM BEAM Associated Press January 14, 2020, 12:59 AM 4 min read SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers have rejected what would have been a first-of-its-kind ban on medically unnecessary treatment for infants born with ambiguous or… Read More »

After California surprise billing law, fewer specialty services were out-of-network

Dive Brief: After a surprise billing ban went into effect in California, the share of services delivered out-of-network by affected specialties declined by 17%, according to a new analysis by the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy. The drop was primarily focused in the third quarter of 2017, immediately after the law was implemented. The… Read More »

Kaiser to reveal detailed financials under newly-signed California bill

Dive Brief: California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) signed a bill into law Thursday mandating greater transparency in Kaiser Permanente’s financial disclosures as income for the not-for-profit integrated health system continues to soar. Starting in 2020, Kaiser must break out expenses and revenue for its hospitals on a per-facility basis, revenue by type of payer, and rate… Read More »

California settles decades-long lawsuit over lead paint, but outcome is bittersweet

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – When Californian counties and cities first sued paint makers in 2000, they wanted the companies to pay billions to remove dangerous old lead paint from hundreds of thousands of homes. Ashley Avila, 11, plays with her nephew Alexander Avila, 3, outside of their home where Alexander was lead poisoned by lead-based… Read More »