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State's plan to push health insurance for low-income people beyond traditional health care - Illinois Newsroom

State’s plan to push health insurance for low-income people beyond traditional health care – Illinois Newsroom

SACRAMENTO, approx. — Jacey Cooper is the director of Medicaid in California, and she’s never been afraid of big challenges. She commuted two hours each way from Bakersfield to Los Angeles to complete her senior year at the University of Southern California after giving birth to twins. A few years later, at age 27, she …

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Young adults in California are experiencing alarming rates of anxiety and depression, survey finds

Young adults in California are experiencing alarming rates of anxiety and depression, survey finds

Young adults in California are experiencing mental health problems at alarming rates, survey finds, with more than three-quarters reporting anxiety in the past year, more than half depression , 31% suicidal thoughts and 16% self-harm. commissioned by the California Endowment. The figures reflect a years-long trend of deteriorating mental health among young people that has …

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Kaiser strike enters seventh week as mental health workers reject latest contract offer

Kaiser strike enters seventh week as mental health workers reject latest contract offer

Mental health therapists rejected Kaiser Permanente’s latest contract offer with a vote of 1,349 to 222, opting to remain on strike rather than agree to what they described as incremental changes that will not resolve the long patient expectations for treatment. The rejection means the strike will enter its seventh week as the union and …

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Family says more mental health resources needed for Sacramento County homeless community

Family says more mental health resources needed for Sacramento County homeless community

Relatives try to preserve the memory of Tanisha Deal, a Sacramento woman whose life was cut short after a terrible tragedy. Tanisha’s family told KCRA 3 that she was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident in August near Garden Highway and Northgate Boulevard in Sacramento. Doctors described his injuries as “catastrophic”. Watch the full story …

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End of weekly COVID testing mandate for unvaccinated healthcare workers in California

End of weekly COVID testing mandate for unvaccinated healthcare workers in California

On September 17, the California Department of Public Health ended the COVID-19 testing mandate for unvaccinated healthcare workers and others in high-risk settings, which include dental offices. Unvaccinated dentists and their staff have complied with the state’s public health order requiring vaccination or weekly testing since full compliance began on August 23, 2021. Dental staff …

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California governor approves mental health courts for homeless people

California governor approves mental health courts for homeless people

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With more than 100,000 people living on the streets of California, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed a first-of-its-kind law that could compel some of them to seek treatment under a program he describes as “care” but opponents argue it’s cruel. Newsom signed the Community Assistance, Recovery and Empowerment Act on …

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Governor Newsom Signs CARE Court Law, Offering New Pathway for Californians Struggling with Serious Mental Illness |  Governor of California

Governor Newsom Signs CARE Court Law, Offering New Pathway for Californians Struggling with Serious Mental Illness | Governor of California

Passed in the Legislative Assembly with overwhelming support, CARE Court is a unique national framework for empowering people with untreated schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. CARE Court is bolstered by $15.3 billion in state funding to address homelessness and $11.6 billion a year for mental health services SAN JOSE — Along with state and local …

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