The measure, which would fund addiction programs, is one of four bills unveiled in the California Assembly this year that target the pharmaceutical industry.
Preventive care and early detection may be casualties of job loss, according to researchers with the Cancer Prevention Institute of California.
The legislation would prohibit the state medical board from entering probation agreements with physicians accused of felonies. Critics say the measure sidesteps the issue of patient notification.
Not-for-profit facilities would need the state attorney general's sign-off in order to shutter their EDs, according to new legislation.
President Trump's executive order would create budgetary 'chaos' and put thousands of residents' health, safety, and welfare at risk, the suit claims.
Recent court decisions were a setback for insurance industry consolidation, but aren't likely to prevent future merger proposals, experts say.
SB 562 would replace private insurance and cover all Californians, but doesn't identify a source of funds.
The California Department of Managed Health Care found 36 out of 40 insurers' reports for 2015 contained data inaccuracies significant enough to render them unusable.
A repeal would more than double the number of uninsured residents and end $16 billion in funding for Medicaid expansion, studies estimate.
Similar measures, aimed at preventing obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay, failed to advance in 2014, 2015, and 2016.