Gov. Gavin Newsom and other California Democrats are counting on abortion rights to drive their voters to the polls. But some may still care more about crime, homelessness and inflation.
California abortion rights groups, providers and Democratic lawmakers are all getting ready for a potential influx of out-of-state women. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to dramatically scale back, or even end, the constitutional right to abortion.
Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to order the state’s hospitals, doctors’ offices and insurance companies to keep their costs below a certain level. If they don’t, the state could impose a hefty fine.
A bill for single-payer health care in California didn’t even get a vote in the state Assembly after its author couldn’t round up enough support before Monday’s deadline. Advocates are incensed.
“Especially with four democratic vacancies in the Assembly, the votes were not there today, but we will not give up,” the bill’s author said.
For a decade, the United States has faced a critical nursing shortage, which is expected to grow through 2030. The challenges caused by the shortage, though, continue to be exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic as it surpasses the two-year mark.
California Democrats took their first step toward abolishing the state’s private health insurance market and replacing it with a government-run plan they promised would never deny anyone the care they need.
Impacts of the national nurse shortage are being felt at Long Beach hospitals, where officials are offering signing and referral bonuses as well as premium pay for those who show up to their shifts.
Long Beach officials announced Thursday that its health department is offering enrollment assistance for those who may be eligible Medi-Cal and Covered California.
After nearly three years, the Community Hospital Long Beach emergency department is now open, marking a crucial turning point for the facility, operator Molina, Wu, Network announced Wednesday.