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86 People Diagnosed With Zika In San Diego

86 People Diagnosed With Zika In San Diego

March 24
By City News Service

Since 2015, 86 people in the San Diego region have been diagnosed with the Zika virus.

House Republicans Pull Health Care Bill

House Republicans Pull Health Care Bill

March 24
By Associated Press

Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders.

Obamacare Repeal Vote Put Off In Stinging Setback For Trump

Obamacare Repeal Vote Put Off In Stinging Setback For Trump

March 23
By Associated Press

After seven years of fervent promises to repeal and replace "Obamacare," President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders buckled at a moment of truth Thursday, putting off a planned showdown vote in a stinging setback for the young administration.

California Says GOP Health Bill Would Cost State Billions

California Says GOP Health Bill Would Cost State Billions

March 22
By Associated Press

The Republican health overhaul bill in Congress would cut federal payments for low-income health coverage in California by an estimated $6 billion in 2020 and more than $24 billion in a decade, Gov. Jerry Brown's administration said Wednesday.

New Survey Reveals Americans' Fears About Aging

New Survey Reveals Americans' Fears About Aging

March 22
By Kenny Goldberg

A new survey reveals most people think America is not well prepared to take care of its seniors.

Quality Of Care For Kidney Dialysis Improved In San Diego County

Quality Of Care For Kidney Dialysis Improved In San Diego County

March 22
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

More than about 468,000 people in the nation — roughly 5,000 in San Diego County — are in stage 4 or 5 kidney failure, or end-stage renal disease, and must go through an ordeal called dialysis.

Harris Pleads For Medi-Cal Kids, But Critics Decry A Welfare State

Harris Pleads For Medi-Cal Kids, But Critics Decry A Welfare State

March 20
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

Newly minted California Sen. Kamala Harris recently tweeted her warning about the doom to befall her state’s children if the GOP’s health care replacement cuts federal Medicaid spending.

California Rises In Rankings In Scorecard On Health System Performance

California Rises In Rankings In Scorecard On Health System Performance

March 16
By Kenny Goldberg

California improved more than any other state in the latest scorecard on health system performance from the Commonwealth Fund.

SDSU Students Help Shape Climate Plan In Lemon Grove

SDSU Students Help Shape Climate Plan In Lemon Grove

March 16
By Erik Anderson

Climate action plans remain elusive for most of the county's cities, but Lemon Grove is enrolling students in an effort to reduce the city's climate impacts.

Supervisors Ban All Marijuana Businesses In Unincorporated San Dieg...

Supervisors Ban All Marijuana Businesses In Unincorporated San Diego County

March 15
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to ban all marijuana businesses in unincorporated county areas.