New Law Takes a Step Toward Culturally Competent Health Care
City Heights refugees have spoken out in recent years about the need for better interpretation at doctors offices. They haven't gotten it yet, but a new law written by a City Heights woman could push lawmakers over to their side.
Megan Burks | September 22, 2014 |
This Little-Used Parking Lot Is the Epicenter of a Yearlong Political Power Struggle
Family Health Centers of San Diego wants the city to sell it a little-used parking lot so it can expand. The only thing standing in its way is a slow-moving bureaucracy and a community stalwart with no legal claim to the lot.
Mario Koran & Andrew Keatts | August 28, 2014 |
Diapers and Tampons Help Men, Too
Two recent proposals to boost low-income moms address some common themes: both would improve the health of women and children, and help working moms stay working. They share something else, too: a torrent of hateful reactions aimed solely at women.
Sara Libby | August 12, 2014 |
San Diego VA Retreats on Reaching Out to Potential Patients
As VA hospitals around the country tackle exorbitantly long wait times, San Diego's system has tried to ease its burden by reaching out to fewer veterans, who might not know the level of care they've earned with their service.
Catherine Green | July 8, 2014 |
That $96.5M Cut to County Health Services Isn’t as Scary as it Sounds
Megan Burks | June 11, 2014 |
State Glitch Holds Up 90,000 San Diego Medi-Cal Applications
Megan Burks | April 10, 2014 |
Video: Refugee Doctor Learns Her Professional Fate
Megan Burks | March 17, 2014 |
Solo Health Coverage for $430 a Month? It’s a Deal!
Randy Dotinga | January 22, 2014 |
Second Opinion: What We Learned About Health Care — and Our Readers
Megan Burks | January 1, 2014 |
Second Opinion: How Will the Feds Enforce the Individual Mandate?
Megan Burks | December 16, 2013 |
Second Opinion: Will Obamacare Streamline Care for Disabled People?
Megan Burks | December 9, 2013 |
A Reader’s Guide to San Diego Hospital Districts
In order for district hospitals to survive, they need to align themselves with other health care providers. Once they do that, however, they give up a certain degree of control over the decisions made for folks in their communities.
Mario Koran | December 2, 2013 |
Second Opinion: Will Obamacare Help If My Company’s Plan Is Too Expensive?
Megan Burks | December 2, 2013 |
Why the County Will Lose Half Its Health Funds (And Why It Might Not Matter)
Megan Burks | November 26, 2013 |
Second Opinion: What Does Obamacare Mean for My Paycheck?
Megan Burks | November 25, 2013 |
Second Opinion: Which Mental Health Services Have to Be Covered Under Obamacare?
Megan Burks | November 18, 2013 |
Local Hospitals Move Toward Life-Supporting Foods
A new report released last week shows California hospitals are making strides in providing patients and staff healthier meals. But things aren't perfect yet – the McDonald's inside Rady Children's Hospital is still going strong.