California ‘Obamacare’ enrollment up slightly from last year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s health insurance marketplace says enrollment is up slightly from the same period last year despite President Donald Trump’s efforts to roll back the federal health care law. Covered California officials said Thursday that 48,000 new consumers used their service to sign up for health coverage during the first two weeks […]

Need Health Insurance? It’s Enrollment Time at Covered California!

LOS ANGELES (CBM) – Enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) opens November 1, and Covered California, the state’s hub for affordable plans, launched its outreach to Black communities with a “Coffee & Conversation Media Roundtable” at the California Endowment on October 19. The event was hosted by Dr. Robert Ross, president, […]

Women’s Health Emphasized At Medical Conference

SACRAMENTO – Yes2Kollege Educational Resources and the University of California Health and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing present the “Second Annual Preserve Our Legacy: Advancing African Americans In Nursing Conference” on Aug. 26. A celebration of California’s African American Women’s Health Legacy Month, the free conference runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at […]

Titus 2 Collaborative hosts its 2017 Single Mothers Empowerment Forum & Tea

SACRAMENTO – The area support and empowerment group, Titus 2 Collaborative hosts its 2017 Single Mothers Empowerment Forum & Tea on Saturday, August 26. The event will be co-hosted by the Black Infant Health program at the 14th Ave Baptist Church, located at 6240 14th Avenue, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The theme is […]

August Events to Recognize Health Disparities in African American Community

(SACRAMENTO) – Yes2Kollege Educational Resources, Inc.’s African American Women’s Health Legacy (AAWHL) Program asks for the community’s support this August in celebration of its California Senate Resolution and Sacramento County Proclamation recognizing health disparities in the Sacramento County African American community. AAWL has set events and activities throughout the month of August and invite members […]

California’s Democratic Leaders Rebuke Republican Senate Health Care Plan

(CBM) – Three of the Golden State’s top Democrats denounced a Republican Senate-promoted health care bill making the rounds in the nation’s capital during a conference call with media members on the morning of June 27. Governor Jerry Brown and U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris spoke out against the Better Care Reconciliation Act […]

Single-Payer Health Bill Passes Senate But Critics Question How To Fund It


SACRAMENTO (CBM) – California has long been a national leader in innovation, and if Senate Bill 562 (which seeks to establish a Medicare-for-all system) passes, the state could change the direction of health care in the nation. SB 562 is sponsored by the California Nurses Association (CNA.) According to a CNA press release, the primary […]

$400 billion price tag for California single-payer bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California bill that would eliminate health insurance companies and provide government-funded health coverage for everyone in the state would cost $400 billion and require significant tax increases, legislative analysts said Monday. Much of the cost would be offset by existing state, federal and private spending on health coverage, the analysis […]

US House of Representatives votes to repeal ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Delivering at last, triumphant House Republicans voted Thursday to repeal and replace the “Obamacare” health plan they have reviled for so long, overcoming united Democratic opposition and their own deep divisions to hand a major win to President Donald Trump. The 217-213 vote was a narrow victory, and ultimate success is far […]

American Health Care Act hits major roadblock after bad CBO numbers

(NNPA) – Less than a day after the Congressional Budget Office released an analysis of the “American Health Care Act of 2017,” three House Republicans, Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) Leonard Lance (R-N.J.), and Rob Wittman (R-Va.) said that they would vote against the new GOP health bill. The recent Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report on […]