California Offers Bipartisan Road Map for Protecting Kids Online Even as Big Tech Fights Back

In California, a Democrat and a Republican figured out how to pass the country’s toughest online privacy law protecting kids. If their experience is any indication, though, federal legislators can expect fierce pushback from Big Tech if they heed President Joe Biden’s call for similar action on a national scale. The law, modeled after legislation … Read more

Community Workers Fan Out to Persuade Immigrant Seniors to Get Covered

OAKLAND, Calif. — For three years, Bertha Embriz of San Francisco has gone without health insurance, skipping annual wellness exams and recently tolerating a broken molar by trying not to chew with it. As an immigrant without legal status, the 58-year-old unpaid caregiver knew that California’s Medicaid program was closed to her. That changed in … Read more

Journalist Angela Hart Furnishes Framework on Homelessness in California

KHN senior correspondent Angela Hart discussed homelessness in California and Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s legacy on KPBS’ “Midday Edition” on Feb. 9. She discussed the same issue on Cap Radio’s “Insight” on Feb. 13. Click here to hear Hart on “Midday Edition” Click here to hear Hart on “Insight” Read Hart’s “‘The Country Is Watching’: … Read more

California requiere que hospitales recurran a familiares cercanos de pacientes para decisiones médicas, cerrando un vacío de larga data

Hace unos cuatro años, el doctor Gene Dorio formó parte del comité de ética de un hospital del sur de California cuyos administradores insistían en que ellos podían decidir si desconectaban el respirador de un paciente inconsciente, a pesar de que la esposa y los hijos querían seguir manteniendo al hombre con vida. El año … Read more