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Most people who are going with the fixed indemnity plans -- which aren't considered true insurance under the health law -- are healthy and willing to bet they won't be hit with high medical bills anytime soon. Meanwhile, Democrats on Capitol Hill have introduced a public option plan that, though it has almost no chance of passing at the moment, reinforces the party's push toward more universal coverage.

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The hospital had been on the verge of closing before it began participating in the lucrative drug testing program. Officials say the latest financial statement is more evidence the medical center cannot support itself.

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Fentanyl’s recent arrival in California is raising alarms across the state because of how powerful it is. The synthetic drug is 30 to 50 times more powerful than heroin, making the overdose risk extremely high.

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It's going to take "years" to transition California into a single-payer system, Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom says. “It is not an act that would occur by the signature of the next governor."

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On April 1, Medicare launched a major initiative — a diabetes prevention program for seniors and people with serious disabilities— that is available in only a few cities.

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