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California to be first state to provide healthcare to undocumented immigrants – BBC News

California is poised to become the first US state to offer government-provided healthcare to some immigrants who are in the country illegally. State Democrats agreed on Sunday that adults between the ages of 19 to 25 should have access to Medi-Cal, the state’s low-income insurance programme. The measure must still be approved by the full… Read More »

Emergency responders to California wildfire used a patient lookup system to harness volunteer providers

NASA Earth Observatory image of Camp fire by Joshua Stevens When it comes to responding to disasters like the recent wildfires in California, caring for displaced patients is hard enough. And it gets worse unless you have access to their health information. The Patient Unified Lookup System, known as PULSE, was developed for just that… Read More »

Camp Fire in Northern California destroys Adventist Health Feather River Hospital, patients evacuated

NASA Earth Observatory image of Camp fire by Joshua Stevens A trio of wildfires has devoured tens of thousands of acres and numerous structures in Northern California, killing five people and destroying Adventist Health Feather River Hospital in the town of Paradise. Both the hospital and the town have been leveled by the Camp Fire,… Read More »