A local health care provider is receiving an $897,240 grant to further strengthen its services to Bay Area seniors.
On Lok Lifeways is one of nine California health care organizations included in UnitedHealthcare’s $5.2 million grant to boost services in underserved communities. The award will allow On Lok to strengthen its electronic medical records system, “PACELink,” through software upgrades, new technology investments and improved training. Read More
How do you convince millions of average Americans that one of the most complex and controversial programs devised by government may actually be a good deal for them?With the nation still split over President Barack Obama's health care law, the administration has turned to the science of mass marketing for help in understanding the lives of uninsured people, hoping to craft winning pitches for a surprisingly varied group in society. Read More
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Award-winning Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka reads from his new novel, “The Legend of Pradeep Mathew.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]
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When 27 labor agreements come up for negotiations this year, there will be lots of talk about pay raises and concessions. But the conversation also could include incentives to quit smoking, shed some pounds and see the doctor more often. Read More
With the new year comes new laws that Sacramento’s finest spent the year debating, crafting and voting on.
The state’s legislators were busy banning shark fin soup, increasing gun restrictions, advancing gay rights, tackling PG&E’s safety problems and taxing Internet sales. Read More
California’s public schools received a rare bit of good news Tuesday when Gov. Jerry Brown largely exempted them from automatic reductions in state aid, citing improvements in the economy.However, Brown’s declaration that the economy is getting better and he doesn’t have to squeeze all automatic spending-cut “triggers” also lessened the air of crisis and therefore complicated Brown’s efforts to persuade voters to raise taxes next year. Read More
After months of debate, a change to how hundreds of businesses must provide health benefits for employees was approved Tuesday despite sharp criticism it did not go far enough for workers. Opponents of the compromise measure passed by the Board of Supervisors vowed to take the fight to the ballot box. Read More
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After nearly 10 months in office, Mayor Ed Lee signed his first veto order Tuesday evening on legislation that would have amended five-year-old health care legislation.The mayor vetoed an amendment to Healthy SF, which was approved by the supervisors Oct. 18, stating the legislation “neither improves access to health care services nor does it protect jobs.” Read More
Supervisor David Campos called on Mayor Ed Lee not to veto his legislation that was officially approved by the board in a second and final vote Tuesday that amends The City’s five-year old health care ordinance.
But Campos’ request will likely fall on deaf ears. Read More