Supervisor Nate Miley, for now, tables plan for sheriff to operate Ashland Youth Center

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley,right, at a meeting in San Lorenzo last month.ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORSAfter a series of community meetings showing a building consensus among local residents in opposition to a plan for the Alameda County Sheriff's Office to operate the Ashland REACH Youth Center, Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley decided Wednesday night to … Continue reading Supervisor Nate Miley, for now, tables plan for sheriff to operate Ashland Youth Center

Repeal of individual mandate may mean 37,000 more uninsured in Alameda County

ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORSAn estimated 37,000 Alameda County residents may lose their health care insurance after the repeal last month of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate, said the director of the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency. Low-income residents, she added, though, may be spared for the time being.An estimated 68,000 county residents are … Continue reading Repeal of individual mandate may mean 37,000 more uninsured in Alameda County

EBC AGENDA | June 23-29 | OAKLAND forms indy police commission, impeaches Trump; ALAMEDA COUNTY allocates $55 million to indigent health care

THE WEEK OF JUNE 23-29The last week was a good one for the accountability of Alameda County elected officials. First, the Alameda County grand jury report kicked dirt on Supervisors Keith Carson and Nate Miley for their handling of county allocations to non-profits they were intimately connected with, and the Oakland City Council for abusing … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | June 23-29 | OAKLAND forms indy police commission, impeaches Trump; ALAMEDA COUNTY allocates $55 million to indigent health care

Controversial Alameda County EMS contract nears 3-year contract extension, but future relationship is doubtful

Texas-based Paramedics Plus won a controversialcontract for Alameda County EMS services in2010, but has financially struggled ever since.ALAMEDA COUNTYThe three-year extension of a controversial Alameda County contract for emergency ambulance services was moved forward by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, but not without both sides recognizing the relationship’s future is doubtful.The Alameda County Board of … Continue reading Controversial Alameda County EMS contract nears 3-year contract extension, but future relationship is doubtful

Alameda Healthcare District board fills two open seats

Alameda Healthcare District board membersGayle Godfrey Codiga and Dennis Popalardobeing sworn-in Wednesday evening.ALAMEDA HEALTHCARE DISTRICTThe Alameda Healthcare District Board of Directors is back at full strength. After a pair of elected board members resigned earlier this year, the remaining members appointed Gayle Godfrey Codiga and Dennis Popalardo to the board at a special meeting Wednesday … Continue reading Alameda Healthcare District board fills two open seats

Alameda County’s budget deficit is two numbers and neither are particularly rosy

ALAMEDA COUNTYAlameda County's budget shortfall is either $68 million, a figure slightly lower than last year's $72 million deficit, or a significantly more worrisome $108 million, the county administration announced Wednesday.The latter funding gap is a result of Alameda County potentially absorbing $40 million to its next fiscal year budget in order to pay for … Continue reading Alameda County’s budget deficit is two numbers and neither are particularly rosy

State cuts to in-home care services could blow a hole in Alameda County’s next budget

ALAMEDA COUNTYAlameda County's likely fiscal year budget shortfall will be additionally impacted by the state's decision to begin asking municipalities to shoulder more of the costs for in-home health services.Last week, Alameda County Administrator Susan Muranishi told the Board of Supervisors its early budget estimate to be released on Wednesday will reflect $40 million in … Continue reading State cuts to in-home care services could blow a hole in Alameda County’s next budget

Eden Health District escapes Chan’s bid for dissolution

Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan hasthreatened dissolution of the health district for differing reasons since 2012. EDEN HEALTH DISTRICTThere is not a need for the embattled Eden Health District to be dismantled and its assets distributed to various health care agencies, said the local government body tasked with drawing and maintaining the boundaries of local jurisdictions in … Continue reading Eden Health District escapes Chan’s bid for dissolution

Eden Health District CEO says Bonta wants dissolution solely for their assets, not reasons stated

Eden Health District CEODev MahadevanEDEN HEALTH DISTRICTAlameda County elected officials and two East Bay assemblymembers have asserted for the past year that the Eden Health District no longer provides health care grants for its central county residents and should be dissolved.Eden Health District CEO Dev Mahadevan, though, claims elected officials merely want the jurisdiction's holdings, … Continue reading Eden Health District CEO says Bonta wants dissolution solely for their assets, not reasons stated

VP Biden declines needle prick in Newark

VP Joe Biden: No blood test for me, thank you.NEWARK | Vice President Joe Biden visited Newark Thursday to showcase a local company's innovation in the health care field.Biden praised biotech firm, Theranos, which employs about 150 at its Newark lab. Among the products it produces is a low-cost system for drawing blood.According to the … Continue reading VP Biden declines needle prick in Newark

Cutter rips healthcare district for not paying ‘fair share’ to San Leandro Hospital

“I am quite outraged at what Eden does and how theydo it," said San Leandro Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter.Cutter also questions Eden Township CEO's paySAN LEANDRO CITY COUNCIL | San Leandro Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter excoriated the local healthcare district during a council meeting Monday night.for its refusal to further fund San Leandro Hospital.The hospital, … Continue reading Cutter rips healthcare district for not paying ‘fair share’ to San Leandro Hospital

Alameda County ambulance provider needs $5 million from taxpayers to continue services

A change in the county's payer mix since 2010 led to mounting losses, says Paramedics Plus.Proposal fails with Carson's no vote; Miley's recusalBOARD OF SUPERVISORS | The exclusive provider of ambulance services in Alameda County says it needs a $5 million infusion of cash to stanch mounting loses since signing the contract five years ago.Changes in the … Continue reading Alameda County ambulance provider needs $5 million from taxpayers to continue services

Report: Wieckowski aide, San Jose council candidate admits to DUIs

Tim Orozco finished first in the San Jose CityCouncil primary last April.STATE SENATE | 10TH DISTRICT | Tim Orozco, an aide to State Sen. Bob Wieckowski and candidate for the open District Four San Jose City Council seat, admitted to San Jose Inside, he was twice arrested for drunk driving.During the April 7 primary, Orozco … Continue reading Report: Wieckowski aide, San Jose council candidate admits to DUIs

Rep. Barbara Lee: Republicans Cut Hospital Preparedness Before Ebola Risk

http://player.ooyala.com/iframe.js#ec=8yN282cTrvfL3wf_wEQfNnmkjEBHlfL7&pbid=b171980b65ae4996bffea4da902c7846CONGRESS | 13 DISTRICT | In contentious races across the country, Ebola has become a political hot potato. On Friday, Oakland Rep. Barbara Lee used the infectious disease to criticize House Republicans for past cuts to health care and hospital preparedness programs.Speaking during last Friday's episode of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Lee slammed … Continue reading Rep. Barbara Lee: Republicans Cut Hospital Preparedness Before Ebola Risk

Save San Leandro Hospital Vet Appointed to Eden Township Board

Roxann Lewis is the newest member of the Eden Township Healthcare DistrictBoard of Directors.EDEN TOWNSHIP | One of the people who helped San Leandro Hospital escape closure last year is now a member of the Eden Township Healthcare District Board of Directors.The board unanimously approved the appointment of Roxann Lewis Wednesday to replace former board member … Continue reading Save San Leandro Hospital Vet Appointed to Eden Township Board