Bonta ‘food as medicine’ bill passes Assembly Health Committee

A bill to create a pilot program for some Medi-Cal recipients in Alameda County to receive healthy food was unanimously approved this week by the Assembly Health Committee. The legislation, sponsored by East Bay Assemblymember Rob Bonta, envisions a “food as medicine” approach to help lower-income Alameda County residents who are struggling with chronic ailments, … Continue reading Bonta ‘food as medicine’ bill passes Assembly Health Committee

‘We have a problem on our hands’: Safety net hospital’s plight continues

The uncertain future of Hayward's St. Rose Hospital, a safety net hospital serving a large number of Southern Alameda County's Medi-Cal and uninsured residents, has vexed county and city officials for years. But the resolve for continually propping up the struggling hospital is beginning to show serious signs of fraying. During an Alameda County Board … Continue reading ‘We have a problem on our hands’: Safety net hospital’s plight continues