Kaiser workers in California ratify union deal

Kaiser Permanente and a union representing 57,000 of its employees ratified a new contract that will create a $130 million workforce development program and boost pay, the union announced Wednesday. The Oakland, Calif.-based integrated health…


Sutter Health settles class action antitrust lawsuit

Sutter Health’s tentative settlement in its class action lawsuit means the not-for-profit hospital giant will likely get to keep more details about its allegedly anticompetitive contracting practices hidden than if the case had gone to…


The Scoop: October 16 Edition

In this edition Open enrollment underway in California; window shopping available in several states Medicare open enrollment started October 15 Idaho Medicaid expansion starts January 2020 — enrollment begins November 1, 2019 North Carolina’s transition…



The hazy science around vaping safety

The ongoing epidemic, which is mostly but not entirely tied to black market vapes containing the marijuana component THC, has killed at least 27 people and sickened nearly 1,300 as of Friday. It caught the…