Bernard J. Wolfson

columnist and senior correspondent for California Healthline

Bernard J. Wolfson on KCRW

California regulators issued record fines against L.A. Care, the state’s largest Medi-Cal managed-care plan, for providing inadequate care to its enrollees.

Record fines might mean California is finally getting serious about improving Medi-Cal

California regulators issued record fines against L.A. Care, the state’s largest Medi-Cal managed-care plan, for providing inadequate care to its enrollees.

from KCRW Features

Most people who come down with COVID-19 usually recover fully. But for about 10% of people, symptoms linger (sometimes for months).

Hospitals now offer special treatment centers for treat COVID long haulers

Most people who come down with COVID-19 usually recover fully. But for about 10% of people, symptoms linger (sometimes for months).

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Rates of domestic violence have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. The United Nations declared the rise as a “ shadow pandemic .”

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There are great disparities in health care and at both extremes – too much and too little – great harm can result.

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As the ultra-contagious BA.5 Omicron subvariant sweeps through LA, the county is poised to issue a new universal mask mandate for indoor spaces by the end of July.

from Greater LA

From mountain tops to the underworld, Robert Macfarlane explores the natural world through language, metaphor, and music.

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Amazon has taken bigger cuts of each transaction over the past seven years, and its artificially low prices contribute to inflation, says a Columbia law professor.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA is experiencing another COVID surge. On an airplane of 50 passengers or in a restaurant of 20-30 diners, there’s a 90-99% chance that someone there has COVID, says Dr. Bob Wachter.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

One reporter visited 10 of the most popular grocery stores in LA and found dramatic differences in prices for goods such as bread, avocados and coffee.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California is cutting its cultivation tax and making other fixes for the state’s struggling weed industry, but local transformations may still be needed.

from KCRW Features

Employing what it calls “fractional ownership” for second homes, real estate startup Pacaso has left communities scrambling to regulate its model.

from Greater LA