California’s Medicaid experiment spends money to save money — and help the homeless


SAN DIEGO – Craig McEwen, a former NFL star who won a Super Bowl ring in the late 80s, does not fit the stereotype of someone on the verge of homelessness. McEwen, who suffered repeated concussions in his NFL career of six years, was evicted last July from his San Diego County apartment. He searched … Read more

How College Athletes Make Theirself Kill, Healing the Team is the Next Goal


Contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at “988” or by texting “HOME to 741741 if you think you may be in a mental crisis. Katie Meyer, Stanford University soccer goalie, was killed by suicide in March. Her grieving teammates were close even though they weren’t training. The coaches adjusted practices to allow the athletes … Read more

Two Counties Face Off with California over Mental Health Duties


SACRAMENTO (Calif.) — Sacramento and Solano counties are locked in a dispute with the state about mental health coverage for a small portion of Medicaid patients in their counties. This dispute threatens to disrupt treatment for almost 50,000 residents who have severe mental illness. The Department of Health Care Services administers Medi-Cal. It says Sacramento … Read more