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"We're demanding police accountability. We're demanding our health care institutions do more trauma-informed care within our communities," said Asadullah Awan, a medical student at the school and organizer for the event.

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Lawmakers in the California Senate health committee are set to vote Wednesday on a measure that would crack down on third-party premium assistance for dialysis patients. The bill has the backing of insurers and powerful labor groups.

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But proponents have not addressed how they suggest the state pay for it. The push is part of a larger effort to move California toward universal health care coverage.

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The decision by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra signals his agreement with health consumer advocates, who argue that patients are still struggling to pay their medical bills, even when they have insurance.

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Roughly half of patients don't take their high blood pressure medicine as they should, even though heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. Now, a drug test can flag whether a patient is taking the prescribed medication and is meant to spark a more truthful conversation between patient and doctor.

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