Does HIPAA’s Privacy Rule Protect Patient Information?

Does HIPAA’s Privacy Rule Protect Patient Information?


By Jesus Aceves, Roxana Islas, Diana Muñoz, and Leanna Wagner

In the early 1990s, there was a technological shift that was occurring. Many things were moving to computer-based systems and health care was one of them. In an effort to move towards this change, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ..Read More…

Safe Injection Sites: More Than Just a Place to Shoot Up



By Magnolia Cedeno, Almira Dang, Kenna Hartman, Amy Johnson and Milagros Villarreal

Safe injection sites are a hot topic in California, as San Francisco plans to open sites in July. Safe injection sites have stirred up controversy due to a fear that they will encourage drug use. This rhetoric is often ..Read More…

Protective Measures: California Minimizes the Loss of Federal Subsidies for Health Insurance



By Jason Bloome

In October 2017, a federal judge sided with the Trump administration in a lawsuit filed by California and 17 other states that sought to compel the federal government to continue paying subsidies to lower the cost of health insurance for the benefit of millions of low-income residents. The impact ..Read More…

Do We Have a Housing Problem in California?


By Lily Arana, Stephanie Cruz, Jessica Johnson, Michelle Ramirez and Stacey Ruiz

As MSW candidates, we have witnessed the many housing challenges our clients face when attempting to attain affordable housing; obstacles we experience alongside them. Since 2012, most of our clients have anxiously awaited the opportunity to move forward with Section ..Read More…