With temperatures soaring to the triple-digits along the West Coast, Californians are justifiably concerned for their safety. In fact, heat exhaustion and heatstroke cause more deaths in the U.S. than all other natural disasters combined. Extreme heat or heat waves occur when the temperature reaches extremely...

Drew Altman, Ph.D., is president and CEO of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and a leading expert on national health policy. He is also founding publisher of KFF’s Kaiser Health News, which distributes coverage of health issues through major news outlets across the...