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Health Care Reform

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Calif. Health Exchange Shares Data Without Consent

The California health exchange says it’s been giving the names of tens of thousands of consumers to insurance agents without their permission or knowledge in an effort to hit deadlines for coverage.

12/07/2013

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Obamacare Key Dates In 2014

Implementation of the health reform law continues through 2014 with these key dates.

11/25/2013

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Calif. Health Exchange Enrolls 35K In First Month, Only Fraction Of Target

California’s new health insurance exchange tentatively enrolled 35,000 people during its first month of operation, a fraction of the eventual goal in the state with the nation’s largest uninsured population, federal health officials said Wednesday.

11/13/2013

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Mayor Johnson Expected To Make Announcement About Affordable Care Act

Mayor Kevin Johnson will make an announcement this morning about the Affordable Care Act.

10/07/2013

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Calif. Health Exchange Back Online After Upgrades

Online enrollment is available for California’s new health insurance exchange after technical glitches on the system’s opening day forced overnight upgrades.

10/02/2013

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Local Covered California Call Center Opens To High Number Of Calls

The Affordable Care Act kicked off in California on Tuesday, and almost immediately a call center set up to handle questions was inundated with calls.

10/01/2013

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Covered California Information Seminars

Following the passage of the national health care reform, California created Covered California, an agency or exchange to help implement the new law. Beginning in 2014, Covered California will offer plans to help individuals and small […]

09/28/2013

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Where Are The Uninsured In America?

Massachusetts has lowest percentage of uninsured residents with only 4.5 percent; Texas has the highest with 28.8 percent. Generally the highest uninsured rates can be found in the South and West.

09/04/2013

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Who Are The Uninsured In America?

Young adults 19-34 years of age represent the group most likely to be uninsured. More than three-quarters of uninsured Americans come from working families.

09/04/2013

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Tips For Choosing Health Insurance

Below are some practical tips for selecting a health insurance policy that include advice from experts and suggested research. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its implementation over the coming years will likely have some […]

07/02/2013

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13 Insurers To Compete On Calif. Health Exchange

The state’s largest health insurers, including Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield and Kaiser Permanente, will be among 13 plans competing for policies from millions of Californians who are expected to purchase coverage through the state’s new health exchange, officials announced Thursday.

05/23/2013

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Brown, Democrats Wrangle Over Medicaid Expansion

California was an early booster of President Barack Obama’s health care law and its Democratic political leadership was quick to commit to the optional Medicaid expansion. But it turns out that saying yes was the easy part.

05/05/2013

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