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Covered California Extends Health Insurance Enrollment After Many Affected By 2014 Tax PenaltyThe state's health insurance exchange is giving people who didn't know about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) tax penalty a little extra time to sign up for coverage this year.
Covered California Sends Out Nearly 100,000 Tax Forms Containing Errors, Others Deal With Missing FormsTens of thousands of people who buy their health insurance through Covered California will get an unpleasant surprise when they file taxes this year.
Website Problems, Phone Delays Reported In 2nd Year Of Covered California EnrollmentCovered California officials say the first weekend of open enrollment for the second round of state subsidized health insurance was busy, but some shoppers found out, not all the bugs have been worked out with the website.
What Has The Affordable Care Act Accomplished A Year Later?With almost a year under its belt, has the Affordable Care Act impact as many people as it originally set out to?
Patients Racking Up Medical Bills Despite Affordable Care ActEven people with health insurance can still rack up significant medical debt, particularly if they get a serious illness. Now, a new service from Nerdwallet is helping steer individuals with outstanding medical debt to medical billing experts, who can help reduce those bills.
Oakland Doctors Produce 'Welcome To County' Rap Video To Publicize Hospital Funding NeedsOakland doctors concerned about the funding of county hospitals are taking a one-of-a-kind approach to publicizing that concern, with the release of a slickly-produced rap video.
Shifting Some Public Employees To Obamacare Would Save Billions, Stanford Study ConcludesAccording to a new study from Stanford University, local and state governments could save billions of dollars on their health care costs if they were to shift thousands of public employees over to Obamacare.
Gov. Brown Signs Spending Plan That Expands Medi-Cal While Continuing Budget CutsGov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed a budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year that accommodates an influx of uninsured residents into Medi-Cal yet leaves in place a 10 percent recession-era cut to most doctors, dentists and other health care providers who treat Medi-Cal patients.
Anthem Blue Cross To Cover Sonoma County Cancer Patient After KPIX 5 ReportAnthem Blue Cross told the family of a Sonoma County man that they will cover his cancer treatment, after KPIX 5 reported that they received a letter denying coverage.
Sonoma County Man Battling Cancer Denied Coverage By Anthem Blue Cross After Paying $100K In PremiumsA Sonoma County man battling more than a dozen tumors in his body is fighting a new battle with his insurance carrier, who has denied coverage for his treatments.
Insurer Admits Nearly 1,000 Doctors Wrongly Placed On Covered California Provider ListTwo months after KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch first reported about some doctors listed on the Covered California exchange were actually not accepting the plans, insurer Anthem Blue Cross admitted that nearly 1,000 doctors were erroneously listed.
ConsumerWatch: Some Covered California Patients Say They Can't See A DoctorWhile open enrollment for coverage under the Affordable Care Act is closed, many of the newly insured are finding they can’t find doctors, landing them into a state described as “medical homelessness.”
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