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Buffer zone outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in San Francisco. (CBS)

CA Insurance Officials: Insurers Must Cover Elective Abortions

Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have ruled in a reversal of policy stemming from the decision by two Catholic universities to drop elective abortions from their employee health plans.

08/23/2014

(CBS SF)

State Investigating Flawed Covered California Doctor Lists From Insurers

For months, KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch has been investigating consumer complaints about Covered California insurance policies. The months long investigation uncovered everything from too few doctors to complaints of insurance bait and switch.

06/24/2014

(CBS SF)

State Investigating Covered California Insurers After KPIX 5 Reports On Customers Not Finding Doctors

State regulators are investigating whether two large insurance companies, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California, may have broken state laws by misleading customers who signed up for their plans through Covered California.

06/20/2014

Jeffrey Rusch of Camp Meeker has been denied coverage by Anthem Blue Cross for his cancer treatments. (CBS)

Anthem Blue Cross To Cover Sonoma County Cancer Patient After KPIX 5 Report

Anthem 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.

05/30/2014

Jeffrey Rusch of Camp Meeker has been denied coverage by Anthem Blue Cross for his cancer treatments. (CBS)

Sonoma County Man Battling Cancer Denied Coverage By Anthem Blue Cross After Paying $100K In Premiums

A 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.

05/28/2014

A healthcare reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at the free Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Fair at Pasadena City College on November 19, 2013 in Pasadena, California. The event, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters, offers one-on-one sessions with insurance experts certified by Covered California to help people enroll for healthcare coverage under the ACA. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Anthem Covered California Customer Unable To Find Nearby Doctor, Said He Was Told To Cancel Plan

For months, KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch has been reporting that many newly-insured consumers on Covered California haven’t been able to find a doctor under their new plans. Now, even insurers are telling some they are out of luck.

05/21/2014

Examination in a doctor's office. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Health Insurance Providers Propose Double-Digit Rate Hike For Californians

Many Anthem Blue Cross customers could see their rates jump an average of 18 percent in February, under a proposal by the state’s largest for-profit health insurer. Other insurers are also proposing rate hikes.

11/30/2012

Woodland Hills, Calif. offices of Anthem Blue Cross. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Anthem Blue Cross Delays $40M California Rate Hike

Anthem Blue Cross, the largest health plan in California, said Monday it will delay and reduce rate hikes that would have hit some 600,000 policyholders at an estimated cost of $40 million.

CBS San Francisco–03/21/2011

Woodland Hills, Calif. offices of Anthem Blue Cross. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Anthem To Raise Rates For 150,000 California Customers

Some Anthem Blue Cross policyholders in California are facing rate hikes that will average almost 15 percent — but they’re not the same policyholders who saw rates hiked an average of 25 percent last year.

CBS San Francisco–03/03/2011

Anthem Blue Cross President Quits After Rate Hike Fight

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ The president of Anthem Blue Cross in California is resigning after an attempted rate increase that became President Barack Obama’s poster child for out-of-control health care costs.

07/20/2010

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