Health Care Costs

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Free Preventative Services Insurance Providers Are Required To Offer

Every American with health insurance, including Medicare, is now eligible for many preventive services that previously often required a co-payment, deductible or other out-of-pocket cost.

07/23/2013

San Francisco City Hall. (Getty Images)

SF Supervisors Struggle To Solve Long-Term Cost Of Retired City Workers’ Health Care

San Francisco Supervisors’ budget committee are brainstorming how to pay for ballooning health care costs for retired city workers. The City’s liability is on track to grow to $4.4 billion over the next 30 years.

04/11/2013

(CBS)

Janitors Voice Contract Concerns In Streets Of Santa Clara

Their contracts expire on April 30 and they are upset about cutbacks in their health care plans.

04/26/2012

Oakland nurses strike

Striking Nurses Back On Job At Children’s Hospital Oakland

The hospital operated at near normal capacity during the walkout, relying on non-union Children’s Hospital nurses and about 125 replacement nurses.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/10/2011

(AP)

San Francisco Health Care Costs Largest In State

Testimony stretched for several hours on Thursday as a San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee considered the cost of health care in the City.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/29/2011

Oakland Children's Hospital

Health Care Remains Sticking Point For Negotiating Nurses In Oakland

The biggest sticking point in the lengthy contract battle is the nurses’ own health care plans.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/22/2011

(AP)

Report Pins Higher Health Care Costs On Prestigious Bay Area Hospitals

A review of state records revealed that Bay Area hospitals charged some of the highest rates for medical procedures in California.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/18/2010

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