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Health Care Reform

A doctor conducts a checkup on a patient. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Field Poll Gauges Californians’ Health Care Costs, Opinions

Half of California voters say their health care costs increased this year. And, the same proportion describes health care as difficult to afford.

08/19/2013

(CBS)

12 Insurance Plans Join California Health Exchange

Twelve health insurance companies have signed contracts to offer coverage through California’s new exchange as part of the federal health care law.

08/07/2013

Barbara Boxer

Sen. Boxer Touts Health Care Exchange, Obamacare In Oakland

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-California, came to Oakland Monday to promote the nation’s new health care law, saying it will help millions of Americans get the health care they need.

08/05/2013

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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

(CBS)

Aetna To Stop Selling Individual Health Insurance Plans In Calif.

Aetna Inc. will stop selling individual health insurance policies in California next month, just weeks after opting out of the exchange that is being established as part of the national health care reforms, a state regulator said Tuesday.

06/18/2013

California State Capitol

Legislature Expands Medi-Cal To 1.4 Million Low-Income Residents

The state Legislature passed a major piece of the federal Affordable Care Act, opting to expand Medicaid to 1.4 million low-income Californians.

06/15/2013

(CBS)

ConsumerWatch: California’s Health Care Exchange Explained

California is getting an early look at how President Barack Obama’s health care reform measure will work. The Golden State was the first in the nation to set up a health insurance exchange.

05/30/2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Brown Tells Counties To Help Pay For Medi-Cal Expansion

Gov. Jerry Brown told county officials Wednesday that the state cannot afford to “double-pay” as he seeks to expand California’s health care program for the poor, meaning counties will have to forfeit millions of dollars in state funding.

05/29/2013

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Alameda County Coalition Urges Gov. To Preserve Local Health Funding After Medi-Cal Expands

An Alameda County supervisor and health care advocates are urging Gov. Jerry Brown and state legislators to preserve local health care safety net funding.

05/28/2013

(CBS)

13 Insurers To Compete On California 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 on California’s new health care exchange.

05/23/2013

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