Health Care Reform

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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

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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

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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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California Health Care Costs To Rise Under Affordable Care Act

A new report commissioned by California’s health care exchange says individuals who buy their own health plans will see the cost rise an average of 14 percent next year under the Affordable Care Act.

03/28/2013

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California Awarded $674M To Build Health Insurance Exchange

California has been awarded a $674 million federal grant to continue developing and building an online insurance marketplace under the federal health care reform law, state officials announced Thursday.

01/17/2013

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More Details Emerging About California Health Care Exchange Program

The five-member Benefit Exchange Board is making key decisions in Sacramento to lay the groundwork for who qualifies for affordable health care coverage and how they can access those plans.

08/23/2012

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Gov. Brown Calls Special Session On Health Care Reform

Gov. Jerry Brown is telling California lawmakers that he will call a special legislative session on health care at the end of the year.

08/17/2012

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ConsumerWatch: Some Californians To Receive Health Insurance Rebates

More than a million Californians will receive rebates from their health insurers next week. The refunds are the first tangible results of the federal health care overhaul.

07/25/2012

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KCBS In Depth: Push For States To Opt In On Affordable Care Act

Now that the Affordable Care Act has been ruled on by the highest court in the land, participation in the health insurance program is the next hurdle for proponents. And, it stands to reason that the medical community will have a lot to say to state officials across the nation who are thinking of “opting out.”

07/02/2012

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