Health Care

(CBS SF)

Website Problems, Phone Delays Reported In 2nd Year Of Covered California Enrollment

Covered 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.

11/18/2014

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. Covered California

Californians Signing Up For Health Care Insurance In Person, Or Online As Open Enrollment Begins Again

Across the Bay Area and around the country, hundreds of thousands of people began signing up for health care, as day one of the second open enrollment cycle under the Affordable Care Act got underway.

11/15/2014

(Covered California)

Covered California Health Insurance Enrollment Begins Saturday

Residents who want health insurance through Covered California can start signing up for the service on Saturday, San Mateo County officials said Thursday.

11/14/2014

Liberian health workers don full protection outfits at an NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, on October 18, 2014. (ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

New Ebola Guidelines For Health Care Workers Include Buddy System, Protective Gear With ‘No Skin Showing’

Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear “with no skin showing,” a top federal health official said.

10/20/2014

Health workers in protective suit put their equipment on, on October 1, 2014 at MSF's (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. Liberia has been hit the hardest by the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 3,000 people in west Africa. The latest UN data released on September 27, 2014 said 1,830 people have died from the killer virus in Liberia so far, and 3,458 people have been infected.  (Photo PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)

UCSF Ebola Expert: Ebola Is Not As Infectious As Influenza, Tuberculosis, Measles And Other Airborne Diseases

Amid questions and concerns over the recent cases of the Ebola virus in the United States, KPIX 5 talked to an expert on infectious diseases at University of California at San Francisco.

10/02/2014

(CBS)

Patients Racking Up Medical Bills Despite Affordable Care Act

Even 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.

09/16/2014

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

Stanford Hospital Cancels Anthem Blue Cross Contract After Dispute, Thousands Without Coverage

Some 10,000 Anthem Blue Cross members are no longer covered at Stanford Health Care Hospital because of a contract dispute the where the hospital abruptly cancelled the Anthem’s contract.

09/08/2014

(CBS SF)

State Legislature Pushing Multiple Bills To Make Covered California More Accessible And Affordable

The state legislature is wrapping up its summer business next week and a consumer group is pushing hard for passage of four bills dealing with Covered California, with hopes of cutting down out-of-pocket costs.

08/19/2014

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Golden Gate Transit District Unions Authorize Strike

A coalition of 13 of Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District workers’ unions has unanimously voted to authorize a strike, though no date has been announced as both sides continue talks.

08/05/2014

An anaesthesiologist (C) and nurses take care of a patient in a recovery room after a surgery at the CHU Angers teaching hospital in Angers, western France, on October 24, 2013. (JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Medical Tourism To France, Other Countries Surges Due To Costly U.S. Health Care

France, the number one tourist destination in the world for its gastronomic pleasures, beautiful chateaux and sites such as the Eiffel Tower, is also getting a huge influx of tourists for another reason these days – to save a ton of money on their medical bills.

07/14/2014

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