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Health Care

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Union Representing Some County Employees in Contra Costa Threatens Strike

Health care costs are at the heart of a labor dispute in Contra Costa County that’s been brewing for more than a year and appears poised to bubble over sooner rather than later.

10/08/2013

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

Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Worry How Much Obamacare Will Cost Them

The controversy over the Affordable Care Act landed in Silicon Valley Thursday as small businesses questioned a panel of experts about whether they could afford the costs associated with the new health insurance requirements.

09/26/2013

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Executive Director Of San Francisco Health Clinic Promotes A Future In The Field

Carlina Hansen offers valuable, expert advice to individuals interested in a rewarding career in health care.

09/09/2013

Health Reform Rollout: Today – 2018

While many Americans are aware of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and what may be in store in the near future, some are unaware of the longer term provisions still to come. Below is a […]

08/25/2013

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

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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ConsumerWatch: Big Push Ahead To Sell Obamacare To Millennials

Young people are about to be bombarded with messages about Obamacare. Health care analysts say the government plans to spend tens of millions of dollars informing millennials that come January 1, 2014, they’ll need to have some kind of health care coverage, or will face a fine.

07/31/2013

Kaiser Permanente

Public Officials Criticize Oakland-Based Kaiser For Rate Hikes

One of California’s biggest insurers is drawing complaints from employers who say the company’s policies are no longer the bargain for quality care that they once were.

07/26/2013

Passengers get off of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train as it arrives at the Daly City station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Employee Health Care, Pensions Eating Up BART Revenues

As negotiations are currently at a stalemate, issues like pension, health care and payback for unused sick days are coming to the forefront.

07/24/2013

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The New Patient’s Bill Of Rights

The new Patient’s Bill of Rights protects many basic rights of Americans when it comes to personal health care and dealing with insurance companies.

07/22/2013

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