While America has the most expensive health care system in the world, Americans do not live longer or have better health than people in most other developed countries.
The city would absorb the cost of the higher premiums, a $15 million hit that Supervisor John Avalos said the health management organization has not adequately explained given that San Francisco’s overall health insurance costs for workers covered by other providers went up just 2.5 percent.
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.
President Barack Obama spoke in San Jose Friday to address concerns over recent revelations about national security programs as well as to tout California’s health care exchanges as a successful result of his health care legislation.
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.
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.
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.
University of California officials have agreed to lift a cap on health insurance coverage that threatened to leave students with catastrophic illnesses such as cancer with big medical bills, it was reported Wednesday.
A new report shows that fewer Californians are receiving health insurance through their employers.
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.