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Health Care

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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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Health Care Costs In America Versus The Rest Of The World

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.

07/20/2013

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Holds Firm On Proposed Rate Hike For SF City Employees

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.

07/18/2013

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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

President Barack Obama speaks at The Fairmont Hotel on June 6, 2013 in San Jose. (Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

President Obama In San Jose Addresses Surveillance Concerns, Touts Health Care Plan

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.

06/07/2013

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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

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

(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

university of california, berkeley

UC Lifts Caps On Student Health Insurance

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.

05/08/2013

(CBS)

1.3M Fewer Californians Receive Health Coverage From Employers

A new report shows that fewer Californians are receiving health insurance through their employers.

04/11/2013

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