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Health Insurance

Spending Plan

Gov. Brown Signs Spending Plan That Expands Medi-Cal While Continuing Budget Cuts

Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed a budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year that accommodates an influx of uninsured residents into Medi-Cal yet leaves in place a 10 percent recession-era cut to most doctors, dentists and other health care providers who treat Medi-Cal patients.

06/21/2014

(CBS SF)

ConsumerWatch: Some Covered California Patients Say They Can’t See A Doctor

While open enrollment for coverage under the Affordable Care Act is closed, many of the newly insured are finding they can’t find doctors, landing them into a state described as “medical homelessness.”

04/18/2014

(Covered California)

Monday Deadline To Begin Applying For Covered California, Must Be Finished By April 15th

There’s no extension of the deadline to sign up for Covered California, but people who start their applications by Monday will have until April 15th to finish the process.

03/26/2014

(CBS SF)

Covered California Blows Past Enrollment Goals— Uninsured Face Monday Deadline

With less than a week to go from its Monday deadline, Covered California has blown past its enrollment goals for the new health insurance program, according to officials.

03/25/2014

Who Can I Contact With Problems About My Insurer?

Under the Affordable Care Act, consumers have the right to appeal decisions made by their health insurance company.

03/20/2014

Does My Health Insurance Work Outside Of The United States?

Most health plans do not cover medical services outside of the United States.

03/20/2014

Can I Pay For A Dentist With My Health Insurance?

For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.

03/20/2014

(CBS SF)

Larry Magid: Online Service Simplifies Covered California Options

KCBS’ Technology Analyst Larry Magid explains how Stride Health is aiming to make it easier for the uninsured to pick out a Covered California health insurance policy.

03/18/2014

What Should I Do If My Insurer Denies A Claim?

If your insurer denies a claim, you have two options for appeal: internally with the insurance company and externally with the government.

03/12/2014

Are Prescription Drugs Covered Under My Health Insurance?

Under the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance policies must cover prescription drugs.

03/12/2014

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