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Cancellation Delayed For 115,000 Blue Shield Of California Policies

California’s insurance commissioner has reached an agreement with one of the state’s major health insurance companies to delay its cancellation of more than 115,000 individual policies under the federal Affordable Care Act.

11/05/2013

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

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland

Oakland Hospital Fined For Patient Death; Marin Hospital Also Fined For Patient Safety Violations

Alta Bates Medical Center in Oakland has been fined for procedural errors the California Department of Public Health says led to a patient’s death.

08/15/2013

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

(CBS)

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

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

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

(CBS)

California Health Care Costs To Rise Under Affordable Care Act

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.

03/28/2013

CVS Pharmacy. (CBS)

CVS Ordering Workers To Reveal Weight, Health Info

Pharmacy giant CVS has told workers in the Bay Area and around the nation to reveal their weight and other health information, or pay extra for health coverage.

03/21/2013

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