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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

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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Lawmakers Give Initial OK to Medi-Cal Expansion

State lawmakers have given initial approval to bills that would expand Medicaid to more than 1 million low-income Californians, a critical step to implementing federal health care reforms.

03/08/2013

A waiter serves lunch to restaurant customers. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story: Restaurants Face Deadline To Clear Healthy SF Discrepancies

Dozens of San Francisco restaurants accused of overcharging customers to cover employees’ health care have less than two months left to clear their names or face prosecution.

02/21/2013

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KCBS Cover Story: Healthy SF Law Creating Enforcement Battle Lines

Sour grapes are growing between San Francisco City Hall and restaurateurs over what critics say is a confusing and badly written law.

02/19/2013

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San Francisco Restaurants Probed Over Health Care Fees

Dozens of San Francisco restaurants are under investigation for exploiting a new city program by keeping customer surcharges instead of spending them on employee health care.

01/25/2013

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