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Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo.

Board Votes To Close Doctors Medical Center In San Pablo Next Month

The governing board for Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo has voted to start closing down the facility on April 21st.

03/27/2015

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Blue Shield, With $4.2 Billion In Surplus, Loses California Tax-Exempt Status

State officials have stripped Blue Shield of California of its tax-exempt status, an exemption the nonprofit health insurer has held since its founding in 1939.

03/18/2015

A dentist sees a young patient at the Health Trust Children's Dental Center (www.healthtrust.org)

Parents On Covered California Insurance Exchange Unable To Get Dentists For Kids

Pediatric dental care is supposed to be included in all policies sold on California’s Health Insurance exchange, but some parents say just because it’s included doesn’t mean it’s actually possible to get an appointment with a dentist who’ll treat kids.

03/17/2015

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Woman Left Holding Bill After AAA Driver Involved In Crash While Using Personal Vehicle To Tow Boat

If you vehicle is totaled while in AAA’s care, the auto club may not take responsibility.

03/10/2015

(CBS SF)

Tax Forms For 4,500 Covered California Enrollees Still Missing, Weeks Before Deadline

Last month, KPIX 5 reported on the problems Covered California has had issuing tax forms to people who bought insurance on the state-run exchange. Now, tax forms for thousands of customers are still missing.

03/06/2015

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Google Providing Auto Insurance Quotes In California; May Foreshadow Move To Underwrite Own Policies

Google is helping California drivers shop for car insurance as part of a new service that could foreshadow the Internet company’s latest attempt to shake up a long-established industry.

03/05/2015

Nissan's autonomous automobile. (CBS)

How Will Insurance Companies Handle Driverless Cars?

As auto makers and Silicon Valley companies continue to develop driverless cars, insurance companies are already warning about how they could affect their business practices.

03/04/2015

Medicine

Consumers Paying More For Prescription Drugs As More Insurers Drop Copays

The price of prescription drugs has been skyrocketing, but until now most people haven’t noticed because they were only responsible for the copay. Consumers could soon pay the difference, as copays become a thing of the past.

02/18/2015

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Midnight Deadline Looms To Begin Insurance-Enrollment Process With Covered California

Healthcare consumers who take action to start enrollment in Covered California or make an appointment by midnight Sunday will have until Friday to complete the enrollment process.

02/15/2015

(CBS SF)

Covered California Sends Out Nearly 100,000 Tax Forms Containing Errors, Others Deal With Missing Forms

Tens of thousands of people who buy their health insurance through Covered California will get an unpleasant surprise when they file taxes this year.

02/13/2015

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