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(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

A San Francisco Muni Bus (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Muni Driver Charged With Bogus Robbery, Injury Claim

A San Francisco Municipal Railway bus driver was charged with insurance fraud Monday following an investigation into a reported injury she suffered during a bus robbery in 2012, according to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.

04/08/2014

Lyft Rideshare Service

Insurance Commissioner Holds Car Share Service Hearings To Ensure Consumer Protection

California’s Insurance Commissioner will hold a hearing Friday to gather information about transportation network companies such as UberX and Sidecar with hopes of ensuring consumer protection.

03/21/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Children?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your children depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Spouse?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your spouse depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

Uber Vehicle

Uber, Lyft Announce Insurance Policy Changes Following Fatal Crash Involving Rideshare Driver

San Francisco-based ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft announced a new insurance policy on Friday to address concerns over liability for accidents involving its drivers who are working but have not yet picked up passengers.

03/14/2014

Do I Lose My Health Insurance If I Am Laid Off Or Fired?

If your health insurance is provided by your employer, you will lose coverage if you are laid off or fired. But there are options to stay covered.

03/06/2014

How Does My Health Insurance Work At The Hospital?

The Affordable Care Act requires that all health insurance policies cover 10 essential benefits, including emergency treatment.

03/06/2014

How Do I Use My Health Insurance When I Visit A Doctor?

To maximize the benefits of your insurance policy, you will likely need to choose a doctor from within your health plan’s network.

03/06/2014

(CBS SF)

Lawmaker Sues Covered California, Wants Canceled Health Plans Reinstated

A state lawmaker who is running for state insurance commissioner said Wednesday that he is suing California’s health benefits exchange for wrongly cutting off more than 1 million insurance policies and for what he called wasting taxpayer money on useless marketing campaigns.

03/05/2014

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