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1 In 3 Private Health Insurance Customers Receive Surprise Medical Bills

One in three Americans with private health insurance has been hit with a surprise medical bill, according to a new survey by Consumers Union. The study of 2,200 individuals also found consumers overall are confused when it comes to how to fight a surprise bill.

05/11/2015

Anti Retro Viral (ARV) drugs. (TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images)

Consumer Watchdog Sues Cigna For Alleged Discrimination Against People With HIV/AIDS

A class-action lawsuit against Cigna claims the company’s new policy discriminates against people with HIV and AIDS and violates the federal health law by requiring them to get their medications from its mail-order pharmacy.

04/28/2015

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Insurances Companies To Use Facebook, Twitter Social Media Profiles To Set Rates

How much you drink, whether you like your job, and if you’re engaged are all factors insurance companies can learn from your social media, and begin using to set your premiums, or even hike your rates.

04/24/2015

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Covered California Extends Health Insurance Enrollment After Many Affected By 2014 Tax Penalty

The state’s health insurance exchange is giving people who didn’t know about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) tax penalty a little extra time to sign up for coverage this year.

04/17/2015

(CBS SF)

Some Covered California Customers Asked To File Tax Returns Despite Erroneous Info From Exchange

Thousands of Americans may be filing inaccurate tax returns, because they have been told to ignore mistakes make by Covered California and other state and federal health care exchanges.

04/15/2015

San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow with Tim Flannery #1 of the San Francisco Giants before Stow yells “Play Ball!” before Game Four of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 25, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Beaten Giants Fan Bryan Stow To Receive Fraction Of $18M Judgment In Dodger Stadium Attack

Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who was savagely beaten by two Los Angeles Dodgers fans following an Opening Day game in 2011, has yet to receive any of the $18 million awarded to him – and is likely to receive far less, while his health insurer will get millions before Stow is paid.

04/08/2015

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

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