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(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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Oakland Children’s Hospital To Pay $300,000 For Firing Employee With Breast Cancer

An Oakland hospital has agreed to pay $300,000 to a former employee who claimed she was wrongfully terminated after she was diagnosed with breast cancer more than three years ago.

02/12/2015

An image of what a potential Uber-Google car might look like (Photo Used By Permission From Zack Kanter)

How Uber’s Autonomous Cars Will Destroy 10 Million Jobs And Reshape The Economy by 2025

COMMENTARY: Autonomous cars will be commonplace by 2025 and have a near monopoly by 2030, and the sweeping change they bring will eclipse every other innovation our society has experienced. They will cause unprecedented job loss and a fundamental restructuring of our economy, solve large portions of our environmental problems, prevent tens of thousands of deaths per year, save millions of hours with increased productivity, and create entire new industries that we cannot even imagine from our current vantage point.

01/27/2015

A healthcare reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at the free Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Fair at Pasadena City College on November 19, 2013 in Pasadena, California. The event, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters, offers one-on-one sessions with insurance experts certified by Covered California to help people enroll for healthcare coverage under the ACA. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

New Laws In 2015 Could Fix Issues Facing Covered California

From too few doctors, to state regulators who weren’t enforcing the law, the set backs and successes of the state’s health care exchange have been the topic of many ConsumerWatch reports this year. Now, the new laws in the New Year could fix some of the most significant issues facing Covered California. Julie Watts reports.

12/30/2014

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Hospital Snafu Leaves Bay Area Patient With $20K Bill

Health insurance is supposed to help pay your medical bills, but that’s not how it worked for a young dad with a top-tier insurance plan.

12/15/2014

(CBS SF)

My Home Is Flooded! Now What??

Nothing can prepare you for the devastation of finding your home or your car underwater. It could happen, though. If it does, here are the first things you should do.

12/11/2014

(Covered California)

Covered California Insurers Promoting Bogus Doctor Lists According To State Investigation

A new state investigation confirmed that health insurance companies have been promoting bogus lists of doctors available in their Covered California health plans for months.

11/23/2014

(CBS SF)

Website Problems, Phone Delays Reported In 2nd Year Of Covered California Enrollment

Covered California officials say the first weekend of open enrollment for the second round of state subsidized health insurance was busy, but some shoppers found out, not all the bugs have been worked out with the website.

11/18/2014

(Covered California)

Covered California Cancelling More Than 10,000 Enrolled Over Failure To Prove Residency

California’s health insurance exchange is moving to cancel coverage for over 10,000 people who failed to prove they are U.S. citizens or legal residents.

10/14/2014

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Medi-Cal Starts Covering Autism Therapy For Thousands Of Poor Children

Children enrolled in Medi-Cal are now eligible to receive treatment for autism spectrum disorders in an effort to level the playing field for kids from families unable to afford the expensive therapy.

09/18/2014

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