COVID: Covered California Nears 1.6 Million Enrolled As Signup Deadline LoomsNearly 1.6 million people have purchased health insurance through Covered California, state officials said Tuesday, a number that reflects the state's high unemployment rate as millions of people have lost their jobs — and their employer-sponsored health coverage — during the pandemic.
Covered California Extends Open Enrollment Deadline to Dec. 30Covered California is extending the open-enrollment deadline for health care coverage for two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Stakes High In California As U.S. Supreme Court Decides Whether To Strike Down Affordable Care ActThe US Supreme court heard arguments early Tuesday morning on whether the Affordable care act should remain in place. While a majority of justices appeared to agree, there’s no guarantee how the Court will eventually rule.
In Late-Night Filing, Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Invalidate ObamacareIn a late-night court filing, the Trump administration on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act. The filing came the same day the government reported that close to half a million people who lost their health insurance amid the pandemic have got coverage through HealthCare.gov.
Coronavirus Update: Massive Surge In Covered California Sign-Ups During COVID-19 EmergencyOver the past three weeks, as the impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic have led to more than 22,000 infections in California and many people losing their jobs, the state is reporting huge numbers of people signing up for health insurance.
California Healthcare Mandate Deadline LoomsCovered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee talks to our Michelle Griego and Anne Makovec about the state's health insurance mandate deadline.
San Francisco Neighborhood Health Clinics Begin Rare Renovation ProcessThree years after the approval of Measure A, a major renovation project is underway for three of San Francisco’s neighborhood health clinics and officials say the benefits will be felt by the entire city.
Thousands Of New Laws Take Effect In California On Jan. 1, 2020Californians will face more than a thousand new laws in 2020, including several significant laws effecting their safety, health, children's education and wallet.
Sutter Health Antitrust Trial Jury Selection Set to Begin MondayThe lawsuit nearing trial alleges Sutter Health gobbled up competing medical providers in California and used its market dominance to set higher prices for insurance plans.
Kamala Harris Unveils 'Medicare For All' Plan That Preserves Role For Private InsuranceDemocratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris released a health care plan on Monday that would put the US on the path toward a government-backed health insurance system but stops short of completely eliminating private insurance.
Newsom Wants To Help More Californians Buy Health InsuranceGov. Gavin Newsom wants California to become the first state to offer subsidies of about $100 a month to help people who earn as much as 600% of the federal poverty level pay for their insurance plans.
Health Care Is New Front For Transgender Rights Under TrumpMilitary service. Bathroom use. Job bias. And now, health care.
Hospitals May Soon Have To Post Prices For Patients OnlineHospitals may soon have to post their standard prices for patients online, under a proposed rule unveiled Tuesday by the Trump administration.
California Bill Would Create Health Care Price ControlsCalifornia's government would set prices for health care services under a measure in the state Assembly.
Leading Liberal Policy Group Unveils 'Medicare Extra' Plan for Universal CoverageA leading liberal policy group is raising the ante in the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all.