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New Law Enables Comparisons of Drug Coverage in Exchange Plans

Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill (SB 1052) that will allow consumers to better compare prescription drug coverage when selecting a health insurance plan. The law by state Sen. ... Continue Reading →
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Covered CA Still Struggling with Doctor-Access Issues

Covered California continues to struggle with problems involving patient access. As the health exchange prepares for its second open enrollment, it is redoubling efforts to ensure that ... Continue Reading →
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60-Day Limit on Waiting Periods for Group Health Contracts Repealed

California passed Senate Bill 1034, which repealed an insurance law (Assembly Bill 1083) that prohibited insurance companies from including waiting periods in excess of 60 days in their ... Continue Reading →
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Greater Insurer Competition Found To Lower Health Care Premiums

Although it is “reasonable” to think that U.S. residents can save money via “more competitive health insurance markets,” there needs to be “enough competitors ... Continue Reading →
Bernard Tyson, CEO Kaiser Permanente, Voted 2nd most influential healthcare player

9 of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare are Californians

Several California health experts have been named to Modern Healthcare‘s list of the top 100 most influential leaders in the health care industry. The list was compiled from ... Continue Reading →
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CA Voters’ Support for Healthcare Law Increases

The federal health care overhaul is garnering more support from California voters than at any time since its passage in 2010, but they believe the state could still do more to limit ... Continue Reading →
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Blue Shield, Anthem Bring Healthcare Into 21st century

The California Integrated Data Exchange announced plans to develop a statewide, next-generation health information exchange (HIE). This comprehensive collection of electronic patient ... Continue Reading →
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Insurance Giants Creating Massive Database of Patient Records

Two of California’s largest health insurers are partnering to create a massive database of patient medical records. With just a few strokes of a keyboard, doctors and nurses will ... Continue Reading →
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For Many People, Covered California Is Still Open for Enrollment

After months of planning, promotion and outreach, Covered California successfully completed its first open enrollment period of the historic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—helping ... Continue Reading →
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10 Million Americans Sought Help to Enroll in Obamacare

While the complexities of health insurance may have boosted sales for some brokers, many got out of the business last year figuring they won’t be able to compete with Healthcare.gov. ... Continue Reading →