State Issues Ratings for Health Plans & Physician Groups

Kaiser Permanente was the only HMO to earn a top four-star rating for providing recommended care on California’s annual report card, while Cigna and UnitedHealthcare led the ... Continue Reading →

How Amnesty For the Undocumented Would Impact Health Care

A road to citizenship for people who entered the country illegally seems more assured by the day, but what is less clear is how the healthcare landscape of California, and the nation, ... Continue Reading →

Democrats, Brown at Odds Over Healthcare Act

As Democratic lawmakers speed to implement President Obama’s healthcare overhaul in California, they are finding themselves at odds with the leader of their own party: Gov. Jerry ... Continue Reading →

Covered California’s Plan to Partner with Wal-Mart Criticized

California officials face mounting criticism from union leaders over plans to let retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc .enroll shoppers in President Obama’s healthcare expansion. The ... Continue Reading →

Record On Wall Street Spurs Talk Of Retirement Planning

Wall Street’s recent record-breaking performance has prompted financial planners to urge people saving for retirement to review their assets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ... Continue Reading →

Why Medical Bills are Killing Us

Why are we paying so much for healthcare? Why do we spend nearly 20% of our gross domestic product on health care, twice as much as most other developed countries, which get the same ... Continue Reading →

Eleven Health Care Organizations Are Members of the California ICD-10 Collaborative

Eleven health care organizations or associations are early members of the newly formed California ICD-10 Collaborative, designed to aid stakeholders in working collectively to implement ... Continue Reading →

Sequestration Cuts Will Squeeze California’s Health Sectors

California’s health care sector is expecting millions of dollars in cuts and potential job losses if the automatic federal spending cuts known as “sequestration” take ... Continue Reading →

Coordinated Healthcare Could Save CA $110 billion

California could cut $110 billion in healthcare spending over the next decade, saving the average household $800 a year, by quickly moving away from conventional fee-for-service medicine ... Continue Reading →

California Reports Positive Effects of Health Reform

Data is coming in on pilot studies for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) showing reduction in costs and improvement in care, along the lines intended by the Affordable Care ... Continue Reading →