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 →

Geography To Play Bigger Role in CA Health Costs

Geography in California is expected to play a larger role in the cost of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Under the ACA, insurers no longer can deny coverage based on ... Continue Reading →

California Reveals Details of Health-Law Insurance Plans

Consumers are getting their first glimpse at what health insurance will look like in California as the state prepares to implement the federal healthcare law. State officials are about ... Continue Reading →

California Saved $134B in Costs Thanks to Tobacco Control

California’s tobacco prevention program saved $134 billion in health care costs over the last two decades, according to a new study published Wednesday about the smoking control program’s ... Continue Reading →