California Cuts Number of Uninsured

Quietly, while the drought and immigration grab the headlines, and while commentators decry health care reform’s rocky start, California has done something remarkable. It has ... Continue Reading →

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

California Governor Brown has announced the following appointments: Marta Green, 35, of Rocklin, has been appointed chief deputy director at the California Department of Managed Health ... Continue Reading →

Will California’s Eldercare Reform Help or Hurt?

Amid all the recent worry about people lacking health insurance, one vulnerable group of Californians appears to be suffering from too much, not too little coverage. Low-income older ... Continue Reading →

Healthcare Must Work Smarter to Support Physicians

Health care in the United States has experienced an explosion in biomedical knowledge, dramatic innovations in therapies and surgical procedures, and expanded capacity to manage conditions ... Continue Reading →

Bipartisan Bill Would Help More Americans Save for Retirement

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, along with Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at helping more Americans gain ... Continue Reading →

How Will Insurance Professionals Benefit from Health Exchanges?

With an estimated 2.3 million California residents estimated to enroll in a health plan through Covered California by 2017, many insurance professionals are curious about the role of ... Continue Reading →

Immigrant Health Care: Many Not Eligible for Medicaid Expansion

Despite the far-reaching potential expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation estimates that a substantial portion of low-income uninsured ... Continue Reading →

Healthcare an Obstacle as Republicans Court Latinos

As Republican leaders try to woo Latino voters with a new openness to legal status for the nation’s illegal immigrants, the party remains at odds with America’s fastest-growing ... Continue Reading →

Health-Care Law to Increase CA Claims Cost as Much as 62%

Medical claims costs filed by individual policy holders could rise as much as 62 percent over the next four years in California under the Affordable Care Act, according to a study released ... Continue Reading →

California’s Health Care Spending

Healthcare has become the largest single piece of the California economy, well over 10 percent of its $2 trillion output of goods and services — and destined to grow as the ... Continue Reading →