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Providers Say Cuts to CA Medicaid Could Hurt Reform

Providers Say Cuts to CA Medicaid Could Hurt Reform

Health providers say California's cuts to its Medicaid program Medi-Cal will hamper the state's ability to expand and improve healthcare under President Barack Obama's overhaul. A federal appeals court backed California's right to cut payments by 10%, saving the state more than $330 million a year. Doctors, pharmacies and advocates for the poor [...]

Lawmakers Face Tight Deadline To Tackle Health Reform

Lawmakers Face Tight Deadline To Tackle Health Reform

California lawmakers are up against a tight deadline to get the state ready for the full rollout of healthcare reform. A variety of major decisions need to be made quickly. States are required to launch their new online insurance marketplaces by January 2014. But California wants to open registration next October. Anthony Wright, who directs [...]

Commissioner Jones Not Ready for Life Regulations Overhaul

Commissioner Jones Not Ready for Life Regulations Overhaul

Commissioner Dave Jones said that he was not ready to vote for the life insurance regulations overhaul because the industry did not yet have a firm enough grasp on what resources would be required for its implementation. The current proposal says that insurers would need to dump their current system, which uses formulas from the industry as a [...]

Four-Year Fight Leads Lesbian Couple to Supreme Court’s Door

Four-Year Fight Leads Lesbian Couple to Supreme Court’s Door

Within weeks of Karen Golonksi's wedding, she applied to add her spouse to her employer-sponsored health care plan, a move that would save the couple thousands of dollars a year. But because Golinski is married to another woman and works for the U.S. government, her claim for benefits has morphed into a 4-year multi-layered legal challenge to a [...]

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