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Governor Calls Special Session on Health Reform

Governor Calls Special Session on Health Reform

Governor Brown is calling a special legislative session to implement parts of the federal health care overhaul in California. Brown issued a proclamation Thursday calling on lawmakers to convene Monday. The governor says California needs to tweak some state laws to conform to new federal rules on health coverage. The state will need to make it [...]

Loophole in ObamaCare Causing Premiums to Rise?

Loophole in ObamaCare Causing Premiums to Rise?

While affordability was at the heart of the White House’s argument for the Affordable Healthcare Act, so far, there are few signs that health care will become more affordable as a result of the law. Indeed, it increasingly looks as if the opposite could be true — that ObamaCare may be causing higher premiums rather than preventing [...]

Feds OK California’s Health Exchange Plan

Feds OK California’s Health Exchange Plan

California received conditional approval from the federal government to establish a health care exchange. California is among seven states that received the go-ahead from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to operate its own health insurance exchange, one of the provisions under President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The goal [...]

Primary Care Doctors Growing Scarce

Primary Care Doctors Growing Scarce

Even without the Affordable Care Act, a worsening doctor shortage had been forecast as the state's and nation's population ages and grows, and as a generation of older doctors retires. But by mandating that individuals have insurance and expanding Medicaid, the law will extend coverage to an additional 30 million Americans and place a greater [...]

Study Finds Gap in Hospitals’ Health Reform Preparedness

Study Finds Gap in Hospitals’ Health Reform Preparedness

California hospitals' readiness for changes under the Affordable Care Act varies across different regions, according to research by the Center for Studying Health System Change.  Researchers analyzed health care markets in Fresno and the San Francisco Bay Area to gauge how the organization, financing and delivery of care have changed since [...]

Health Overhaul Could Mean Crowds

Health Overhaul Could Mean Crowds

The Affordable Care Act mandates increased health coverage for the uninsured. In California, that means expanding the state’s Medi-Cal program and offering subsidized insurance plans on a newly created state-run exchange. Many health care experts say there simply will not be enough doctors to go around. According to the California Health [...]

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