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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 →

High-Deductible Plans Do Not Promote Cheaper Health Care

Patients with consumer-directed health plans which have low premiums and high deductibles paid roughly the same amount for care as individuals with traditional health plans, according ... Continue Reading →

California Rural Health Association Closes Shop

The California State Rural Health Association, a unifying voice for the state’s disparate rural health care providers for almost two decades, has laid off staff and closed its ... Continue Reading →

Exchanges Expected to Be a Big Draw For Some

 HEALTHCARE • Exchanges Expected to Be a Big Draw For Some • The Debate Over Limited Network Pharmacies IN CALIFORNIA • Commissioner Calls Blue Shield’s Rate Increase Unreasonable NEW ... Continue Reading →

More Employers to Move Away from Managed Care

HEALTHCARE • More Employers to Move Away from Managed Care • Should the Fee-for-Service System be Scrapped? • Americans Are in the Dark About Preventive Coverage • Prescription ... Continue Reading →

Healthcare Overhaul Could Threaten California’s Safety Net

Millions of uninsured Californians will gain medical coverage under the national healthcare overhaul beginning in January. An estimated 3 million to 4 million Californians — about ... Continue Reading →

Kaiser Tops State Health Insurance Market with 40% Share

Nonprofit healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente had a 40% share of California’s $59-billion health insurance market for employers and individuals, new data show. A report issued ... Continue Reading →

Legislation Proposed to Help California Launch Healthcare Overhaul

The California state Legislature gaveled in a special session on healthcare Monday, pushing forward with sweeping proposals to help California implement President Obama’s healthcare ... Continue Reading →

California Health Insurance Exchange Gets $674-million Grant

Federal officials awarded California’s new health insurance exchange a $674-million grant, providing money for a crucial marketing campaign aimed at reaching millions of uninsured. The ... Continue Reading →

Health Net’s Western Region Expects Lower Enrollment For Certain Products

IN CALIFORNIA • Health Net’s Western Region Expects Lower Enrollment For Certain Products • Community Activists Demand Action Against HealthCare Partners • CDI Revokes Life ... Continue Reading →