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Same Health Plan, Different Costs in Los Angeles, San Bernardino counties

Same Health Plan, Different Costs in Los Angeles, San Bernardino counties

While Californians may grumble about high health care premiums, consumers pay less through the Affordable Care Act in the Golden State compared with half the nation, according to a national analysis. Even so, slight variations exist in Los Angeles County, where some pay more than others for the same insurance plan. Data studied by Digital First [...]

BART Strike Will Be About Health Care Costs

BART Strike Will Be About Health Care Costs

Many California commuters were inconvenienced earlier this summer when Bay Area Rapid Transit services were forcibly suspended for four and a half days at the hands of a union-led strike. This weekend, the Amalgamated Transit Union threatened to resurrect that strike if BART management officials refuse to adequately concede on hot-button issues, [...]

Brokers Are Failing to Meet Employers’ Expectations

Brokers Are Failing to Meet Employers’ Expectations

 EMPLOYEE BENEFITS • Brokers Fail to Meet Employers’ Expectations • Employees Like Wellness Incentives IN CALIFORNIA • More Networks Exclude Pricey Hospitals • DMHC Says Covered California’s Rates Are Reasonable • Healthcare Costs Expected to Rise in California • Briefing on the Affordable Care Act HEALTHCARE • Urban [...]

Why Medical Bills are Killing Us

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 or better health outcomes? When Sean Recchi was told last March that he had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, his wife Stephanie knew she had to get him to MD Anderson [...]

Rate Shock Looms for California Consumers

Rate Shock Looms for California Consumers

As the 2014 deadline for full implementation approaches for subsidized health care coverage, health care premiums are rising and uncertainty remains over insurance cost and availability. Many states and state-based organizations have analyzed how the ACA will affect health insurance premiums for small groups and individuals. According to [...]