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CA Republicans Put Politics Aside for Health Insurance Marketplace Education

CA Republicans Put Politics Aside for Health Insurance Marketplace Education

As congressional Republicans stand resolute against the 3-year-old heath care reform amid a government shutdown, California Republican legislators — even those who oppose the law — are marking its launch by setting aside politics at a series of meetings designed to dispel constituent confusion. The events differ dramatically from the raucous [...]

States See No Rush to Buy Health Insurance Next Week

States See No Rush to Buy Health Insurance Next Week

Next Tuesday marks the first time uninsured people can buy health insurance using new online marketplaces under the health-care law, but state officials don’t expect many buyers next week. “We really anticipate very few people going through the enrollment process in October,” said Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, the [...]

State Lacks Doctors to Meet Demand of National Healthcare Law

State Lacks Doctors to Meet Demand of National Healthcare Law

Some lawmakers want to fill the gap by redefining who can provide healthcare and are working on proposals that would enable physician assistants, nurse practitioners, optometrists and pharmacists to diagnose, treat and manage some illnesses. They are working on proposals that would allow physician assistants to treat more patients and nurse [...]

California Health Care Reform: Better Access to What?

California Health Care Reform: Better Access to What?

“We have a disease care system, not a health care system, and the disease care system… if it really was honest with itself, it doesn’t want you to die and it doesn’t want you to get well. It just wants you to keep coming back for your care of your chronic disease.” says Shannon Brownlee, senior research fellow at the New America [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]