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Predicting Future of Ratings in Health Care

Predicting Future of Ratings in Health Care

As a reforming health system evolves in California and the rest of the nation, getting reliable, up-to-date comparisons of services and service providers will become increasingly important for everyone involved – consumers, purchasers, providers and insurers. The ratings landscape is growing. Nationally, there are Medicare report cards [...]

Obamacare Enrollees Hit Snags at Doctor’s Offices

Obamacare Enrollees Hit Snags at Doctor’s Offices

A month into the most sweeping changes to healthcare in half a century, people are having trouble finding doctors at all, getting faulty information on which ones are covered and receiving little help from insurers swamped by new business. Experts have warned for months that the logjam was inevitable. But the extent of the problems is taking by [...]

Children Benefit as California Leads the Way Enrolling Families in Health Coverage

Children Benefit as California Leads the Way Enrolling Families in Health Coverage

March 31 marks the end of open enrollment for 2014 coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but many Californians aren't waiting until the deadline to sign up for health coverage. In fact, California continues to lead the way in embracing and implementing health care reform, and the state's school community is helping to spread the word and [...]

How Many People Are Losing Their Plans Under Obamacare, Really?

How Many People Are Losing Their Plans Under Obamacare, Really?

If you like your health plan, can you keep it? That question dogged health reform efforts years ago, and it's again the "question du jour," Politifact notes; the fact-checking outfit has investigated at least six related claims by prominent politicians in the past two weeks. For most Americans, the answer is simple: Yes, you can keep your plan. [...]

CA Health Exchange Draws Heavy Interest

CA Health Exchange Draws Heavy Interest

Thousands of Californians seeking to buy their own health insurance flooded call centers with questions and overloaded the state's online marketplace Tuesday on the first day of a new federal health care law that will dramatically change the way Americans buy health insurance. Dozens of workers at a call center in the Sacramento suburb of Rancho [...]

Students Urge UC to Drop Cap on Health-Care Coverage

Students Urge UC to Drop Cap on Health-Care Coverage

Students are calling on the University of California to lift its cap on the health-care coverage it offers as part of its student plans, in an effort to eliminate an apparent loophole in the Obama administration’s 2010 health-care overhaul that the students say could leave them on the hook for expensive medical treatments. University officials [...]

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 [...]