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Is There a Fox Guarding California's Hen House?

Paul Y. Song, MD | Posted 09.24.2015 | Los Angeles
Paul Y. Song, MD

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law in 2010, the individual health insurance market was highly concentrated, with little to no competition in most states. One or two insurers controlled the top 94 metropolitan markets in the United States.

Why Is Covered CA Head Shilling for Health Insurance Company Consolidation?

Jamie Court | Posted 09.23.2015 | Los Angeles
Jamie Court

Covered California Chief Peter Lee has claimed that the state doesn't need health insurance premium regulation because Covered California is a toug...

Getting to an A+ School-to-Health Connection for America's Children

Wendy Lazarus | Posted 08.21.2015 | Education
Wendy Lazarus

Schools are especially effective places to educate children and families about achieving good health and help them attain it--we should seize this moment to strengthen that critical connection between schools and health.

More of California's Kids Have Dental Coverage, But Will They Have Care?

Wendy Lazarus | Posted 04.25.2015 | Impact
Wendy Lazarus

There is good news to report for California's children as we make our way through National Children's Dental Health Month: more kids than ever will have dental coverage in 2015.

Insurers Using Familiar Playbook to Protect Profits in California

Wendell Potter | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

For the next two months, Californians will to be subjected to a barrage of TV, radio and online ads, which, ironically, they unknowingly will be paying for with their health insurance premiums.

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Prices In California Only Going Up A Little Next Year | Jeffrey Young | Posted 07.31.2014 | Business

Nearly nine in 10 Californians with a plan purchased through the state's health insurance exchange will see price increases of less than 8 percent nex...

Jack Lorenz of Equality California Talks Transgender Health Care and Equality (AUDIO)

Toni Newman | Posted 07.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

Jack believes that the transgender community is the most marginalized community in America, and that only with acceptance and understanding can society overcome its fear of the transgender community.

Golden Opportunity From the Golden State

Hans Johnson | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Hans Johnson

It took cajoling for California to take a healthy step forward to help more people register to vote. It will take a chorus of community voices, now and in the weeks to come, to maximize the grassroots response and maintain the momentum.

Kathleen Miles

How Obamacare Leaves Some People Without Doctors | Kathleen Miles | Posted 04.10.2014 | Business

LOS ANGELES - In January, a doctor told Noam Friedlander, who was suffering from excruciating lower back pain, that she needed surgery to remove p...

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

Wendy Lazarus | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Wendy Lazarus

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.

Why Americans Won't Sign up for Obamacare

Deane Waldman | Posted 12.21.2013 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Underlying all the talk about is the presumption that its technical failures explain why people are not signing up for Obama's health i...

Covered California Is Struggling To Reach This Group

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 02.12.2014 | Los Angeles

The number of people who applied for health care coverage through Covered California picked up in the last few weeks, state officials said Thursday. ...

Calif. Obamacare Shares Data Without Consent

AP | Posted 12.07.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California health exchange says it's been giving the names of tens of thousands of consumers to insurance agents without thei...

Dear President Obama: Payment Due Upon Receipt, Application Now Complete

Cate Pane | Posted 02.05.2014 | Comedy
Cate Pane

Before I itemize my bill for the hours spent researching, discussing, meeting with our insurance agent, and actually spending time applying for my family's individual health care insurance, I need to make a few things perfectly clear.

Two-Thirds Of Uninsured Californians Intend To Purchase Coverage Because Of Obamacare

Ventura County Star | Timm Herdt | Posted 02.04.2014 | Los Angeles

Californians remain sharply divided in their views of the Affordable Care Act, but a month before its implementation, two of every three who are unins...

Jason Cherkis

Here's Why Obamacare Is Going To Work | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Obamacare emerges from the rubble of its first two months, local organizers, state officials and the White House see a clear path for...

California Republicans Direct Constituents To Misleading Obamacare 'Guide'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

Republicans in the California State Assembly are directing voters to a website purporting to be a "resource guide" for the state's new health care exc...

Canceled Means.. Canceled

Ventura County Star | Tom Kisken | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

Steve Goldsberry said he knows what California's decision not to allow canceled health insurance policies to be extended will cost him. "Six grand a ...

This State's 'Young Invincibles' Are Doing Their Part For Obamacare

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles

A majority of those who have applied for health care through Covered California are English speakers, Los Angeles County residents and between ages 55...

Here's Hoping California Doesn't Get Screwed On Healthcare!

AP | By JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's insurance commissioner on Thursday called on health insurance companies and the state insurance exchange to e...

Obama Care and Me

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Money
Susanne Mentzer

Why am I writing all this? Everyone has an Obama Care story and this is mine. I hope our legislature will soon grasp that the ranks of the self-employed are responsible, valuable members of society and should not be swept under the rug.

More Obamacare Enrollees In California Than In 36 States Combined

Ventura County Star | Tom Kisken | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

More than 59,000 people enrolled for health insurance in Covered California from Oct. 1 through Tuesday in a pace that in the first month outnumbered ...

A California Love Story: Obamacare Has Hearts Pumping in Santa Cruz

Bridget Fonger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

When your mission statement aligns with Obamacare, and you get to make your patients feel empowered to manage their own health care coverage, that's a nice little love story on the health care playground.

Protect Californians' Choice of Doctors: A Public Appeal to the California Insurance Commissioner and the Executive Director of Covered California

Susan Shargel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Susan Shargel

I am writing to request your immediate attention and intervention to assure the promise of the Affordable Care Act does not become a nightmare of deeply angry and horrified Californians cut off from the doctors who have cared for them for many years.

What Can You Believe About 'Obamacare'?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

A small part of the American public still believes some astonishing lies about this law, and new lies are surfacing every day. Let me evaluate some of these myths.