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Running short on time, Covered California and insurers seek Obamacare answers from GOP

By Chad Terhune / California Healthline WITH a deadline looming, California’s health exchange and a major insurer pressed Republican leaders in Washington to clear up confusion over their commitment to key provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Health insurers participating … Continue reading

May 01, 2017

Conservatives’ goal to relax mandatory health benefits unlikely to tame premiums

by Julie Rovner AS House Republicans try to find common cause on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, they may be ready to let states make the ultimate decision about whether to keep a key consumer … Continue reading

April 21, 2017

California lawmakers mull improvements to troubled dental program

by Ana B. Ibarra Califorina Healthline CALIFORNIA lawmakers are considering several bills to improve and expand access to Denti-Cal, the state’s troubled dental program for low-income people — including ones that would draw from the state’s new tobacco tax to boost … Continue reading

April 18, 2017

Death by 1,000 cuts: How Republicans can still alter your coverage

by Jay Hancock THE Affordable Care Act’s worst enemies are now in charge of the vast range of health coverage it created. They’re also discussing changes that could affect a wider net of employment-based policies and Medicare coverage for seniors. Republicans … Continue reading

April 10, 2017

While Washington fiddles, California leaders forge ideas for universal health care

by Pauline Bartolone  AS the nation’s Republican leaders huddle to reconsider their plans to “repeal and replace” the nation’s health law, advocates for universal health coverage press on in California, armed with renewed political will and a new set of … Continue reading

April 08, 2017

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