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For Covered California, uncertainty is the new certainty

SACRAMENTO — Covered California’s board made several multimillion-dollar decisions Thursday, all addressing one unsettling theme: uncertainty. Over and over, board members blamed “uncertainty” at the federal level for interfering with their ability to finalize premiums for 2018 and prepare consumers for … Continue reading

August 22, 2017

Number of dialysis patients in Calif. surges

The number of Californians who are getting care at dialysis centers has jumped in recent years — but not because kidney disease is more prevalent. The reason is that people are living longer with end-stage renal disease, said Anjay Rastogi, a … Continue reading

August 16, 2017

Asian American women often face delays in treatment after worrisome mammograms

Nearly 1 in 5 Filipina women experienced delays of one year or more Three years ago, Thu Hong Tran’s mammogram showed dense and discolored areas that worried her doctor, who suggested doing a second test. “My family said, ‘to be … Continue reading

June 23, 2017

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

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