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Chad Terhune

Chad Terhune previously covered the business of healthcare, including medical costs, patient safety and the rollout of the federal health law.  Prior to joining in 2012, he was an award-winning reporter for the Wall Street Journal and Businessweek. Chad spent more than a decade at the Journal and his stories on health insurance won a National Press Club award. At Businessweek, his stories on health reform and subprime mortgages earned recognition from the New York Press Club and Investigative Reporters and Editors. He graduated from the University of Florida. Terhune left The Times in January 2016.
Covered California’s health insurance premiums will rise 8.7% in 2019

Premiums in California’s health insurance exchange will rise by an average of 8.7% next year, marking a return to more modest increases despite ongoing threats to the Affordable Care Act.

California hospital giant Sutter Health faces heavy backlash on prices

In a case with possible national repercussions, California’s attorney general has sued Sutter Health, alleging price gouging. Other legal and legislative challenges are afoot. Sutter is pushing back hard, denying anti-competitive behavior.

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