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  • To help rein in healthcare costs, give 'narrow networks' a try

     To help rein in healthcare costs, give 'narrow networks' a try
    In an effort to cut costs, many insurers in the new state health insurance exchanges are offering plans with "narrow networks" that include fewer doctors and hospitals — particularly the costlier ones with famous names, such as Cedars-Sinai. The...
  • Medi-Cal seen as relief for some, confusing burden for others

    Medi-Cal seen as relief for some, confusing burden for others
    Business owner Lori Golden wasn't looking for charity. But the 62-year-old Northridge resident said that's what it felt like when she tried to buy an Obamacare health insurance policy through the Covered California exchange — and instead learned...
  • Another bogus Obamacare story: The GOP's 'Bette'

    Another bogus Obamacare story: The GOP's 'Bette'
    The centerpiece of the Republican party's attack on the Affordable Care Act following President Obama's State of the Union address this week was the story of "Bette." Bette was an otherwise unidentified Washington state resident featured in the official...
  • Who really cost Mrs. Blackwood her cancer medicine?

    Who really cost Mrs. Blackwood her cancer medicine?
    Stephen J. Blackwood is utterly, unalterably convinced that his mother has lost access to her cancer medicine because of Obamacare. That's the theme of his passionate op-ed in today's Wall Street Journal. The piece currently tops the most-read list over...
  • From governor's mail room to utilities commission

    SACRAMENTO — Michael Picker, the newest member of the powerful Public Utilities Commission, has a long history with Gov. Jerry Brown: He worked in the governor's mail room during his first term from 1975 to 1977. "I delivered press releases," said...
  • 30% of college students report being uninsured, most citing cost

    30% of college students report being uninsured, most citing cost
    About a third of California college students report being uninsured and they said the primary reason was cost, not an aura of invincibility, according to a new survey. The results released Monday are based on a poll of 836 students at three Cal State...
  • California health exchange pulls error-ridden physician list--again

    California health exchange pulls error-ridden physician list--again
    Admitting it gave some consumers bad information, California's health insurance exchange pulled its physician directory for having too many errors. Covered California made the move late Thursday amid growing frustration among both consumers and...
  • Gov. Brown's staff orders EDD to fix unemployment insurance problems

    Gov. Brown's staff orders EDD to fix unemployment insurance problems
    Citing "unacceptable levels of of payment delays and unanswered calls," Gov. Jerry Brown's administration has ordered the Employment Development Department to hire additional staff, overhaul its phone system and add IT staff to fix problems with its...
  • So how many people had their insurance canceled? Fewer than you think

    So how many people had their insurance canceled? Fewer than you think
    In a debate almost totally infected with myth, perhaps the most tenacious myth about the Affordable Care Act involves the tsunami of old insurance policies that were supposedly canceled by insurers because they didn't comply with the ACA. How many...
  • 3 men to stand trial for allegedly killing man for insurance policy

    A Glendale man accused of killing his estranged boyfriend to collect on his life insurance policy was ordered to stand trial Wednesday on murder charges. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Hayden Zacky ruled that sufficient evidence was presented...
  • Consumers allowed to keep substandard health plans into 2017

    Consumers allowed to keep substandard health plans into 2017
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Wednesday that some Americans with health insurance policies that don't meet consumer standards set by the president's new healthcare law would be allowed to keep their plans into 2017, three years...