| Oct 27, 2013
Re "Getting a clue about flu shots," Column, Oct. 25
Similar to David Lazarus, I went to my local CVS last week for a flu shot and was told that it was not covered by my insurance. Because my insurance policy is a new one, I agreed and paid $31.99 for...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 7:42 PM
Thousands of Californians are discovering what Obamacare will cost them — and many don't like what they see.
These middle-class consumers are staring at hefty increases on their insurance bills as the overhaul remakes the healthcare market....
| Oct 20, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Health Net Inc. sees a big opportunity in Obamacare.
Although some insurers have taken a cautious approach to the Affordable Care Act, the Woodland Hills managed care company is actively seeking to cover thousands of previously uninsured people under...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 7:19 PM
California officials said three of the state's largest health insurers illegally denied speech and occupational therapy to patients, and regulators fined one of the companies, Health Net Inc., $300,000 for repeated violations.
The state Department of...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 6:52 AM
Nearly 80,000 people have signed up for health insurance in California's new exchange, another sign of strong enrollment growth in a crucial state for the Obamacare rollout.
However, one drawback in the new state figures is the high percentage of...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:42 PM
Amid slipping support nationally for President Obama's healthcare law and a backlash over canceled policies, California remains a bright spot with nearly 80,000 people signing up for health insurance in the state-run exchange.
Still, California has...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 6:34 PM
The doctor can't see you now.
Consumers may hear that a lot more often after getting health insurance under President Obama's Affordable Care Act.
To hold down premiums, major insurers in California have sharply limited the number of doctors and...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown has more than $10 million in the bank to aid his 2014 reelection bid, and an additional $3 million left over from the effort to pass Proposition 30 last fall.
Brown filed his fundraising reports for the first half of 2013 with the...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:47 PM
California signed contracts with 12 health insurers for its new state-run marketplace, but the Ventura County Health Care Plan unexpectedly dropped out.
Covered California, which is implementing the federal healthcare law in the state, said it supported...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Californians can now see specific rates from competing health plans on a new state-run insurance market set to open Oct. 1.
Covered California, the new state marketplace, launched an online feature Thursday enabling consumers to get detailed price...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Backed by children's health advocates, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is challenging the state's health insurance exchange over the way it wants to provide children's dental benefits.
At issue is whether pediatric dental care should be...