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State Lawmakers Keep Busy While Supreme Court Weighs Obamacare
Bills concerning health care exchanges are pending in at least 16 states. The measures are split pretty evenly between ones that seek to bolster the exchanges and those that would impede or bar them.

A Ruling Against Obamacare Would Have Broad Implications
If the Supreme Court strikes down subsidies, millions of people could no longer afford health insurance. And premiums for others would rise dramatically, as healthier people leave the marketplace.
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Justices Roberts And Kennedy Hold Key Votes In Health Law Case
No telling yet which side will win. But did Justice Kennedy's mixed signals Wednesday hint that he was leaning toward the administration's view of federal subsidies for health insurance?
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People With Eczema Are Itching For Better Health Care
Just a rash? Not if you have eczema. People with eczema often have a hard time finding appropriate health care and are apt to miss work dealing with the chronic skin problem, a study finds.

Few Clues On Health Law's Future Emerge In Supreme Court Arguments
Will the Supreme Court strike down tax credits that help moderate-income Americans afford coverage in the three dozen states where the marketplace is being run by the federal government?

Affordable Care Act To Face Critical Test At Supreme Court
The president's signature accomplishment — the Affordable Care Act — faces yet another critical test. On Wednesday the Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether Congress intended for the federal health insurance exchange to offer the same subsidies available to those in state exchanges.
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Round 2: Health Care Law Faces The Supreme Court Again
In King v. Burwell, Obamacare's opponents are challenging the ACA again, this time contending that a section of the law doesn't authorize subsidies to make mandated insurance affordable in 34 states.
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4 Reasons Both Parties Should Be Sweating Bullets Over King V. Burwell
The biggest political threat of the latest challenge to Obamacare is to the president, but Republicans wouldn't be winners either.

5 Things To Know About The Latest Supreme Court Challenge To Health Law
Millions of Americans might not be able to afford insurance if the Supreme Court rules the government erred in making subsidies available in all states. Arguments are

May I Move My Son Off My Insurance So He Can Buy On The Exchange?
Young adult children may have more options than their parents in choosing health coverage. So they may want to go their separate ways when shopping for insurance.

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Visit the Kaiser Family Foundation's website, statehealthfacts.org for California health data

Insight Examines Health Care in California

  • Insight: Syria Update / Corporations Using Medi-Cal? / Pet Tales / TC Boyle

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    UC Davis professor offers analysis on the latest news concerning Syria. Will a new bill keep large corporations from "dumping" their employees into Medi-Cal? Gina Spadafori offers tips for a stress-free vet visit. Author speaks in Sac this Friday.

  • Insight: Medicaid Block Grants

    Monday, August 20, 2012

    Paul Ryan's budget plan could change California's implementation of Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act. He wants states to use block grants instead of cost sharing. Dylan Roby of UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health helps dissect Ryan's plan.

  • Insight: California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on the ACA

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

    Provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which was recently upheld by the Supreme Court, have just gone into effect. California's Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones talks about it and how it will benefit Californians.

  • Insight: Primary Care Physician Shortage

    Monday, July 16, 2012

    The Supreme Court's validation of the Affordable Care Act means 3 million more Californians will be needing primary care physicians by 2014, and California is facing a growing shortage of doctors.

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