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  • California Lawmakers: Time Is Right For "End Of Life Option" Law

    Thursday, January 22, 2015

    California lawmakers say public opinion has changed since the last time “right to die” legislation has been proposed in the state. That may explain why a group of Democratic lawmakers has introduced the “End of Life Option Act.”

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    Senate Report: Overhaul California's Long-Term Care System

    Thursday, January 15, 2015

    More than a hundred programs provide long-term care to elderly Californians – and they’re scattered across 20 different state agencies. A new state Senate report calls that patchwork system “shattered” and says it needs an overhaul.

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Insurance Choices Dwindle In Rural California As Blue Shield Pulls Back

When Blue Shield of California stopped selling individual health policies in many zip codes in 2014, even insurance agents were surprised. Blue Shield says it dropped out to keep premiums low.


VA Steps Up Programs As More Veterans Enter Hospice Care

As the generation that served in World War II and Korea grows older, the demand on the Department of Veterans Affairs for end-of-life care is growing with them. Now, the VA is trying new ways to help.


Am I Responsible If The Insurance Exchange Flubs My Subsidy?

Mistakes are made. If the health insurance marketplaces screw up in calculating subsidies for consumers, it's the individual who is likely to be on the hook for repaying the excess.


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