Special Section: Health Care in Transition
Open enrollment for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act runs Oct. 1, 2013 through Mar. 31, 2014. Learn more about the plans being offered in California and Nevada and follow the latest national, state and local health care stories here.
Capital Public Radio and the Sacramento Bee are teaming up to bring you this special, live chat starting at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.
A Democratic US lawmaker says California Republicans are intentionally trying to confuse people with a website they set up about the Affordable Care Act.
The state of California says as many as 600,000 people who receive food stamps could be fast-tracked into Medi-Cal next year if the federal government approves.
Californians shopping for health insurance next year are faced with many choices and different prices. The plans they choose also come with different combinations of doctors and hospitals. Some people are confused and frustrated.
The Covered California board of directors voted today not to allow health insurers to renew canceled policies that don’t meet new standards under the Affordable Care Act.
The beginning stages of enrollment in the new online healthcare marketplace have been frustrating for people in many parts of the country. But in California, the enrollment numbers are better. California also has a head start expanding Medicaid.
Even as President Obama announced people will be able to keep recently canceled insurance plans, some Northern California Democrats are pushing for other changes to the health law.
California health insurers don’t like President Obama’s proposal to allow people to stay on health plans that don’t meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act next year.
President Obama announced Thursday that Americans who have had their health insurance plans canceled because of his Affordable Care Act can keep those plans for another year if they wish.
California’s new health insurance marketplace says almost 60,000 people have enrolled in the exchange during the first month-and-a-half of operation.
More than 106,000 Americans selected health plans in the first reporting period of open enrollment for the new health insurance marketplace, according to data released Wednesday by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Calif. Health Exchange Enrolls Fraction of Target
Wed, Nov 13, 2013
California's new health insurance exchange tentatively enrolled 35,000 people during its first month of operation, a fraction of the eventual goal in the state with the nation's largest uninsured population. UPDATED: 5:47 p.m.
A new report from California health advocates suggests the state’s safety net for the uninsured looks vastly different depending on what county you live in.
Clinics waiting for state approval for insurance exchange enrollment
Mon, Nov 04, 2013
Sacramento-area clinics say some of their staff have been waiting for about a month for final approval from the state to help sign people up for the new health insurance marketplace.
California health insurers say the wave of individual policy cancelations across the country is part of an “evening out” of health care rules under the Affordable Care Act.
Thousands of insurance agents and counselors in California are waiting to be certified by the state’s health insurance exchange. Community clinics say fixing the problem should be the exchange’s top priority.
Medi-Cal Managed Care Transition 'Rough' For Some People
Thu, Oct 24, 2013
California has moved more than a million people into Medi-Cal managed care, including children from the former Healthy Families program, and seniors and the disabled from fee-for-service care. Advocates say some patients have had a rough transition.
Covered California says it's been doing a pretty good job of rolling out the Affordable Care Act in the state since open enrollment started October 1st.
The final spending deal that ended the federal shutdown includes a provision that adds a layer of scrutiny for income verification in the new health insurance marketplaces. What does it mean for California?
Covered California Health Exchange Signs Up More than 28,000 People
Tue, Oct 08, 2013
The Covered California health insurance exchange reported Tuesday that, during its first week of operation, more than 28,000 people became eligible for coverage.
Sacramento To Hold Day For Affordable Care Act
Mon, Oct 07, 2013
The City of Sacramento has announced a special day of community outreach for people to apply for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
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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.
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.
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.
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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