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  • Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

    Deadline Sparks Surge in Covered California Applications

    Monday, March 31, 2014

    Uninsured Californians rushed to sign up for health insurance under the federal health care law ahead of Monday's midnight deadline. Many went to enrollment events as the Covered California call center reported waits of more than an hour.

  • Reed Saxon / AP

    Faith Groups Helping Enroll People In Health Coverage

    Friday, March 28, 2014

    Faith groups are stepping up to help enroll people in health insurance in the final days of open enrollment this week. Covered California says religious organizations have been good partners all along, but now they're making a concerted push.

  • Rich Pedroncelli / AP

    Covered CA To Allow For Enrollment 'Grace Period'

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

    Covered California says the grace period is not an extension of the March 31 enrollment deadline. It’s a way to help people who have started the process to get across the finish line.

  • Covered California Hits One Million Enrollees

    Monday, March 17, 2014

    Two and a half million Californians are eligible to receive financial aid to help them pay for health insurance, and only a couple of weeks remain to sign up.

  • Nevada Board Delays Vote On Special Enrollment

    Friday, March 14, 2014

    (AP) -- The board overseeing Nevada's troubled health insurance exchange board has delayed a vote on whether to give people stuck in the system more time to complete enrollments.

  • Covered CA Criticized For Sign-Ups

    Friday, January 24, 2014

    (AP) -- Covered California is being criticized for lackluster efforts to sign up Latinos and for continued paperwork problems that have left some consumers in limbo.

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    Ask Emily: HSAs, COBRA: Do they mesh with Obamacare?

    Friday, January 17, 2014

    This is a critical moment in the evolution of Obamacare – and of this column. Tens of thousands of you already have enrolled in health plans that will kick in a few days from now, if they haven’t already.

  • Friday Is Last Day For Covered CA 'Grace Period'

    Thursday, December 26, 2013

    (AP) -- Friday will be the end of the grace period to get health insurance starting Jan. 1 for consumers who were frustrated in their attempts to sign up by Monday's deadline.

  • Calif. Health Insurers Restrict Doctor Choice To Lower Costs

    Sunday, December 01, 2013

    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.

  • California Has Head Start Expanding Medicaid Under Obamacare

    Thursday, November 21, 2013

    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.

  • California Dems Push For Changes To Obamacare

    Monday, November 18, 2013

    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.

  • Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

    Obama Moves To Delay Cancellations Of Insurance Plans

    Thursday, November 14, 2013

    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.

  • More Than 106,000 Choose Health Plans Under Affordable Care Act

    Wednesday, November 13, 2013

    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

    Wednesday, November 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.

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    Medi-Cal Managed Care Transition 'Rough' For Some People

    Thursday, October 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.

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    UC Students, Parents Have New Options Under Federal Health law

    Monday, October 07, 2013

    University of California students may already know that they are required to have health insurance to be enrolled in the system. What they may not know is that they and their parents have new options under the Affordable Care Act.

  • Nevada Health Link Sees Heavy Traffic in First Three Days

    Friday, October 04, 2013

    In the early days of its operation. the Nevada Health Insurance Exchange has had tens of thousands more users - and inquiries - than expected, and is scrambling to keep up with inquiries and applications.

  • Health Law Kickoff May Be More Challenging Than Medicare's Start

    Monday, September 30, 2013

    Open enrollment for health coverage under the federal health law starts Tuesday, offering new options to millions of Americans. So how does the roll out of the ACA compare with the last time the federal government made coverage available to millions?

  • Covered California Open Enrollment Starts in October

    Monday, September 09, 2013

    Open enrollment for California’s health insurance marketplace starts on October 1st, for coverage starting next year. Some liken the implementation of the health care overhaul to the roll out of the new computer technology.

  • Pauline Bartolone/CapRadio

    Nevada Releases Health Insurance Rates for 2014

    Wednesday, September 04, 2013

    Nevada residents looking to buy health insurance now have a better sense of what it will cost them next year. The Department of Insurance released 2014's rates and plans for coverage that will be sold in and out of the new health exchange.

  • Media Push Coming From New California Health Exchange

    Friday, July 26, 2013

    TV commercials for the new California health insurance marketplace will start airing soon. And that’s not the only part of the exchange’s marketing and outreach campaign you'll be seeing.

  • Pauline Bartolone/Capital Public Radio

    Private Doctors Provide Personalized Care, For a Price

    Thursday, July 11, 2013

    One area of health care is taking a step away from the industry. "Private medicine" – commonly known as concierge care –is a small but growing trend, with California at it’s center. We visit a practice in El Dorado Hills.

  • Insight In-depth: Implementing Obamacare, California vs Nevada

    Monday, July 08, 2013

    In about 3 months California and Nevada will open health-insurance marketplaces, or health-benefit exchanges, to their state's residents. Health care reporter Pauline Bartolone talked with the heads of both exchanges about their differing approaches.

  • Two States, Two Styles of ObamaCare

    Monday, July 08, 2013

    Millions of uninsured Americans are expected to buy coverage through new health insurance marketplaces called exchanges next year. Nevada and California are busy building state-based exchanges, using different means to achieve the same ends.

  • Revised Brown Budget Calls For State-Based Medi-Cal Expansion

    Tuesday, May 14, 2013

    California’s revised budget released by Governor Jerry Brown today calls for a state-led expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. But it comes with a proposal to change the financial responsibilities of counties.

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