Health Care

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Californians To See Increase In Health Plan Costs

Californians buying individual health plans on the state’s exchange will see their premiums rise by an average of 4.2 percent in 2015, about half the increase the industry has seen in the past three years, officials announced Thursday.

07/31/2014

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California Probes Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield

California regulators are investigating whether two giant medical insurers misled consumers about which doctors they covered under federal health care reform packages.

06/20/2014

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Lawmaker: ‘Grave Concerns’ That VA Scandal Could Reach West LA Facility

A Thousands Oaks congresswoman has asked for an audit into the VA hospital in West Los Angeles following reports of problems in the sprawling health care system.

05/30/2014

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KNX 1070 Investigation: More Calif. Doctors Illegally Charging Insured Patients Extra Fees

A growing number of California doctors are charging their insured patients extra fees to cover everyday office expenses – a practice that’s illegal under most health care policies, according to KNX1070’s investigative reporter Charles Feldman.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–04/10/2014

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Covered California Announces Enrollment Exceeded Expectations Of 1.2 Million

“We do have something to celebrate, but it’s really a starting line,” Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee said.

04/03/2014

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Health Coverage Sign-Up Deadline Extended 2 Weeks

Consumers who were unable to create an account or start their application because of technical problems have until midnight on April 15 to finish their applications.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/01/2014

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High Volume, Long Wait At California’s Health Site

California’s health insurance exchange experienced a high volume of users, leading to a sluggish website and long wait times as consumers make their final enrollment dash to avoid a tax penalty.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/31/2014

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Monday Marks Deadline To Sign Up For Covered California

Monday marks the deadline to sign up for federal health care under Covered California.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/31/2014

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California Sees Late Surge In Health Enrollment

California is seeing a late surge in the number of people signing up for health insurance coverage ahead of next week’s deadline — and state officials are encouraging more people to apply.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/28/2014

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Lawsuit Seeks To Reinstate Canceled Health Plans

A state lawmaker who is running for state insurance commissioner said Wednesday that he is suing California’s health benefits exchange for wrongly cutting off more than 1 million insurance policies.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/05/2014

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Bill Seeks To Allow Undocumented Calif. Residents To Buy Health Insurance

A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow people living in the country illegally to buy health insurance through the state.

02/15/2014

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CVS Plans To Stop Tobacco Products Sales

CVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide as it focuses more on providing health care.

02/05/2014

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Judge Blocks Effort To Create New LA Health Department

A judge has thrown out a ballot initiative that would have ordered Los Angeles to create its own public health department.

01/24/2014

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Some Customers Frustrated With Obamacare-Related Glitches

Some customers are frustrated with glitches related to the Affordable Care Act.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/10/2014

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Covered California Offers ‘Grace Period’ For Consumers Who Tried To Meet Deadline-Day

The agency overseeing California’s health insurance exchange offered a bit of breathing room for consumers who tried but failed to meet Monday’s deadline for coverage starting in the new year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/23/2013

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