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Patients Line Up For Free Clinic Wristbands

Thousands of people lined up at the LA Sports Arena on Sunday morning to receive wristbands that will allow them to receive services at the annual Care Harbor free clinic, which begins Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/07/2014

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Records: County Emergency Room Visits Slowed During Obamacare’s Early Months

Los Angeles County emergency room visits slowed in the early months of Obamacare, according to state records.

08/22/2014

President Obama Addresses The Nation During State Of The Union Address

California Obamacare Enrollees Exceed Projections By Nearly 100K

Overall, the Obama administration had projected California would enroll 1.3 million during the first enrollment period, which began Oct. 1. Covered California said the state had set a target of around 830,000.

04/17/2014

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Final Deadline Arrives For Health Exchange Sign-Up

It’s not just tax day. Tuesday also is the two-week extension deadline to sign up for health coverage through California’s insurance exchange.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/15/2014

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Tuesday Marks Deadline To Sign Up For Affordable Care Act

The deadline to sign-up or complete the sign-up process for federal health care under Covered California and Medi-Cal is 12 a.m. Tuesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/14/2014

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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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Nonprofit Insurers Lag In California’s Heath Care Exchange

Small nonprofits offering insurance plans on California’s health care exchange are lagging well behind major insurers in sign-ups, potentially undermining a key goal of the federal Affordable Care Act.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/02/2014

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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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Local Congressman Lauds Affordable Care Act On 4th Anniversary Of Signing

Opponents of the Affordable Care Act (like Texas congressman Ted Cruz) insist it will be a job killer.

03/22/2014

Can I Pay For A Dentist With My Health Insurance?

For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.

03/20/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Children?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your children depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Spouse?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your spouse depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

Who Can I Contact With Problems About My Insurer?

Under the Affordable Care Act, consumers have the right to appeal decisions made by their health insurance company.

03/20/2014

Does My Health Insurance Work Outside Of The United States?

Most health plans do not cover medical services outside of the United States.

03/20/2014

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