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Covered California Launches 2015 Outreach Campaign

September 16, 2014 | 8:12 am

Covered California Launches 2015 Outreach Campaign

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The state’s health insurance exchange hopes to sign up 500,000 new people in 2015.

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Stanford Terminates Anthem’s Contract; Anthem Uses KQED Data to Cite Stanford’s Cost

September 8, 2014 | 12:41 pm

Stanford Terminates Anthem’s Contract; Anthem Uses KQED Data to Cite Stanford’s Cost

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Dispute appears to center on how long a new contract should last.

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How Will Your Hospital Fare in the Next Earthquake?

August 30, 2014 | 1:35 pm

How Will Your Hospital Fare in the Next Earthquake?

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An earthquake focuses the mind. In the wake of the South Napa Quake, I became focused on hospital safety.

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Sacramento Patient Does Not Have Ebola, Officials Say

August 21, 2014 | 9:22 pm

Sacramento Patient Does Not Have Ebola, Officials Say

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The state’s Department of Public Health reiterates that chances of an Ebola outbreak here are low.

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Sacramento Patient Being Tested for Possible Exposure to Ebola

August 20, 2014 | 11:28 am

Sacramento Patient Being Tested for Possible Exposure to Ebola

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If the tests prove positive, this would become the first case of the Ebola virus in California.

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Old Muni Buses Are Reborn as Mobile Showers for the Homeless

August 15, 2014 | 8:30 am

Old Muni Buses Are Reborn as Mobile Showers for the Homeless

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A straightforward solution to one of the biggest hardships of living on the street.

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UC Berkeley Study: Sports, Energy Drinks Are as Unhealthy as Soda

August 6, 2014 | 9:04 am

UC Berkeley Study: Sports, Energy Drinks Are as Unhealthy as Soda

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Gatorade was one of the 21 beverages analyzed in the study.

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How Much for a Back MRI in the Bay Area: $255 or $3,700?

August 4, 2014 | 8:30 am

How Much for a Back MRI in the Bay Area: $255 or $3,700?

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People can save $1,000 or more just by going to another facility, sometimes only a short drive away.

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California’s 2015 Obamacare Premiums Will Increase Modestly

August 1, 2014 | 8:00 am

California’s 2015 Obamacare Premiums Will Increase Modestly

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Officials with Covered California say premiums will go up an average 4.2 percent statewide in 2015.

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Insurance Czar: Health Insurers Fear Ballot Measure, Will Restrain Rate Hikes

July 30, 2014 | 8:52 am

Insurance Czar: Health Insurers Fear Ballot Measure, Will Restrain Rate Hikes

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Prop. 45 on November ballot allows insurance commissioner to reject excessive rate hikes. Read More …

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