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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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Sonoma County Has Highest Whooping Cough Rate in Statewide Epidemic

July 16, 2014 | 2:06 pm

Sonoma County Has Highest Whooping Cough Rate in Statewide Epidemic

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But a county health official says incidence of disease appears to have peaked after cyclical spike.

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Stanford Study: Inactivity, More Than Diet, Linked to Obesity Increase

July 8, 2014 | 12:38 pm

Stanford Study: Inactivity, More Than Diet, Linked to Obesity Increase

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Long-term health study finds jump in number of people who report no leisure-time physical activity.

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Welfare Advocates Urge Repeal of ‘Maximum Family Grant’

July 3, 2014 | 9:38 am

Welfare Advocates Urge Repeal of ‘Maximum Family Grant’

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Critics say 20-year-old state welfare reform policy penalizes poor children and their mothers.

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Initial Mammogram Cost Comparisons in KQED’s PriceCheck Project

June 30, 2014 | 9:38 am

Initial Mammogram Cost Comparisons in KQED’s PriceCheck Project

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Cash prices for a screening mammogram range from $125 to $801 in the Bay Area. Insured prices also vary.

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Whooping Cough Epidemic Continues — 1,100 New Cases in Last Two Weeks

June 27, 2014 | 12:04 pm

Whooping Cough Epidemic Continues — 1,100 New Cases in Last Two Weeks

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Vaccines are key, and pregnant women should be vaccinated in the third trimester to protect their babies.

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Advocates: Covered California Needs Better Outreach to Limited-English Speakers

June 26, 2014 | 1:38 pm

Advocates: Covered California Needs Better Outreach to Limited-English Speakers

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Advocates suggest more — and better translated — materials in many languages. Read more …

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Covered California Questions Health Insurance Initiative

June 19, 2014 | 9:42 am

Covered California Questions Health Insurance Initiative

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If insurance commissioner gets veto power over premiums, would Covered California be disrupted?

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People from Mexico Show Vast Genetic Diversity

June 13, 2014 | 10:17 am

People from Mexico Show Vast Genetic Diversity

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Study finds individuals from Mexico may be as genetically different as a European is from a Chinese person.

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