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New Device Brings Price Drop in Diabetes Test Strips

June 12, 2014 | 2:38 pm

New Device Brings Price Drop in Diabetes Test Strips

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The company — iHealth Labs — says its test strips are a quarter of what many brand-name strips cost. …read more

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Cross Country from D.C. to San Francisco, Complaints About Health Costs

June 10, 2014 | 1:31 pm

Cross Country from D.C. to San Francisco, Complaints About Health Costs

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While moving cross country, a health reporter informally surveys people about health care.

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California Health Secretary on ‘Disruptive Innovation’ of the ACA

June 5, 2014 | 8:30 am

California Health Secretary on ‘Disruptive Innovation’ of the ACA

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‘People are complaining that they’re being forced to change,’ Diana Dooley said.

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Should There Be a Ban on Food Stamps to Buy Soda?

June 3, 2014 | 7:00 am

Should There Be a Ban on Food Stamps to Buy Soda?

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Banning food stamps for sugary drinks could reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes rates, says Stanford study.

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Insurance Commissioner Defends Health Insurance Initiative

May 28, 2014 | 8:00 am

Insurance Commissioner Defends Health Insurance Initiative

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Dave Jones also noted that 35 states have ‘the authority to reject health insurance rate hikes, but not California.’ …read more

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SEIU Teams Up with California Hospitals, Drops Ballot Initiatives

May 7, 2014 | 8:00 am

SEIU Teams Up with California Hospitals, Drops Ballot Initiatives

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The union and hospital association say they will create a $100 million “joint advocacy fund” to overhaul Medi-Cal. …read more

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State Senate Places Soda Labeling Bill On Hold Over Costs

April 29, 2014 | 3:30 pm

State Senate Places Soda Labeling Bill On Hold Over Costs

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The label warning would say: Beverages with added sugar contribute to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. …read more

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Final Obamacare Open Enrollment: More Than 3.3 Million Californians Signed Up

April 17, 2014 | 5:22 pm

Final Obamacare Open Enrollment: More Than 3.3 Million Californians Signed Up

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Nearly 1.4 million people signed up on CoveredCA; the rest on Medi-Cal. Enrollments exceeded projections.

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Covered California Now Above 1.2 Million Enrollees — and More Coming

April 3, 2014 | 3:58 pm

Covered California Now Above 1.2 Million Enrollees — and More Coming

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Interest surged as the Mar. 31 deadline approached. More than 500,000 people opened Covered CA accounts. …read more

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Covered California Disables Part of Site to Handle Traffic

March 31, 2014 | 3:58 pm

Covered California Disables Part of Site to Handle Traffic

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Some people may be logged off once enough of their application is filed to give more people a chance. …read more

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