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California ‘Deadliest State’ in U.S. For Shootings by Police

April 9, 2014 | 6:00 am

California ‘Deadliest State’ in U.S. For Shootings by Police

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Study by ex-FBI agent identified 102 fatalities in state and over 1,000 incidents nationwide in 2011.

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San Francisco’s Elderly Chinese Suffer from Nursing Home Closure

April 8, 2014 | 10:54 am

San Francisco’s Elderly Chinese Suffer from Nursing Home Closure

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35 Chinese immigrants, most of whom don’t speak English, were displaced. Some died shorty after moving. …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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Desmond-Hellmann Steps Down as UCSF Chancellor Today

March 31, 2014 | 3:27 pm

Desmond-Hellmann Steps Down as UCSF Chancellor Today

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She is leaving her post of five years to become CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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California Gets an ‘F’ for Health Care Price Transparency

March 26, 2014 | 7:00 am

California Gets an ‘F’ for Health Care Price Transparency

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California has taken ‘symbolic steps’ but has not turned information into something useful to consumers. …read more

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How Tax Preparers Are Encouraging Obamacare Sign-Ups

March 24, 2014 | 6:00 am

How Tax Preparers Are Encouraging Obamacare Sign-Ups

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Uninsured face penalty up to 1 percent of income, which could exceed $500 if earning $60,000 a year.

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Insurance Agents Drive High Asian Enrollment on Covered California

March 23, 2014 | 12:21 pm

Insurance Agents Drive High Asian Enrollment on Covered California

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Three of five Chinese-American enrollees have used agents, a much higher rate than for other groups. . Read more. …

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San Francisco Approves E-Cigarette Regulations

March 19, 2014 | 12:00 pm

San Francisco Approves E-Cigarette Regulations

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New restrictions will treat e-cigarettes the same as cigarettes.

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Bay Area Obamacare Enrollment Fairs Offer Signup Help as Deadline Approaches

March 18, 2014 | 3:13 pm

Bay Area Obamacare Enrollment Fairs Offer Signup Help as Deadline Approaches

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Five health care enrollment fairs in the Bay Area this week are planned, as deadline approaches.

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Analysis: Obamacare Leads to More Competition in Insurance Market

March 18, 2014 | 12:07 pm

Analysis: Obamacare Leads to More Competition in Insurance Market

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Anthem Blue Cross has seen its market share drop from 47 percent to 30 percent. …read more

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