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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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Berkeley Residents Approve of Soda Tax on November Ballot

March 18, 2014 | 7:00 am

Berkeley Residents Approve of Soda Tax on November Ballot

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A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages has a good chance of making Berkeley’s November ballot.

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Study: Estrogen Therapy May Help Some Older Women at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

March 12, 2014 | 4:05 pm

Study: Estrogen Therapy May Help Some Older Women at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

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Could one kind of estrogen therapy help women and another type harm them? …read more

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Are BPA-Free Plastics Any Safer?

March 6, 2014 | 8:59 am

Are BPA-Free Plastics Any Safer?

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New research shows that chemicals used to replace harmful BPA may pose a danger, too. Read more. …

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California Fuel Leak Cleanup Rules Leave Lingering Spills to Nature

March 6, 2014 | 5:30 am

California Fuel Leak Cleanup Rules Leave Lingering Spills to Nature

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Some 6,000 leaking tanks remain unresolved, including in Alameda and Santa Clara counties.

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