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Resistance to Translating Prescription Drug Labels

July 29, 2014 | 8:43 am

Resistance to Translating Prescription Drug Labels

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Drug labels here appear only in English, though 44 percent of Californians speak other languages at home. Read more …

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Lawsuit: Anthem Blue Cross Committed ‘Fraudulent’ Enrollment Practices

July 9, 2014 | 1:41 pm

Lawsuit: Anthem Blue Cross Committed ‘Fraudulent’ Enrollment Practices

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Company said to have misled enrollees about whether their doctors and hospitals were in its new plans.

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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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Coordinated Care for Those Nearing Life’s End — But Does It Really Save Money?

June 25, 2014 | 9:39 am

Coordinated Care for Those Nearing Life’s End — But Does It Really Save Money?

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Medicare funded the program with a $13 million grant, but hopes for savings of $29 million. Read more …

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What Does Your Health Care Cost? KQED Project Aims to Shed Light on Prices

June 23, 2014 | 8:47 am

What Does Your Health Care Cost? KQED Project Aims to Shed Light on Prices

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Charges for treatment are utterly lacking in transparency and wildly variable. Help KQED change that.

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In Alameda County, Leaving Jail Doesn’t Have to Mean Losing Health Care

May 19, 2014 | 1:20 pm

In Alameda County, Leaving Jail Doesn’t Have to Mean Losing Health Care

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Under the Obamacare Medi-Cal expansion, many more former inmates can get insured after leaving jail. …read more

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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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Jahi McMath Lawyer: ‘There’s Always Hope’

January 15, 2014 | 12:59 pm

Jahi McMath Lawyer: ‘There’s Always Hope’

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Attorney says main issue in brain-death case is respecting the rights and beliefs of family.

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Watch Live: President Obama’s News Conference

December 20, 2013 | 11:22 am

Watch Live: President Obama’s News Conference

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The president talks about rollout of Affordable Care Act, economy and other subjects.

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Visualizing the Horrible Complexity of Healthcare.gov

November 25, 2013 | 3:40 pm

Visualizing the Horrible Complexity of Healthcare.gov

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We’ve heard tales of 500 million lines of computer code. That sounds like a lot — but is it?

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