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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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Tech Advice on Building a Better Healthcare.gov

November 13, 2013 | 12:21 pm

Tech Advice on Building a Better Healthcare.gov

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Entrepreneurs says health-care website suffers from flawed approach in contracting and development.

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March 25, 2013 | 4:53 pm

San Francisco Chronicle Launches Paywall; Reporters Launch Twitter Strike

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You can blame Craigslist or Google or blogs like this one. However you look at it, the Internet has disrupted the newspaper business. And the latest changes at the San Francisco Chronicle show that the upheaval isn’t over. Over the weekend, the newspaper announced it will charge readers who want to read some of its […]

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What Shortage of Nurses? In the Bay Area, There’s a Surplus

December 5, 2011 | 1:45 pm

What Shortage of Nurses? In the Bay Area, There’s a Surplus

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From the 1980s to the 2000s, the number of young people going into nursing schools plummeted — both nationally and in California. To reverse the trend, the government launched recruitment efforts to get more people into nursing schools.

It looks like they did a pretty good job. The number of registered nurses nationwide skyrocketed in the past decade, according to a study released in today’s Health Affairs. Recent grads aged 23-26 increased by 62 percent. There hasn’t been a spike in nursing grads like this in the U.S. since the 1970s.

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Mental Health Care May be Mandated in California, But Most Aren’t Getting Treated

December 1, 2011 | 3:09 pm

Mental Health Care May be Mandated in California, But Most Aren’t Getting Treated

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More than two million adults in California say they need mental health care, but about half of them aren’t getting it, according to a report released Wednesday by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. California mandates health insurance companies provide equal care for mental and physical health problems. But mental health services are often […]

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January 19, 2011 | 3:24 pm

House Votes to Repeal Health Care Law

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From NPR and wires: The new Republican-controlled House voted Wednesday 245-189 to repeal the historic health care overhaul legislation signed last March by President Obama, but the measure appears destined to prove largely symbolic. Top Democrats in the Senate, including Majority Leader Harry Reid, who characterized the House action as “partisan grandstanding,” say they will […]

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