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Advocacy Groups File Lawsuit Over Medi-Cal Backlog

September 18, 2014 | 3:00 pm

Advocacy Groups File Lawsuit Over Medi-Cal Backlog

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California’s lingering backlog of Medi-Cal applications affects hundreds of thousands of people.

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Details of Autism Benefits — Like Provider Rates — Coming After Rollout

September 9, 2014 | 8:00 am

Details of Autism Benefits — Like Provider Rates — Coming After Rollout

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California officials kicked off the first stakeholder meeting to review Medi-Cal’s new autism coverage .

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For Some, Getting Medi-Cal Aid Might Cost Them Their Homes

August 26, 2014 | 6:00 am

For Some, Getting Medi-Cal Aid Might Cost Them Their Homes

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By law, state can collect money from estates of some who get benefits from program for the poor.

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Strong Support for Prop. 45 — Tougher Rules on Health Insurance Rates

August 21, 2014 | 8:19 am

Strong Support for Prop. 45 — Tougher Rules on Health Insurance Rates

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Poll finds two-thirds of likely voters say they back measure to expand state’s power to regulate rates.

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State Agency Reconsiders Letting Catholic Colleges Limit Abortion Coverage

August 12, 2014 | 1:25 pm

State Agency Reconsiders Letting Catholic Colleges Limit Abortion Coverage

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Santa Clara seeks to end coverage for ‘elective’ abortions.

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Insurance Czar: Health Insurers Fear Ballot Measure, Will Restrain Rate Hikes

July 30, 2014 | 8:52 am

Insurance Czar: Health Insurers Fear Ballot Measure, Will Restrain Rate Hikes

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Prop. 45 on November ballot allows insurance commissioner to reject excessive rate hikes. Read More …

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June 21, 2012 | 3:49 pm

Report Blames 3,000 State Deaths a Year on Uninsurance

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California leads the nation in the number of people who die for lack of health insurance, according to a report by Families USA. The report focused on people between aged 25 and 64. Of the 26,100 who died nationwide in 2010 because they didn’t have insurance 3,164 — or about 12 percent — of there […]

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March 16, 2011 | 11:05 am

Blue Shield Withdraws Plan for Big Rate Hike

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From AP: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Blue Shield of California says it is withdrawing its plan to increase health insurance rates for individual policyholders in what would have been the third such rate hike since October. Blue Shield chief executive Bruce Bodaken said in a statement Wednesday that it’s nixing the planned May 1 increase to […]

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