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Tag: health insurance

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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