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Millions need to upgrade insurance under Obamacare

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Despite promises by President Obama that people can keep the insurance they have once Obamacare is in full effect in January, millions will have to upgrade their policies. That’s because these people have “bare bones” plans that don’t meet the Affordable Care Act benefit standards.

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Obamacare to force millions to upgrade insurance

Despite promises by President Obama that people can keep the insurance they have once Obamacare is in full effect in January, millions will have to upgrade their policies. That’s because these people have “bare bones” plans that don’t meet the...

New options, strategies for those with insurance

Andre Blaze of Orange has been watching the rollout of Obamacare with a growing sense of dread. As a self-employed financial services marketing consultant, Blaze has bought his own health insurance for the last 30 years. The irony now, he said, is...

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Kelley Weiss

Broadcast reporter Kelley Weiss is based in our Sacramento office where she’s helping lead the center’s expansion into public broadcasting. Her stories have appeared on NPR, Marketplace, The World, KQED Public Radio, Southern California Public Radio and World Vision Report. She’s produced series about the illegal sale of prescription drugs at swap meets and preventable patient deaths and money mismanagement in Missouri’s mental health system. She won a 2009 national Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting and has received several honors in the Association of Health Care Journalists awards competition. She was named a Livingston Finalist in 2011 for a multi-platform project about how tribal sovereignty makes it nearly impossible for mothers to collect child support. Weiss previously worked as a health care reporter at Capital Public Radio in Sacramento and KCUR in Kansas City. Her work has also appeared in Reuters, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Center for Investigative Reporting. She’s completed a health reporting fellowship from the Association of Health Care Journalists and has a journalism degree from the University of Kansas.

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