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Ask Emily

Ask Emily on KFBK: Dropped from coverage without consent

This segment originally appeared on KFBK's Afternoon News with Kitty O'Neal.

More Californians complain of plan cancellations

As Emily Bazar reported in a recent Ask Emily column, an untold number of people have been dropped from their Covered California health plans

Private Exchanges

The Price of Getting to Choose

Anyone who has health insurance through their work might want to take a look at the Covered California web site. For better or worse, something like it is coming your way.

Pharmacists' New Roles

For diabetics, the best doctor may be a pharmacist

Elba Santos, 63, rolled up her black trousers so Ryan Gates could examine her shins and feet. Gates touched a beet red area, asking if it hurt. Santos winced and nodded. “Even just from breathing, the pain hurts down here,” she said.

The Young Invincibles: A Key to Obamacare Success

Now that Obamacare is underway, what happened with the much-discussed demographic group known as the “young invincibles”? You might be surprised.

Transparency

Viewpoints: New Medical Price Databases may help consumers drive down costs

Health care consumers – and that means all of us – need to get ready for the next reform: transparency. It’s a word with a great positive vibe. It means we might get to understand how hospitals and doctors and labs bill us, and how that compares to...

Can 3 million newly insured fit into current system?

California’s resounding success in enrolling residents in Obamacare health insurance policies and expanded Medi-Cal coverage—a total of nearly 3 million people—is bumping up against the next Big Question: can these new enrollees use their insurance...

Pharmacists' New Roles

Increased responsibility pays health dividends

Jose Navarro regularly trekked to the drugstore after being diagnosed as a diabetic seven years ago. In a sign of transformation in the local fight against diabetes, the pharmacist is now coming to him.

A singer's Obamacare lament

When we last spoke with leukemia patient Carol Kroger, she had resolved to apply for the state-run health reform exchange Covered California, hoping to escape the rising premiums of her private plan.

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