Affordable Care Act

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Go beyond the headlines for rate hike reality

Some Californians got good news last week about the price of their health insurance. But as always, it pays to know the details.

Mixed-Coverage Families

Households caught in health-care mismatch quagmire

Many Californians complain about trying to get issues resolved with Medi-Cal, the state and federal health program for the poor that now covers one-third of the state’s residents.

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Insured? Watch out for out-of-pocket costs

Millions of Americans will continue receiving tax credits to help pay for their health insurance, thanks to the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare.

Inland Empire Health Plan

INLAND: Medi-Cal contractor struggles with more patients, less pay

At midmorning, the two parking lots are full and cars line the curb. Inside, the waiting room of the LaSalle Pediatric Medical Clinic in San Bernardino is packed.

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How affordable is the Affordable Care Act?

For many Californians, the Affordable Care Act isn’t.

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Don't cave in to an erroneous bill

I’m filled with dread every time I open my mailbox to find an “Explanation of Benefits” from my health insurer.

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More Californians face Medi-Cal death fee

If you have Medi-Cal, chances are you get your health care for free. Until you die, that is.

Medical Interpreters Shortage

Medical interpreters in short supply as health coverage grows

Vietnamese interpreter Siu Williams and her fellow linguists are in such demand at Stanford Hospital that the sprawling campus has become like a trampoline and the hallways like treadmills.

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Bouncing between Medi-Cal and Covered California

Many Californians with Covered California or Medi-Cal health coverage hover near the intersection where the two programs meet. When their incomes fluctuate, however, that “hover” can turn into a “bounce.”

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