Insurance

The ACA in California one year in

Treating the Newly Insured: A Doctor's Story (Video)

Dr. Hector Flores marvels at the impact of the Affordable Care Act on his Montebello family practice. The number of uninsured patients, he says, has been cut almost in half.

Health Provider Survival Strategy: Get Bigger

Lots of federal money fuels the Affordable Care Act. But along with it comes new imperatives that effectively put local health plans and providers in a Darwinian struggle for solvency. And like many such struggles, getting bigger may be the fastest...

Op-Eds

Viewpoints: Lack of doctors in Humboldt reflects rural problems with access to health care

Humboldt County is a place of stunning physical beauty, a stark contrast to its residents’ astoundingly poor physical health. State data show the county at or near the bottom of health/wellness measures in virtually every category.

Ask Emily

Translations key to keeping coverage

Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, has taken a lot of heat for its communication – or lack thereof – to consumers who don’t speak English well.

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.

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