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How to price shop for medical treatment

Whether you get your health insurance from your employer, Covered California or the open market, more of you are picking — or being forced into —

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Obamacare tax already affecting worker health plans

For the millions of Californians with job-based health coverage, this one’s for you. And it’s a doozy.

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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.

Youth in Trouble

California launches audit of mental health services in schools

This article originally appeared in The Sacramento Bee.

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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.


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