California Watch Posts

Covered California Still Struggling With Doctor-Access Issues

September 23, 2014

Covered California continues to struggle with problems involving patient access. As the health exchange prepares for its second open enrollment, it is redoubling efforts to ensure that health plans provide accurate doctor lists and sign up enough health-care professionals to see patients in a timely way. Read More

Intervenor Role Now Politically Charged

September 16, 2014

The latest volley in the war over Proposition 45, the November ballot initiative to regulate health insurance rate hikes, is over intervenors who play an obscure role in the state's process for overseeing insurance. Read More

Governor Signs Bill Requiring Paid Sick Leave

September 16, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law Wednesday morning to provide at least three days of paid sick leave annually to every worker in California, extending the benefit to some 6.5 million employees, or about 40 percent of California's workforce. Read More