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This broad category includes articles concerning health insurance costs, carrier and health plan news, changing benefits technology, and surveys by the Kaiser Family Foundation and others on employee benefits.

Covered California Ramps Up Enrollment Efforts Ahead of Today’s Deadlines

Covered California is ramping up efforts to enroll consumers ahead of the deadline for coverage that starts Jan. 1, 2016, KPCC's "KPCC News" reports.

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Affordable Care Act Plans Get 1 Million New Subscribers

A million new customers have signed up for health insurance during the Affordable Care Act’s third open-enrollment season, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday, and call centers have been deluged with requests from others eager to enroll.

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Uninsured People Eligible For Obamacare Face Average $969 Penalty In 2016

The penalty for failing to have health insurance is going up, perhaps even higher than you expected.

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Nevadans Slow To Embrace State’s Health Insurance Exchange, Data Show

New numbers show Nevadans have been slow to jump into the state's health insurance exchange.

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California Split on Health Coverage for Those in the U.S. Illegally

A new statewide poll found a noticeable split among Californians when it comes to offering government subsidized healthcare regardless of immigration status. The split is between Californians who vote and those who don’t. The poll from the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California finds 54% of adults surveyed support broadening the state’s Medi-Cal program to those ...

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Poll Finds Californians Are Split on Various Health-Related Topics

Californians are split on several health-related issues, including whether the state should expand Medi-Cal coverage to all undocumented immigrants, according to a new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Dan Walters: Shell Game On Taxes Must Stop

For years, the state has conducted something of a shell game to help finance Medi-Cal, its health insurance system for the poor that now covers nearly a third of Californians.

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State Lawmakers Worry Projected Budget Surplus Saps Effort to Revise Healthcare Tax

One of healthcare advocates' unspoken fears is being voiced by state lawmakers who worry a projected multibillion-dollar budget surplus could weaken political resolve to revamp a soon-to-disappear tax that helps fund healthcare for low-income Californians.

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VSP Sees ‘A Step In The Right Direction’ by Covered California

Three years after launching the state's health-benefit exchange, Covered California wants to help consumers sign up for vision coverage as well.

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Senate Unveils Updated Budget Reconciliation Bill To Dismantle ACA

On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) unveiled an updated plan to dismantle the Affordable Care Act

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