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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.

Governor Vetoes VSP-Backed Plan to Work With Covered California

Once again, VSP Global got the door slammed on hopes to get access to new business through Covered California.

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California Obamacare Doctor Networks to Stay Limited in 2015

Finding a doctor who takes Obamacare coverage could be just as frustrating for Californians in 2015 as the health-law expansion enters its second year.

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California Health Exchange Stays Neutral on Proposition 45

After months of intense discussions, California's health insurance exchange on Thursday remained on the sidelines of a Nov. 4 ballot initiative that would allow the state's elected insurance commissioner to regulate rates.

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Millions Have Joined Medicaid Under Obamacare. Here’s What They Think of It.

The Medicaid program, already the nation's largest insurer, has quickly added millions to its rolls since the start of Obamacare's coverage expansion.

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Don’t Expect ‘Perfection’ on Health Care Site

The federal health insurance website is trying to resolve glitches and security questions raised by the Government Accountability Office, so people can safely and successfully sign up for insurance at open enrollment Nov. 15.

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Covered California Still Struggling With Doctor-Access Issues

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.

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30,000 Californians Face Obamacare Enrollment Delays, Dropped Coverage

California's health insurance exchange is vowing to fix enrollment delays and dropped coverage for about 30,000 consumers before the next sign-up period this fall.

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Health Chief Seeks to Focus on Insurance Site

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the secretary of Health and Human Services, said Monday in her first major speech that she wanted to move beyond the politics of health care and work with members of both parties to improve the management and operation of HealthCare.gov, the website used by millions of people to sign up for insurance coverage.

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$60 Million For 34 States To Boost Obamacare Enrollment

Two Planned Parenthood chapters, two United Way organizations, a food bank association and a Catholic hospital system are among 90 nonprofit groups that will receive a total of $60 million to help people sign up for health insurance, the Department of Health and Human Services announced today.

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Health Care Website Still has a Lot of Fixes to Make

Steve Michaelson wants us to get down to business. The Las Vegan emailed us about the spate of stories we've written on locals who've been unable to get medical coverage or care despite paying months' worth of premiums to Nevada Health Link.

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