• State Uncertain as Top Court Steps In

    Posted on June 27, 2012 by in Breaking News

    SFGate.com, By Emily Bazar – June 17, 2012: When President Obama’s health care overhaul became law two years ago, California lawmakers jumped into action. Within months, they adopted several state laws that implement or build on the federal measure, including one to create a state health insurance exchange and another to allow young adults up […]

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  • CalPERS plans to raise health care premiums 9.6 percent

    Posted on June 27, 2012 by in Breaking News

    he Sacramento Bee, By Dale Kasler – June 13, 2012: The California Public Employees’ Retirement System plans to raise health care premiums to its members by an average of nearly 10 percent next year, one of the biggest increases in recent years. The increase of 9.6 percent would be more than twice as big as […]

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  • Scam Watch: Health Insurance

    Posted on June 26, 2012 by in Breaking News

    The Los Angeles Times, By Stuart Pfeifer – June 17, 2012: Several companies affiliated with a telemarketing scheme that allegedly tricked consumers into buying worthless medical discount plans have agreed to repay some victims and to stop making false representations to consumers. The Federal Trade Commission had accused the companies of targeting consumers seeking affordable […]

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  • California Offers HIPAA Security Rule Toolkit

    Posted on June 26, 2012 by in Breaking News

    California Healthline, By George Lauer – June 18, 2012: Last week, the California Office of Health Information Integrity released an online toolkit to help California physicians, hospitals and other health care providers understand and adhere to the HIPAA Security Rule. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act established national standards for the protection of certain […]

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  • Health-Care Ruling Cloaked in Secrecy Spurs Guessing Game

    Posted on June 25, 2012 by in Breaking News

    Bloomberg, By Greg Stohr – June 18, 2012: In the next two weeks, John Roberts will sit in his high-backed, black leather chair in the U.S. Supreme Court’s marble courtroom and tell a hushed crowd that the justices are about to rule on health care. It will be the most dramatic moment in Roberts’s seven […]

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  • GOP Mulls Health Care Tacks

    Posted on June 22, 2012 by in Breaking News

    Roll Call, By Daniel Newhauser – June 6, 2012: With rumors swirling that the Supreme Court could issue a ruling as soon as next week on President Barack Obama’s health care law, Republicans, along with Mitt Romney’s campaign, are gaming out their plans in case the entire law, or part of it, is found unconstitutional. […]

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  • How SCOTUS Could Help Congress Save Billions

    Posted on June 21, 2012 by in Breaking News

    Politico, By Jonathan Allen – June 6, 2012: Congress could stumble into a big pile of cash from an unlikely source: the Supreme Court. The justices will deliver their landmark ruling on the 2010 health care law this month, and the government is in line to reap hundreds of billions of dollars in savings — […]

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  • Subsidies A Key to Success of California Health Exchange

    Posted on June 21, 2012 by in Breaking News

    Capital Public Radio, By Pauline Bartolone – June 3, 2012: As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to rule on President Obama’s health care law, Californians may wonder how the ruling will affect them. The director of a key component of California’s implementation effort says he’s sleeping well at night. The federal health law directs the […]

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  • Health Care Task Force Starts Up

    Posted on June 20, 2012 by in Breaking News

    California Healthline, By David Gorn – June 12, 2012: This is not your usual task force, according to Diana Dooley, secretary of the state Health and Human Services department. This one, she said, is less interested in the ideal and more focused on producing real-world results. The idea is to figure out which programs across […]

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  • House Passes the Health Care Cost Reduction Act

    Posted on June 19, 2012 by in Breaking News

    National Association of Health Underwriters – June 11, 2012: On Thursday, June 7, the U.S. House of Representatives voted for the 30th time to repeal or defund part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) with the passage with H.R. 436, the Health Care Cost Reduction Act, which repeals the medical device tax […]

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