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No extended enrollment deadline for Covered California

Trying to avoid sending thousands away empty-handed, the Obama administration has announced that people who started applying for health insurance but aren’t able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time. […]



Q&A for Covered California’s Dana Howard

The White House says the Healthcare.gov website can handle up to 50,000 visitors at a time. What about Covered California (Obamacare here in the Golden State)? Why was Covered California having so many problems with […]


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Calif. health exchange upholds cancellations

California’s health insurance exchange continues to outpace the rest of the country with new enrollments.  Some new numbers are out and we want to review them with you. Covered California’s Deputy Director of Communications Dana […]


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Low numbers on Covered California

California’s health insurance exchange led the nation in enrollments the first month of operation. But the numbers are still far below the ultimate goal. Penny and Phil spoke with Russ Britt, the L-A Bureau Chief […]


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Week 2 of Covered California

Covered California is the state’s version of the Affordable Care Act, and a website was launched at the beginning of this month. There have been glitches with the site along the way and we want […]



Anthem Blue Cross opts out of California’s new insurance market

Anthem Blue Cross says it won’t participate in California’s new insurance market for small businesses. The LA Times says this surprising move could hamper the state’s ability to enroll businesses in its new exchange called Covered […]



What you need to know about Obamacare

What you need to know about Obamacare! Bob talks with Dana Howard with Covered California, Cindy Pollack RN, the owner of Family First Solutions and Jesse Slome, Executive Director of the American Association for Long Term […]


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Huge drug cost disparities seen in health overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cancer patients could face high costs for medications under President Barack Obama’s health care law, industry analysts and advocates warn. Where you live could make a huge difference in what you’ll pay. […]



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