California Health Insurance Exchange

Governor calls special session on health reform

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is calling a special legislative session to implement parts of the federal health care overhaul in California.


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Unusual respite from surging health care costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans kept health care spending in check for three years in a row, the government reported Monday, an unusual respite that could linger if the economy stays soft or fade like a mirage if job growth comes roaring back.


Fiscal cliff

Republicans again demand that Obama point to specific cuts he’d accept

WASHINGTON (AP) – Republicans are again demanding that President Barack Obama name specific cuts in government spending that he would support as part of any compromise aimed at avoiding the “fiscal cliff.”


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Feds rule on health care law’s Medicaid expansion

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration says Republican-led states must commit to fully expanding their Medicaid programs to take advantage of generous funding in the federal health care law.


Medicare premiums going up $5 a month for 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) – Medicare premiums are going up $5 a month in 2013, the government said Friday. It’s less than expected, but still enough to eat up about one-fourth of a typical retiree’s cost-of-living raise […]


Flashpoints in "fiscal cliff" negotiations

WASHINGTON (AP) – There are numerous hurdles, big and small, in front of President Barack Obama and lawmakers on Capitol Hill as they seek a budget and tax agreement to avoid economy-rattling tax increases and […]


GOP-led states start warming up to health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) – From the South to the heartland, cracks are appearing in the once-solid wall of Republican resistance to President Barack Obama’s health care law. Ahead of a federal deadline Friday for states to […]


Health shift will affect 860,000 Calif. children

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s top health care official told lawmakers Tuesday she is confident the state can eliminate a health insurance program serving more than 860,000 children from low-income families without disrupting the quality […]


Pediatricians: Circumcision pluses outweigh risks

CHICAGO (AP) – The nation’s most influential pediatricians group says the health benefits of circumcision in newborn boys outweigh any risks and insurance companies should pay for it. In its latest policy statement on circumcision, […]


Health care arguments come to an end

(AP) — Three days of oral arguments on President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul have come to an end at the Supreme Court — and it’s unclear just which parts of the law might survive […]