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Deal on New Managed Care Tax Imminent

Two major players in the health insurance industry have endorsed a proposed new tax on managed care plans after seven months of challenging negotiations aimed at preventing huge state budget cuts. 726 more words

Medi-Cal

Blue Shield Top Choice On California Exchange

For the first time in three years, Blue Shield of California leads enrollment in the state’s insurance exchange while Oscar, a closely watched newcomer, experienced a slow start. 679 more words

Insurance

A 401(k) Withdrawal Can Lead To Trouble For Health Plan Subsidies

This week I answered a grab bag of questions from readers about premium tax credit repayments for marketplace plans, out-of-network emergency care and nursing home bills. 907 more words

Insurance

State’s Medi-Cal Bill For Undocumented Kids Could Rise

The cost of providing full Medi-Cal benefits to immigrant children who are in California unlawfully could be significantly more than the state’s health care agency has projected, according to experts and advocates. 773 more words

Medi-Cal

Will Healthcare.gov Get A California Makeover?

When 28-year-old Charis Hill discovered that the medication to treat her degenerative arthritis condition had risen to $2,000 a month, she chose to be in pain instead. 1,509 more words

Insurance

Insurance Regulation Shifting Toward Managed Care Agency

The regulation of health insurance in California is shifting dramatically toward the Department of Managed Health Care, whose share of the commercial market has mushroomed in recent years. 617 more words

Insurance

Bosses Find Part-Time Workers Can Come With Full-Time Headaches

Starting in 2016, the federal health law requires small employers to offer their full-time workers health insurance. In anticipation of the change, some fast-food restaurants looked to get around the law by making more workers part time. 685 more words

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