California health insurance

California Entrepreneurs And Health Insurance

Jun 5, 2019

Most California entrepreneurs don't get employer sponsored health insurance and they often fall through the cracks of government options. But they could get a boost under Governot Gavin Newsom's latest proposals. Cap Radio's Sammy Caiola has more.

California wants to require people to have health insurance - and could levy a fine on people who don't.  Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola explores whether its a fix for a broken system, or just a penalty on the poor.

Covered California has drafted a roadmap on how much it would cost the state to make health insurance more affordable.  Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola reports.

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act are asking Governor Jerry Brown to sign Senate Bill 910, which would limit so-called "junk" insurance plans.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has the story.

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Families of children with disabilties say they aren't getting the nursing care that they're entitled to through Medi-Cal.  The filed a class-action lawsuit against the state of California last week,  Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola reports.


Governor Jerry Brown did not include major investments in Medi-Cal or Covered California in his budget revision last week, but lawmakers and advocates say they'll keep pushing to improve the programs.  Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola has more.

Hearings on creating a single-payer health car system or universal coverage wrapped up last night (Wednesday) at the California state Capitol, for now.  The meeting of a state Assembly committee was dominated by discussion of a single-payer bill passed by the state Senate last year.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

The federal Affordable Care Act's individual insurance mandate is on the way out, but California may be coming up with its own version.  Capital Public Radio's Health Care reporter Sammy Caiola has more.

A committee of California lawmakers is working toward a universal health care plan that would cover all state residents.  Today (Monday) they'll hear from policymakers in other states who've attempted to launch similar models.  Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola explains what they might learn.

Most people think having health insurance means their medical needs are covered.  But for thousands of Californians, insurance claims hit a dead end when plans deny a treatment.  Capital Public Radio has discovered a spike in complaints from people who've been denied coverage over the last five years.  Health reporter Sammy Caiola digs into why.

A health care leader from the Trump administration told doctors, hospital directors and seniors in the Central Valley that she's ready to fix problems in the public health system. Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola was on hand.

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Some California state Assembly members are reviving their push for universal health care this week with two days of informational hearings.  Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola has a recap.

California is asking a federal judge to immediately reinstate health care payments President Trump halted last week.  That's as a lawsuit by 19 states goes forward challenging the president's actions.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

California is leading a lawsuit by 18 states against the Trump administration.  That's after the President suspended a key component of the health care law last week.  Capital public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.


A government program that provides insurance for low and middle income kids might not receive a federal boost this year.  Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola explains what that would mean for California families enrolled in the Children's Health Insurance Program - or CHIP.

Roughly five million low-income Californians have health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act.  If the latest repeal effort passes, many of them could lose their coverage.  Capital public Radio's Sammy Caiola explains what the new measure could do.

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A lawsuit has been filed charging that the state of California is harming the health of millions of lower-income residents - particularly Latinos - with Medi-Cal reimbursement rates that are so low that many doctors won't accept them as patients.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Patients who visit a hospital that is part of their insurance plan don't have to worry about receiving surprise medical bills anymore.  Capital Public Radio's Sally Schilling explains California's law prohibiting those bills took effect July 1.

California could face an extra $30 billion in health costs per year within a decade under the U.S. Senate Republican halth plan.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

California's governor and both U.S. senators appeared together yesterday to criticize the proposed GOP health care plan, and pledged to cooperate to try to defeat the bill.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

When California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced late Friday that he would hold the single-payer health care bill for the year, he set off a firestorm of reactions that showcase a split in the Democratic Party.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

The leader of the California Assembly says he does not have plans to take up the state single-payer health care proposal passed by the state Senate earlier this session.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Now that the California Senate has passed a single-payer health care bill, supporters and opponents are wondering if it would actually make it easier for Californians to get health care.  Capital Public Radio's Sally Schilling explains.

With the Affordable Care Act in limbo, California is allowing some health insurers to submit two different premium rate proposals:  one if the law continues, and the other if it doesn't.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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A bill that would eliminate health insurance companies and provide government-funded health care coverage for all Californians passed its first key vote in the state Senate on Wednesday, the same day that hundreds of nurses rallied at the State Capitol in support of universal health care.   The California Report's host John Sepulvado introduces KQED's Laura Klivans has more on the effort to create what's known as a single payer system.

The California State Legislature is considering a bold proposal to substantially remake the state's health care system by eliminating insurance companies and guaranteeing coverage for everyone.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

The debate over whether California should adopt a single payer, government-run health care system has returned to the state Capitol.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

The Trump Administration's proposals for replacing the Affordable Care Act would likely mean California would receive many fewer billions of dollars for the state's Medi-Cal program.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Governor Jerry Brown has proposed more funding for the state's version of Medicaid, in spite of talks that the Affordable Care Act may be repealed under the new Trump administration.  Capital Public Radio's Health Care Reporter Ja'Nel Johnson has details.

As thousands of Californians rush to meet deadlines to sign up for health insurance through Covered California, a new report shows that even a partial repeal of Obamacare, officially known as the Affordable Care Act, could leave nearly 5 million Californians without health insurance.  KVCR's Isel Cuapio reports.