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Pauline Bartolone

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Healthcare.gov Marketplace Looks To More Selective California Model

Sunday, February 28, 2016

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California Pays Insurers Millions More For Hepatitis C Drugs

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Private health plans invoiced the state of California $387.5 million to cover high-cost hepatitis C treatments in Medi-Cal between July 2014 and November 2015, when just 3,624 patients received the treatments, according to the California Department of Health Care Services.

The state's supplemental payments started after managed care plans that ...

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California Considers Sweeping Proposals To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Thursday, September 03, 2015

The state is often a step ahead of the status quo when it comes to environmental policy, and climate change is no exception. New legislation includes a plan to cut gasoline use in vehicles by half.

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Bill To Limit Vaccine Exemptions Moves A Step Closer In California

Thursday, April 09, 2015

A measure that would require more children to get vaccinated is moving ahead in the California Legislature. Though the state saw a large measles outbreak this year, final passage may be tough.

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California Faith Groups Divided Over Right-To-Die Bill

Friday, April 03, 2015

Many Christian denominations officially oppose legislation that would legalize medically assisted suicide. But some individual churches, pastors and congregants are lending support to the cause.

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Insurance Choices Dwindle In Rural California As Blue Shield Pulls Back

Thursday, January 29, 2015

When Blue Shield Of California stopped selling individual health policies in many zip codes in 2014, even insurance agents were surprised. Blue Shield says it dropped out to keep premiums low.

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Limited Insurance Choices Frustrate Patients In California

Thursday, January 15, 2015

California is seen as an Obamacare success story. But tens of thousands of people in the northern part of the state have only one insurer available on the health plan exchange.

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A Single Insurer Holds Obamacare's Fate In 2 States

Friday, September 19, 2014

Here's a health law pop quiz: Which two states have the least successful Obamacare exchanges?

You might guess a state in the Deep South where political opposition to the health law has been fierce. Or maybe you'd say Missouri. It passed a state law saying consumer advisers funded by ...

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California Experiments With Fast-Tracking Medical School

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Medical school is now one year shorter for aspiring doctors. An initiative at the University of California, Davis aims to produce more primary care doctors with less med school debt.

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Patients Often Win If They Appeal A Denied Health Claim

Monday, April 14, 2014

Obamacare set national rules for appealing a denied health claim — a process that used to vary by employer and state. Consumers should appeal more often, advocates say. Half the time, they'll win.

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Medical Discount Plan In Nevada Skips Insurers

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Shelley Toreson, who lives near Reno, Nev., had health insurance for years — but not anymore. Instead, she is part of an unusual Nevada nonprofit that helps connect 12,000 uninsured residents to doctors and hospitals that are willing to accept a lower, negotiated fee for their services.

"The cost just ...

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California Weighs Expanded Role For Nurse Practitioners

Thursday, May 09, 2013

As states gear up for the Affordable Care Act, they're trying to figure out if there will be enough providers of health care to meet demand from the newly insured.

California is one of 15 states expected to consider legislation this year that would give advanced practice nurses more authority ...

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Olympic-Sized Appetites: The World Of Competitive Eating

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Some argue competitive eating has all the markings of an Olympic sport — star players, corporate sponsorships, even ESPN coverage. But there have been no official bites yet.

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Williamsburg's Hasidic Jews Take the Field

Sunday, June 08, 2008

On sunny summer weekends, dozens of folks gather in Brooklyn's McCarren Park to play a little ball. They're part of the Greenpoint Neighborhood Softball League. Some have been coming since 1971, dressed in sweatpants and jerseys representing their team. But in recent years, some players ...

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