Pauline Bartolone

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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.


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.


A Single Insurer Holds Obamacare's Fate In 2 States

Friday, September 19, 2014

Where have the insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act struggled the most? The answer lies in commerce, not politics.


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.


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.


Medical Discount Plan In Nevada Skips Insurers

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Members of the Access to Healthcare Network in Reno, Nev., get discounts on health services. But first, they pay a monthly membership fee. They also agree to pay their medical bills to providers upfront.


California Weighs Expanded Role For Nurse Practitioners

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Some 15 states are expected to consider giving advanced practice nurses more independence and authority this year. It's part of a push to meet increased demand for primary care as more people get insurance under the health law.


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.


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 ...