Future of Health Care in California
Comprehensive coverage leading up to and following the 2012 Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act.
Archive of ACA-related stories and segments
California Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills Thursday that make sweeping changes to the state’s rules for people purchasing health insurance on their own.
California lawmakers heard a bill today that would prevent workplace wellness programs from charging workers more for health care if they don’t meet certain goals.
Three California measures that would expand the roles of non-physicians working in primary care easily passed their first committee test today.
Two California bills that would overhaul the health insurance market for individuals are on their way to the Governor’s desk today.
California lawmakers consider measures today that would allow nurse-practitioners and other health care professionals to provide a higher level of care next year. The Brown administration says it’s an important discussion, but has taken no position.
Capital Public Radio sat down with California's Health and Human Services Secretary Diana Dooley to talk about doctor shortages in the state, and how that ties to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
An unlikely coalition has formed to try to stop cuts to California’s Medi-Cal program.
California physicians and lawmakers are trying to draw attention to a shortage of doctors in the state. They say more doctors will be needed to see millions of people who will start enrolling in coverage next year.
A California bill related to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act passed the Senate today.
A media campaign is trying to bring attention to the Californians who will remain uninsured when new health coverage under the Affordable Care Act begins. Click-in to see the commercial.
A California lawmaker proposes to allow some healthcare workers to expand their range of services in order to meet the new demand for health care under the Affordable Care Act.
A new bill in the California legislature session intends to make health care more stable for the working poor under the Affordable Care Act.
California lawmakers made changes to a pair of bills that would overhaul health insurance practices under the federal Affordable Care Act.
California lawmakers are questioning Governor Jerry Brown’s administration on its strategy for the state’s Medi-Cal expansion under the federal health law.
The leader of California’s new health benefit exchange says he doesn’t expect employers to drop employees from health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. But he says people may choose to leave on their own.
Dozens of California clinics are gearing up for more patients in 2014, using funding through the Affordable Care Act to build new facilities and expand old ones. But it may be a challenge to find family physicians to staff the new centers.
California lawmakers are deciding how geography can affect health insurance premiums in the individual marketplace.
A non-partisan legislative report suggests expanding California’s Medicaid program under the federal health law would make good sense in terms of finance and policy.
State lawmakers will be looking at changes to insurance market rules under the Affordable Care Act this week. Lawmakers and the administration still need to reach agreement about the link between state and federal law.
Health committees in both houses of the California legislature will hear bills this week that would codify key aspects of the Affordable Care Act into state law.
A study suggests half a million Californians who suffer from mental health problems could get treatment as a result of coming changes in the federal health law.
Nevada has one of the highest rates of people without health insurance in the nation. Although Nevada was one of the states that filed suit against the federal health law, it has quietly been implementing a key component of the Affordable Care Act.
State governments around the U.S. are in various stages of setting up new health insurance marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act. California’s Health Benefit Exchange is coming up with a new name and logo – they want something simple and catchy.
Millions of Californians may still be living without health insurance five years after the full implementation of the federal health law.
A new marketplace that aspires to be a hub where millions of Californians can soon buy health coverage is in the process of branding itself.
California health leaders say they’re ‘heartened’ with a new Field Poll that suggests state voter support for the federal health law is getting stronger.
Paul Ryan's budget plan could change California's implementation of Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act. He wants states to use block grants instead of cost sharing. Dylan Roby of UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health helps dissect Ryan's plan.
Provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which was recently upheld by the Supreme Court, have just gone into effect. California's Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones talks about it and how it will benefit Californians.
California leaders say the federal health care overhaul will help African Americans get better access to health services.
California counties have been changing health services for the poor to get ready for Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. The change is not coming easily in Sacramento County.
Key players in the implementation of the federal health overhaul in California say the public should be part of building a ‘culture of coverage’
The Supreme Court's validation of the Affordable Care Act means 3 million more Californians will be needing primary care physicians by 2014, and California is facing a growing shortage of doctors.
Anthony Wright of the advocacy group Health Access, John Sims, a law professor from UOP's McGeorge School of Law, Patrick Johnston with the California Association of Health Plans and reporter Pauline Bartolone discuss implications of the decision.
Today's Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act will have wide-ranging repercussions in states across the country. But in California, key aspects of the law are already being addressed.
Download and read the complete transcript (pdf) of the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act.
Expanding the health safety net for low-income people is a key part of the federal health overhaul – known as the Affordable Care Act. California is moving ahead with the expansion despite uncertainty about the constitutionality of the ACA.
As the country awaits a high court ruling on the constitutionality of the Afforable Care Act, we asked some Sacramento shoppers what they knew about the law. Ideas and opinions varied, but there was one common misconception about the law's name.
The Obama administration says 435,000 young Californians have health insurance today because of the federal healthcare law.
A new survey sheds light on what small businesses in California want out of the new health insurance market starting in 2014.
As the nation waits for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on President Obama’s health care law, California is not waiting to make changes.
This month the Supreme Court could strike down President Obama’s historic health care law, which has sparked a fiery debate. Politics aside, many question how the law will actually change their lives since several provisions are not in place yet.
Subsidies A Key to Success of California Health Exchange
Sun, Jun 03, 2012
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to rule on President Obama’s health care law, Californians may wonder how the ruling will affect them. The director of a key component of California's implementation effort says he's sleeping well at night.
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