Future of Health Care in California


Comprehensive coverage leading up to and following the 2012 Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act.

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Archive of ACA-related stories and segments

  • California’s Clinics Grow, But Hiring Doctors May Not Be Easy

    Monday, March 04, 2013

    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.

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    Nevada Quietly Moves Forward with Key Part of Federal Health Law

    Sunday, November 04, 2012

    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.

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    Making a Meaningful Name for California's New Health Marketplace

    Sunday, September 23, 2012

    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.

  • Insight: Medicaid Block Grants

    Monday, August 20, 2012

    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.

  • Insight: Primary Care Physician Shortage

    Monday, July 16, 2012

    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.

  • Insight: How Supreme Court Decision Affects California

    Thursday, June 28, 2012

    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.

  • What Do You Know About The Health Care Law?

    Monday, June 25, 2012

    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.

Health Care Tax Credit Receiving Lackluster Response from State Small Businesses
Tue, Jun 05, 2012

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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