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August 9, 2018

Seven months after a controversial California law took effect requiring advance notice of planned price increases on prescription drugs, many pharmaceutical companies appear to be in compliance.

But not Eli Lilly.

August 5, 2018

Legislators in California appear ready to counter a new Trump administration move, this time on health insurance.

August 2, 2018

The planned expansion of short-term health plans under a new Trump administration rule unveiled this week is on a crash course with a brick wall in California.

The Golden State’s Democrat-dominated legislature is close to banning such plans, which offer consumers lower premiums in exchange for skimpier benefits that do not meet the Affordable Care Act’s coverage requirements for other policies sold in the individual marketplace.

August 1, 2018

The planned expansion of short-term health plans under a new Trump administration rule unveiled this week is on a crash course with a brick wall in California.

The Golden State’s Democrat-dominated legislature is close to banning such plans, which offer consumers lower premiums in exchange for skimpier benefits that do not meet the Affordable Care Act’s coverage requirements for other policies sold in the individual marketplace.

July 31, 2018

“If pharmaceutical companies like yours priced their drugs reasonably, there would be no need for a help line,” said state Sen. Ed Hernandez, who helped co-sponsor California's transparency bill aimed at lowering drug prices.

June 14, 2018

Lawmakers are considering several bills this month aimed at stabilizing California’s health insurance marketplace, despite a state budget deal that effectively killed other, more expensive proposals.

June 5, 2018

When Laurie Teel was nearing the end of her stay at Sutter Auburn Faith hospital this January, she was terrified she’d end up back in the streets.

Teel, then 54, was recovering from a heart attack. It happened just weeks after a landlord evicted her and her pit bull. She told staff at the hospital that she didn’t feel safe on her own.

May 28, 2018

California, Illinois and other states have begun pushing back against efforts by the Trump administration to expand the availability of junk health insurance plans, which would undermine the Affordable Care Act's consumer protections and marketplace stability.