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September 22, 2016

By Chad Terhune

With major insurers retreating from the federal health law’s marketplaces, California’s insurance commissioner said he supports a public option at the state level that could bolster competition and potentially serve as a test for the controversial idea nationwide.

September 22, 2016
By Chad Terhune

With major insurers retreating from the federal health law’s marketplaces, California’s insurance commissioner said he supports a public option at the state level that could bolster competition and potentially serve as a test for the controversial idea nationwide.

September 19, 2016

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California needs to be better prepared for the Zika virus and do more to educate people about how it spreads, especially since federal funding has stalled, state and local health officials determined last week.

September 19, 2016

By John Pope

NEW ORLEANS — The Zika virus has struck fear throughout the Americas, but determining whether people have been infected can be difficult.

September 16, 2016

Autoridades del sur de California advierten a la comunidad de las terribles consecuencias en caso de resultar contagiado y piden que se extremen las precauciones. Aquí detalles al respecto.

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September 6, 2016

By Emily Bazar

California State Sen. Ed Hernandez and his wife, Diane, are optometrists.

Diane handles some insurance matters for their practice, and she recently told him that a health plan had emailed to request more information: It wanted confirmation that they were both participating providers.

"I didn't say anything because I was afraid she'd be mad at me," says Hernandez, D-West Covina.

That's because the additional paperwork was probably his doing.

August 30, 2016

By Sophia Bollag

California lawmakers on Tuesday sent the governor a bill that could help students graduate in four years from California State University schools.