In the News

November 11, 2016

By Emily Bazar

To the millions of Californians who obtained health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act, know this: Despite the election of Donald Trump, who has promised to repeal the health law, nothing is going to happen to your coverage immediately.

In fact, open enrollment for Covered California plans continues through January 31 despite the election outcome.

November 10, 2016

By Claudia Buck

Is Obamacare over? On his first day in office, President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly vowed, he will abolish the Affordable Care Act, the contentious health care law that has been both applauded and hated across the country.

But whether that will happen – or what it will mean for consumers – is one of the big question marks in the aftermath of Tuesday’s election.

November 9, 2016

By Chad Terhune

California has a lot to lose if President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress fulfill their campaign pledge to repeal Obamacare.

The Golden State fully embraced the Affordable Care Act by expanding Medicaid coverage for the poor and creating its own health insurance exchange for about 1.4 million enrollees. Supporters held California up as proof the health law could work as intended.

October 18, 2016

By Soumya Karlamangla

California this year became the second state after Hawaii to raise its minimum smoking age to 21. When the law took effect in June, state public health officials declared it would “literally be a life-saving measure.”

September 29, 2016


El senador estatal Ed Hernandez y su esposa Diane son optometristas; es decir, encargados de la salud visual.

Diane se ocupa de algunos asuntos de seguros para su práctica y hace poco le dijo a Ed que un plan de salud había enviado un correo electrónico para pedir más información: querían la confirmación de que ambos eran proveedores participantes, cuenta él.

September 26, 2016

State Senate Holds Hearing About Skyrocketing Price Of EpiPen

LOS ANGELES (  — When Kendall Hollinger was just two days old, she stopped breathing. She was diagnosed with severe food allergies.

“I’m allergic to 95 percent of all foods, so I have a feeding tube and that’s how I get most of my nutrition, but everything else I am anaphylaxis to,” said Hollinger.

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.