In the News

January 11, 2017

By Melanie Mason

When House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy asked top political figures across the country for input on how to replace the Affordable Care Act, it seemed unlikely that officials in California, a state that has enthusiastically adopted the healthcare law, would eagerly brainstorm on a potential repeal.

January 9, 2017

By Marisa Lagos

When Gov. Jerry Brown unveils his 2017-18 budget Tuesday, there will be one huge question mark hanging over the proposal: What will it cost California when congressional Republicans follow through on their promise to dismantle Obamacare?

January 4, 2017

By Ed Hernandez

Special to The Bee

Do you remember what our health care system was like before the Affordable Care Act? I do.

I’m a health care provider who saw first-hand how poorly our system treated the underinsured. I had patients who delayed care because they couldn’t afford their co-pays. I had relatives who were denied coverage by insurers because they had diabetes. Far too many in my community lacked access to any care whatsoever.

January 2, 2017

By The Editorial Board

As soon as the new Congress is sworn in Tuesday, some Republicans will set about following through on their promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

December 16, 2016

From Health Care Daily Report

By Laura Mahoney

California health-care policy leaders plan to turn the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act into an opportunity to show California’s successful programs make the ACA worth saving.

December 13, 2016

By Claudia Buck 

Ignore the political uncertainty swirling around Obamacare: If you want health insurance coverage in California starting Jan. 1, sign up this week.

December 7, 2016

By Pauline Bartolone

A key California lawmaker has reintroduced legislation intended to make drug price increases more transparent, vowing to take up arms again with the pharmaceutical industry over runaway costs.

December 2, 2016

POR:KHN Anna Gorman y Pauline Bartolone / Kaiser Health News

California aprovechó la primera oportunidad para expandir el Medicaid y avanzó con el plan, ayudando a reducir el número de personas sin seguro a la mitad en pocos años.