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California winces at Trump's return to 'bad old days' of interstate biz health plans

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| "Association health plans" would allow firms in the same industry to band together to buy policies, operate across state lines and avoid Obamacare rules. The state says this approach was disastrous for consumers in the past.

California could lose $2.7 billion in kids' health funding

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There's no backup plan to address a potential $2.7 billion shortfall if Congress doesn't renew a health care program for lower-income children by the end of the year.

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California clinics face deep cuts if Congress doesn't act soon

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It’s been nearly two months since Congress missed its deadline to renew funding for community health centers. Without more money, clinic leaders warn of cutbacks.

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SoCal retiree says losing medical deduction would be 'huge hit'

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The House GOP tax plan would end the medical expense tax deduction. A Claremont man who's had heart issues says that would increase his tax bill by $7,000.

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No Obamacare mandate could mean higher health costs in CA

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The latest attempt to repeal the individual mandate was added to the GOP tax plan Tuesday. If it passes, Californians could eventually see higher insurance premiums.

Acute confusion as Covered California begins open enrollment

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After months of efforts by the GOP and President Trump to repeal or at least weaken Obamacare, you probably have a lot of questions about open enrollment.

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Special Assembly committee begins hearings on health insurance

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The select committeeheld the first in a series of hearings Monday on California’s health system. Lawmakers will hear proposed fixes in coming weeks.

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California feels protected against Trump pulling health subsidies

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Covered California's move to raise premiums on its silver plans was designed to insulate consumers from the effects of Trump's move. Experts think it should work.

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