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Senator Lara tries again on immigrant health care bill

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| The bill would grant Medi-Cal and health insurance subsidies to uninsured immigrants living in the country illegally.

Fix inaccurate provider directories, state tells Anthem, Blue Shield


The insurance giants have taken steps to correct the problems, but the state says they must do more or face possible penalties.

Rough start for California’s managed care project for poor seniors


Nearly half of those eligible for a combined Medi-Cal and Medicare program are opting out.

Tens of thousands still waiting for Medi-Cal coverage


The state has drastically cut its backlog of applications, but 170,000 remain in the pipeline. Some have been waiting a full year.

Ask Emily: Open enrollment II: Tips for Obamacare’s second year


The Affordable Care Act columnist offers advice for this year’s Covered California (and private market) open-enrollment season.


California penalizes hospitals for medical errors


The state has identified 145 hospitals that have reported harming patients through medical error. It has withheld Medi-Cal reimbursements from at least 85 of them.

Covered California officials plan changes to make buying insurance easier


The director of the state health insurance exchange says the agency has corrected the mistakes it made during its first open enrollment period, in time for the start of this year's signups.

Spike in ER use after Medicaid expansion is only temporary, study says


The UCLA study concurs with an Oregon study about an initial jump in ER visits by new Medicaid patients, but UCLA's researchers found the rate plummets after a year.