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Why I didn’t get insurance: My boomerang child moved home

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| One Impatient reader thought Obamacare was his chance to get insurance. His plan was foiled in part when his adult daughter and her fiancé moved home.

Senate passes bill simplifying health plan search by drug coverage

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SB 1052 fixes a problem that anyone taking a drug for a chronic condition may have encountered: It was nearly impossible to shop for an insurance plan by drug.

'Health for All Act' stalls; drug formulary bill advances

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The state senate appropriations committee delays action on the 'Health for All Act' until the summer. It sends a drug formulary disclosure bill to the full senate.

Survey: Why millions did not sign up for health insurance

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A poll finds that some uninsured could not find a plan they liked, many did not know the Affordable Care Act offers subsidies, and some procrastinated too long.

Lara: Expanding Medi-Cal to unauthorized immigrants would top $350M

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The state senator has authored a bill to provide subsidized private health insurance and Medi-Cal to immigrants in California illegally.

How is Blue Shield's customer service?

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Blue Shield of California says the average call wait time has decreased to about 20 minutes in mid-May. But on social media, people tell a different story.

Will my health plan cover my drugs? Right now, it's hard to tell

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For some people, knowing how much a particular drug costs under a specific health plan is as important as knowing whether a particular doctor is covered.

NPR Poll: Obamacare more popular than President

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After a horrendous October rollout, the ACA is viewed a little more favorably now. But the number of people who intensely oppose the law is 12 percentage points higher than those who strongly back it.