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  • Health Advocates Cheer as Feds Reverse Course on Health-Care Payments

    Suzanne Potter Public News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Trump administration is restarting a part of the Affordable Care Act that it had slashed two weeks ago, much to the relief of insurers and health care advocacy groups. The feds announced Tuesday that they will allow risk-adjustment payments from...
  • Individual Health-Insurance Rates to Rise 8.7% in 2019

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Rates will go up an average of almost 9 percent next year for Californians who buy health insurance on the individual market, according to projections released Thursday by Covered California, the state insurance marketplace. That’s a smaller increase than many other states....
  • Rural Calif. Suffers Most If Policymakers Slash Medi-Cal

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s rural areas have gained the most from the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act – and also have the most to lose if massive cuts are made to Medi-Cal – as it is known in the state. A new...