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Poll: Newsom retains strong lead; Obamacare and taxes big issues for voters 5

According to the most recent USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll, Gavin Newsom’s lead in the gubernatorial race appears secure in the final stretch before California’s June 5 primaries, despite a plurality of voters still undecided. The poll was based on 691

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CA Democrats target health care costs, seek Obamacare coverage for undocumented immigrants

  On several fronts, California Democrats have used the tail end of this political season to push for advances on their health care agenda — with mixed results.  In Sacramento, they succeeded in passing legislation targeting health care cost sticker-shock

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New Obamacare rule roils CA farms, farmworkers

The Affordable Care Act has long worried the California agricultural industry. But now the complaints have intensified because of a new requirement expanding coverage. Obamacare has largely been in effect for more than two years, but it wasn’t until Jan.

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Study: CA Obamacare clients struggle with cost

In May 2013, Covered California officials faced sharp criticism over claims that premiums would actually go down for many health insurance purchasers. Forbes.com’s Avik Roy wrote that the agency implementing the Golden State’s version of Obamacare needed to look at

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Obamacare takes turn for the worse in CA

As the Affordable Care Act and the Covered California health exchange enter their second year, Californians have begun to encounter fresh challenges and disappointments — a development that has pushed enrollment numbers below official targets. This year, signups are trailing

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Covered CA blames cronyism on Obamacare scramble

In an embarrassing new black eye for Covered California, the state’s implementation of Obamacare, the health exchange, has admitted it violated accepted practice by awarding $184 million in so-called “no-bid” contracts, according to a new report by the Associated Press.

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CA hits roadblocks in Obamacare implementation

It’s a bumpy road for the implementation of Obamacare through the Covered California exchange. Thanks to the cumbersome and convoluted nature of the process, state regulators are grappling with bad provider lists, limited plan acceptance and a host of complaints

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Covered CA enrollees not necessarily Obamacare fans

There’s a logical fallacy to the stories, editorials and social media buzz saying or strongly implying that Covered California is a triumph because it is doing better than expected at signing up people for the Golden State’s version of Obamacare.

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So how great is Obamacare/Covered CA doing?

Michael Hiltzik writes that Obamacare is doing fantastic: “Against all odds and expectations, enrollments in health plans qualified under the Affordable Care Act are surging Monday toward — and maybe beyond — the 7-million figure projected by the Congressional Budget Office before

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Krauthammer pulls plug on Obamacare at PRI Thatcher dinner

Columnist and Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer pulled the plug on Obamacare in his keynote speech March 7 for the Pacific Research Institute’s Second Annual Baroness Thatcher Dinner. It was given before 450 local and state community and business leaders

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