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Does CA suffer a doctor shortage?

Most of the criticism of the Affordable Care Act rollout has been aimed toward rate shocks, canceled insurance policies and the disastrous federal exchange website. But one area in which the law is succeeding — particularly in the eyes of

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Tech experts wary about healthcare.gov progress

In the wake of the disastrous healthcare.gov rollout, Americans began to wonder when the federal exchange website would be fixed. Inevitably, it was assumed, the website would have to start working. But when? The White House announced in October that

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Latino enrollment in Covered California lags

In the wake of the disastrous healthcare.gov rollout, many defendants of the Affordable Care Act began to look for a bright spot. They soon pointed to Covered California, California’s health insurance exchange, as a national model. There are several differences

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Local governments approve numerous tax increases: Part 2

This is Part 2 of a series of stories about tax increases passed throughout California in the November 5 elections. To read Part 1, click here. Last month, over two dozen tax increases passed in local municipalities throughout California. Voters

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Local governments approve numerous tax increases: Part 1

This is Part 1 of a series of stories about tax increases passed throughout California in the November 5 elections. Earlier this month, local governments throughout California passed more than two dozen little-discussed tax increases that will ultimately affect hundreds

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Why is gas so expensive in California?

When people talk about gasoline, it’s usually because prices have dropped — or skyrocketed. But with prices remaining between $3.90 and $4.10 per gallon in California for most of 2013, there hasn’t been much noise about gas prices. (As of

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ACA disrupts dental coverage market

Since its disastrous rollout, the bad press hasn’t stopped coming for Obamacare. First, the health insurance exchange website — which cost $600 million to create — simply didn’t work. (Three 20-year-old programmers, however, managed to fix one of the site’s

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Immigration reform all but dead for 2013 and 2014 6

Shocked by their poor showing in the 2012 presidential election, Republicans looked for ways to change their brand. The first idea: Embrace immigration reform. A slew of Republican lawmakers and influential conservative intellectuals came out in favor of granting citizenship

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Young CA programmers build better health care website

On Tuesday, Quinnipiac University released a poll indicating that President Obama’s approval rating had hit an all-time low. He has lost the faith of a majority of voters on issues ranging from the budget to healthcare. To put it in

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Opponents of transgender law seek repeal

A coalition of conservative groups, collectively known as Privacy for all Students, has submitted more than 600,000 petition signatures to get an initiative to repeal a law that grants certain rights to transgendered students in California. AB 1266—which was passed

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