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Covered California extends signup deadline after long waits, call surge

A surge of last-minute callers inundated the state’s health insurance exchange for the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, forcing the agency to extend its hours of operation and the sign-up deadline for obtaining federally mandated health insurance. The

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Covered CA deadline extended to April 30

Originally the deadline to sign up was Feb. 15. But Covered California, the state’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act, now is extending the deadline to April 30. According to the program’s website: SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Covered California is offering a

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IRS now comes for Covered CA folks

The Grim Reaper — the IRS — comes for everybody in the end. Even if you get what was supposed to be “free” or at least “subsidized” medical insurance under Covered California, our state’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act,

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Chart shows government healthcare takeover

This chart shows how the U.S. government took over healthcare from the private sector — sharply reducing our control over our own health. And it began long before Obamacare/Covered California, which will increase the takeover even more. Even if you somehow

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Debate: Kashkari mocks focus on plastic bags, football practice limits 0

Questioner asks Kashkari if he would oppose CA’s continued implementation of Obamacare if elected. He says he lost his own policy cuz of ACA and notes how the law creates incentive for employers to stop offering full-time jobs. Brown links

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Poll: CA likes insurance price controls, Covered CA

A new Field Poll shows strong support for Proposition 45, which will give the state insurance commissioner, Davy Jones, even stronger powers to regulate health insurance. The race is just heating up. And insurance companies are running ads against it.

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Dems back Prop. 45 medical insurance price controls

The Democratic Party just backed Proposition 45, which would give the state insurance commissioner vast new powers to regulate medical insurance rates. According to the Bee, the initiative pits “trial lawyers and consumer groups against doctors and hospital groups.” According to

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6 measures qualify for ballot

Because it plays by its own rules, the California Legislature still can add initiatives to the November ballot. But with the official deadline now passed, six measures are scheduled for the ballot. We’ll be covering them all. But for now,

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Covered CA failing

Just like the Veterans Administration, Covered California — the state’s implementation of Obamacare — is failing its patients. That’s what happens under socialized medicine. The Los Angeles Times reported: Nearly 1,500 Californians have complained to state regulators in the last

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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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