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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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USA Today: Obamacare a fiasco in at least 34 states

The national media were asleep for a long, long time on Obamacare. But no more. This is from USA Today: “More than half of the counties in 34 states using the federal health insurance exchange lack even a bronze plan

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Covered California required heath insurers to cancel plans

President Obama just apologized for the millions of insurance policy cancellations under the Affordable Care Act, usually called Obamacare. He also has blamed “bad apple” insurers for the cancellations. But in California, critics of the program insist the cancellations were

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Obamacare: Your insurance plan is cancelled

If you have a job and are a member of the middle class, that pain you are feeling is the burden of carrying the entire Obamacare system on your back. Obamacare has been live since only Oct. 1, and already

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State Dems eager to implement Obamacare train wreck

The wheels may be starting to come off the Obamacare train as it rolls out nationally. But California Democrats are more interested in greasing the skids than preventing what critics fear will be a train wreck. SB 639, by Sen.

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BART pay, benefits so lavish that workers deserve 0% raise 29

July 3, 2013 By Chris Reed We’ve been talking seriously in California since the middle of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s second term as governor about the need to rein in insanely costly public employee benefits, and not just pensions. This has led

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Karma time: Unions figure out Obamacare is a nightmare 8

Feb. 5, 2013 By Chris Reed As I noted in a CalWatchdog post last week, the California media are covering the state government’s aggressive attempts to lead the nation in the early implemenation of Obamacare without bringing up its immense fundamental

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Obamacare & California: State media ignore coming headaches 8

Jan. 27, 2013 By Chris Reed Gov. Jerry Brown’s eagerness for California to be the first state to implement the federal Affordable Care Act is being reported matter-of-factly by state newspapers. Completely absent is any big-picture explanation of what this

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Lawmakers’ latest fib about small biz insurance 0

July 6, 2012 By Katy Grimes As the Legislature crammed to clear their plates this week so they could take their summer break, one atrocity after another oozed from the committees in the form of legislation. One of the worst

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