Sacramento Business Journal: Health care bill would protect patients from high out-of-pocket costs

    Kathy Robertson Senior Staff Writer-Sacramento Business Journal California may go ahead of the feds on health care reform, again. The Assembly Health Committee passed legislation Tuesday to implement consumer protections in the Affordable Care Act against high out-of-pocket costs. If Senate Bill 639 by Sen. Ed Hernandez is passed by the Legislature this year and signed by … Continue reading

The Hill: Survey: Half of docs aren’t discussing ObamaCare with patients

Jose Quintanilla, puts his shirt back on after getting a pneumonia shot at the adult primary care clinic at San Francisco General, on Thursday June 28, 2012, in San Francisco, Calif., where 36% of the patients are uninsured and 28% are on Medicare. In a divided but stunning decision, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld virtually all of the far-reaching law crafted by President Obama to extend health coverage to most uninsured Americans. The narrow 5-4 ruling was a victory for Obama but also will serve as a rallying issue for Republicans calling for repeal of the Affordable Care Act passed by Democrats in 2010. Photo: Michael Macor, The Chronicle / SF

By Elise Viebeck – 07/02/13 12:07 PM ET    ObamaCare isn’t a consistent topic of discussion between doctors and patients, even as the law’s major provisions are set to take effect, according to a new consumer survey.  Half of patients with a regular doctor haven’t heard him or her talk about healthcare reform at appointments, according … Continue reading

Sac Bee: Loophole in health care law could stick doctors with tab

Benjamin Norman for The New York Times Patients at the Peekskill center, which may or may not get to keep a $4.5 million federal grant.

By Jim Sanders jsanders@sacbee.com Published: Wednesday, May. 22, 2013 – 12:00 am Last Modified: Wednesday, May. 22, 2013 – 7:59 am A loophole in California’s upcoming health care overhaul could be exploited by families gaming the system or responding to hardship in a way that doctors say could leave a pile of unpaid bills. A chain … Continue reading

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