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The Affordable Care Act will fund a three-year pilot program aimed at streamlining health care delivery to seniors and people with disabilities.
How much is too much when it comes to health care premiums for employer-based coverage? You and the federal government might disagree.
Insurance providers must cover mental health services, but which ones and how well?
A La Jolla resident wants to know if she can window-shop on Covered California if she has a health savings account.
A graduate student can get most of her health needs taken care of on campus for a small fee. Does that count as health coverage under the Affordable Care Act?
A San Diego artist with a variable income wants to know what happens if she gets a health insurance subsidy, only to find out later she made too much to qualify.
Nearly 100,000 Californians have started applications on the state's new insurance exchange, Covered California. But completing the process won't mean they can start scheduling check-ups. What happens between October and January?
A mechanical engineer's out-of-state employer doesn't cover domestic partners. Can the couple get coverage through California's health insurance exchange?
A Scripps Ranch health care advocate says the Affordable Care Act hasn't necessarily helped consumers who don't like their employer's insurance options.
A University Heights resident with a pre-existing condition wants to know if her wallet will get any relief under the Affordable Care Act.
A Rancho Peñasquitos family of eight looks at how the Affordable Care Act will impact its budget.
Between sending transcripts and buying dorm furnishings, a University City mom tries to understand her college student's insurance options.
A charter school teacher wants to know what to tell undocumented parents about enrolling their citizen children in health plans.
A flight school instructor wonders whether paying an Obamacare fine makes more financial sense than insuring workers.
A City Heights resident turns to alternative medicine after losing her health insurance. Can she keep it up with an Obamacare plan?
Recent Stories About Obamacare
Better late than never. Covered California has introduced finally a health coverage enrollment form in Spanish, two months after it opened for business.
Enrollment in Obamacare is catching on with more than 1 million people signing up. But many Californians are still without health insurance.
California and other states that operate their own Obamacare exchanges are seeing major surges in enrollment, but people whose primary language is Spanish are largely staying away.
To date, 403,000 Californians have completed their applications for health insurance online. Exchange officials said a majority of applicants report the process has been easy.
Even though small businesses aren't required by the Affordable Care Act to provide health insurance, they are being encouraged to enroll their employees in Covered California.
The San Diego region is poised to lose at least half its state funding for indigent healthcare and public health programs under the Affordable Care Act.
Contrary to popular belief, the vast majority of individual policyholders nationwide won't be left out in the cold due to Obamacare, says consumer group.
From the California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting
From Kaiser Family Foundation.