December 6, 2013 KHNSome Californians are choosing plans that don't comply with the Affordable Care Act to save money. They have only a few weeks left to pick coverage that will last a year. It will eventually be replaced by health insurance that includes a full range of essential benefits, but at a higher cost.
November 26, 2013 SCPRInsurance cancellation notices have sparked a political firestorm. President Obama proposed a delay, but California's health exchange board rejected that fix. Now, despite initial outrage, some people in the state who lost their plans are finding better coverage and good deals on the marketplace.
October 3, 2013 SCPRSmall businesses can now buy health insurance tailored for their needs on marketplaces established by the Affordable Care Act. But it's not clear how much relief the exchanges will offer from high prices that are a longstanding problem for small business. And they will almost certainly require more paperwork.
October 2, 2013 KHNThere was a party atmosphere at Affordable Care Act events both in California, where the law has been embraced by the state government, and in Virginia, where it has been resisted. But consumers will have very different experiences in the two states.
September 25, 2013 Some of the morning's most interesting political items included Sen. Ted Cruz's anti-Obamacare Senate talkathon... another Republican calling him a "fraud"... and congressional Democrats viewing the GOP shutdown threat as an opportunity for Democratic political gains.
June 12, 2013 Gov. Rick Perry, a red state conservative, is sticking it to blue states by trying to persuade their businesses to move to Texas.
December 2, 2012 The boat, suspected of illegal activities, rammed into a Coast Guard vessel off of the Southern California coast, knocking two crew members in to the ocean.
June 17, 2011 Who needs Hollywood when there's drama like that playing out in Sacramento, California? Of course, watching Gov. Jerry Brown's YouTube video in which he explained why he vetoed the budget the state legislature sent him isn't as exciting as a choreographed car chase but still involves collisions.
May 17, 2011 Not much good news has come out of state capitals in recent years, with most states struggling with deficits, layoffs and cuts to essential services. But this week word came that tax revenues were significantly higher than expected in several large states — California, Michigan and New Jersey.
September 29, 2010 California governor candidates Republican Meg Whitman and Democrat Jerry Brown showed their different styles and clashed on their backgrounds in their first face to face debate.
August 20, 2010 California More Overdue For 'Big One' Than Earlier Thought
August 16, 2010 California's same-sex ban lasts until at least December as an appeals court has it on review.