On Tuesday, the two agencies regulating health insurance in California approved the $6.8 billion acquisition of Health Net by Centene Corp., clearing away the final hurdle to the deal.
The Department of Managed Health Care approves the sale of Health Net to Centene. Next up: the Department of Insurance.
Legislators hope to stop “surprise” medical bills that have many patients livid and are pitting health plans and consumer advocates against the state’s leading physician group.
Por primera vez en la historia de California, latinos ocuparán las dos posiciones legislativas más poderosas. Y eso podría significar un renovado foco político en el cuidado de salud, particularmente para los inmigrantes adultos sin papeles.
Medically fragile children in a special state program will get a reprieve from a proposal to switch them into managed care plans.
A two-year fight over the near-total closure of the last three large state centers for the severely disabled is winding down, and some families fear wrenching transitions in care for their loved ones.
On Monday, for the first time in California history, Latinos will hold the two most powerful positions in the legislature. And that could mean a renewed political focus on health care, particularly for adult immigrants without papers.
Vaping products in California will be subject to the same government oversight as tobacco if the governor signs a bill passed Thursday.
In a two-thirds floor vote, the Assembly and Senate Monday passed a complex proposal to impose a restructured tax on managed care organizations — bringing in nearly $1.4 billion for Medi-Cal — and tax breaks to insurers.
Most consumers in California don’t know they can complain to the state about their health plan. Soon, insurers might be required to tell them how.