Audio Report

Latest California Healthline Stories

What’s Behind Rising Insurance Premiums

California Healthline’s Emily Bazar recently joined a panel hosted by San Francisco’s KALW radio to discuss how consumers can minimize the impact of sharply rising Covered California premiums. Listen to her advice below.

California Regulators’ Split View of Health Insurance Mergers

California’s insurance commissioner, Dave Jones, and the Department of Managed Health Care’s Shelley Rouillard have opposing views of at least one major insurance company merger proposal. California Healthline’s Chad Terhune recently discussed the state’s merger landscape on Connecticut Public Radio station WNPR.

For Parents Of Preemies, Life Starts With A Complex Fight For Survival

About 380,000 babies are born too soon every year in the United States, a preterm birth rate that’s far higher than most high-income, developed countries. Even with so many families facing the realities of a premature child, predicting the long-term health of a baby is difficult, and doctors have an even tougher time talking about those predictions with parents.

Health Reform Roils Downton Abbey

This season, Downton Abbey has a new plot line that has health wonks on the edge of their seats: a heated debate about hospital consolidation that closely parallels what’s going on in the U.S. health care system today. Jenny Gold filed this story for Marketplace.