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Ask Emily: Any open-enrollment tips for Obamacare’s second year?

Los aNGELES dAILY nEWS I’m a notorious penny pincher, though I much prefer the term “thrifty.” So I have some counterintuitive advice when it comes to picking a Covered California plan: Cheaper isn’t always better.  In this installment, I’ll explain why and provide other advice for the year’s Covered California (and private market) open-enrollment season, which starts…

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Will Berkeley be first in nation to impose soda tax?

Berkeleyside Berkeley has embarked on a path that could lead it to becoming the first city in the nation to tax sugar-sweetened beverages. On Tuesday night the City Council agreed to put a sugar tax on a community poll assessing possible ballot measures for the November 2014 election (the poll will also test opinions on a…

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Some 27,000 Sacramentans sign up for health care via Covered California – Latinos slow to enroll

NewsReview Twenty-seven-thousand people in the Sacramento area selected health-insurance plans through Covered California in the first three months of the marketplace’s opening, according to numbers released last week. This total, says the Department of Health Care Services, equals about 95 percent of the region’s people that officials have guessed will enroll during the application period from…

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California State Sen. Ricardo Lara proposes health insurance regardless of immigration status

Press Telegram State Sen. Ricardo Lara, chairman of the state’s Latino Legislative Caucus, proposed legislation Friday that would expand health coverage for undocumented immigrants, who were specifically excluded from the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Lara, a Democrat who represents part of Long Beach, said immigration status shouldn’t bar people from coverage, especially…

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