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As the deadline for the Affordable Care Act’s implementation draws nearer, the largest state in the union and often a bellwether, has revealed its plans and rates for a key element of health reform – the Health Insurance Marketplace. 

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A confluence of more Californian's becoming Medicaid eligible under the Affordable Care Act and a battle over provider reimbursements rates - some of the lowest in the nation - make for interesting times in the Golden State.

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One of the most powerful U.S. government agencies is bungling its public duties by planning to remove information about hospital-acquired conditions measurements from a website that allows patients to see how hospitals stack up against the national average.

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The requirement to for individuals to buy health care is one of the most well-known mandates in the Affordable Care Act. However, there are also many other changes unknown to Chinese community.

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Katie Forgette's new play, which has debuted in Seattle, captures the reality of life in adult homes. And it says a lot about political policy and philosophy.

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A new report finds a 10 percent drop in those getting insurance from their employer over the past decade. Many are asking whether the Affordable Care Act will reverse or accelerate that trend.

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These are nerve-wracking times for directors of California’s public hospitals and clinics. With the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid set to go into effect in early 2014, safety-net facilities could potentially find themselves losing a considerable share of their patients and revenue.

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The complexities of health reform are enough to make anybody’s head seize up, let alone the diligent health reporter who is expected to serve as guide to all the policy changes.

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With all the media coverage of health reform, there has been surprisingly little reporting about community health centers. Their story is an important one -- and can be told from anywhere in the U.S. I started with many ideas, but quickly set them aside and let the reporting dictate the stories.

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Sensory impaired children or those with conditions such as asthma or diabetes benefit from “habilitative services" that teach them skills and abilities needed manage their conditions. As the Affordable Care Act gets implemented the question remains: who will pay for these services?

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