By Jim Sanders, SACRAMENTO BEE
California's newly created health exchange announced the bottom line on its insurance policies and rates Thursday, bringing sharper focus to family impacts of next year's health care overhaul.
Thirteen companies were selected to sell policies for the individual market through Covered California, a state-owned marketplace for comparing...
By Troy Wolverton, SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
Google is flirting with what company chairman Eric Schmidt once called "the creepy line."
At its recent developer conference, the Mountain View search giant showcased a number of new personalized technologies that many consumers will find useful, such as alerts of upcoming flights and restaurant recommendations.
But the new services...
By Tara Siler, KQED PUBLIC RADIO (SF, CA)
HIV/AIDS patients covered by Anthem Blue Cross insurance won a legal settlement today allowing them to get their medicines at a pharmacy rather than by mail.
Attorney Harvey Rosenfield of Consumer Watchdog said HIV /AIDS patients often need to consult with their pharmacists about their drug regimen. In addition, he said, receiving drugs through...
By Marc Lifsher, LOS ANGELES TIMES
The average policyholder will see a $65 reduction in his or her annual bill. It's the Auto Club of Southern California's fourth rate decrease in the last nine years.
About 1 million customers of the Automobile Club of Southern California will get an average $65 reduction in their annual car insurance bills, the auto club and the state...
By Sandy Kleffman, SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
In another major step toward national health reform, California on Thursday unveiled a list of insurers who will offer coverage through the state's new health exchange marketplace, providing the first glimpse into plans and prices for up to 5.3 million people not covered by employers.
Anthem Blue Cross of California, Blue Shield of California...
By Jon Jekel, INDEPENDENT VOTER NEWS
By Ronald D. White & Bettina Boxall, LOS ANGELES TIMES
Tesoro won U.S. and state clearance to buy BP's Carson refinery, Arco stations and other assets for $2.4 billion. Consumer advocates object.
Tesoro Corp. won federal and state clearance for its purchase of BP's Carson refinery, Arco stations and other assets for $2.4 billion, an acquisition that would further concentrate the state's...
By Matier & Ross, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Drug testing for California doctors?
They’re calling it the “Pee in the Cup’’ initiative — a proposed state ballot measure that would require doctors to be randomly subjected to drug and alcohol testing, the same way bus drivers are.
It’s being pushed by a tech mogul who’s on a very personal crusade...
By Wire Reports, ASSOCIATED PRESS
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A proposed state ballot measure in California would require doctors to be randomly subjected to drug and alcohol testing.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/10PKfJP ) the "Pee in the Cup" initiative is being pushed by Bob Pack, a technology mogul and former executive at AOL Inc. and NetZero...
By Diane Bartz and Erwin Seba, REUTERS
WASHINGTON/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Refiner Tesoro Corp. (TSO.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) has received formal approval from antitrust regulators in Washington and Sacramento on Friday to buy BP Plc's (BP.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) refinery and other assets in southern California for more than $2 billion.
Tesoro will not...