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7/9/2014
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A Southern California nonprofit filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Anthem Blue Cross misled millions of customers when rolling out its plans under the Affordable Care Act, leaving many enrollees on the hook for large out-of-pocket...
News Story
7/8/2014
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About $250 million in planned health insurance premium increases in California during a 15-month period that ended in 2013 were excessive, according to a report released Wednesday by Consumer Watchdog, Reuters reports. Consumer Watchdog is supporting a November ballot...
News Story
7/8/2014
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StemCells Inc.’s board of directors now includes the former president of the California stem cell agency that gave the company $19.4 million in research funding. StemCells Inc., a Newark company developing stem cell-based therapies, said Monday Dr. Alan Trounson...
News Story
7/8/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

The San Francisco Chronicle today carried a story on the appointment of Alan Trounson, former president of the $3 billion California stem cell agency, to the board of  StemCells, Inc., which has received $19.4 million from the research program. Trounson’s...
News Story
7/8/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

California insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross misled “millions of enrollees” about whether their doctors and hospitals were participating in its new plans, and failed to disclose that many policies wouldn’t cover care outside its approved network,...
News Story
7/8/2014
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As some of its competitors have been battered over their policies for protecting student data, Microsoft Corp. has sought to make sure that the issue—and what it regards as its strong record on privacy—remain firmly in the public eye. But as the company...
News Story
7/7/2014
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In laboratories across California, scientists are racing to turn stem cells into therapies for some of the world's most debilitating illnesses from cancer to Alzheimer's. Many of those researchers have received funding from a unique source: California's...
Video
7/5/2014
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KABC TV-7 Los Angeles 7-5-14 - Facebook Research Conducted Without Permission
News Story
7/4/2014
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Click here to listen to the audio of this radio news broadcast.     Covered California officials are raising concerns about Proposition 45, a November ballot measure that would regulate the price of health insurance. The measure would allow the state...
News Story
7/2/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

California’s health insurance exchange, the agency responsible for administering the federal health care law, does not provide official email addresses to members of its governing board. So it became an issue last month when a consumer group requested from the...