health insurance http://kvpr.org en Pharmacy Bill Moves Forward In Legislature http://kvpr.org/post/pharmacy-bill-moves-forward-legislature <p>A new bill that would allow Californians to opt-out of mail order pharmaceutical programs advanced Friday in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. AB 2418 would also allow patients and pharmacists to synchronize the pickup of multiple medications.&nbsp;</p><p>The bill is a response to cost-savings efforts by many health insurance providers that have limited options for how patients receive their&nbsp;prescription drugs.</p><p>Jon Roth is the CEO of the California Pharmacists Association:</p> Sat, 24 May 2014 01:30:02 +0000 Joe Moore 33189 at http://kvpr.org Pharmacy Bill Moves Forward In Legislature Peter Lee: Covered California Answers Questions And 'Prayers' http://kvpr.org/post/peter-lee-covered-california-answers-questions-and-prayers <p>Operators have responded to about 400,000 calls since Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, launched Oct. 1. Starting this week, employees at the new Fresno Service Center will also answer questions, and help people enroll in health insurance.</p><p>“Fresno is a community that reflects the diversity of California, and that’s who we need to have on our phones, serving Californians,” said Peter Lee, the executive director of Covered California.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 01:24:08 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 24814 at http://kvpr.org Peter Lee: Covered California Answers Questions And 'Prayers' Help! What Can Obamacare Do For Me Now? http://kvpr.org/post/help-what-can-obamacare-do-me-now <p class="NoSpacing"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><em><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">Another in a series of Q&amp;A columns answering consumers’ questions about the Affordable Care Act.</span></em><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 13:12:00 +0000 Emily Bazar - CHCF Center for Health Reporting 19035 at http://kvpr.org Help! What Can Obamacare Do For Me Now? Workplace Wellness Takes Off, Using Money As a Motivator http://kvpr.org/post/workplace-wellness-takes-using-money-motivator <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The demands of the workplace and home life can make it hard to find time to be physically active. Many employers are incorporating healthy activities into the workplace, often using money as a motivator. But as Pauline </span>Bartolone<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Sacramento reports, the trend comes with concerns about who’s paying more for health care.</span></p></div><p>Susan Southard walks 10 miles a week without taking her eyes off a computer screen.</p><p>“The maximum speed is two miles. So I’ll do the maximum,” says Southard.</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 16:52:04 +0000 Pauline Bartolone 16140 at http://kvpr.org Workplace Wellness Takes Off, Using Money As a Motivator California Releases Details of Health Insurance Exchange http://kvpr.org/post/california-releases-details-health-insurance-exchange <p>Details of California’s new health insurance exchange were announced today. As Katie Orr reports from Sacramento, about five million people are eligible to get covered through the exchange.</p><p>California is opening the exchange to comply with federal healthcare reform. Thirteen insurance agencies will offer a variety of plans. While some plans will be available throughout the state, others will be targeted to specific regions.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 21:23:47 +0000 Katie Orr 15619 at http://kvpr.org California Releases Details of Health Insurance Exchange