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Health Care

NEWS: DMHC, Blue Shield Announce Data Breach Affecting 18K Calif. Doctors

A recent data breach involving the state Department of Managed Health Care and Blue Shield of California resulted in the accidental release of 18,000 doctors' social security numbers, reports California Healthline. A series of data breaches involving state agencies have led some people to question whether confidential information maintained by the government is truly secure.

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EDITORIAL: Covered California still sputtering

The Orange County Register details the trials and tribulations of the Covered California health exchange website.

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NEWS: Obama administration: Health law’s new rules will increase costs for most small businesses

The Washington Post reports nearly 2/3rds of small businesses that currently offer health insurance to their workers will pay more for coverage as a result of new rules in the health care law, as will millions of small-business employees and their family members.

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NEWS: California takes down online health insurance exchange for small businesses

The Washington Post reports California has temporarily shutter its new online health insurance marketplace for small business only four months after it launched, dealing yet another blow to a key element of the health care law meant to lower costs for employers.

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NEWS: California health exchange planning for budget deficit

Southern California Public Radio reports Covered California is setting aside nearly $200 million to fight off projected budget shortfalls as it prepares for what it says is a challenging financial future without hundreds of millions of dollars in federal aid.

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