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Jan 28, 2005 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin)

Missing out on a windfall

Jan 28, 2005 - Political Pulse

Schwarzenegger convenes meeting of consumer advocates to talk about drug purchasing plans

Jan 24, 2005 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin)

State (Wisconsin) missed chance at health care payoff for poor;

Jan 24, 2005 - Sacramento Union

Measure goes further than governor's proposal to force drug prices down

Jan 21, 2005 - Sacramento Bee

Stem cell holdings criticized

Jan 12, 2005 - The San Francisco Chronicle

Prescription benefit amid health care cuts;

Jan 08, 2005 - Los Angeles Times

Scene Set for Ballot Battles;

Jan 07, 2005 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Drug savings plan directed at low-income Californians

Jan 07, 2005 - Contra Costa Times (California)

Regulator revamp plan raises concerns in California

Jan 07, 2005 - Sacramento Bee

Plan to reduce state boards assailed;

Jan 06, 2005 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

HMOs must cover medically necessary drugs in California

Jan 05, 2005 - Los Angeles Times

State Proposes HMO Drug Regulations

Jan 05, 2005 - Reuters

Calif. Governor Calls for Reforms, Spending Cap

Dec 31, 2004 - The San Francisco Chronicle

Middle-class Americans face life without health insurance

Dec 21, 2004 - The News Journal (Wilmington, DE)

Delawareans to carry medical history in their pocket;

Dec 18, 2004 - Associated Press

Amid continuing complaints, stem cell board chooses its leaders

Dec 18, 2004 - The San Francisco Chronicle

Prop. 71 financier debuts as chairman;

Dec 18, 2004 - The Orange County Register (California)

Stem cells' tangled web;

Dec 17, 2004 - The New York Times

Financier to Lead Institute on Stem Cells

Dec 17, 2004 - Sacramento Bee

Controversy embroils stem cell panel;

Dec 12, 2004 - Los Angeles Times

When the Incentive to Save a Life Dies;

Dec 06, 2004 - Modern Healthcare

Not everyone's happy; Anthem closes $16.4 billion deal for WellPoint

Dec 01, 2004 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Merger of HMOs approved;

Dec 01, 2004 - The Los Angeles Times

Anthem, WellPoint Merger Is Complete;

Dec 01, 2004 - Sacramento Bee

Health giants wrap up merger;

Nov 30, 2004 - Associated Press

With Georgia on board, Anthem, WellPoint complete merger

Nov 30, 2004 - The Daily News of Los Angeles

After a year, 'We're done';

Nov 24, 2004 - Sacramento Bee

Make Blue Cross pay, group's suit demands

Nov 24, 2004 - The Indianapolis Star

Group sues WellPoint for $500 million;

Nov 23, 2004 - Los Angeles Times

WellPoint Back Taxes Sought

Nov 15, 2004 - San Diego Business Journal

Measures spell relief for California businesses

Nov 12, 2004 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

State rejects offer by insurer;

Nov 10, 2004 - The New York Times

California Backs Merger of 2 Giant Blue Cross Plans

Nov 10, 2004 - San Jose Mercury News (California)

WellPoint deal wins OK from Garamendi;

Nov 10, 2004 - The San Francisco Chronicle

Anthem-WellPoint deal OKd;

Nov 10, 2004 - Marketplace Morning Report - MN Public Radio

California's insurance commissioner gives his blessing to a merger between Anthem and WellPoint Networks

Nov 10, 2004 - Sacramento Bee

Garamendi approves big health plan merger

Nov 10, 2004 - The Indianapolis Star

Anthem merger clears key hurdle;

Nov 05, 2004 - The San Francisco Chronicle

State moves to freeze nurse-patient ratio

Nov 05, 2004 - Contra Costa Times (California)

State backs off on nurse levels

Nov 03, 2004 - Washington Business Information Generic Line

'TAKE GENERIC DRUGS,' BRAND FIRM TELLS ITS EMPLOYEES

Oct 28, 2004 - The Daily News of Los Angeles

FIRMS CONFIDENT OF MERGER;

Oct 18, 2004 - Troy Record

Drug train looks to get lawmakers on board

Oct 17, 2004 - The Saratogian

Americans must have access to affordable medication

Oct 17, 2004 - Toronto Star

Drug supply 'crisis' feared;

Oct 16, 2004 - Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville)

Canada-bound seniors search for cheaper prescription drugs;

Oct 15, 2004 - Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

Drug protesters, Amtrak spar over trip

Oct 15, 2004 - The Toronto Star

The Yonge Street drug connection

Oct 15, 2004 - Associated Press

Seniors on drug train buy cheaper medicines in Canada

Oct 15, 2004 - New Jersey Star Ledger

Drug maker promotes generics for workers;

Oct 15, 2004 - Associated Press

Doctor in Florida who signed U.S. prescriptions fined by Canada

Oct 14, 2004 - Buffalo News (New York)

CONSUMER GROUP, AMTRAK TRADE JABS OVER RXEXPRESS

Oct 14, 2004 - Toronto Star

Seniors' freedom train pulls into town

Oct 14, 2004 - CANADIAN PRESS

U.S. seniors descend on Toronto pharmacy

Oct 14, 2004 - CTV � News Canada

Presidential Debate on Prescription Drug Prices Isn\'t Stopping the RxExpress

Oct 13, 2004 - Capital News TV 9 (Albany, NY)

All aboard... RX Express

Oct 13, 2004 - ABC News TV 10 (Syracuse, NY)

Group fed up with high prescription drug costs

Oct 13, 2004 - CANADIAN PRESS

U.S. seniors ride 'Rx Express' to Toronto to buy lower-cost prescriptions

Oct 13, 2004 - Associated Press

Prescription Drug Advocates Bash Amtrak

Oct 13, 2004 - Toronto Star

Transplanted Canadian heads home for medicine

Oct 12, 2004 - The New York Sun

'RX EXPRESS' STEAMS THROUGH PENN STATION

Oct 12, 2004 - Orlando Sentinel (Florida)

'RX EXPRESS' TAKES SENIORS TO CANADA

Oct 12, 2004 - The Toronto Star

Pill-smuggling grannies

Oct 12, 2004 - Associated Press

Seniors, en route to Canada to buy cheaper drugs, stop in New York City

Oct 12, 2004 - Hillsdale Independent

Rx Express

Oct 11, 2004 - Palm Beach Post (Florida)

Tired of high prescription drug prices? Take the Rx Express to Toronto

Oct 11, 2004 - The Trentonian

All aboard for cheaper prescription drugs

Oct 11, 2004 - The Home News Tribune (NJ)

Train headed for Canada, cheaper medicine

Oct 11, 2004 - Senior Journal

Rx Express Leaves Miami Taking Seniors on Drug Buying Spree in Toronto

Oct 10, 2004 - Miami Herald

Seniors find discounts on Rx Express

Oct 09, 2004 - Bradenton Herald

Manatee woman to ride drug train;

Oct 01, 2004 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Governor vetos Canadian-drug bills

Sep 30, 2004 - Orlando Sentinel (Florida)

TRAIN ROLLS TO CANADA TO BUY CHEAPER DRUGS;

Sep 27, 2004 - St. Petersburg Times (Florida)

Hop a train to save on drug costs

Sep 22, 2004 - Senior Journal

RxExpress Now Heads Up East Coast Taking Seniors to Buy Canadian Drugs

Sep 21, 2004 - Savannah Morning News

Seniors disgusted with prescription drug prices board train to Canada

Sep 18, 2004 - The News & Observer (Raleigh, N. Carolina)

Free trip to Canada for seniors; drug purchase necessary

Sep 03, 2004 - San Jose Mercury News (California)

Schwarzenegger back on the job;

Sep 02, 2004 - Los Angeles Times

A Show of Weakness in Drug Import Debate

Aug 30, 2004 - Los Angeles Times

"Off-the-Rails Drug Policy"

Aug 30, 2004 - The Oregonian

Stores light way for Canadian prices on drugs

Aug 26, 2004 - Associated Press

'Drug Train' Takes Americans to Canada

Aug 26, 2004 - The Gazette (Montreal, Canada)

Seniors on Rx Express roll into B.C.

Aug 26, 2004 - The Vancouver Province (British Columbia)

U.S. seniors' drug train rolls into Vancouver;

Aug 26, 2004 - The Vancouver Sun (British Columbia)

Seniors find cure for pricey drugs

Aug 26, 2004 - The Brockville Recorder & Times (Ontario)

AMERICANS ARRIVE BY TRAIN TO LOAD UP ON 'SOUVENIR' DRUGS;

Aug 25, 2004 - The Oregonian

Rx Express heads north for drug buy;

Aug 25, 2004 - The Vancouver Sun (British Columbia)

U.S. demand for our medicine worries druggists

Aug 24, 2004 - Portland Tribune

Seniors take aim at drug prices;

Aug 24, 2004 - The San Francisco Chronicle

Cross-border run;

Aug 24, 2004 - The Toronto Star

Rx Express rolls north in search of cheap drugs

Aug 24, 2004 - Sacramento Bee

Riding rails for drug imports;

Aug 24, 2004 - Broadcast News (BN - Canada)

Rx Express

Aug 24, 2004 - CNN-TV - DAYBREAK (5:00am EST Broadcast)

Rolling protest against high drug prices

Aug 24, 2004 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Shrinking coverage stings those on individual plans

Aug 24, 2004 - The Davis Enterprise

Drug train travels through

Aug 24, 2004 - Ventura County Star

Rx Express rolls through county with a message;

Aug 23, 2004 - Associated Press

Rolling protest over high drug prices heads from LA to Canada

Aug 22, 2004 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Special Report; Less for more: The health care crunch. Part 1 of 3

Aug 21, 2004 - San Diego Union-Tribune

Rx Depot loses bid to end injunction

Aug 20, 2004 - San Diego Union-Tribune

Discounted drugs urged for uninsured Californians;

Aug 20, 2004 - Orange County Register

Veto awaits drug measures;

Aug 19, 2004 - Orange County Register

Taking Rx Express;

Aug 17, 2004 - Senior Journal

Rx Express Train Taking West Coast Seniors to Canada

Aug 16, 2004 - The Seattle Times

Health savings accounts: Can they cure insurance blues?

Aug 12, 2004 - Contra Costa Times (California)

All rhetoric aside, the pen will tell

Aug 12, 2004 - Press Enterprise (Riverside, CA)

FIELD POLL - HEALTH COVERAGE;

Aug 11, 2004 - Los Angeles Times

They Can't Stomach Drug-Firm Baloney

Aug 11, 2004 - Los Angeles Times

An active retirement;

Aug 11, 2004 - Los Angeles Times

They Can\'t Stomach Drug-Firm Baloney

Aug 04, 2004 - Sacramento Bee

Anthem suit targets Garamendi

Aug 04, 2004 - Los Angeles Times

Anthem Sues in Bid to Save WellPoint Deal

Aug 03, 2004 - Associated Press

Anthem sues Calif insurance official over WellPoint merger block

Aug 02, 2004 - The Los Angeles Times

To Really Reform Healthcare, Democrats Should Take Their Cue From Garamendi

Jul 31, 2004 - Oakland Tribune

Kaiser: Profit up, members are flat

Jul 30, 2004 - Los Angeles Times

Garamendi Digs In

Jul 28, 2004 - The Daily News of Los Angeles

COMPANIES SEE HEALTHY PROFITS

Jul 25, 2004 - Sacramento Bee

Garamendi won't let health insurers merge

Jul 25, 2004 - San Bernardino County Sun (California)

Prop. 72 aims to cancel health care act

Jul 24, 2004 - The New York Times

Regulator Stalls Blue Cross Deal in California

Jul 24, 2004 - Los Angeles Times

Garamendi Blocks Part of WellPoint Deal

Jul 24, 2004 - San Jose Mercury News (California)

Garamendi puts brakes on insurance giants' merger

Jul 24, 2004 - The Indianapolis Star

Anthem-Wellpoint merger - California blocks blockbuster deal;

Jul 23, 2004 - Associated Press

Calif. insurance commissioner rejects Anthem-WellPoint merger

Jul 18, 2004 - The Indianapolis Star

Politics or protecting policyholders?

Jul 15, 2004 - The Daily News of Los Angeles

BLUE SHIELD OFFERS REBATES TO NEEDY

Jul 12, 2004 - Los Angeles Times

Golden State: HMO Regulator Is Taking a Back Seat in Anthem Deal

Jul 12, 2004 - BestWire

GROUP CALLS DMHC MEETING ON WELLPOINT ANTHEM DEAL A 'SHAM'

Jul 12, 2004 - American Health Line

WELLPOINT: REGULATORS EXPECTED TO RULE ON ANTHEM DEAL AFTER; REVIEW

Jul 12, 2004 - Modern Healthcare

No resolution in California; Questions remain after Anthem-WellPoint hearing

Jul 10, 2004 - The Los Angeles Times

Ruling on Anthem to Follow Review

Jul 10, 2004 - The Daily News of Los Angeles

CRITICS SLAM MERGER PLANS;

Jul 09, 2004 - Los Angeles Times

Tax Probe of WellPoint Is Sought

Jul 08, 2004 - Los Angeles Times

Blue Cross Tax Status Criticized

Jul 08, 2004 - Los Angeles Daily News

Officials look into Blue Cross tax loophole

Jul 07, 2004 - Ventura County Star

Garamendi still not satisfied with healthcare merger plans

Jul 07, 2004 - Indianapolis Star

Anthem talks disappointing, regulator says

Jul 03, 2004 - The Indianapolis Star

Anthem, WellPoint resist $400 million payment;

Jun 29, 2004 - Indianapolis Star

Shareholders quickly OK Anthem deal

Jun 29, 2004 - Los Angeles Times

WellPoint Sale Moves Forward

Jun 28, 2004 - Los Angeles Daily News

WellPoint deal may flop

Jun 26, 2004 - Los Angeles Times

Garamendi Questions Costs of Deal to Buy Wellpoint

Jun 26, 2004 - Indianapolis Star

Anthem fails to quell skepticism

Jun 25, 2004 - Associated Press

Questions raised over cost of proposed WellPoint-Anthem merger

Jun 25, 2004 - United Press International

Analysis: California's insurance battles

Jun 25, 2004 - The Indianapolis Star

Anthem offers merger concessions;

Jun 25, 2004 - Ventura County Star

State official threatens deal

Jun 24, 2004 - Associated Press

Health care regulatory agency to hold hearing on WellPoint merger

Jun 24, 2004 - Ventura County Star

Health department will hold hearing

Jun 24, 2004 - Los Angeles Times

Public Hearing Set on Deal to Buy WellPoint;

Jun 22, 2004 - San Diego Union Tribune

High court ruling impairs patients' rights to sue HMOs

Jun 22, 2004 - San Francisco Chronicle

Justices limit suits against HMOs;

Jun 22, 2004 - United Press International

BUSH SWITCHES POSITION ON HMOs -- ON THE RECORD

Jun 22, 2004 - Dow Jones Newswires

Patients' Rights Seen Hurt By Supreme Court HMO Ruling

Jun 21, 2004 - CBS MarketWatch.com

Aetna, Cigna win Supreme Court ruling on HMO suits

Jun 21, 2004 - San Bernardino Sun (San Bernardino, CA)

Supreme Court rules patients who claim their HMOs wouldn't pay for needed medical care cannot sue for big malpractice damages.

Jun 19, 2004 - Los Angeles Times

Health Giants Seek to Calm Critics;

Jun 19, 2004 - The Indianapolis Star

Anthem merger to get 2nd hearing;

Jun 17, 2004 - The Argus (Fremont, CA)

OPINIONS/EDITORIAL - State of state\'s health care:

Jun 15, 2004 - The Wall Street Journal

Calpers To Oppose WellPoint Merger With Anthem

Jun 15, 2004 - Los Angeles Daily News

WellPoint, Anthem union decried

Jun 15, 2004 - Best Wire

CALPERS VOWS TO OPPOSE WELLPOINT/ANTHEM MERGER, CITING EXCESSIVE PAY FOR EXECUTIVES

Jun 14, 2004 - Los Angeles Times - EDITORIAL

Healthy Skepticism

Jun 14, 2004 - Associated Press

CalPERS opposes WellPoint-Anthem deal, calls for proxy fight

Jun 13, 2004 - The Daily News of Los Angeles

RISKY BUSINESS;

Jun 12, 2004 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Health execs may get hefty bonuses;

Jun 10, 2004 - The Indianapolis Star

Anthem merger runs into roadblock;

Jun 10, 2004 - Los Angeles Times

Concern Voiced on HMO Merger;

Jun 10, 2004 - The San Francisco Chronicle

State leery of health plan deal;

Jun 10, 2004 - Reuters

Calif. hearings may stall WellPoint-Anthem deal

Jun 09, 2004 - Los Angeles Times

WellPoint Payments Face Scrutiny;

Jun 09, 2004 - Associated Press

Lawmakers promised few changes if health care merger goes through

Jun 05, 2004 - North County Times

Health-care crunch hits Temecula

Jun 05, 2004 - Los Angeles Daily News

Pill makers rushing to push risks of buying drugs abroad

Jun 03, 2004 - Indianapolis Star

Anthem merger faces public hearing

Jun 02, 2004 - The Desert Sun

Identifying card fraud

Jun 02, 2004 - Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO)

TEPID START FOR DRUG CARD;

Jun 02, 2004 - KNBC NY

Bogus Medicare Drug Cards Already Surfacing

Jun 01, 2004 - INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY

A Corporate Strategy For The Uninsured

May 30, 2004 - Health Insurance Law Weekly

HEALTHCARE COVERAGE: Proposal to bar excessive HMO rates fails in California Senate committee

May 28, 2004 - Sacramento Bee

Aetna drops suit on Abbott drug pricing

May 27, 2004 - San Francisco Chronicle

Legislature taking seriously desire to buy drugs in Canada

May 27, 2004 - San Diego Union Tribune

Canadian drugs are backed by Assembly

May 27, 2004 - United Press International

Health Biz: Adults seek health options

May 25, 2004 - San Diego Union Tribune

Votes likely on bills aimed at Rx costs

May 25, 2004 - Associated Press

Battle over Canadian drug imports focuses on new group

May 25, 2004 - Pharma Marketletter

Pharma "funding phony groups in California"

May 23, 2004 - Los Angeles Times

Drug Firms Say, 'No, Canada';

May 21, 2004 - Ventura County Star

Assembly panel will consider WellPoint sale

May 20, 2004 - The Indianapolis Star

Group seeks hearing on Anthem deal

May 19, 2004 - Los Angeles Times

No Hearing on HMO Acquisition

May 19, 2004 - American Health Line

ANTHEM/WELLPOINT: CALIF. MAY OK MERGER WITHOUT PUBLIC HEARING

May 06, 2004 - The San Francisco Chronicle

New overseer for HMOs;

May 05, 2004 - Associated Press

Proposal to bar excessive HMO rates fails in Senate committee

May 04, 2004 - The Daily News of Los Angeles

Lawmakers eye limits on health care profits;

May 03, 2004 - Business Insurance

Group sues Health Net over mental health cover

May 03, 2004 - Pharma Marketletter (UK)

Medco settles, agrees more transparency

May 01, 2004 - Congressional Quarterly - May 2004

A CURE FOR COSTS

May 01, 2004 - The Oakland Tribune

Kaiser income enjoys big gain

Apr 28, 2004 - Los Angeles Times

'Bait and Switch' Alleged at Health Net

Apr 28, 2004 - Hartford Courant (Connecticut)

Consumer Group Sues Health Net

Apr 27, 2004 - The Los Angeles Times - EDITORIAL

End Drug-Import Hysteria

Apr 27, 2004 - The San Diego Union Tribune

Doctors to transmit orders via computer

Apr 26, 2004 - CBS Radio News - The Osgood File

Health care companies offering incentives to jog

Apr 26, 2004 - The San Jose Mercury - EDITORIAL

Memo to state: volume discount

Apr 17, 2004 - The Los Angeles Times - EDITORIAL

Drug-Card Headaches

Apr 05, 2004 - Los Angeles Times

Doctors' Hospital Bids Raise Ethical Worries;

Apr 05, 2004 - Los Angeles Times

Gearing up for a discount drug card;

Apr 03, 2004 - Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, CT)

Study Finds Negligent Care Likelier in Outpatient Settings

Apr 02, 2004 - The Californian (Salinas, CA)

To lower drug costs, strike while iron's hot

Mar 29, 2004 - Los Angeles Business Journal

Governor fills long-vacant post of managed care director

Mar 24, 2004 - Los Angeles Times

Patients' Right to Sue HMOs Before High Court;

Mar 19, 2004 - The Sacramento Bee

L.A. drug-buying plan

Mar 18, 2004 - Los Angeles Times

Plan to Cut Drug Prices Proposed;

Mar 18, 2004 - San Jose Mercury News (California)

LA councilman and consumer group examining plans to lower drug costs for locals

Mar 17, 2004 - The Daily News of Los Angeles

HEALTH PREMIUMS SOAR;

Mar 07, 2004 - The Daily News of Los Angeles

NUMBER OF BOGUS HEALTH INSURANCE ISSUERS PROLIFERATING

Mar 04, 2004 - The San Francisco Chronicle

Universal coverage backed;

Mar 03, 2004 - Alameda Times-Star (Alameda, CA)

Temperature rising: Kaiser's income soars;

Mar 01, 2004 - Bests Review

Big, better, best? Even as some insurers gain national size through mergers and acquisitions, competition is still a local battle

Feb 27, 2004 - The Daily News of Los Angeles

Proposed health care mega-merger gets OK from nation\'s regulators

Feb 25, 2004 - The Los Angeles Times

BOOK REVIEW; An economist prescribes 'Strong Medicine';

Feb 23, 2004 - Los Angeles Business Journal

Tenet sale may lead to mandate of incentives for buyers

Feb 21, 2004 - Press Enterprise (Riverside, CA)

Cheap drugs still sought;

Feb 18, 2004 - The San Francisco Chronicle

Medicine's northern exposure;

Feb 18, 2004 - Charlotte Observer (North Carolina)

N.C. BOARD TARGETS CANADIAN DRUGS;

Feb 18, 2004 - Sacramento Bee

FDA: Drug research at risk

Feb 18, 2004 - American Health Line - National Journal

FDA: LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN IN CALIFORNIA AGAINST REIMPORTATION

Feb 15, 2004 - Press Enterprise (Riverside, CA)

SPECIAL REPORT: CONTROLLING MEDICAL COST; HEALTH IN THEIR HANDS;

Feb 15, 2004 - Press Enterprise (Riverside, CA)

CONTROLLING MEDICAL COSTS; TIME LINE OF MAJOR REFORMS

Feb 13, 2004 - Sacramento Bee

Bills target drug prices

Feb 11, 2004 - The Los Angeles Times

A Son Crusades for Mom;

Feb 10, 2004 - Los Angeles Times

L.A. Urged to Buy Drugs From Canada

Feb 01, 2004 - The Orange County Register (California)

Tenet sale a sign of times;

Jan 30, 2004 - The Los Angeles Times

Diluting of HMO Patients' Rights Feared;

Jan 23, 2004 - The Los Angeles Times

Bill Would Open Door for Drugs;

Jan 15, 2004 - The Los Angeles Times

More Workers Are Likely to Retire Without Company Health Benefits

Jan 12, 2004 - Modern Healthcare

Blues boom; Anthem, WellPoint deal proceeds despite challenges

Jan 07, 2004 - The Californian (Salinas, CA)

Share your health care story

Jan 02, 2004 - The Orange County Register (California)

Investigation into Chambi continues;

Dec 20, 2003 - The Orange County Register (California)

Embattled surgeon wins case

Nov 25, 2003 - UPI

Study: HMOs take money from patient care

Nov 18, 2003 - Press Enterprise (Riverside, CA)

CONTEST ENCOURAGES CALIFORNIA REFORMS

Nov 17, 2003 - Health & Medicine Week

Merger would bring multimillion dollar windfall to WellPoint CEO

Nov 17, 2003 - Modern Healthcare

Answering the Challenge

Nov 14, 2003 - Associated Press

Schwarzenegger names health care chief, deputy legal secretary

Nov 04, 2003 - The San Francisco Chronicle

Justices to rule on HMOs;

Nov 04, 2003 - Oakland Tribune

Kaiser reports jump in income; HMO says double-digit rate hikes to continue

Nov 04, 2003 - The Houston Chronicle

High court to consider Texas law on HMOs

Nov 03, 2003 - Modern Healthcare

Meet the new WellPoint;

Oct 31, 2003 - The Indianapolis Star

Merger will mean big bucks for execs;

Oct 30, 2003 - Associated Press

Merger would bring multimillion dollar windfall to WellPoint CEO

Oct 30, 2003 - The Daily News of Los Angeles

WELLPOINT'S CEO MAY REAP RICHES;

Oct 28, 2003 - Sacramento Bee

Deal in works to form largest U.S. health plan

Oct 26, 2003 - The Tallahassee Democrat

Options eyed for high insurance costs;

Oct 24, 2003 - Washington Post

Schwarzenegger, Davis Talk of Transition

Oct 23, 2003 - The Contra Costa Times

Wilson aide named chief of staff

Oct 23, 2003 - Sacramento Bee

On 'fun' day, fast action pledged In a state Capitol visit, Schwarzenegger spells out an ambitious agenda.

Oct 23, 2003 - San Jose Mercury News (California)

Health executive to be chief of staff for Schwarzenegger

Oct 23, 2003 - Orange County Register (California)

Clarey worked for Gov. Wilson;

Oct 22, 2003 - CBS-TV Evening News (6:30 PM ET)

Insurance companies using incentives to encourage members to become healthier

Oct 21, 2003 - The Los Angeles Times

HMO Exec a Top Candidate for Schwarzenegger Chief of Staff;

Oct 13, 2003 - Los Angeles Business Journal

Health insurance bill\'s passage could spur rate cap proposal

Oct 11, 2003 - San Jose Mercury News

Health care law may go to voters

Oct 09, 2003 - Associated Press

Business group seeks referendum on bill mandating health coverage

Oct 09, 2003 - Orange County Register (California)

Speaker blames drug companies;

Oct 06, 2003 - BestWire

CALIFORNIA'S DAVIS SIGNS 'PAY OR PLAY' HEALTH BILL

Oct 05, 2003 - Associated Press

Davis signs bill requiring health insurance for workers

Oct 02, 2003 - The San Francisco Chronicle

Health bill under attack

Oct 01, 2003 - The Los Angeles Times

Governor Expected to Sign Health Bill;

Oct 01, 2003 - KPBS Radio - SAN DIEGO, CA

Worker's Health Insurance Bill Benefits Argued

Sep 29, 2003 - The Oakland Tribune

Devil in details of state health care mandate

Sep 19, 2003 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

New rules for hospitals raise some concerns

Sep 17, 2003 - United Press International

Commentary: California insurance squeeze

Sep 17, 2003 - American Health Line

CALIFORNIA: NEW YORK TIMES LOOKS AT DEBATE OVER 'PLAY-OR-PAY' BILL

Sep 17, 2003 - BestWire

CALIFORNIA HEALTH BILL MUST TRAVERSE TOUGH ROAD TO SET PRECEDENT

Sep 16, 2003 - The San Francisco Chronicle

Insurance bill has hefty price tag;

Sep 16, 2003 - Oakland Tribune

Generic drug makers to offer coupons

Sep 15, 2003 - The Los Angeles Times

Health Plans Begin Drive for Generic Drugs;

Sep 15, 2003 - American Health Line

CALIFORNIA: HEALTH PLANS TO OFFER COUPONS FOR GENERIC RX

Sep 14, 2003 - The Los Angeles Times

Legislature OKs Small Business Health Coverage;

Sep 14, 2003 - The Orange County Register

Midnight in the state Capitol

Sep 12, 2003 - National Public Radio (NPR) Morning Edition

California health reform

Sep 10, 2003 - CONTRA COSTA TIMES

Health coverage bill advances

Sep 10, 2003 - The San Diego Union Tribune

Employee health costs rise painfully fast

Sep 09, 2003 - The Los Angeles Times

Measure Calls for Health Benefits;

Sep 01, 2003 - The Desert Sun (Palm Springs, CA)

Health-care revamp considered;

Sep 01, 2003 - IAC Newsletter Database

Molina CEO rejects criticisms over quality of care, profits

Aug 22, 2003 - BestWire

'RECALL INSANITY' SPARKS HEALTH CARE REFORM DEBATE

Aug 19, 2003 - Los Angeles Daily News

Insurers assisting Davis

Aug 05, 2003 - Press Enterprise (Riverside, CA)

The unkindest cut : More patients and doctors avoid unnecessary surgery

Aug 05, 2003 - The Tennessean

Ensuring better health? Insurance companies enlist disease-management firms to assist chronically ill and trim costs, but some docs are skeptical

Aug 03, 2003 - Charleston Gazette (West Virginia)

Everybody at Risk Uninsured in W.Va. Insurance: With & Without In West Virginia: 'We wanted to be different'

Aug 02, 2003 - The Oakland Tribune

Kaiser sees rise in net income; HMO says premiums could rise next year

Jul 07, 2003 - Axcess Business News

Careless or Less Care?

Jul 07, 2003 - Modern Healthcare

Mixed reaction; Molina's IPO goes well, but not all observers cheer

Jun 25, 2003 - Orange County Register (California)

Survey lets patients rate, research hospitals

Jun 04, 2003 - San Jose Mercury News (California)

Court case testing HMOs;

Jun 02, 2003 - Modern Healthcare

Pushing its proposal; Blue Shield of Calif. touts new wide-ranging plan

May 26, 2003 - Modern Healthcare

Blues in the black; Earnings rise 43% as enrollment shoots up

May 23, 2003 - Sacramento Business Journal

Docs, hospitals, HMOs shelve bill to require state approval of healthcare rate hikes

May 23, 2003 - San Diego Union Tribune

Aetna to settle suit filed by physicians;

May 16, 2003 - Los Angeles Times

Health Care as a Winner

May 16, 2003 - OC Weekly (Orange County, CA)

Nursing A Grudge

May 13, 2003 - Associated Press

Plan to require state approval for increases in trouble

May 09, 2003 - Oakland Tribune

Kaiser's net income rises

May 05, 2003 - Los Angeles Times

Rights on HMOs little used;

May 05, 2003 - Associated Press

HMO that serves Medicaid patients criticized for hefty profits

May 04, 2003 - Los Angeles Times

HMO Criticized for High Profit From Low-Income Patients

Apr 28, 2003 - Managed Care Week

Health Plan Pushes Universal Care

Apr 25, 2003 - LA Daily News

HMOs eye universal care

Apr 23, 2003 - Sacramento Bee

Letters on Regulating Health Care

Apr 14, 2003 - Modern Healthcare

Universal appeal; Although there's strong consensus on the need to provide healthcare coverage for all Americans, but that's where the agreement ends.

Apr 11, 2003 - BestWire

CONSUMERS WANT HEALTH INSURERS TO GET RATE INCREASES APPROVED

Apr 10, 2003 - The San Francisco Chronicle

Bill would regulate health plan increases

Apr 09, 2003 - The Daily News of Los Angeles

Bill seeks cure for health care premiums; Insurance hikes would need OK

Apr 09, 2003 - The Los Angeles Times

State Approval of HMO, Insurer Rates Proposed

Apr 09, 2003 - Sacramento Bee

Health insurer hikes targeted; A bill would require state approval to raise premiums.

Apr 09, 2003 - Oakland Tribune

Bill would rein in increases to health insurance costs

Apr 09, 2003 - XETV-TVRealPlayer required

Fox 6, San Diego

Apr 08, 2003 - Contra Costa Times

Bill may lower health care costs

Apr 08, 2003 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Bill seeks state say in HMO rate increases

Apr 08, 2003 - KCBS-TVRealPlayer required

CBS 2, Los Angeles

Apr 08, 2003 - KCAL-TVRealPlayer required

KCAL 9, Los Angeles

Apr 08, 2003 - KXTV-TVRealPlayer required

ABC 10, Sacramento

Apr 08, 2003 - KTVU-TVRealPlayer required

Fox 2, Oakland

Apr 07, 2003 - SFGate.com / Associated Press

Consumer advocates, Democrats eye state control on health insurance increases

Apr 03, 2003 - Los Angeles Times

Tenet Cited by State, Nurses Union Says

Apr 03, 2003 - Long Beach Press-Telegram

Supreme Court Justices: States Can Make HMOs Accept More Doctors in Network

Apr 03, 2003 - Orange County Register

Drug prices: why so high? What you can do to bring them under control.

Apr 03, 2003 - Sacramento Bee

Ruling backs states' power over HMOs

Apr 03, 2003 - The Los Angeles Times

Supreme Court Expands Right of States to Regulate HMOs;

Mar 13, 2003 - Orange Co. Register

LW group urges drug company boycott

Mar 12, 2003 - thestreet.com

For Shareholders, More Pain to Come: For the health care industry, the last decade has played out like a brutal game of musical chairs

Jan 13, 2003 - Los Angeles Business Journal

Health Costs; Is it the time right in California to institute a prior approval system for health premium increases?

Jan 01, 2003 - MANAGED CARE

Quality Counts: So Why Not Offer Physicians Bonuses?

Dec 22, 2002 - Sacramento Bee

State health care bind: Fixing inequities can be expensive

Dec 17, 2002 - KRON 4 (TV)

Paying a Premium for Healthcare

Dec 17, 2002 - KGO 7 (TV)

High cost health care

Dec 06, 2002 - Sacramento Bee

Curb on HMO price hikes urged; A consumer group wants legislation to regulate premium hikes.

Dec 06, 2002 - Los Angeles Daily News

Major California HMOs fatten as insurance costs rise

Dec 04, 2002 - The San Francisco Chronicle

State health-care system unraveling; Blue Shield CEO pushes universal coverage

Dec 04, 2002 - Associated Press

California health care system aches for reforms

Dec 04, 2002 - San Jose Mercury News

Insurer proposes giving Californians universal health coverage

Nov 28, 2002 - The Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT)

Insurers try tiered coverage to trim cost of health care

Nov 16, 2002 - The North County Times

Health care more costly, more elusive than ever

Oct 31, 2002 - Chicago Daily Herald

Sizable jump in health-care costs stings employees

Sep 05, 2002 - The San Francisco Chronicle

Kaiser compromise on rare illness; Grant will help treat 2 young brothers denied coverage by HMO

Sep 05, 2002 - The Stockton Record

Hope for Lode couple's sons

Sep 05, 2002 - The Oakland Tribune

Kaiser to fund research for rare disease

Aug 08, 2002 - The San Francisco Chronicle

Prescription drug issue goes to state Senate; Watchdog agency would get more say over HMO coverage

Dec 21, 2001 - Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal

Business fed up with health care, survey says

Dec 18, 2001 - East Bay Business Times

Employers blame HMOs for health care woes, survey says

Nov 09, 2001 - New York Times

Fewer Choices for Workers on Benefits

Nov 09, 2001 - East Bay Business Times

Public Health System Needs the Help of Employers

Oct 30, 2001 - San Diego Tribune

Threats Expose Health Care Problems

Oct 19, 2001 - Sacramento Business Journal

Universal healthcare being pushed by an unexpected coalition

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