California

The states that need the most help aren't getting it, thanks to conservatives and their friends at the Supreme Court.

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The state's water situation is life-changing. Here's the behavior that needs to be altered.  

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Two graphs show how differently the Affordable Care Act is playing out in more conservative parts of the country.

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A Crash Course in California Politics

Jerry Brown let Corinthian Colleges off easy. Will his successor, Kamala Harris?

Corinthian Colleges is one of the worst-performing higher education companies in the country. So why did the California government let it off the hook?

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Step Aside, New York City. Los Angeles's Populism Is for Real.

City to consider the highest minimum wage in the country

In Los Angeles, the conditions are ideal for populist proposals—like the highest minimum wage in the country.

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As a nearly 25-year-old, healthy, non-smoking male living in San Francisco, I’ve spent the last six months preparing to be screwed by the Affordable Care Act.

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People losing their insurance is a bigger story, unfortunately, than people getting insurance for the first time.

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Examples of Obamacare plan cancellations and premium increases are getting tons of media coverage, though you rarely hear the whole story. Some people losing their plans have insurance with huge gaps, the kind that leave you exposed to financial ruin when you get sick.

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The conversation about Obamacare shifted a bit over the weekend. Nobody has forgotten about the technical problems with healthcare.gov. But now critics are also focusing on something else: Reports of sharp premium increases that some individual consumers are facing. In the last few weeks, several hundred thousand Americans have received notices from their health insurance companies, effectively cancelling their existing policies. These consumers can get new policies, of course, but frequently they have to pay more for them.

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California works again—and so could the nation if we follow its example

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