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Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson writes blueprint for improving the health insurance market

Bernard Tyson offers Congress a roadmap for improving the Affordable Care Act and insurance marketplaces. [Read entire story]

Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson writes blueprint for improving the health insurance market

Bernard Tyson offers Congress a roadmap for improving the Affordable Care Act and insurance marketplaces. [Read entire story]

S.F. startup wants to help companies offer egg freezing as a workplace benefit

Tech companies offer fertility benefits to attract and keep talent in Silicon Valley. Carrot is emerging with a software application that helps companies of all sizes set up a health plan for fertility services. [Read entire story]

Kaiser slashes opioid prescriptions for Bay Area patients

Kaiser, based in Oakland, began to reduce opioid prescriptions and to raise clinician and patient awareness about three years ago. [Read entire story]

S.F. officials to crack down on transportation startup Chariot to protect Muni

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board of directors will decide next week whether to bring back private transit vehicle permits the city stopped issuing in the 1970s. As the only business affected by [Read entire story]

Lyft to offer free rides in self-driving cars for Bay Area customers

Lyft is test-driving its autonomous vehicle in the Bay Area. The San Francisco company today said it partnered with Mountain View-based Drive.ai to offer free rides on self-driving cars as part of a pilot program. The [Read entire story]

Officials wrestle with how to connect Caltrain to Transbay

Officials are now expected to vote toward the end of 2017 on just how to connect the Transit Center with Caltrain, an extension that could cost $4 billion. [Read entire story]

Canopy Health adds first major health plan in Bay Area network expansion

UCSF- and John Muir Health-backed Canopy Health is adding insurer UnitedHealthcare to its growing accountable care network that brings together providers, insurers and hospitals. UnitedHealthcare SignatureValue [Read entire story]

Exclusive: Is there room in the market for this French car-sharing startup?

This startup grew fast throughout Europe and Canada. Backed by new funding, the French company is determined to take car-sharing in the U.S. to the next level. [Read entire story]

Stride Health raises $23 million to expand gig economy benefits, double workforce

San Francisco-based Stride Health raised $23.5 million on Tuesday in Series B funding to double its team and grow its benefits services. Launched in 2014, Stride provides a mobile application that packages health [Read entire story]

Covered California stalls 12% rate hike as health care uncertainty continues

Covered California delays its plan to increase premium rates in hopes that Congress will pull together a funding decision soon. [Read entire story]

It takes an Aggie rocket scientist to get Ford’s self-driving cars rolling

Ford's new technology head comes from Lockheed Martin, where he led space science research. Now he is in charge of innovation and autonomous vehicle projects at the automaker. [Read entire story]

Muni’s price tag for fixes: $21 billion

SFMTA says $21.9 billion would be needed to fund all of its capital improvement projects. Commuters will have to wait until next year to see which of these plans goes into motion. [Read entire story]

What California is doing about the state’s primary care shortage

The state's doctor shortage is about to get worse. Faced with increased access, an aging population and growing costs, California is coming up short in number of primary care providers needed to keep up with current [Read entire story]

John Muir expands care with $25 telemedicine visits

John Muir Health is starting to see results after adding open scheduling and virtual doctor visits. [Read entire story]

As S.F.’s transit service tries to turn the corner, are Uber, Lyft and Chariot its biggest threats — or its greatest allies?

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Why UCSF, Dignity are teaming up to expand Bay Area network

The San Francisco health systems have signed an affiliation deal to share staff and medical records in a push to grow a Bay Area network. [Read entire story]

Anthem faces backlash after decision to pull health care out of 60% of California market

In 2018, Anthem Blue Cross of California said it will phase out coverage through Covered California in 16 of its regions. This move will push 153,000 people to look for other options. [Read entire story]

Here’s how much Covered California will hike rates in 2018 — and what it means for you

State-sponsored health insurance plans will see a rate increase of more than 10 percent due to unclear commitment from the federal government. California remains a competitive marketplace compared to some other states, [Read entire story]

Were you thinking of taking that luxe bus down to L.A.? Not anymore

Cabin wants to start a large-scale bus service that focuses on a first-class customer experience. It's starting with Los Angeles and San Francisco service at $115, but good luck getting a ticket. [Read entire story]