In this Feb. 12, 2015, file photo, enrollment counselor Vue Yang, left, goes over health insurance plans available to Laura San Nicolas, center, accompanied by her daughter, Geena, 17, while enrolling for health insurance at Sacramento Covered in Sacramento, Calif. Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, announced Tuesday, July 19, 2016, that the average monthly insurance premiums will increase 13 percent next year for people who buy health care coverage through the state's insurance exchange.
In this Feb. 12, 2015, file photo, enrollment counselor Vue Yang, left, goes over health insurance plans available to Laura San Nicolas, center, accompanied by her daughter, Geena, 17, while enrolling for health insurance at Sacramento Covered in Sacramento, Calif. Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, announced Tuesday, July 19, 2016, that the average monthly insurance premiums will increase 13 percent next year for people who buy health care coverage through the state's insurance exchange. Rich Pedroncelli AP
In this Feb. 12, 2015, file photo, enrollment counselor Vue Yang, left, goes over health insurance plans available to Laura San Nicolas, center, accompanied by her daughter, Geena, 17, while enrolling for health insurance at Sacramento Covered in Sacramento, Calif. Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, announced Tuesday, July 19, 2016, that the average monthly insurance premiums will increase 13 percent next year for people who buy health care coverage through the state's insurance exchange. Rich Pedroncelli AP
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Emily Bazar answers your questions about California’s new medical world

Ask Emily

August 01, 2016 8:00 AM

Can I afford to keep my doctor?

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Ask Emily is a monthly column by Emily Bazar of Kaiser Health News, a nonprofit news service covering health policy issues. She answers consumers’ questions about California’s new medical world. KHN is an editorially independent program of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente.

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