| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:51 AM
UnitedHealth Group Inc., the nation's largest health insurer, reported a tiny uptick in third-quarter profit, disappointing investors who have bid up the company's shares in recent months.
The Minnetonka, Minn., company said government funding cuts to...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 6:12 PM
With the Oct. 1 rollout of a major facet of the Affordable Care Act on the horizon, you'll be hearing a lot about the glitches, loopholes and shortcomings of this most important restructuring of America's healthcare system in our lifetimes. Here are a...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 6:17 PM
It never ceases to amaze me when large companies, which claim to put customers first, demonstrate their complete heartlessness.
The behavior of airlines when a passenger faces a family emergency is a continuing source of such insensitivity.
| Jul 17, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP is a premier law firm handling personal injury and insurance bad faith matters for clients throughout California.
In the last two years, numerous attorneys at the firm have been recognized by Super Lawyers, Best...
| May 31, 2013
Consumers have been told by insurers again and again that if they want cheaper prices for prescription drugs, they need to order them in bulk from mail-order pharmacies. And typically, it works out that way.
Sometimes, however, the prices reveal how...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Some prominent health insurers, including industry giant UnitedHealth Group Inc., are not participating in California's new state-run health insurance market, possibly limiting the number of choices for millions of consumers.
UnitedHealth, the nation'...
| May 13, 2013
| 2:43 PM
WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans have opened a new line of attack on President Obama's healthcare law, charging that the administration has improperly sought help from the healthcare industry and other outside groups to implement the...
| May 10, 2013
It was your basic, run-of-the-mill accident. Kim Haselhoff's 9-year-old son got nipped in the finger by one of the family dogs. It didn't seem too serious, but there was a bit of blood.
Unfortunately, the pediatrician's office had just closed, and the...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 1:24 PM
A new fight is brewing over health insurance companies letting millions of Americans renew their current coverage for another year — and thereby avoid changes under the federal healthcare law.
That may offer a short-term benefit for certain...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 2:08 PM
A Southern California surgery center charged teacher Lynne Nielsen $87,500 for a routine, 20-minute knee operation that normally costs about $3,000.
Despite the huge markup, the Long Beach Unified School District and its insurer, Blue Shield of...
| Oct 12, 2012
Medicare is investigating reports that CVS Caremark Corp., the country's second-largest drugstore chain, has refilled prescriptions and submitted insurance claims without patients' approval, according to an official with knowledge of the matter.