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  • Sheriff, TV stars, grassroots group endorse in races

     
    Three candidates in hot congressional races got an unusual range of endorsements this week. Actress and animal rights activist Betty White backed Rep. Howard Berman and Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona announced support for businessman Phil Liberatore....
  • SEIU drops initiatives as part of California hospital accord

     
    A labor union that pushed a pair of ballot measures to rein in excessive hospital billing and expand healthcare for the poor has dropped them -- in exchange for an agreement that, among other things, enlists the hospital industry in......
  • CVS Caremark prescription refills under scrutiny, source says

    CVS Caremark prescription refills under scrutiny, source says
    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. The...
  • A few stumbling blocks to better healthcare

     
    Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, a pediatrician in Seattle, is brimming with ideas for how she could use technology to improve the practice of medicine. She's not thinking about exotic devices or personalized therapies; for Swanson, it's mainly about using...
  • Conservative vs. Liberal: Healthcare

     
    On Sunday, Charlotte Allen, who describes herself as a conservative somewhere to the right of Pedro the Cruel, and Diana Wagman, a pacifist, vegetarian, Prius-driving, NPR-listening liberal, explained in separate Opinion articles why they have trouble...
  • Blue Shield of California agrees to delay rate increases for 60 days

     
    After initially balking, Blue Shield of California has agreed to a request by the state's insurance commissioner to delay a March 1 rate increase for 60 days. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones had called on the San Francisco-based insurer last....
  • California insurance commissioner expands review of rate increases

     
    California's new insurance commissioner has expanded his inquiry into insurance rate hikes by major insurers, calling on them to delay pending increases for 60 days while he examines their filings. Commissioner Dave Jones has already urged Blue Shield...
  • Major California insurers to resume sale of 'child-only' health insurance

     
    Are you searching for health insurance for your kids? Perhaps your employer has eliminated coverage for dependents. Maybe you lost your job –- and the family benefits you once enjoyed. Your options will expand Jan. 1. That’s when California’s major....
  • California PPOs get mostly low marks in state survey

     
    Most major health insurers in California do a poor job of paying claims and providing customer service for members in preferred provider organization plans, according to a state survey released Thursday. The evaluation by the California Department of...
  • New online tools allow consumers to track health insurance rate hikes

     
    Health insurance consumers concerned about rate increases can now keep track of them online by visiting the California Department of Insurance’s website. The department has launched a new electronic service to alert consumers when insurers file rates in...
  • UnitedHealth tries to lure investors with huge dividend boost

     
    The healthcare insurance industry has been notoriously stingy about paying cash dividends to shareholders. That may be changing. UnitedHealth Group Inc. on Wednesday boosted its annual dividend to 50 cents a share, a dramatic jump from the 3-cents-a-share...