| Mar 25, 2010
| 9:34 PM
The Times editorial Thursday defending the constitutionality of the new healthcare reform law drew a number of responses from readers asking a singularly important question: If it's OK for the federal government to order Americans to buy insurance,...
| Mar 25, 2010
| 4:35 PM
A coffin was placed on a Missouri Democrat Russ Carnahanâs lawn. Gas lines were cut at the home of Virginia Democrat Tom Perriello's brother after a blogger posted the address online, thinking it to be the congressman's. New York Democrat......
| Apr 1, 2010
In the days since President Obama signed a comprehensive healthcare reform bill into law, it has become de rigueur among GOP candidates for California's higher offices to call for its repeal. More to the point, they've called on Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown --...
| Mar 21, 2010
| 8:32 PM
The House vote Sunday to send a comprehensive healthcare reform bill to President Obama's desk put the United States on a path toward universal health insurance, a goal that had eluded reformers since then-presidential candidate Teddy Roosevelt called for...
| Apr 18, 2010
The gig: President and chief executive of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, a private nonprofit research and communications organization in Menlo Park, Calif., devoted to U.S. and worldwide healthcare issues.
A man on a mission: A former human...
| May 3, 2010
Over the last few decades, the period between the time when young adults leave their parents' house and when they settle down to start families has grown substantially. In 1970, 21% of 25-year-olds were unmarried; by 2005, the percentage had jumped to 60%...
| May 19, 2010
Instant histories of presidential administrations based on privileged access to White House insiders have become so de rigueur that vetting the appropriate journalist/historian really ought to be part of every new chief executive's transition process....
| Jun 7, 2010
The doctor-patient relationship is moving online. With 68% of American adults now using the Internet to search for healthcare information, it's no surprise that many also want digital access to their doctor. Whether they have that option will depend...
| Apr 5, 2011
In truly unshocking news, Barack Obama emailed supporters Monday to let them know he was running for president again. "We're doing this now because the politics we believe in does not start with expensive TV ads or extravaganzas, but with you...
| Mar 6, 2011
Viviana Bernal entered Cal State L.A. several years ago looking to brighten her future. The plan was to earn a bachelor’s degree in health science and then get a job in community health.
Bernal, now 24, has her degree, but after months of intense...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 9:51 AM
Say what you will about the political wisdom of making a $10,000 wager with one of your GOP rivals at a time of economic distress. As far as the fact-checkers are concerned, Rick Perry would be writing Mitt Romney a check today if he had taken him up on...