| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:47 PM
California signed contracts with 12 health insurers for its new state-run marketplace, but the Ventura County Health Care Plan unexpectedly dropped out.
Covered California, which is implementing the federal healthcare law in the state, said it supported...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:46 PM
"All of this would be funny if it weren't so crazy."
That was President Obama commenting the other day about some of the irresponsible, outlandish and just plain idiotic things critics have been saying about the Affordable Care Act.
| Jul 11, 2013
| 6:49 PM
The woman in the TV commercial is identified as Julie, a mother of two. She's sitting on a bench in a nice yard containing a kids' play structure. A little boy swings in the background.
"Two years ago," Julie says, "my son Caleb began having seizures....
| Jul 15, 2013
| 1:40 PM
If you have a little kid, you know the drill.
Your child develops a nasty fever, but no one's really sure what's making him sick. Most likely, he has a virus that will run its course. He may have a scary bacterial infection that requires treatment,...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:29 AM
In 2011, the birthrate for teenage girls in California dropped to its lowest level since 1991, a state report released Wednesday announced.
Twenty-eight children were born in the state for every 1,000 teenage girls, a sharp decline from 1991 when the...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Let's get this out of the way right up front: I feel like a guy who's continually making excuses for a friend who repeatedly messes up.
For supporters (such as myself) of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare,...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Three years after the Food and Drug Administration was taken to task for overlooking safety problems with the diabetes drug Avandia, a panel of FDA advisors met Wednesday to open a two-day review of the research that guided the agency's actions.
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:21 PM
In California's new state-run health insurance market, Kaiser Permanente will cost you.
The healthcare giant has the highest rates in Southern California and some other areas of the state, surpassing rivals such as Anthem Blue Cross and other smaller...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Ahead of next year's healthcare overhaul, some major insurers and consumer advocates want California lawmakers to bar companies from renewing most individual policies beyond Jan. 1.
At issue is a loophole in the federal Affordable Care Act that...
| Sep 3, 2013
Under California law, abortions may only be performed by medical doctors. But a new bill, which just won approval in the Legislature, would allow certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who complete special training to...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 2:10 PM
This post has been corrected. See note at bottom.
Subtle surface deformities in a deep brain region vital for movement and learning have been linked to risks for attention deficit and other disorders among premature infants, according to a new study....