| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:57 AM
Insurance giant WellPoint Inc., a key player in the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, said it remains optimistic about the healthcare expansion despite the rocky start of a federal insurance exchange.
WellPoint's chief executive, Joseph Swedish, and...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:34 PM
You really should get a flu shot.
But if you get one at a drugstore, you might find yourself wondering whether they're playing fast and loose with people's insurance coverage so the company can score some extra cash.
Paul Rubenstein, 39, has faced...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:19 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — The Circle City is suddenly the Full Circle City.
Peyton Manning is coming home Sunday to play the Indianapolis Colts for the first time, leaving this a town torn.
A common sentiment here, where Manning won a Super Bowl and an...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 10:23 AM
Bob is accustomed to a $50 co-pay whenever he sees the doctor. But a nearly $200 "facilities fee" from a local hospital took him by surprise.
Bob's question: What the heck is a facilities fee?
Welcome to the world of healthcare cost-shifting. This...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:59 PM
Organizers of a high-profile annual free clinic in Los Angeles that attracts thousands of uninsured and underinsured patients have hoped that improvements in the nation's healthcare system would greatly reduce demand for their services.
The massive Care...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 5:21 PM
President Obama apologized last week to people whose health insurance was canceled despite his repeated assurances that if you like your policy, it won't change.
The charitable way of putting it is that Obama oversold details of the healthcare-reform...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:58 PM
Margaret Davis of West L.A. voted for President Obama and appreciates the ideas behind the Affordable Care Act. She agrees that everyone should have access to healthcare and no one should be denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions.
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:13 PM
A children's hospital in Milwaukee was put on lockdown Thursday after an attempted arrest inside of the hospital's neonatal unit resulted in gunshots, officials said.
Milwaukee Police Department officers had entered Children's Hospital of Wisconsin to...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 7:19 PM
California officials said three of the state's largest health insurers illegally denied speech and occupational therapy to patients, and regulators fined one of the companies, Health Net Inc., $300,000 for repeated violations.
The state Department of...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:51 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama's healthcare law, struggling to survive its botched rollout, now depends more than ever on insurance companies, doctor groups and hospitals — major forces in the industry that are committed to the law's success...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 3:45 PM
Last summer Ellen Holzman and Meredith Vezina, a married gay couple in San Diego County, got kicked off their long-term Kaiser health plan, for which they'd been paying more than $1,300 a month. The cause wasn't the Affordable Care Act, as far as they...