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  • My $54,000 helicopter ride

    My $54,000 helicopter ride
    One of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act that President Obama often touts is the limit it places on medical bills: no more than $6,350 annually per insured individual or $12,700 per family. The insurance industry's idea of an "out-of-pocket maximum," however, doesn't deliver on the promise implicit in its name, as I learned when my insurer told me I might owe half of a $54,000 ambulance bill.
  • Troubled Central Basin Water District may lose insurance

    Troubled Central Basin Water District may lose insurance
    A controversy-riddled water district involved in a federal corruption investigation is in danger of losing its insurance, a political black eye that could have implications for the agency and its 2 million customers. The Assn. of California Water...

    When health insurers play games, patients lose

    When health insurers play games, patients lose
    Dr. Theodore Corwin, a plastic surgeon in Thousand Oaks for the last 30 years, has had run-ins with insurers before, but never one so aggravating — and pointless — as this. A 26-year-old woman recently came to his office complaining of back,...

    Bank of America shares slide after surprise loss

    Bank of America Corp. shares fell after the bank posted a surprise loss driven by $6 billion of costs tied to mortgage disputes. The stock slid 3.2 percent to $15.87 at 10:25 a.m. as investors assessed the latest in a line of legal expenses that have...

    No need for a rush to judgment on Obamacare

     No need for a rush to judgment on Obamacare
    The first open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act ended this week with roughly 7.5 million people obtaining policies through the new state insurance exchanges, including more than 1.3 million at Covered California. That's an amazing and...