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  • More than 6 million people have signed up for Obamacare

    More than 6 million people have signed up for Obamacare
    WASHINGTON — With the Monday deadline still a few days away, the White House announced Thursday that more than 6 million people have signed up for health insurance through online marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act. That number, though...
  • 800-GET-THIN surgery centers sue insurer over Lap-Band payments

    800-GET-THIN surgery centers sue insurer over Lap-Band payments
    Ten Southern California surgery centers once affiliated with the defunct 1-800-GET-THIN advertising campaign are suing UnitedHealth Group Inc. to get reimbursed for hundreds of Lap-Band weight-loss procedures. The lawsuit comes amid federal and state...
  • California sticks with March 31 deadline for Obamacare -- for now

    California sticks with March 31 deadline for Obamacare -- for now
    California says March 31 remains the deadline to apply for Obamacare, but the state will give residents who start an application by then until April 15 to finish signing up. Wednesday, the Obama administration said it would allow consumers using the...
  • Letters: The rising cost of long-term care

    Re “Couple shocked by 90% rate hikes,” Column, March 25 Change the names from “Mike and Judy Holtzman” to “Norm and Susan Zareski” and from “John Hancock” to “CalPERS,” and my wife and I could...
  • Betty Ford Center ready for a comeback

    Betty Ford Center ready for a comeback
    For three decades, alcoholics and addicts sought sobriety in the desert at the famed Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage. But in recent years, the best-known name in substance abuse recovery lost much of its luster as internal strife, competition from...
  • Gilead Sciences' $84,000 price for hepatitis drug is scrutinized

    Gilead Sciences' $84,000 price for hepatitis drug is scrutinized
    U.S. lawmakers have asked Gilead Sciences Inc. to justify the price of its new $84,000 drug for hepatitis C patients amid growing concern about the high cost to taxpayers and consumers. In a letter to the Foster City, Calif., company, Rep. Henry A....
  • New evidence that Medicare Advantage is an insurance industry scam

    New evidence that Medicare Advantage is an insurance industry scam
    A big part of the argument made by enemies of the Affordable Care Act that the Act is hurting Medicare applies to a category of health plan known as Medicare Advantage. New evidence has just come in showing that Medicare Advantage is a ripoff that fattens...
  • Americans flood HealthCare.gov site as Obamacare deadline nears

    Americans flood HealthCare.gov site as Obamacare deadline nears
    WASHINGTON – With a March 31 deadline to sign up for insurance under President Obama’s health law approaching, more than a million people a day are visiting HealthCare.gov, administration officials said Wednesday. The site – the main...
  • Want to buy in a flood-prone area and still get insurance? Thank Uncle Sam.

    Want to buy in a flood-prone area and still get insurance? Thank Uncle Sam.
    We all — well, most of us — know that global warming means a higher risk of coastal flooding, particularly in low-lying areas susceptible to increasingly intense storm systems. Yet President Obama signed a bill last week that rolls back...
  • Harsh immigration realities set in for many 'dreamers'

    Harsh immigration realities set in for many 'dreamers'
    WASHINGTON — Working as a Jack in the Box cashier, Marissa Cruz Santos breathed a sigh of relief last year when she qualified for an Obama administration program that defers deportation of young immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children....
  • Tips for last-minute Obamacare shopping

    Tips for last-minute Obamacare shopping
    If you don't  have health insurance and want it, now is the time to act. The deadline to sign up for coverage under Obamacare is fast approaching. Experts have many suggestions.   Some recommendations are as easy as calling the state insurance...