| Jan 29, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Aaron Kushner, the CEO of Freedom Communications, the owner of the Orange County Register, has registered his objection to our post Tuesday describing the company's plans to take out life insurance policies on its employees to help fund the company's...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:37 AM
WASHINGTON – Two Boston bombing survivors and Jason Collins, a 12-year NBA player who came out as gay last year, will sit among the White House’s guests at Tuesday’s State of the Union speech. Accompanying First Lady Michelle Obama, they...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:08 PM
A California lawmaker Monday asked for additional funding and an audit intended to ease problems with the state's unemployment insurance program, which has been hampered after a botched technology upgrade implemented by the beleaguered Employment...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:19 PM
A community group backed by the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment is organizing a campaign to reform the state's troubled unemployment insurance program.
The program, administered by the Employment Development Department, has delayed...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Shopping for doctors is never easy. This year, the state's new health exchange seems to be making it tougher than ever.
Ask Ron Harris of West Hollywood. At age 62, he is looking to use Covered California to get a policy that lets him keep a handful...
| Dec 17, 2013
When will the insurers revolt?
It's a question that's popping up more and more. On the surface, the question answers itself. We're talking about pinstriped insurance company executives, not Hell's Angels. One doesn't want to paint with too broad a...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:57 PM
WASHINGTON — A $1-trillion spending bill was headed for swift approval in the House by Wednesday, but legislation to extend unemployment insurance stalled in the Senate amid partisan bickering, dashing hopes for a quick deal to resume jobless...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:19 PM
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown blasted the notion of government-imposed standards for public schools, saying he opposed efforts from Washington and Sacramento to dictate education policy.
Using "data on a national or state level I...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 11:25 AM
Given the choice, fewer than 20% of Blue Shield of California customers with canceled policies opted for a three-month extension of their current health plans.
The San Francisco insurer said about 15,000 policyholders out of 80,000 who were affected...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Health insurers nationally said they would give consumers until Jan. 10 to pay for health coverage starting Jan. 1 as part of government-run exchanges under the federal healthcare law.
But some state exchanges, including those of California and...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Among the many reasons often put forth for why the Affordable Care Act is supposedly doomed to failure -- put forth with hand-wringing by the act's supporters and with gleeful anticipation by its opponents -- is the sinister-sounding "death spiral." ...