| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:49 PM
A state appeals court ruled Friday that the working-class city of Bell will not have to pay the legal costs for Robert Rizzo, the former city manager who pleaded no contest this week to 69 counts of corruption-related crimes.
The 3-0 ruling that Bell...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Obamacare may be in the spotlight, but an estimated 16 million California employees are facing healthcare decisions of their own — at work.
Like most other Americans, a majority of Californians get their insurance through their employers. Although...
| Nov 1, 2013
This fall, thousands of Americans are learning that they can't keep their insurance policies next year because the coverage doesn't meet the standards set in the 2010 healthcare law. The only alternative for many will be more comprehensive policies at a...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Wendell Morris stopped recently at a Rite Aid drugstore in Santa Monica to get a flu shot.
A worker at the pharmacy said Morris' insurer, Anthem Blue Cross, didn't cover flu shots. So Morris paid about $30 out of pocket for the vaccination.
| Oct 31, 2013
| 4:58 PM
The appearance-obsessed can get Botox injections to erase wrinkles, Rogaine to reseed fading hair lines and the prescription medicine Latisse to fill out flimsy eyelashes.
Soon, they may be able to get a shot to kill fat.
A Southern California company...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 12:02 PM
As the old saying goes, even a blind pig finds an ear of corn sometimes. And so it is with Republicans and Obamacare: They’re right; it’s a mess and deserves to be euthanized, perhaps by its own special “death panel.”
| Oct 26, 2013
| 7:42 PM
Thousands of Californians are discovering what Obamacare will cost them — and many don't like what they see.
These middle-class consumers are staring at hefty increases on their insurance bills as the overhaul remakes the healthcare market....
| Oct 28, 2013
A budget panel composed of Democratic, Republican and independent members of the Senate and House is working on ways to avoid another government shutdown like the nightmare we all were just forced to endure.
As a member of that committee, I realize that...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Think you can keep a medical condition secret from life insurers by paying cash for prescription meds? Think again.
A for-profit service called ScriptCheck exists to rat you out regardless of how diligent you are in trying to keep a sensitive matter...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
With all the publicity about enrolling people in Obamacare, it's easy to forget that enrollment is also underway for an entirely separate governmental health program: Medicare.
Every year, the nation's 50 million Medicare beneficiaries have a chance...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:54 PM
A Southern California pain doctor who was featured in a 2012 Times investigative article on patient overdose deaths was arrested Tuesday on seven counts of illegally prescribing narcotics and other widely abused drugs.
Dr. John Dimowo is charged with...