| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:00 AM
More than half of families of fast food workers receive some sort of public assistance, costing the nation $7 billion a year, according to a new report distributed by a group that has been pushing for union representation and higher wages for fast food...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:21 PM
In California's new state-run health insurance market, Kaiser Permanente will cost you.
The healthcare giant has the highest rates in Southern California and some other areas of the state, surpassing rivals such as Anthem Blue Cross and other smaller...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:34 PM
Californians shopping for health insurance in a new state-run market this fall may not see quality ratings for those health plans alongside the monthly price.
To the dismay of consumer groups, state officials are dropping plans to post those insurance...
| May 18, 2013
| 2:45 PM
WASHINGTON — Republican opposition in many statehouses to expanding Medicaid next year under President Obama's healthcare law — opposition that could leave millions of the nation's poorest residents without insurance coverage — will...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Less than six weeks before the launch of a major healthcare overhaul, California officials are scrambling to get their online enrollment system ready in time.
Thursday, the state's new health insurance marketplace said its website may not be fully...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:18 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- An Arizona law barring Medicaid patients from obtaining routine care from medical providers who perform elective abortions violates federal requirements and may not be enforced, a federal appeals court decided unanimously Thursday.
| Aug 30, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Californians can now see specific rates from competing health plans on a new state-run insurance market set to open Oct. 1.
Covered California, the new state marketplace, launched an online feature Thursday enabling consumers to get detailed price...
| Sep 8, 2013
Last month, Americans took pride in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Unfortunately, we are also revisiting a far darker episode in our history, a civil rights-era conflict that tells us much about the hurdles facing President...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 6:26 AM
California's new health insurance marketplace says online enrollment should launch Oct. 1, dismissing earlier concerns about a delay.
Covered California, the state agency implementing the federal Affordable Care Act, said recent computer tests...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:37 PM
WASHINGTON — Colorado residents shopping for health insurance next year will be able to compare health plans using a star system that ranks insurance companies on quality.
In Oregon and Maryland, consumers will save as much as 30% on some plans...
| Sep 28, 2013
Re "Obamacare as political theater," Opinion, Sept. 26
Marilyn Moon confuses two distinct aspects of social programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security: purpose and performance.
She is correct that voters strongly support the goals of...