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  • U.S. investigating CVS prescription refills

    U.S. investigating CVS prescription refills
    The U.S. Justice Department's civil fraud division is investigating claims that CVS Caremark wrongly refilled prescriptions and billed insurers without the knowledge or the approval of its customers. The probe will focus primarily on allegations of...
  • Obama will get no rest before second-term challenges arise

    Obama will get no rest before second-term challenges arise
    So, Barack Obama, you've been granted a second term. What do you do for an encore? It has become commonplace to observe that presidential second terms are fraught with disappointment. George W. Bush's was marred by a bogged-down war in Iraq and the...
  • GOP's effort to roll back healthcare reforms is bad policy

    GOP's effort to roll back healthcare reforms is bad policy
    Bernie Morse, 65, of Century City retired last year from the aerospace industry and joined the ranks of Medicare beneficiaries. The nearly $8,000 he used to spend annually on drugs for a liver condition now will be cut almost in half. Were a private...
  • CVS' Medicare drug program causing headaches for enrollees

    CVS' Medicare drug program causing headaches for enrollees
    Deborah Shapiro decided a few months ago to switch her prescription drug coverage from her former employer's plan to Medicare. The Medicare literature made clear that she could save hundreds of dollars on the various drugs she and her husband required....
  • Why the medical device tax needs to stay

    Why the medical device tax needs to stay
    The chief drawback of a law as complex as the Affordable Care Act, the health insurance reform measure passed in 2010, is that it provides self-interested opponents a multitude of places to stick a wedge in and hammer away. But you'd be hard-pressed...
  • U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on California budget fight

     
    A sharply divided decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday highlighted the legal minefield that California must navigate while trimming its budget. When considering whether the state should be allowed to lower reimbursement rates for doctors...
  • Obama asks governors to spare education from state budget cuts

     
    President Obama urged the nation’s governors Monday to reject cuts to education as states across the country struggle to balance their books. “Nothing more clearly signals what you value as a state as the decisions you make about where to........
  • State agency mails 2,600 Medi-Cal cards to wrong families

     
    The state Department of Health Care Services mailed more than 2,600 Medi-Cal cards – which include the recipient's name, date of birth and gender – to the wrong families, officials said Saturday. Officials blamed the mix-up on a computer...
  • Feds block cuts to California's Medi-Cal program

     
    The state’s effort to make Medi-Cal recipients dig into their wallets for co-pays was blocked by the federal government Monday. Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration will appeal the decision, said H.D. Palmer, a spokesman for the California...
  • Medical supplier settles lawsuit over billing charges

     
    Provider of medical supplies settles lawsuit with federal government, California over billing practices....
  • Is it such a bad thing that California spends less on healthcare?

     
    The Times found much to worry about in a new federal study about healthcare spending. Not that Californians were spending too much, but that they were spending too little. But maybe we spend less than much of the rest of the country because we don't...