| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:31 PM
Kicking off a historic healthcare expansion, California's new insurance market stumbled out of the gate with computer glitches, long hold times and an online enrollment delay for small businesses.
Still, many consumers rushed to get coverage Tuesday...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:46 AM
The word has been uttered repeatedly during the debate about the stopgap spending bill, HJ Res. 59. House Republicans say Senate Democrats and the White House are being stubborn because they refuse to negotiate. Democrats say House...
| 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 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...
| Jul 16, 2013
Your doctor hands you a prescription for a blood pressure drug. But is it the right one for you?
You're searching for a new primary-care physician or a specialist. Is there a way you can know whether the doctor is more partial to expensive, brand-name...
| Jul 12, 2013
Re "Time to fix state's broken medical malpractice law," Column, July 10
As a physician who was involved in the passage of California's Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act of 1975, I feel compelled to respond to Michael Hiltzik's view that the law...
| 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...
| Aug 1, 2013
Among the most egregious distortions to cloud the healthcare debate in 2009 was the false notion that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act called for "death panels," through which the government would determine whether seniors and the disabled...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 8:10 AM
WellPoint, the country's second-largest insurer, beat Wall Street expectations in the second quarter, seeing its profit jump 24% as lower medical costs partly helped the Indianapolis-based company post strong results.
WellPoint, which runs Anthem Blue...
| 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...
| 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.