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  • Letters on letters -- on healthcare reform

     
    On the second anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. “Obamacare,” health reform continues to provoke heated debate among our letter writers. Sometimes, it’s not the stories but the letters themselves that...
  • How about Santorum vs. Obama, winner take all?

     
    It's time for a little presidential poker. Republicans and Democrats need to go "all in" on Rick Santorum vs. President Obama, so we can settle the liberal-conservative debate and get on with running the country....
  • 'Obamacare' and the rationing myth

     
    As part of their ongoing efforts to dismantle "Obamacare," a.k.a. the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, House Republicans are set to vote Thursday on a bill to repeal one of the law's main cost-control features: the Independent Payment Advisory....
  • L.A. County among 4 picked for Medi-Cal managed care project

     
    L.A. was selected as one of four California counties to take part in a healthcare project that officials said will save money and improve care for some of the state's most vulnerable patients....
  • Deficit-reduction numbers from the White House don't add up

     
    The Obama administration's proposed $3.8-trillion budget for fiscal 2013 claims to cut future deficits and debt by more than $3.5 trillion over the coming 10 years. That's not including about $1.7 trillion in savings from the spending restraints imposed...
  • Government: The House GOP yanks away the payroll-tax football

     
    Is Congress dysfunctional because the majority in one chamber -- House Republicans -- insist on squeezing every possible bit of leverage out of looming deadlines?...
  • San Marino pharmacy shutting down after owners' arrest

     
    A 64-year-old San Marino pharmacy is shutting down after its owners were charged in an $18-million Medicare scheme in which they allegedly billed the government for antipsychotic medications and resold some of the drugs on the black market. Huntington...
  • Inspectors find safety concerns with drug pumps at UCI hospital

     
    Hospital officials at UC Irvine Medical Center have promised to correct problems found in an inspection of the hospital by federal and state investigators, which pointed to safety issues in the way the hospital was administering medication....
  • Medicare: Saving it is the only option [Most commented]

     
    Medicare needs a makeover before it implodes, and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) may have just devised a way. If, of course, you're willing to make some concessions. The unlikely pair, as......
  • Amid cost concerns, lawmakers delay vote on universal healthcare

     
    Single-payer healthcare: A proposal to have the state provide healthcare coverage to all Californians hit another snag Tuesday in a legislative committee amid concerns about its cost....
  • Debt ceiling: What voting to raise the debt limit really means

     
    Warming up for a vote Wednesday on whether to raise the debt ceiling, Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.) declared that he would vote no in order to "send a clear message that we do not condone the president's wasteful fiscal policies......