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  • Obamacare puzzle takes new twists and turns

    Obamacare puzzle takes new twists and turns
    The Rubik's Cube that is healthcare reform might have become even more puzzling for some people Thursday after the operator of California's online insurance exchange rejected President Obama's call for extending the life of canceled policies. Covered...
  • Drew Altman, Obamacare's ref

     Drew Altman, Obamacare's ref
    He might have become a doctor like his father, but a grad school (Harvard) summer job researching health policy changed all that. Now as the head of the Kaiser Family Foundation, Drew Altman deals not with lab numbers for a few patients but with...
  • O.C. nursing home firm pays $48 million to settle Medicare fraud case

    O.C. nursing home firm pays $48 million to settle Medicare fraud case
    Ensign Group Inc., a Mission Viejo company that operates nursing homes in several states, has agreed to pay $48 million to resolve allegations that it billed Medicare for unnecessary procedures performed on its patients. Two former Ensign Group...
  • O.C. ambulance company pays $3 million to settle fraud suit

    An Orange County ambulance company has paid $3.05 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that it billed Medicare and other federal healthcare programs to transport patients who didn’t need an ambulance, federal prosecutors said. The suit was filed...
  • Letters: Obamacare or Medicare for all?

    Letters: Obamacare or Medicare for all?
    Re "Obamacare's dismal stats," Editorial, Nov. 14 With federally fabricated smoke and mirrors, and with the persistent use of unintended consequences as excuses, Obamacare is truly a sinking ship. No amount of spin can save it now. We must look to...
  • Bill Clinton says Americans should be able to keep their health plans

    Bill Clinton says Americans should be able to keep their health plans
    WASHINGTON — In an interview released Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton said President Obama should make sure Americans can retain their current health insurance plans, even if it means revamping the Affordable Care Act. “I personally...
  • How much are we willing to pay for the pursuit of happiness?

    How much are we willing to pay for the pursuit of happiness?
    Never mind the conventional speculation about whether the resolution of some political standoff in Washington favors Republicans or Democrats, liberals or conservatives, "entitlement" fans or skeptics. The more fundamental question, says Benjamin...
  • Budget talks to ward off another government shutdown begin

    Budget talks to ward off another government shutdown begin
    WASHINGTON — With another government shutdown looming as soon as January, congressional negotiators convened Wednesday to attempt to reach a budget compromise and end the brinkmanship that has left the capital lurching from one fiscal crisis to...
  • Suzanne Somers should disavow her lame argument against Obamacare

    Suzanne Somers should disavow her lame argument against Obamacare
    Maybe too much sex has addled Suzanne Somers’ brain. In a much-mocked essay published by the Wall Street Journal on Monday, the 67-year-old self-help author and  star of the 1970s TV show “Three’s Company” held forth on what...
  • Obama's healthcare promises return to haunt him

    Obama's healthcare promises return to haunt him
    WASHINGTON — As the pitchman for his landmark healthcare law, President Obama promised to make buying insurance as easy as buying a plane ticket online or a "TV on Amazon." It would be simple, he said. If there were problems, the president...
  • Throw out Obamacare? Yes, and give us a single-payer system.

    Throw out Obamacare? Yes, and give us a single-payer system.
    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.” And I...