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Patient care workers at the University of California's medical centers plan to stage a two-day strike next week, but the number taking part will be decided Monday in Sacramento County Superior Court. A judge is expected to rule on a request for a...
Patient care workers at the University of California’s medical centers plan to stage a two-day strike next week, but the number taking part will be decided Monday in Sacramento County Superior Court. A judge is expected to rule on a request for...
As Congress takes up immigration reform, Los Angeles County officials are voicing concerns that local taxpayers will be "left holding the bag" to pay for the brunt of healthcare and other services for the multitudes of immigrants who apply for...
WASHINGTON — Few regions will absorb the impact of future immigration reforms more than Los Angeles County, home to an estimated 1.1 million people in the country illegally, one-tenth of the nation's total. As the Senate Judiciary Committee...
SACRAMENTO — With California's deficit wiped out and its economy starting to hum, this was to be a year when Gov. Jerry Brown was free of the budget logjams that have paralyzed the Capitol. But instead, the governor has a fight on his hands...
New Medicare data reveal wildly varying charges among the nation's hospitals for 100 of the most common in-patient treatments and procedures, calling into question medical billing practices just as U.S. officials try to rein in rising costs. The...
California officials are looking to build on a federal effort to disclose more healthcare pricing information to consumers. Medicare officials released new data this week that showed wildly different hospital charges across the nation for 100 of the...
Federal officials are shedding new light on how much hospital bills vary across Southern California and the rest of the country. Medicare released pricing information Wednesday for more than 3,300 U.S. hospitals on the top 100 procedures and...
Democratic Sen. Max Baucus of Montana, the chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee who steered President Barack Obama's health care overhaul into law but recently broke with his party on gun control legislation, has decided to retire, Democratic...
Tags: Gun Control, Brian Schweitzer, Laws, Politics, Barack Obama
New subsidies and insurance regulations in the 2010 healthcare law are expected to bring coverage to millions of uninsured Californians starting next year. The newly insured are likely to put a bigger strain on the healthcare system, particularly in their...
SACRAMENTO — As Gov. Jerry Brown returned this week from his trade mission to China, his decision to have his travel and that of 10 staffers paid for by special interests was raising eyebrows. The dozens of delegates who joined Brown on the tour...
Tags: Laws, HSBC Holdings plc, Politics, Jerry Brown, China
Two more men died from bacterial meningitis late last year, according to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. The organization said Tuesday that a 30-year-old Los Angeles man and a 30-year-old San Diego student both died in December from the disease....
Tags: Diseases and Illnesses, Meningitis, AIDS, Common Cold
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