| Jun 14, 2013
| 10:59 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Officials who oversee the healthcare plans that cover San Francisco public employees this week excoriated Kaiser executives for failing to adequately explain a proposed rate increase but ultimately voted to back it.
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:53 PM
California's health insurance exchange vastly overstated the number of online hits it received Tuesday during the rollout of Obamacare.
State officials said the Covered California website got 645,000 hits during the first day of enrollment, far fewer...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 5:42 PM
The nation's biggest online seller of health insurance has joined forces with the federal government to enroll people across the country in Obamacare, but EHealth Inc. won't be signing up any Californians.
The state's new insurance exchange, Covered...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:20 PM
WASHINGTON — A frantic day of legislative maneuvering ended in futility for Speaker John A. Boehner on Tuesday, as the most conservative members of the House refused to back his proposed compromise to end the standoff over the federal budget....
| Oct 21, 2013
| 1:44 PM
The theft of two laptop computers from a hospital administration office in Alhambra has compromised the health information of 729,000 patients, including their social security numbers, officials said Monday.
The laptops were stolen Oct. 12 and contain...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:59 AM
Healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente and two other insurers say California's insurance exchange is withholding crucial information from consumers by not posting quality ratings alongside health plan rates.
The insurance companies said "there has never...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:59 PM
Alhambra police have issued an arrest warrant for a transient detectives believe stole two laptops from a hospital group's administration building that contained information on 729,000 patients.
Sgt. Jerry Johnson said the department is searching for...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Alhambra police arrested a transient Wednesday who detectives suspect stole two laptops containing 729,000 patient files from a hospital group's administration building.
Christopher Lee Brown, 36, also known as Allen Marcous, was taken into custody at...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Republicans have said hyperbolic things about the 2010 healthcare law's Independent Payment Advisory Board so many times -- e.g., former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's declaration that it's a "death panel" -- that I've gotten inured to it. Nevertheless, it was...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Health Net Inc. sees a big opportunity in Obamacare.
Although some insurers have taken a cautious approach to the Affordable Care Act, the Woodland Hills managed care company is actively seeking to cover thousands of previously uninsured people under...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Bay Area commuters Wednesday were spared the pain of a bus strike after a last-minute deal was reached on pay and medical benefits for hundreds of union workers.
Members of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192 had threatened to walk off the job at...