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  • Obama: Healthcare as easy as online shopping

    Obama: Healthcare as easy as online shopping
    President Obama says his Affordable Care Act is about to make health insurance cheaper than the average cellphone bill and as easy to get as “a plane ticket on Kayak.” In a pitch to community college students in suburban Maryland on Thursday...
  • California insurance exchange chief has health reform 'in his bones'

    California insurance exchange chief has health reform 'in his bones'
    Republicans in Congress are railing against the healthcare law as a government takeover of medicine. The massive program will harm patients and cost far too much, critics say. Supporters are being branded as socialists. This isn't just the latest...
  • Lazarus: GOP will stop at nothing to deny Obama his due on healthcare reform

    Lazarus: GOP will stop at nothing to deny Obama his due on healthcare reform
    "All of this would be funny if it weren't so crazy." That was President Obama commenting the other day about some of the irresponsible, outlandish and just plain idiotic things critics have been saying about the Affordable Care Act. We've now...
  • Proposed limits on health self-insurance plans debated

    Business and insurance groups are attacking a proposal by state regulators to impose new limits on a controversial form of health coverage that insurers are selling to small employers. The California Department of Insurance is pushing legislation that...
  • Survey: 61% of employers expect cost increase from healthcare law

    More than 60% of employers in a new survey anticipate some increase in their health benefit costs due to the federal Affordable Care Act. The survey of 1,203 employers by the Mercer consulting firm found that 20% of those businesses expect an increase...
  • Obamacare: Slow start to first day of signups at County-USC hospital

    Obamacare: Slow start to first day of signups at County-USC hospital
    It was a quiet morning at L.A. County-USC Medical Center on Tuesday, as signups for insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act -- also known as Obamacare -- got underway. Hospital staff were mobilizing to sign up patients for expanded Medi-Cal...
  • Healthcare law's renewal loophole divides health insurers

    Ahead of next year's healthcare overhaul, some major insurers and consumer advocates want California lawmakers to bar companies from renewing most individual policies beyond Jan. 1. At issue is a loophole in the federal Affordable Care Act that...
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss Tuesday's Obamacare rollout in California

    L.A. Now Live: Discuss Tuesday's Obamacare rollout in California
    Discuss California’s rollout of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act at 9 a.m. with Times reporters Chad Terhune and Eryn Brown. Kicking off a historic healthcare expansion Tuesday, California's new insurance market stumbled out of the gate...
  • No, Howard Dean, Obamacare doesn't ration Medicare

    No, Howard Dean, Obamacare doesn't ration Medicare
    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...
  • Bay Area bus strike averted with late deal; BART talks on hold

    Bay Area bus strike averted with late deal; BART talks on hold
    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...
  • California gives consumers detailed rates under healthcare overhaul

    California gives consumers detailed rates under healthcare overhaul
    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...