| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:41 AM
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...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 8:27 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:46 PM
"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.
| Apr 21, 2013
| 11:57 AM
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...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:01 PM
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...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:19 PM
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...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 2:28 PM
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...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:09 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 10:12 AM
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...