| Sep 6, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Conservatives have coalesced behind tea party themes of reducing spending and cutting the federal deficit, creating a political powerhouse that has championed those causes on Capitol Hill.
Now, the nation's largest affiliation of unions is trying to...
| 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...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:43 PM
Noel Carrillo was nervous this summer about his lack of health insurance.
"I was a little bit scared because things happen all the time," said the 26-year-old Westwood resident.
But now that he's headed to medical school at UCLA, help has arrived....
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON – President Obama's signature healthcare law has helped slow the pace of cost increases in healthcare, a senior administration official told reporters Monday as the White House continued to press its campaign to defend the law.
| 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...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 9:29 AM
California officials predict that the one-year reprieve for large employers from the federal healthcare law's penalties won't affect the rollout of a new state-run insurance market next year.
The one-year delay announced late Tuesday by the U.S....
| Jun 20, 2013
| 3:04 PM
When Hoag Hospital announced this spring it would no longer provide elective abortions, officials at the esteemed Orange County medical center said the decision was made because of low demand.
But records and interviews show the decision was closely...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 10:52 AM
The National Football League is taking a pass on promoting Obamacare.
Federal and state officials across the country are looking to spread the word about enrollment starting in October for new health insurance exchanges under President Obama's...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:58 PM
A 600-foot stretch of Mariposa Street Beach in San Clemente has been closed due to a sewage spill, officials said Tuesday afternoon.
The area will be closed until further notice, the Orange County Health Care Agency said. Officials with the agency...