| May 29, 2013
| 3:30 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown has promised to be blunt when tackling the state's problems, and he had a straightforward message for county officials on Wednesday.
"Give me $300 million and we'll call it a day," he said.
Brown is trying to reduce...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:38 PM
After leaving college at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh last year to move to Los Angeles, 23-year-old Odin Gray debated for several months whether to buy a health insurance policy.
An avid bicyclist, he finally decided in December that it was time to...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 7:55 PM
Bernie Morse, 65, of Century City retired last year from the aerospace industry and joined the ranks of Medicare beneficiaries. The nearly $8,000 he used to spend annually on drugs for a liver condition now will be cut almost in half.
Were a private...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Some prominent health insurers, including industry giant UnitedHealth Group Inc., are not participating in California's new state-run health insurance market, possibly limiting the number of choices for millions of consumers.
UnitedHealth, the nation'...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:07 PM
WASHINGTON — Committee approval of a sweeping Senate immigration overhaul has put pressure on the House, where Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and top leaders have been pushing a bipartisan group of lawmakers to produce its own bill.
| May 23, 2013
| 6:18 PM
So this is what socialism looks like: Private companies competing for people's business in an open marketplace.
Californians got their first glimpse Thursday of what insurers plan to charge for coverage to be offered next year to about 5 million state...
| May 23, 2013
| 4:32 PM
WASHINGTON -- Differences over whether immigrants should be deported for failing to have health insurance or pay their healthcare bills have stalled a bipartisan group of House lawmakers, who blew past a self-imposed Thursday deadline as they pressed...
| May 17, 2013
| 7:07 PM
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...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Anthem Blue Cross may be breaking California law by requiring some policyholders to buy their prescription drugs from a single mail-order pharmacy, according to the state attorney general's office.
Anthem, the state's largest for-profit health insurer,...
| May 9, 2013
| 12:06 PM
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...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 4:16 PM
American employers are asking more from workers as they try to cut costs and become more productive to compete in a globalized world, as described in a Los Angeles Times Sunday story. But they’re also giving them much less. Everything from the...