| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:52 PM
The glittering new deal to end the government shutdown/debt ceiling crisis has one tiny sop to the Republicans. Let's hope they don't break their arms patting themselves on the back about it.
The sop is a provision to tighten "income verification" for...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:41 PM
The Wall Street Journal's Holman Jenkins, in the course of a fairly conventional conservative's screed against the Affordable Care Act published on Wednesday, made one eye-opening assertion I've never seen anywhere else.
He claimed that I'm "rooting for...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 5:21 PM
The growing popularity of marijuana has propelled a rise in drug use among Americans, including those in their 50s and 60s, a recently released national survey shows.
Marijuana remains the most common drug, and it increased in popularity from 2007 to...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:56 PM
Lee Dorman gets a lot of phone calls from people who want to give him something. Recently, a man called saying he had a new Medicare card with Dorman's name on it; all the 72-year-old retiree from Fountain Valley had to do was provide a little...
| 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...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) attacked Republicans on Thursday for their repeated attempts to repeal Obamacare, saying threats to shut down the government or limit the debt ceiling are irresponsible and ineffective.
“The big problem we have are...
| Aug 22, 2013
Contrary to stereotypes, there is no evidence that people on welfare are lazy. Indeed, surveys of welfare recipients consistently show their desire for a job. But there is also evidence that many are reluctant to accept available employment opportunities....
| Aug 19, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Indoor tanning is a great way to get skin cancer – especially if you start young. People who use tanning beds, sunlamps or tanning booths before age 35 are up to 75% more likely to develop melanoma, and those who begin before 25 may double their...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Leading congressional Republicans are trying to stop professional sports leagues from encouraging Americans without health insurance to sign up for coverage. Why? Because that would further entrench a law -- the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,...
| 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....
| Jul 9, 2013
| 3:49 PM
This post has been updated, as indicated below.
The insurance reforms in the 2010 federal healthcare law (a.k.a. Obamacare) are expected to raise the price of coverage for younger, healthier Americans in order to make it more affordable for older,...