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  • Transient sought in theft of laptops with 729,000 patients' records

    Transient sought in theft of laptops with 729,000 patients' records
    Alhambra police have issued an arrest warrant for a transient detectives believe stole two laptops from a hospital group's administration building that contained information on 729,000 patients. Sgt. Jerry Johnson said the department is searching for...
  • Sebelius: Obama not told of Healthcare.gov problems before launch

    Sebelius: Obama not told of Healthcare.gov problems before launch
    WASHINGTON -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says President Obama did not know about the problems with the health insurance law website before its launch, and she is dodging questions about whether she will resign over the...
  • Transient arrested in thefts of hospital laptops with patient files

    Transient arrested in thefts of hospital laptops with patient files
    Alhambra police arrested a transient Wednesday who detectives suspect stole two laptops containing 729,000 patient files from a hospital group's administration building. Christopher Lee Brown, 36, also known as Allen Marcous, was taken into custody at...
  • Davion Only and the foster care conundrum

    Davion Only and the foster care conundrum
    Born to a mother in prison, 15-year-old Davion Only has been in foster care all his life. Last month he walked into a church in St. Petersburg, Fla., and pleaded for a family of his own. "I'll take anyone," Davion said. "Old or young, dad or mom, black,...
  • Pictures in the News | October 30, 2013

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in the nation's capital, where Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies on Capitol Hill before the House Energy and Commerce Committee about the difficulties plaguing the implementation of the...
  • Not a good enough Obamacare fix

     Not a good enough Obamacare fix
    Success! The Obama administration announced over the weekend that it had hit its deadline of Nov. 30 for HealthCare.gov. Of course, there were caveats. The site will still probably get buggy when there's a lot of traffic, which is why Health and Human...
  • Saving Obamacare from the website disaster: A smart proposal

    Saving Obamacare from the website disaster: A smart proposal
    With dire reports of the Obamacare website's dysfunction rising by the hour--and the deadlines for signing up for insurance moving nearer by the day--the question on everyone's lips is: Has the time come to delay the individual mandate? Health...
  • HHS Obamacare site emails

     
    As work on healthcare.gov backed up this summer, employees of the agency responsible for it started to raise alarms. In emails, they listed problems that included “seriously substandard staffing,” shoddy work and a lack of coordination between...
  • Finally, a government agency tells Rep. Issa to stuff it

    Finally, a government agency tells Rep. Issa to stuff it
    Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, is the would-be congressional guard dog whose investigative technique consists entirely of shooting first and asking questions never. The chairman of the House committee on oversight and investigation has finally been called on...
  • The real story behind all those Obamacare waivers

    The real story behind all those Obamacare waivers
    Readers have been asking why The Times' editorial board has been so critical of House Republicans for trying to defund or delay key provisions of the 2010 healthcare law without faulting President Obama for supposedly granting Congress and hundreds of big...
  • Salmonella outbreak: 7 ways to protect yourself and your family

    Salmonella outbreak: 7 ways to protect yourself and your family
    A salmonella outbreak has been linked to chicken from three Foster Farms processing facilities in California, sickening nearly 300 people in multiple states and triggering a public health alert. Cooks everywhere should remember the steps to protect...