| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:06 PM
After five years of historically slow growth, the nation's healthcare tab is poised to grow again as the federal healthcare law expands coverage and the economy improves, according to a new government report.
Total U.S. spending on healthcare is...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:31 PM
It's called snail mail because it's slow compared with its electronic competitors – and electrons, unlike humans, work for free.
The U.S. Postal Service is in “the midst of a financial disaster” and may need an emergency increase in...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Starting Oct. 1, millions of Californians can start signing up for health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act.
In addition to new coverage options, the healthcare law changes the rules of the insurance game for many consumers. It also...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Older and sicker Californians are likely to be first in line for guaranteed health coverage as the state's new insurance market opens Tuesday as part of the landmark healthcare law.
Like shoppers queuing up for bargains on Black Friday, people such as...
| Oct 15, 2013
Two different narratives have been at play in Washington lately to explain what caused the government shutdown. In the first, House Republicans are to blame for trying to hold Democrats and the president hostage over a law that was duly passed by...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Effective this influenza season, healthcare workers in Los Angeles County will be required to receive immunizations against influenza or wear a protective mask while in contact with patients.
In an order issued by Public Health director Dr. Jonathan...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:26 PM
There is perhaps no better metaphor for the painful relationship between patients and our for-profit healthcare system than the fact that Anthem Blue Cross thinks you don't need anesthesia for a colonoscopy.
It's not "medically necessary," the insurer...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:19 PM
This post has been corrected. See note at bottom for details.
Maybe you’ve heard about the beloved local ice cream company that’s been forced to close its doors because of Obamacare?
Earlier this week, Newt Gingrich shared the dreadful...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:55 AM
This post has been updated, as noted below.
The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, remains an issue in the endgame over ending the latest fiscal crisis in Washington -- just not a major one. But of course, the House and...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 9:46 AM
In March, Sukran Sir lost her father. Then she lost her job.
There was more bad news: The 58-year-old Ventura County resident was expecting to get unemployment benefits but hasn't heard whether she qualifies, despite two phone interviews.
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:14 PM
If anyone expected President Obama to be cowed, apologetic or remorseful Monday when he answered a barrage of criticism about the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act's website—which even he admitted “stank”--they must have been very...