| Jul 23, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Physicians are concerned about skyrocketing healthcare costs -- but most don't think they have "major responsibility" for reducing those costs, according to survey results released Tuesday.
Mayo Clinic researcher Dr. Jon C. Tilburt and colleagues polled...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 6:12 PM
With the Oct. 1 rollout of a major facet of the Affordable Care Act on the horizon, you'll be hearing a lot about the glitches, loopholes and shortcomings of this most important restructuring of America's healthcare system in our lifetimes. Here are a...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 9:04 AM
As President Obama's healthcare law rolls out in the coming years, business owners are figuring out how they will comply with coverage mandates.
One popular restaurant chain, White Castle, may in the future hire only part-time workers once the law is...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 6:26 AM
California's new health insurance marketplace says online enrollment should launch Oct. 1, dismissing earlier concerns about a delay.
Covered California, the state agency implementing the federal Affordable Care Act, said recent computer tests...
| 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...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 9:55 AM
President Obama, facing a new Republican push to dismantle his healthcare law, redoubled his efforts to sell his signature achievement Thursday at a White House event with Americans who have benefited from the law.
The president pledged to “blow...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:44 PM
A disjointed financing system for mental health services in California has led to gaps in care, but the national healthcare law is expected to help close some of those holes, according to new research by the California HealthCare Foundation.
Half of the...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:38 PM
SACRAMENTO — You don't need to be a Nobel economist to understand that dollars today aren't anything close to their worth four decades ago.
Gasoline, real estate, medical care—they've all skyrocketed in cost.
Everything's gone up, that is,...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 12:48 PM
We're about halfway through the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. This is the time of year when an estimated 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex during daylight hours. That's right -- we give up food, water, coffee...
| Aug 30, 2013
As their session draws to a close, California lawmakers are poised to approve at least two hotly disputed measures that could slow the growth of healthcare costs. One would allow nurses with advanced training to deliver more medical care, and another...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 12:41 PM
The 720 students in UCLA’s full-time MBA program are getting a break from big tuition hikes for next year, along with most students across the UC system.
Behind that happy fact is a complicated history, perhaps worthy of a case study in...