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  • Congress can't get out of its own way on Medicare

    Congress can't get out of its own way on Medicare
    Maybe it was too good to be true. A rare bipartisan healthcare reform proposal backed by leaders of three major House and Senate committees is foundering because Republicans and Democrats can't agree on how to pay for it. The irony is that the measure,...
  • Is Obamacare too big to fail?

     Is Obamacare too big to fail?
    When Obamacare's first open-enrollment period ended last week, the tally was impressive: 7.1 million Americans signed up for insurance on federal and state exchanges by the March 31 deadline, several million more signed up for Medicaid and a whole lot...
  • House GOP revives Paul Ryan's austere budget, Medicare cuts

    House GOP revives Paul Ryan's austere budget, Medicare cuts
    WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will revive Rep. Paul Ryan's lightning-rod proposals to slash the federal safety net, beef up military spending and reduce taxes for the wealthy in a budget unveiled Tuesday -- an election-year calling card that Democrats...
  • Computer glitches hamper healthcare delivery to California's poor

    Computer glitches hamper healthcare delivery to California's poor
    Reginald Clarke is someone Obamacare was designed to help. The 55-year-old, who was homeless for a time, now has an apartment in Gardena and a street-cleaning job that pays him $14,000 a year. He hadn't visited a doctor in four or five years. Then,...
  • A look at how many Obamacare enrollees were uninsured: 5.4 million

    A look at how many Obamacare enrollees were uninsured: 5.4 million
    As we observed earlier this week, one of the obsessions of opponents of the Affordable Care Act is the question of how many enrollees in Obamacare health plans already had insurance. The goal is to knock down the latest enrollment numbers by suggesting...
  • Letters: Another view of Medicare

    Re "Bickering over Medicare," Editorial, March 27 Your assertion that the Medicare sustainable growth rate, or SGR, represents only "paper savings" is not supported by the actual history of the SGR and "doc fixes" enacted by Congress. Though it is...
  • Solutions sought to reduce food waste at schools

    Solutions sought to reduce food waste at schools
    It's lunchtime at Washington Preparatory High School in Los Angeles, but 16-year-old Parrish Jackson has barely touched her turkey burger and apricots. She's dumping them into the trash can. The apricots are "sour," the junior says. The meat is...
  • Obama says ACA sign-ups surpass 7 million; Twitterverse reacts

    Obama says ACA sign-ups surpass 7 million; Twitterverse reacts
    This afternoon President Obama, with a grinning Vice President Biden behind him, announced in the White House Rose Garden that sign-ups for his signature health law had exceeded original projections. Some 7.1 million Americans have signed up for...
  • President Obama says Obamacare enrolled 7.1 million people

    President Obama says Obamacare enrolled 7.1 million people
    WASHINGTON — In a buoyant Rose Garden event Tuesday to announce that 7.1 million people signed up by the deadline for the first round of Obamacare, President Obama gleefully declared his healthcare law “good for the country” and...
  • Health plan tips for patients relying on specialty medications

     Health plan tips for patients relying on specialty medications
    Monday is the last day to begin the process of signing up for insurance under the Covered California statewide health exchange. But even for many of those already enrolled, the challenges are just beginning. Consider, for instance, the work to be done...
  • House candidate Matt Miller combines policy plan, money plea

    House candidate Matt Miller combines policy plan, money plea
    Most candidates talk about what they would do if elected and many of those seeking a coveted office need to ask for campaign money. Matt Miller, a Democrat and one of 21 candidates vying to replace Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills), has killed two...