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  • Letters: Paying big bucks to Big Pharma

    Re "Prices of new drugs tough to take," March 10 I understand the necessity for drug companies to recoup research and development costs. But in regard to a medication that can cure hepatitis C, a spokesman for the maker of one drug that costs about $1,...
  • We can't afford not to spend more money on Alzheimer's research

     We can't afford <i>not</i> to spend more money on Alzheimer's research
    Alzheimer's disease and other dementias not only destroy the lives of those who suffer from them but take a devastating toll on family caregivers and on those who must pay the cost of care. An estimated 5 million people in the United States suffer from...
  • New data show Obamacare gaining traction

    New data show Obamacare gaining traction
    Here's a rundown of the latest metrics on the Affordable Care Act. -- The percentage of uninsured Americans is falling sharply, reaching 15.9% as of the end of February, according to Gallup. That's the lowest rate the survey firm has measured since...
  • Survey: Kaiser leads in customer satisfaction, Blue Shield ranks last

    Survey: Kaiser leads in customer satisfaction, Blue Shield ranks last
    For the seventh consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente ranked highest in customer satisfaction for health insurance among California policyholders, according to ratings firm J.D. Power & Associates. But two other major rivals -- Blue Shield of California...
  • Activist's fast is food for thought on immigration

    Activist's fast is food for thought on immigration
    The first day you fast, says Eliseo Medina, your stomach begs you to reconsider. The second day is worse. "Your body starts asking for food," the 68-year-old local activist told me about his fast for immigration reform. "It becomes more difficult and...
  • Daylight saving time may have health costs

    Daylight saving time may have health costs
    Whether we like it or not (polls say most of us do), it's time to start saving daylight again. Depending on whom you ask, our March Madness of the "spring forward" variety was invented to conserve energy, or to make pleasant summer evenings a little...
  • FDA emphasizes 'real costs' of smoking in campaign aimed at teens

    FDA emphasizes 'real costs' of smoking in campaign aimed at teens
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants teenagers to know the “real cost” of smoking – and it’s not measured in dollars. Teens who pick up a cigarette habit will wind up paying with their skin, their teeth and even their...
  • Health premiums projected to rise for many small firms under Obamacare

    Health premiums projected to rise for many small firms under Obamacare
    A new federal report estimates that 65% of small firms will pay more for employee health insurance as a result of the federal healthcare law while the remaining 35% will see premiums drop. Those increased healthcare costs will probably be passed on to...
  • Obamacare: Breathing new life into Obama's broken promise

    Obamacare: Breathing new life into Obama's broken promise
    Remember "If you like your health plan, you can keep it"? The Obama administration may try to breathe new life into that broken promise. In particular, the Associated Press' Tom Murphy reported last week that the administration is mulling whether to let...
  • Obama administration to further delay healthcare employer mandate

    Obama administration to further delay healthcare employer mandate
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will phase in a requirement that large employers provide their workers with health benefits in 2015 and 2016, offering businesses more relief from the so-called employer mandate in the president’s healthcare...
  • Supervisors approve deal with SEIU months after social worker strike

    Supervisors approve deal with SEIU months after social worker strike
    Los Angeles County supervisors approved a deal with the county's largest public employee union Tuesday, putting the cap on an unusually contentious period in county labor relations. The new contracts between the county and Service Employees...