| Feb 9, 2014
The recent Congressional Budget Office report on healthcare reform has lots of good news. Insurance premiums are lower than anticipated, the Affordable Care Act will cost $9 billion less than previously estimated and the provision designed to buffer...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Thousands of Anthem Blue Cross individual customers with older insurance policies untouched by Obamacare are getting some jarring news: Their premiums are going up as much as 25%.
These increases, 16% on average, are slated to go into effect April 1 for...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Evidently fed up with accusations that their "repeal and replace" plan for Obamacare has consisted of a whole lot of "repeal" and not even a tiny bit of "replace," Senate Republicans last week unveiled an actual, detailed healthcare reform proposal.
| Feb 25, 2014
| 10:31 AM
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...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:09 PM
It’s not enough for people to get regular moderate exercise as they age. Researchers say it’s also important not to spend the rest your time sitting too much.
In fact, for every hour of sedentary behavior, the odds were 46% greater that...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:10 PM
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...
| Feb 23, 2014
Dashiell and Marya Talbot thought that their most pressing financial problem was the five-figure student loan debt that seemed to make home buying an impossibility. Then they learned that Marya was pregnant.
The Los Angeles couple, both in their 30s,...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Many federal programs aimed at preventing psychological problems in military service members and their families have not been evaluated correctly to determine if they are working and are not supported by science, a new report commissioned by the Defense...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:50 AM
WASHINGTON — President Obama’s healthcare law will reduce the ranks of the uninsured by roughly 13 million this year and 25 million once the law is fully phased in, but will also result in the equivalent of 2-million people reducing their work...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:30 AM
It's long struck me as odd that drugstores, the places where most of us get our prescriptions filled for all manner of illnesses, also are go-to spots for cigarettes. With the latter, drugstores worsen the nation’s health; with the former, they...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:35 AM
A fascinating debate has broken out among economists and economic pundits concerning the Congressional Budget Office's projections that the Affordable Care Act will allow -- or induce -- some workers to leave the job market.
The debate is over whether,...