| 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...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 5:09 PM
When Alva Alvarez gets sick, she buys over-the-counter medicine from the grocery and takes as much as she can until she feels better. The mother of five resorts to this because she can't afford a visit to the doctor to figure out what's ailing her....
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:57 PM
Anti-Obamacare conservatives are chuckling over an exchange from the House's grilling of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday morning, in which Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) challenged Sebelius to explain why men should have to...
| Jan 3, 2014
Since its inception more than a century ago, modern medical education has undergone a series of quiet revolutions, stretching and scaling to accommodate advances in biomedical science. Yet this comprehensive expansion in one critical area masks a relative...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:07 PM
SEATTLE — Waving angry signs and clenched fists, several hundred union members rallied Thursday afternoon for a vote against a contract that would cut their benefits but guarantee that Boeing Co. builds its latest wide-body jet in the Puget Sound...
| Jan 5, 2014
As the acute problems of the Affordable Care Act become increasingly apparent, it also has become clear that we need new ways of ensuring access to healthcare for all Americans. We should begin with an examination of health insurance.
Insurance is about...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Rep. Raul Ruiz was settling in on another flight home to the Southern California desert when the flight crew put out an urgent call for passengers with medical expertise.
Ruiz hurried down the aisle to find an elderly man collapsed in his seat. The...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:19 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown persuaded Californians to elect him by promising to fix the state's financial problems, and his latest budget proposal will play a big role in his effort to stay in the job.
His $155-billion blueprint, unveiled...
| Jan 10, 2014
Re "The nuns vs.Obamacare," Editorial, Jan. 7
The case of the nuns seeking an exemption from the Affordable Care Act's contraception coverage mandate speaks to the insanity of linking health insurance to employment. Imagine the outcry if employers...