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David Lazarus

David Lazarus is an award-winning business columnist for the Los Angeles Times, focusing on consumer affairs. He also appears daily on KTLA-TV Channel 5 and is a part-time radio host. His work appears in newspapers across the country and has resulted in a variety of laws protecting consumers.
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Bummer about your medical emergency, but your claim is denied because you didn't call in advance

It's a Catch-22 of the insurance industry — a requirement that people obtain preapproval for treatment even if they experience a life-threatening medical emergency.

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Trump gets an F from judge for favoring 'predatory' for-profit colleges

The Trump administration, with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos riding point, did its best to avoid enforcing a rule put in place by the Obama administration after the 2015 collapse of for-profit Corinthian Colleges.

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