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Soaring healthcare costs: Oh, my aching feet!

January 29, 2019 |

It was one of those unexpected moments that provide a telling glimpse of why healthcare costs are so ridiculously high.

For weeks, my foot had been killing me — the ball of the foot and the tendons up top. I’d taken to hobbling around my home and the office. So I scheduled a visit to a podiatrist….


L.A. Times – Business

L.A. dockworker gets a year in prison for union healthcare bilking scheme

January 25, 2019 |

A Downey man who pleaded guilty to criminal mail fraud charges as part of a scheme to bilk a union healthcare plan out of more than $ 200,000 has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison.

Sergio Amador, a former dockworker and member of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union…


L.A. Times – Business

Newsom on why paying for the healthcare of immigrants in the country illegally makes sense

January 21, 2019 |

California’s new governor, Gavin Newsom, wants it understood that he’s not declaring war on Big Pharma, all appearances to the contrary notwithstanding.

Yes, he wants to give Medi-Cal more power to negotiate drug prices and, yes, he wants to make those prices significantly lower.

But Newsom was…


L.A. Times – Business

How to find affordable healthcare insurance

January 6, 2019 |

Dear Liz: I am 25 and work two part-time jobs, neither of which offers health insurance. Once I’m 26, I will no longer be able to remain on my parents’ policy. Do I need a full-time job to receive health benefits, or do I have other options?

Answer: You currently have other options, but you may…


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Stocks end higher, led by tech and healthcare

December 13, 2018 |

U.S. stocks couldn’t hang on to a big gain Wednesday, but they still finished broadly higher as technology and healthcare companies rose. That helped reverse some of the market’s big losses from last week.

Stocks initially rallied after the Wall Street Journal reported that China’s government could…


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Stocks mostly rise, powered by healthcare and energy companies

November 16, 2018 |

Wall Street capped a day of volatile trading with a late buying spree that sent U.S. stock indexes to a mostly higher finish Friday. Still, the benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 index notched its second weekly loss in four weeks.

Gains by healthcare and energy companies powered the market higher.


L.A. Times – Business

Google Picks Geisinger CEO to Oversee Health-Care Initiatives

November 10, 2018 |

Google is expected to name David Feinberg, head of the Geisinger health system, to a newly created role overseeing the tech company’s health-care efforts.
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Healthcare firms and banks lead stocks higher for a third day

November 1, 2018 |

Stocks are a bit higher Thursday morning as major indexes extend a rebound into a third day.

Healthcare companies are rising after insurer Cigna posted third-quarter results that beat Wall Street’s expectations and raised its estimates for the rest of the year. A big gain by AIG is helping send…


L.A. Times – Business

This student activist graduated to fighting healthcare inequities, building a free clinic into AltaMed Health Services Corp.

October 14, 2018 |

AltaMed Health Services Corp. Chief Executive Castulo de la Rocha, 69, has dedicated his life to the less fortunate, from his youthful participation in the Chicano civil rights movement to the present, running the largest community healthcare system in California funded under the federal Health…


L.A. Times – Business

Immigrants pay more than is spent on their healthcare, study shows

October 2, 2018 |

President Trump has repeatedly condemned U.S. immigration policy, arguing that many immigrants pose a threat to the nation and drain U.S. resources. But a study released Monday about health insurance challenges the president’s portrayal.

The study in the journal Health Affairs found that immigrants…


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