healthcare

Covered-California

Feds: California health exchange lags on verifying

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s marketplace for buying individual health insurance often failed to verify important personal information and resolve discrepancies in applications, a critical process in determining if people are eligible for taxpayer subsidies, […]

07/02/2014

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California expands Medi-Cal while continuing cuts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has been praised by health advocates for its early embrace of the federal health care expansion, but the new state budget has raised questions about its commitment to getting the […]

06/21/2014

FILE - In this June 10, 2014 file photo, Don Parker, right, waits with his father, Harley Parker, center, a World War II veteran, as they wait their turn to speak with someone at a health care crisis center set up by the American Legion at the American Legion Post 1 hall in Phoenix. The FBI revealed on Wednesday, June 11, that it had opened a criminal investigation into a Department of Veterans Affairs reeling from allegations of falsified records and inappropriate scheduling practices. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

VA: 65 percent of senior executives got bonuses

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 65 percent of senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department got performance bonuses last year despite widespread treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals and clinics. More than 300 VA executives were paid […]

06/21/2014

FILE - In this May 24, 2013 file photo, Veteran Roy Wiltz waits to be picked up outside the Atlanta VA Medical Center after a medical appointment in Atlanta. The FBI revealed on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, that it had opened a criminal investigation into a Department of Veterans Affairs reeling from allegations of falsified records and inappropriate scheduling practices. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Senate backs bill to improve health care for vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate acted Wednesday to help thousands of military veterans enduring long wait times for VA medical care, as the FBI revealed it has opened a criminal investigation into a Veterans Affairs […]

06/11/2014

FILE This April 28, 2014 file photos shows the Phoenix VA Health Care Center in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Audit: Over 57,000 awaiting initial VA visits

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 57,000 patients are still waiting for initial medical appointments at VA hospitals and clinics 90 days or more after requesting them, the Veterans Affairs Department said Monday. An additional 64,000 […]

06/09/2014

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Mayor Eric Garcetti to deliver his 1st State of the City

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti will deliver his first State of the City address today, offering a recap of his first nine months in office and likely giving a preview of the upcoming […]

04/10/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Steady enrollment for Covered California

Covered California is getting ready for a 2-week push to get more Latinos and young people signed up for private insurance through the health care exchange. Phil and Penny discussed details on the new updated […]

03/14/2014

Calif health exchange pulls doctor list again

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s health insurance exchange has pulled its online doctor directory after errors were discovered. The Los Angeles Times reports Thursday’s move was the second time Covered California took down its list of […]

02/08/2014

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The numbers are in for Obamacare

The final numbers are in on Obamacare enrollment through the end of 2013 — and there are few surprises. But there are a lot of questions. Phil and Penny discussed those questions with Russ Britt, […]

01/14/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

The Consumer Electronics Show and healthcare

As you probably know, the latest and greatest gadgets are on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. What you may not know is health care technologies and trends are also […]

01/09/2014