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This is in response to the Feb. 21 letter to the H.B. Independent ("Affordability is essential to higher education") in which two well-meaning Cal State Long Beach students suggest President Barack Obama intervene to lower college costs. In the...
Monday morning, Gloria Guerin spotted a middle-aged man standing outside the AltaMed Huntington Beach Community Health Center. He didn't appear poor or homeless, but she noticed him looking bemusedly at the clinic's sign. When Guerin approached him, he...
Editor's note: This is the first in a three-part series about the effects of the Obama administration's health-care reform on Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley health-care providers and their patients. When Sonia Munguia knocked on the door of the...
Editor's note: This is the second in a three-part series about the effects of the Obama administration's health-care reform on Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley health-care providers and their patients. Dr. Peter Anderson sometimes goes for days in...
WASHINGTON — Republican opposition in many statehouses to expanding Medicaid next year under President Obama's healthcare law — opposition that could leave millions of the nation's poorest residents without insurance coverage — will...
Most people entering the hospital can't get a straight answer to an obvious question: How much will this procedure or treatment cost? Nor can people easily compare prices among hospitals in their area. Now that is changing. The federal Centers for...
The only thing less pleasant than a stay in the hospital is having to go right back there to deal with complications. And experts say it happens all too often. One in 8 elderly patients is readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged...
The state investigation into a $3 million Medicaid fraud scheme surrounding an Orlando woman and her mental-health service business has led to the arrests of several of her employees, who are accused of double-billing and taking kickbacks. Janie...
Tags: Winter Park, Police Arrests, Health Insurance, Trials, Homes
Channel 2 NewsThe state of Alaska is expected to share in a $500-million settlement over state and federal allegations that an India-based pharmaceutical manufacturer distributed adulterated drugs. The Department of Law says the drugs resulted in false or...
WASHINGTON – House Republicans voted for the 37th time Thursday evening to repeal all or part of President Obama’s healthcare law, underscoring once again the deep partisan divide over the landmark 2010 legislation. The bill to roll back the...
The state Legislature's decision this year to reject Medicaid expansion was the correct decision for Florida. There is little evidence that growing the health-care program for the poor would improve the health of state residents. A recent study in the...
WASHINGTON – In an unusual break in the partisan warring over healthcare, the Senate on Wednesday confirmed President Obama's choice to oversee the mammoth Medicare and Medicaid health programs. Marilyn Tavenner, a former hospital executive and...
Tags: Barack Obama, Health Insurance, Elections, Politics, Eric Cantor
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