Medical costs take up almost one in five dollars American's spend. And while constant increases have been tempered in recent years, you have to wonder who's pocketing all that dough.
Many fingers have been pointed at health insurance companies, but this week one of the biggest ones, Blue Shield of ... More >>
Brought together by softball and heart transplantsPhoto courtesy of Cedars-Sinai
Talk about a game with heart. Once a year, a bunch of cardiac transplant patients and the Cedars-Sinai doctors who saved their lives get together to play a friendly game of softball. The patients usually win. The ... More >>
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Anthem Blue Cross in California over the health insurer's planned rate increases, some as high as 39 percent, in the Golden State.
Consumer Watchdog, a Santa Monica-based nonprofit, announced the suit Monday, stating that the insurer "used enormo ... More >>
Los Angeles-based Anthem Blue Cross' recent attempts to raise insurance premiums among some of its customers by as much as 39 percent has drawn national attention and has likely given new life to the ailing health-care reform legislation being pushed by the Obama administration.
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For all of the tens of you out there wondering who is the skinny guy at the Saturday Silver Lake farmer's market selling all those gorgeous planting herbs (3 for 5$!) we have the answer. His name is Brandon Dimperio, he is 27 years of age and he has worked in the kitchens of Bastide and Patina. He f ... More >>
What Summer School? Due to its budget crunch, the L.A. Unified School District is canceling all of its K-8 summer school classes and most of its non-academic programs, while offering only credit-recovery courses for high schoolers. L.A. TimesThe More Things Change Dept. L.A. City Attorney-elect Carm ... More >>