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News Story
6/22/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
WESTWOOD (CBSLA.com) — The Senate’s plan to replace the Affordable Care Act could be voted on next week. If passed into law, how would the American Healthcare Act affect Californians? Fewer people covered, higher costs for the elderly and dramatic cuts for the working poor, according to Gerald Kominski, director of the UCLA...
News Story
6/16/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
A searing review of Medi-Cal managed care provider directories released Tuesday by the California State Auditor found numerous inaccuracies ranging from incorrect phone numbers of doctors to listings of providers who no longer were participating in the health plans. Telephone calls from thousands of frustrated consumers also have gone unanswered...
News Story
5/7/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
At least five big questions remain about the secret deal announced with fanfare Tuesday between California hospitals and the largest health care union in the state. The California Hospital Association and Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West heralded a “visionary agreement” to work together to address...
News Story
5/6/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Nation's Biggest Health-Care Union and the State's Hospital Industry Will Use Fund to Improve State Medicaid System The nation's biggest health-care union and the California hospital industry said Tuesday they had reached a multiyear deal to create a $100 million fund to improve a state-run Medicaid system they say falls short on...
Video
8/14/2013
Posted by admin
While doctors recommend that getting treatment for autistic children is vital, insurance companies and state agencies battled over the bill for treatment. The specific method in question was Applied Behavioral Analysis or ABA, one of the most effective treatments for Autism. Lucy Noland reports.
News Story
7/10/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
The Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act of 1975 has destroyed the ability of large segments of California patients to file malpractice lawsuits. It's a very rare thing for a legislator to admit that a law he sponsored hasn't worked out as expected. It's even rarer for him to label it "oppressive" and call for its revision...
News Story
6/2/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
A West Sacramento billboard featuring an infant who died from whooping cough marks a formal declaration of war by groups targeting elimination of a cap on pain-and-suffering damages in medical negligence suits. Bankrolled by trial lawyers, the billboard features Mia Chavez, a 6-week-old Los Angeles County child who died in July 2010, allegedly...
Video
1/8/2013
Posted by Daniel Palay
Private insurance companies are required to cover an expensive treatment for children with autism, but that same coverage is being denied to children insured under MediCal and CalPers policies. As CBS 2's Randy Paige tells us, a court battle is underway to try and change that.