| Mar 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As often happens when the financial demands on government social programs rise, there's been a lot of talk lately about the need to return to the traditional American system of community and faith-based help for the needy: charity, not government...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Federal investigators say one of Medicare's most wanted fugitives, who was convicted in a $20-million fraud case, may be hiding out in the Los Angeles area.
Authorities say Nuritsa Grigoryan fled last month after being found guilty for her role at a...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 3:33 PM
The nearly 3.8 million Californians who have applied for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act will get help registering to vote under an agreement reached with several civil rights groups, officials announced Monday.
The agreement heads...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:48 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. Let's concentrate for a moment on the "Inc." part.
Hobby Lobby is a for-profit corporation selling arts and crafts. It is asking the court to declare that its...
| Apr 9, 2014
Meg Finnegan thought she might never be able to afford to have a baby.
Finnegan, who is self-employed and has a pre-existing medical condition, was having trouble finding health insurance at all, let alone a policy that would cover pregnancy and...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 6:40 PM
WASHINGTON — Kathleen Sebelius, who helped guide the rocky and controversial rollout of President Obama's landmark health law, has resigned as Health and Human Services secretary after more than five years.
In her place, the president plans as...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:07 AM
WASHINGTON — President Obama named White House budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to take over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act on Friday, saying there was "no manager as experienced and competent" to run the next phase of his...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Nearly all of us need to make more time for fitness. Finding that time, though, can seem impossible.
But what if you could wedge that workout in at work? If it sounds far-fetched (or a great way to get yourself fired), listen up.
Dr. James Levine,...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 9:43 PM
People who have ready access to a firearm are almost twice as likely to be killed and three times likelier to commit suicide than those without a gun available in the home or from a neighbor or friend, a new study has concluded.
Though men and women...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:55 PM
When it came to paying illegal kickbacks, Dean Nichols thought that stuffing cash in an envelope was a little too obvious.
“When I do something like that, I do it in a folder,” Nichols, the onetime campaign treasurer for former state Sen....
| Jan 19, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Name: Barbara Altman
Hometown: Highland Park
Name of Organization: Moraine Township
What role does your organization serve in the community? Moraine Township government's mission is to provide efficient and compassionate services and...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:04 PM
A headline Monday in Politics Now, the L.A. Times' blog on national politics, distilled the challenge facing Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) as he tries to broaden his party's appeal.
The story by Lisa Mascaro was about a report the House Budget Committee...