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  • Return of conspiracy nuts: Obama's secret immigration reform 'plan'

    In the quest for simple answers to complex problems, one irrational explanation for the humanitarian crisis at our southern border demands an unqualified refutation. That would be the conspiracy theory being peddled by conservatives that President Obama...
  • Why you need long-term care insurance and tips on buying it

    Why you need long-term care insurance and tips on buying it
    Maria Mascone's mom had dementia, and she spent her final six years in an assisted living facility. The cost of the facility ran about $3,000 a month. Mascone says her dad left behind a sizable nest egg, and eventually the sale of her parents' home...
  • Peninsula group promotes 'Coverage to Care'

    Peninsula group promotes 'Coverage to Care'
    More than 8 million Americans bought private health insurance for 2014 through the state marketplaces set up by the Affordable Care Act at the urging of the Department of Health and Human Services. Now the federal agency is pushing to translate that...
  • L.A. to help shelter detained immigrant children, Mayor Garcetti says

    L.A. to help shelter detained immigrant children, Mayor Garcetti says
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday that the city would help shelter immigrant children who have been detained after crossing the border and has begun talks with a federal agency about doing so. “Before you get partisan, before you tell...
  • Rep. Gutierrez responds to Sen. Kirk's remarks on immigrant children

    Rep. Gutierrez responds to Sen. Kirk's remarks on immigrant children
    WASHINGTON — After Republican Sen. Mark Kirk said Thursday that 429 unaccompanied minors from the Mexican border crisis were in Chicago and urged they undergo criminal background checks, he drew fire today from an immigrant-rights group and...
  • Mandating preventive care without co-pays is good, but it's not 'free'

    Mandating preventive care without co-pays is good, but it's not 'free'
    The Department of Health and Human Services released a report Friday declaring that 76 million Americans with private insurance became eligible for more preventive services with no out-of-pocket fees as a result of the 2010 healthcare law, the Patient...
  • More health insurers line up for 2015 Illinois exchange

    Eight insurance companies are seeking approval to sell 504 health plans next year on the Illinois health insurance exchange, a noteworthy increase from 2014, the state said Thursday. The surge in interest in the Illinois exchange allays widespread...
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  • Vaccines are safe and problems are 'extremely rare,' study says

    Vaccines are safe and problems are 'extremely rare,' study says
    Public health experts have taken a fresh look at the safety records of childhood vaccines and once again pronounced them safe. A systematic review published Tuesday by the journal Pediatrics notes some evidence of “adverse effects” from 11...
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  • Federal audit faults California exchange for lax enrollment practices

    Federal auditors found that California's health insurance exchange was lax at times in verifying consumers' eligibility for Obamacare coverage. The report issued Tuesday by the Inspector General's Office at the U.S. Department of Health and Human...
  • Hundreds of migrant youths held at Texas military base

    Hundreds of migrant youths held at Texas military base
    A boy caught crossing the southern border illegally found himself here Thursday, in a windowless room in a bleak, beige brick base building, listening to a caseworker explain in Spanish that this will be his temporary home until the courts decide his...