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‘Bait & Switch’ Suit Alleges Health Insurers Mislead Consumers

A lawsuit filed against Cigna and Blue Shield of California claims that health insurers engaged in a “bait and switch” scheme that left patients with a stack of medical bills and no coverage.

09/25/2014

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Are House Calls The Latest Health Craze? Local Doctor Capitalizes On Time-Strapped Angelenos With HomeMD

L.A. is home to some pretty unique health crazes – and the newest one will make you feel right at home.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/15/2014

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Effort To Post Day Care Info Online Moves Forward In Sacramento

A bill that would require California to place child day care records online is headed to the state Senate after sailing through the Assembly.

06/04/2014

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Study: Diabetes Hurting Californians Over 35, State Economy

About 95 percent of those diagnosed with diabetes have type II which “often is preventable.”

05/15/2014

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Lawmaker Calls For Tougher Regulations For Short-Term Day Care Centers

A state lawmaker wants to establish basic standards for the short-term day care centers that are growing in popularity at fitness centers, shopping malls, grocery stores and other businesses.

04/23/2013

Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa (credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayor Calls Support For ’07 Pay Raise For City Workers A ‘Mistake’

A $7.7 billion budget plan for the city of Los Angeles released Monday was accompanied by a mea culpa of sorts from outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

04/22/2013

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LA’s First AIDS Hospice Returned To City In Memorial Service

The Chris Brownlie Hospice, once used as the city’s first hospice for AIDS patients, was turned back over to the city Saturday.

01/26/2013

SEIU protesters staged a one-day general striek at Los Angeles International Airport back in May  to protest what labor activists are calling unfair practices by airlines using hired contractors instead of unionized employees. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Thousands Of LAX Workers Set For Walkout On Thanksgiving Eve

A union spokesman said a planned walkout on the eve of Thanksgiving could cause ‘significant travel delays’ at Los Angeles International Airport.

11/16/2012

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Ophthalmologist Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler Shares Summer Eye-Care Tips

Ophthalmologist Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler visited KCAL9 Tuesday to share summer eye-care tips. He also demonstrated ways we can take care of our eyes all year long.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/31/2012

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SCOTUS Decision To Benefit 3 Million Uninsured Angelenos

Millions of people in Los Angeles County who currently do not have medical insurance will soon have more options than county hospitals.

06/28/2012

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Medi-Cal Cuts May Leave Millions Of Patients Without Health Care

A statewide reduction in Medi-Cal payments may soon leave millions of Californians without adequate health care.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–10/28/2011

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Families Affected By Autism Celebrate New Law Extending Health Insurance Coverage

Governor Jerry Brown has signed into a law a bill that will require health insurance companies in the state to cover treatment for autism and other severe behavioral disorders.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/10/2011

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Report: Record Number Of Americans Skipping Doctor, Meds To Save Cash

If you’re like nearly half of all Americans, you have likely put off going to the doctor or picking up your prescription in order to save some money.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/27/2011

82-year-old "Harriet Wilson" - who did not want to give her real name - is dealing with estate planning and paying for care of her ill 88-year-old husband. (credit: Charles Feldman)

The Costs of Elder Care: The Race Against Time

By Charles Feldman KNX 1070 Investigative Reporter LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Burbank resident Von Johnson, 56, is finding out what more and more adult children are learning as they navigate the often turbulent waters of […]

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–05/12/2011

Sex Offenders Found Living In Local Elderly Care Facilities

No one expects a sex offender to be living in a nursing home but that is what we uncovered — 100 sex offenders living in local facilities for the elderly.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/21/2011

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