Health Care Costs
Overall, the Obama administration had projected California would enroll 1.3 million during the first enrollment period, which began Oct. 1. Covered California said the state had set a target of around 830,000.
Every American with health insurance, including Medicare, is now eligible for many preventive services that previously often required a co-payment, deductible or other out-of-pocket cost.
Cash-strapped families are embracing the concept of “crowdfunding” to meet the financial challenges that may result when a loved one is diagnosed with a medical condition.
Nearly 2,000 registered nurses at two Southland hospitals took to the picket lines Thursday as part of a 24-hour strike.