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New Legislation Aims To Reform Hospital Billing Practices

A state senator hopes new legislation will help curb the sticker shock many Angelenos face after a visit to the hospital.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/23/2012

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Calif. Doctors Group: Legalize Marijuana To Ease Research Efforts

The largest group of doctors in California called on Monday for the legalization of marijuana throughout the state.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–10/17/2011

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Blue Shield To Distribute $283M Among California Policyholders

Blue Shield has announced that its California policyholders will be getting a $283 million credit on their December insurance premiums.


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Residents Outraged Over $19,000/Month Paid Leave For Fullerton Police Chief

Embattled Chief Michael Sellers left on paid medical leave at the height of the Kelly Thomas controversy this summer.

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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

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Report: Calif. Failed To Discipline 700+ Doctors For Safety Risks

Nonprofit group Public Citizen alleges that over 700 doctors who were disciplined by their hospitals or HMOs have yet to face any action from the state.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–08/10/2011

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Gov. Brown Vetoes Bill That Would Keep Adult Day Health Care Centers Open

Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed legislation that would have kept adult day health care centers from closing.


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Money 101: Medical ID Theft

How can you better protect yourself from medical ID theft? Privacy consultant Mari Frank has some answers.



Hospitals Unveil ‘Carmeggedon’ Housing Plan For Westside Medical Staff

Hospital officials on Friday said there is a plan in place to ensure thousands of Westside medical personnel will be able to get to work during the upcoming 405 freeway shutdown later this month.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–07/01/2011

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OC Radiologist, 3 Others Indicted On 883 Counts Of Insurance Fraud

Dr. Sim Carlisle Hoffman, 59, of Newport Beach, and three of his employees are accused of over-billing for unnecessary or never-performed procedures to the tune of $17 million.



Once Bitten, Twice Shy? LA Among Leaders In Mail Carrier Dog Attacks

More than 5,600 mail carriers were victims last year of dog attacks, a widespread problem that cost the U.S. Postal Service nearly $1.2 million in medical expenses, the government said Thursday.


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Pot Dispensaries Sue Los Angeles Over Proposed Lottery

Nearly two dozen medical marijuana dispensaries are suing Los Angeles over a planned lottery to determine which clinics remain in business.


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Going To The Hospital? Human Error 10 Times Higher Than Estimated

If you’re sick or injured, researchers say you may be taking your life in your hands by going to the one place that can help you.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–04/08/2011

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Judge Orders Street Racer To Pay Quadriplegic’s Medical Bills

A California judge has ordered a street racer to pay the medical bills of a driver paralyzed in a crash.


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Laptop Stolen From Health Center Held 667 Patient Records

Los Angeles County officials say a laptop stolen from a health center contained the medical records of 667 people and they’ve warned those patients of a privacy breach.