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Covered California Announces Enrollment Exceeded Expectations Of 1.2 Million

“We do have something to celebrate, but it’s really a starting line,” Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee said.

04/03/2014

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Man Says Dog Saved His Life After Seizure

Tim Mullen says his Golden Retriever, Garth, helped him to escape his latest brush with death Monday night when he was alone at a relative’s home.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/28/2014

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Nursing Home Company To Pay $48M To Resolve Claims Of Inflated Medicare Bills

A California company that runs nursing homes in 10 states has agreed to pay $48 million to resolve claims that it submitted inflated bills to Medicare for services that either were unnecessary or never performed.

11/19/2013

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Anaheim Ambulance Company Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit

An Orange County ambulance company has paid more than $3 million to settle a lawsuit alleging it billed Medicare and other federal health programs to carry patients who didn’t need ambulances.

11/19/2013

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Laptops Containing Patient Information Stolen From Hospital In Alhambra

Health information for approximately 729,000 Southland patients has been compromised following the theft of two computers in the San Gabriel Valley.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/22/2013

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Burbank Company To Pay $17.5M Amid Allegations That It Submitted False Claims To Medicare, Medi-Cal

A company that provides diagnostic services to Southern California nursing homes has agreed to pay millions over allegations that it submitted false claims to Medicare and Medi-Cal, it was reported Friday.

09/27/2013

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Man Sentenced To Prison, Nearly $10M Restitution For Recruiting Homeless In Healthcare Scam

A Los Angeles man was ordered to pay close to $10 million in restitution and serve 18 months in federal prison for a healthcare scam that exploited thousands of homeless people.

CBS Los Angeles–08/26/2013

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Low Or No Cost Health Care Options For People With Low Incomes

Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.

07/21/2013

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Seniors & The ACA

In 1965, health care coverage for seniors in America changed dramatically with the passage of Medicare, and largely remained unchanged until 2010, when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law. […]

06/17/2013

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Acupuncturist Pleads Not Guilty To Medicare Fraud

An acupuncturist accused of submitting more than $2 million in false claims to Medicare pleaded not guilty in federal court Monday.

06/03/2013

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12 Southland Residents Arrested On Medicare Fraud Charges

Twelve people were arrested Tuesday on charges of health care fraud in seven criminal cases in which the defendants stand accused of attempting to bilk Medicare for more than $22 million collectively in false claims.

05/14/2013

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ObamaCare 101: Separating Fact From Fiction

What does ObamaCare mean for you? The more you understand, the better you’ll fare.

02/28/2013

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Doctor Sentenced To Year In Prison For $11M Medicare Fraud

A Southern California doctor has been sentenced to prison for an $11 million Medicare scheme that paid kickbacks to patients recruited on Skid Row.

12/19/2012

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Pastor Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Medicare Of More Than $11M

Federal prosecutors say a Los Angeles-area pastor has pleaded guilty to conspiring with doctors, shady clinic operators and others to defraud Medicare of more than $11 million.

12/17/2012

Regional VP For United Healthcare In SoCal Discusses Important Medicare Information

Regional Vice President for United Healthcare Medicare & Retirement in Southern California, Michael McCarthy, stopped by KCAL9 Sunday to make Medicare beneficiaries aware of the enrollment deadline!

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/02/2012

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