‘In The News’ Archives
After three days of deliberations, the Supreme Court is now behind closed doors deciding the fate of Obamacare. On Friday, out of the sight of cameras, sketch artists and reporters along with the justices will hold one of their weekly conferences. And at the end of this meeting, they will have voted on all of the Affordable Care Act issues, [...]
Three days of hearings before the U.S. Supreme Court have raised questions about whether the Affordable Care Act is constitutional, but California has already started implementing provisions of the Act by setting up a health benefit exchange. It's also expanding Medicaid and has passed laws to enhance and extend health coverage, according to an [...]
As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama was a vocal critic of rival Hillary Clinton's proposal for an individual mandate. His attack ads cautioned that the strategy was "politically dangerous." But as president, he came around to Clinton's approach. His health reform advisor, Ann DeParle, argued that a mandate would be most effective in [...]
By some estimates, California could have billions at stake in the debate over Obamacare, with the state possibly receiving up to $44 billion in additional funds in enhanced payments for low-income children and adults for 2019. Without the state mandate, the number of people expected to buy health insurance offered by state exchanges will fall from [...]
Congress just passed the JOBS Act, which has the potential to harm investors. Back in 2008 investors had very little information on the kind of risks Wall Street firms were taking with their hard-earned money. The crash that resulted from these risks left holes in their retirement and college-education savings. And now something strange is [...]
“I’m no lawyer and the Court will decide whatever they decide,” says Bruce Bodaken, CEO of Blue Shield of California, “But I do know this -- We mandate many things in this society. … I have to send my children to school, at least to a certain age. If you want to drive a car, you have to have auto insurance. I don’t think this is all [...]
While it's difficult to know for certain after Tuesday's oral arguments, the conservative justices appeared skeptical of the constitutionality of the law’s requirement that uninsured people purchase insurance. Some observers caution, however, that too much shouldn't be read into a particular justice's questioning during oral arguments since they [...]
Outside of the Supreme Court on Monday March 25, was a spectacle of healthcare reform supporters and detractors, including doctors and union members chanting, "I love ObamaCare," opposite opponents from the Tea Party hoisting signs that read "Don't Tread on Me" reported the Wall Street Journal.
One indication of how underserved the Inland Empire region is has to do with its ratio of hospital beds. The High Desert only only 1.1 beds per 1,000 patients. Adding to pressures on the regions lack of hospitals is the poverty rate, which is about twice that of Orange County, reports California Healthline.
While the Supreme Court debates the constitutionality of the health care reform law, California lawmakers are addressing another challenge to universal access: a shortage of doctors in the state. In addition to a shortage of primary care physicians overall, there's also a distribution problem, with shortages of physicians being reported in rural [...]