| Jan 18, 2014
| 11:09 AM
A Southland health insurance broker named Brad Reichman — whose clients run from Santa Barbara to the Inland Empire and include Burbank, Glendale and La Canada — called me the other day to share a horror story borne out of the Affordable...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 12:21 PM
For those who have never had health insurance — and must get it now due to the Affordable Care Act — understanding health care plans can be confusing. That’s where Verdugo Jobs Center comes in.
The government-funded employment...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:44 AM
In 2007, a constituent from Burbank wrote to me with an incredibly personal and painful story. After being sexually assaulted, she was prescribed a routine antidepressant by the attending physician — a prescription she filled once. Years later,...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 10:32 AM
In a new line of attack on canceled health policies, two California residents are suing insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross, alleging they were misled into giving up their previous coverage, the Los Angeles Times reported.
About 900,000 Californians and...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 7:13 PM
The lengthy legal battle between the attorneys who won tens of millions of dollars for descendants of Armenian genocide victims has run its course.
Mark Geragos and Brian Kabateck, two of the attorneys in class-action lawsuits that descendants of...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Here’s another item to add to the "That costs more in Los Angeles" list, and it isn’t pretty: car insurance.
The 10 most expensive ZIP Codes for car insurance in the state of California are all in the L.A. metro area. L.A. County is also...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 9:20 AM
The Glendale Fire Department recently earned a Class 1 rating from a top insurance risk company, which may result in lower coverage rates for residents and business owners.
Glendale was one of 10 fire departments in California that received the rating...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 4:57 PM
More than 100 nurses and support staff picketed outside Glendale Memorial Hospital on Thursday to oppose planned layoffs that they argued would negatively impact patient care at the 334-bed facility.
The planned layoffs were announced last week, but...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 12:57 PM
Layoffs are looming at Glendale Memorial Hospital as officials at the 334-bed facility have decided to lay off an undetermined number of employees, according to a statement released by the hospital on Monday.
Hospital spokeswoman Angela Giacobbe said ...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Glendale Memorial Hospital this week announced plans to undergo a round of staff reductions, roughly two months after the city’s other major hospital, Glendale Adventist Medical Center, laid off 21 workers in response to federal healthcare payment...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 2:21 PM
As the new year begins, local healthcare providers are preparing for a potential flood of patients who previously didn’t have access to insurance, but who will now be covered as the federal Affordable Care Act takes effect.
More primary care...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 3:03 PM
The insurer of a construction company hired to repair Glendale slopes after the 2005 mudslide has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the city, claiming the contractor was underpaid for excavation work that turned out to be much more intensive than...