October 2, 1989 |
People who suffer from AIDS, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and other serious illnesses will be able to purchase health insurance for the first time through a state-subsidized program under legislation signed Sunday by Gov. George Deukmejian. After years of vetoing similar bills, the governor approved a compromise catastrophic health insurance program that will rely on tobacco tax revenues to aid as many as 300,000 uninsured Californians who suffer from such long-term illnesses.
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February 10, 2012 |
Reporting from San Quentin -- Fifteen years ago, Jackie Clark was so disgusted with the healthcare at San Quentin prison that she quit her job there as a nurse consultant. "We didn't have sinks. We didn't have appropriate medical equipment," she recalled recently. "We were in converted offices and converted cells. " The care there and elsewhere in California's overcrowded lockups was so poor that in 2006 a federal judge, saying that an inmate was dying unnecessarily every week, put a receiver in charge of the health system.
August 21, 2002
"Deaf to Health Fund Crisis" (editorial, Aug. 18), about California medical care, is appropriate. However, this is like shooting BB guns when The Times should be using guided missiles. I believe it to be the moral duty of all who have a public forum to harangue our lawmakers. A never-ending barrage should be used to make them realize there must be a national health program. Robert S. Ellison MD Arcadia Thank you for keeping before our eyes the approaching tsunami of closures and cutbacks in health-care services threatening all of us in L.A. County.
April 29, 1995 |
In a move that signals a change in the way health maintenance organizations deal with doctors and patients, PacifiCare Health Systems said Friday that it has signed long-term service contracts with almost all of its Southern California medical groups. The physician groups' pacts with PacifiCare of California run for at least five years, although the industry standard is for single-year contracts between HMOs and their medical care providers.
March 27, 2005 |
When Erik Mellquist graduated from the University of Michigan in 2003 with an engineering degree, he had a plan: Get married. Find a job. Buy a house. The bride and the job proved the easy part. He and his fiancee, Emily, also an engineering student, married three weeks after they graduated. About the same time, Erik landed a job at an aerospace firm in El Segundo. But when the newlyweds arrived, he said, "the housing prices blew us away."
May 14, 1994 |
In a palimony award believed to be the largest ever made, an Orange County jury ruled Friday that flashlight mogul Anthony Maglica must pay $84 million to a woman he lived, worked and shared his name with for more than 20 years, but never married. The Superior Court jury determined that Maglica, 64, and his former companion, Claire Maglica, 60, had no oral or written agreement to equally share earnings from a former machine shop the couple successfully turned into Mag Instrument Inc.