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.
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August 13, 2002 |
They called it the world's best flashlight, a plastic torch so bright it could illuminate the gloomiest of caves or the darkest mountain trail on a moonless night. Through clever engineering, brothers Stephen and Christopher Halasz claimed to have solved the eternal puzzle of the "black hole"--that dark spot that appears in the center of flashlight beams.
February 9, 1992 |
Flight charts cover the living room floor of Ilse de Vries' Brentwood home these days. Every day, De Vries, 64, studies the route she plans to follow in her Beechcraft Bonanza in an around-the-world, Paris-to-Paris air race this summer. She will be the only woman flying a single-engine plane in the international competition for light aircraft. Eventually, she will cut up 12 charts to form a scroll, because there's no room in the plane to spread out a chart. There are other preparations.