December 15, 1996
Hats off to Evelyn Sheinkopf for her interesting article on old Los Angeles telephone exchanges ("Know the Code," So SoCal, Nov. 10). As I remember the '40s prefixes, ours was DRexel. As in the rest of the L.A. area, only four numbers followed the two letters. Other exchanges of that era were FItzroy, FEderal, YOrk and STate, to name a few. After World War II, I recall, DRexel, FItzroy, FEderal and, no doubt, some others were changed to DUnkirk followed by a five-digit number. Existing prefixes that made the cut, so to speak, were MUtual, MAdison, TRemont, TRiangle, WEbster and BRadshaw.
October 4, 2013 |
My colleague Chad Terhune in The Times' Business section has been faithfully cataloging the hiccups, glitches and failures experienced by the state's new health insurance exchange, Covered California, in its opening days. On Friday he laid out the most serious of the shortcomings reported so far: The health plans don't yet provide an online list of the doctors and hospitals participating in their networks. This is a crucial issue, as faithful Terhune readers know, because some insurers are including fewer doctors and hospitals in their Covered California offerings in order to cut costs.
February 8, 2012
The 2010 healthcare reform law gave states until Jan. 1, 2014, to create "exchanges" in which individuals and small businesses could shop for insurance policies. If the states don't, the federal government will operate exchanges for them. The requirement poses a quandary for lawmakers who oppose the federal law: Should they start working on an exchange, or count on the law being repealed by the Supreme Court or by a new Republican-controlled Congress and White House in 2013? The answer is that each state should set up an exchange regardless of how its lawmakers feel about "Obamacare," because it would help ameliorate the very real problems consumers face in the health insurance market.
January 4, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has cleared what could be the final group of states to open their own health insurance exchanges this fall, advancing a key goal of the 2010 healthcare law to provide Americans with new options to shop for coverage. The conditional approvals announced for California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Vermont and Utah mean 17 states and the District of Columbia are on track to operate their own insurance exchanges this year. Exchanges in the remaining states will be run by the federal government or by state-federal partnerships.
October 30, 2012 |
Stock and options exchanges are losing $1 million in transaction fees each day they are closed because of Hurricane Sandy , according to an industry analyst's estimate. Richard Repetto, a principal at Sandler O'Neill, said the giant storm would likely cost NYSE Euronext, Nasdaq OMX Group and the Chicago Board Options Exchange $1 million in net trading revenues each day they are closed. But the closures of the exchanges Monday and Tuesday would likely cost a loss of a penny or less of earnings-per-share for the public companies that operate the exchanges, Repetto said in a note.
April 26, 2012 |
The Dodgers want to repay their fans who were inconvenienced by Mother Nature on Wednesday night. Ticket stubs from the Dodgers' rainy 4-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves can be redeemed for free reserve-level tickets to a May 14 game against the Arizona Diamondbacks or a May 31 game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Ticket stubs from April 13 can also be exchanged for May 14 or May 31 tickets. Exchanges can be made at the advance ticket window at Dodger Stadium's parking lot P between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Monday through Saturday.