CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1986
Taken at its face value Freed's report makes such a paradise of our northern neighbor with its "free" health-care system that we should adopt immediately its features in toto without reservations. Yet even a minimum of rational thought suggests that there may be real problems. Some very important considerations are not even mentioned in his panegyric, and only at the end of the report is the bad news even hinted at. Like all Utopian Socialist dreams there is the naive belief that in Canada medical attention costs the patient and the public nothing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1989 |
Although the Orange County health-care crisis and the UCI Medical Center deficit have received much media exposure in recent weeks, the problem of inadequate funding for indigent health care in Orange County has been developing for years. The Orange County Department of Health and Human Services has a meager budget for the health care of the poor when contrasted with the massive hospital system in Los Angeles County. The truth about these poor people is that most of them are not indigent.
March 14, 2012 |
Orange County and Ventura outpaced Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Bakersfield in a national score card looking at how area hospitals, doctors and insurance companies manage patient care and costs. The Commonwealth Fund, a New York foundation that studies the U.S. healthcare market, ranked 306 communities nationwide on key areas of health system performance, such as whether patients are getting timely preventive care and avoiding unnecessary hospital stays and whether healthcare is affordable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2010 |
A private prison housing mothers with infant children is responsible for providing the babies with necessary medical care, a state appeals court has ruled. The ruling last week by the 4th District Court of Appeal also held that California might be liable if on-site state employees are negligent, as alleged in the case of a 5-week-old girl who suffered permanent lung damage when jailers refused to take her to a hospital for more than a week after she developed breathing problems. Six privately run facilities for incarcerated mothers house about 150 children under age 6, but half of them were created without specific provisions obligating the companies managing them to provide healthcare for the children, said Carol Strickman, staff attorney for Legal Services for Prisoners With Children.
October 16, 1991 |
Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart is under professional counseling and medical care in the wake of allegations that he picked up a prostitute in Indio, Calif., last weekend, his son announced Tuesday. Donnie Swaggart told employees at the Swaggart Family Worship Center in Baton Rouge, La., that his father had temporarily turned over control of the ministry to him and that Swaggart's board of directors would be restructured--but that neither Swaggart, 56, nor his wife, Frances, 54, would be members.
December 6, 2007 |
When Nevada death row inmate Charles Randolph asked for a specific medicine to address his heart condition earlier this year, Max Carter, the prison's physician assistant, sent a curt reply: The medication was the wrong kind and potentially lethal, but he would be happy to prescribe it "so that your chances of expiring sooner are increased." When another prisoner, John O.
September 22, 1989 |
The denial of food, water and lifesaving medical care to babies with disabilities is a "significant civil rights problem" demanding greater supervision of doctors, the U.S. Civil Rights Commission said today.
November 1, 1985 |
Three Soviet kidnap victims who were freed exhausted, barefoot and bearded after a monthlong captivity in Lebanon were under close medical care Thursday at the heavily-guarded Soviet Embassy. Yuri Souslikov, the Soviet charge d'affaires, who headed intensive efforts to obtain their release, told reporters that the men wept when they walked into the embassy Wednesday night.