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June 11, 1989 | VANCE GARDNER, Vance Gardner, an orthopedic surgeon, is on the UCIMC staff.
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.
January 20, 2010 | By Carol J. Williams
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.
March 14, 2012 | By Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times
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.
October 16, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
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.
October 27, 1996 | KATHLEEN DOHENY
Medical care aboard cruise ships is expected to improve, thanks to new guidelines issued last month by the International Council of Cruise Lines, a Washington, D.C.-based industry group. Suggestions for medical staffing, equipment and facilities are included. The guidelines, which are voluntary, are aimed at standardizing medical treatment in an industry that is international and, thus, subject to varying ideas of what constitutes adequate medical care.
September 22, 1989 | From Times wire services
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.
December 6, 2007 | Ashley Powers and Henry Weinstein, Times Staff Writers
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.
June 14, 1986
Since I am Canadian-born, I am surprised to note that the article does not state that the Canadian worker pays highly for this service. The article states that the Canadian government spends 8.6% of its gross national product this year alone ($39 billion) on medical and hospital care. But no mention is made that the large share is covered by the Canadian worker. This protection is not free. It is only free to the poor. LOUISE B. PHIPPS Los Angeles
June 14, 2007 | Richard Marosi, Times Staff Writer
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of immigrants detained at the San Diego Correctional Facility, claiming that denial of adequate medical care has led to disfiguring injuries, untreated illnesses and deaths. The lawsuit focuses on 11 detainees who lawyers say suffered needlessly because of the incompetence and indifference of officials at the facility.
July 14, 2007
Re "Hospital group rejects system and cashes in," July 8 I would like to inform Dr. Prem Reddy that healthcare is an essential service similar to fire and police services, not, as he says, like eating and clothing preferences. Also, as a doctor, he should be aware that not everyone has the ability to pay for such services. As Dr. David Goldstein says, Reddy's business model totally ignores the medical profession's responsibility to care for all patients equally.
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