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December 17, 2009 | By Lisa Girion
Proposals before Congress to allow insurance companies to market and sell healthcare policies nationwide are coming under attack from proponents of the current system of state-by-state oversight. A key but lesser-known facet of the healthcare bills in the House and Senate would allow insurers to register in one state but sell policies in many other states as well. That could allow insurers to ignore insurance laws in all but their home state and make it impossible for regulators in states with tough consumer protection laws to enforce them, a group of Democratic lawmakers says in a letter obtained by The Times.
March 31, 1998 | From a Times Staff Writer
The state Assembly gave final passage Monday to a bill granting women in managed health care plans direct access to obstetricians and gynecologists. The legislation, which allows women in such plans to bypass their primary care physicians to receive care, goes to Gov. Pete Wilson. It has Wilson's approval "in concept," a spokeswoman for the governor said. The measure (AB 12) by Assemblywoman Susan A.
January 17, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- More than a year after campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee was ordered to repay $10.5 million she embezzled from the accounts of dozens of politicians, including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, federal officials say they have only been able to recover $94,468.60 from liquidation of her assets to go to restitution. In November 2012, Durkee was sentenced to eight years in federal prison and ordered to repay the money she stole from 77 victims, mostly politicians from California, including the campaign committees of Feinstein and Democratic Reps.
May 3, 2002
How the California delegation voted on the farm bill approved Thursday by the House: Republicans voting yes: (9) Mary Bono (Palm Springs), Randy "Duke" Cunningham (San Diego), Wally Herger (Marysville), Stephen Horn (Long Beach), Duncan Hunter (Alpine), Doug Ose (Sacramento), Richard W. Pombo (Tracy), George P. Radonovich (Mariposa), William M. Thomas (Bakersfield). Democrats voting yes: (8) Joe Baca (Rialto), Gary A. Condit (Ceres), Bob Filner (San Diego), Grace F.
May 25, 2007 | Noam N. Levey and Richard Simon, Times Staff Writers
Bringing to a close an extended showdown between Congress and President Bush over the Iraq war, overwhelmingly united Republicans and deeply divided Democrats passed a $120-billion emergency war spending bill Thursday that would not require U.S. combat troops to be withdrawn.
May 22, 2003 | From Associated Press
The House voted Wednesday to prohibit schools from making children with behavioral problems take medication in order to attend class. Under the bill, passed 425 to 1, states receiving federal education money must make sure that schools do not coerce parents into medicating their children. "School personnel may have good intentions, but parents should never be required to decide between their child's education and keeping them off potentially harmful drugs," said Rep. Max Burns (R-Ga.
November 28, 2012 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - Former campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison for fraud and ordered to repay more than $10.5 million to politicians from whom she stole. U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller ordered that Durkee, a former go-to treasurer for Democrats, serve her time in federal custody in a facility that can provide her with mental health services. Mueller said Durkee lacked the ability to control impulses, which led to criminal activity. The judge called Durkee's crime a "significant and egregious offense" and a "deep violation of trust" that hurt not only her clients but also the democratic process.
June 2, 1999
California law requires that hospitals provide medically necessary care to patients who show up in their emergency rooms. But it's a hollow obligation, no matter how willing the hospital, if the doctors don't show up. As a Times report showed Tuesday, medical specialists including plastic surgeons and orthopedists have increasingly rebelled against the failure of managed care companies to pay them by refusing to care for emergency room patients--even insured ones.
Speaking to 2,500 Marines, Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that despite "a certain amount of hand-wringing in some quarters" about President Bush's "axis of evil" comment, he believes that most Americans admire Bush's tough talk. "Most Americans find it reassuring to have a commander in chief who speaks the truth and means exactly what he says," Cheney said during a speech on the tarmac at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.
February 21, 2003
The death of Baltimore Oriole pitching prospect Steve Bechler, 23, who was reportedly using an ephedra supplement to lose weight, was major sports news. If investigators tie Bechler's death to the stimulant it will not be a shock. Consumer groups and the federal government have linked a long string of deaths and injuries to the product, a sort of natural mini-amphetamine derived from a Chinese herb.
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