Posted: 12/09/2013 - California's health insurance exchange has a backlog of 25,000 paper applications that must be processed by Dec. 23 for the applicants to get health insurance starting in the new year.
Posted: 12/09/2013 - Insurance brokers are finding frustration as they try to help customers navigate the Affordable Care Act's marketplaces while earning the commissions they've long built their businesses around.
Posted: 12/08/2013 - The California health exchange is giving the names of tens of thousands of consumers to insurance agents without their knowledge.
Updated: 12/08/2013 - Doctors are reporting a major advance against leukemia and other blood cancers.
Updated: 12/04/2013 - Two California cities have voted to ban electronic cigarettes in public places and Los Angeles has moved to limit their sale to keep the devices out of the hands of minors.
Posted: 12/03/2013 - Five Las Vegas-area high schools are being sanitized after norovirus broke out among people using the facilities last week for a youth football tournament.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - Los Angeles County's death rate has dropped 19 percent in a decade - greater than the national decline of 13 percent.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - A traveling medical technician has been sentenced to 39 years in prison for infecting dozens of patients in four states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes.
Updated: 12/02/2013 - The White House says the government's health care website received 375,000 visitors on Monday by noon. That's a surge in use on the first business day since Obama administration officials declared that the government's beleaguered online insurance service was now able to accommodate a vast majority of users.
Updated: 12/02/2013 - Health officials have confirmed norovirus is behind an outbreak at a youth football tournament in Las Vegas last week that sent more than two dozen people to the emergency room.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - Company executives say new models of Rubik's Cube are being launched in an effort to battle counterfeit models, many of which are made in China.
Posted: 12/01/2013 - The government claims more than 50,000 people can log on to its troubled health care website and more than 800,000 people will be able to shop for insurance coverage each day.
Posted: 12/01/2013 - The Obama administration says it will meet its self-imposed deadline of fixing the troubled health care website so that 50,000 people can log in at the same time starting Saturday. Yet questions remain about the stability of the site, the volume of traffic it can handle and the quality of the data it is delivering to insurers.
Updated: 11/29/2013 - Holly Maniatty creates music - for the deaf.
Updated: 11/27/2013 - Nevada's insurance commissioner says health policies canceled because they don't meet new federal standards cannot be extended.
Posted: 11/27/2013 - President Barack Obama's administration has announced yet another delay in the rollout of the health care law. An online health insurance marketplace for small businesses is being put off until November 2014 to make sure the HealthCare.gov website gets fixed first.
Posted: 11/26/2013 - The Supreme Court has agreed to referee another dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law, whether businesses can use religious objections to escape a requirement to cover birth control for employees.
Posted: 11/25/2013 - The morning-after pill may not be effective for women over a certain weight.
Posted: 11/23/2013 - Federal regulators have approved a new drug from Johnson & Johnson for use in treating chronic hepatitis C infections.