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Column: There’s enormous waste in U.S. healthcare, so why isn’t anyone doing anything about it? – Los Angeles Times

As Mark Twain reputedly said about the weather, everybody talks about waste in the U.S. healthcare system, but nobody does anything about it. A new study puts numbers on the scale of that waste and nails down its sources. But it leaves open the question of what to do about it. That’s especially true of… Read More »

Did your health plan deny you care? You can fight back. Here’s how – Los Angeles Times

Binchet, a resident of Napa County, has a rare, disabling illness called myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. Because none of the doctors in her Medicare HMO network has expertise in the disease, she says, she has requested referrals to outside specialists on numerous occasions over the past 22 years, been turned down each time and appealed… Read More »