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By Bart Stratton | October 19, 2009
Robert Buniatyan vaguely accuses supporters of health-insurance reform of turning capitalism into a villain (“Health and capitalism,” Oct. 15). In fact, it is Buniatyan who vilifies regulation, making the wild assertion that “the only thing government has achieved in health care is distortion of price signals, inefficiency and shortages.” In fact, health-care programs treat millions of Americans every year. Medicare extends treatments, it doesn’t create shortages.
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By Jason Wells | February 5, 2009
GLENDALE — There were roughly 23,000 uninsured children in the two Congressional districts that include Glendale and Burbank in 2007, according to a report released Wednesday. The report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research found that 6.8% of children in Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff and Brad Sherman’s districts were without health insurance in 2007. And that “snapshot” in time, researchers warned, had likely worsened in tandem with the falling economy, since recent layoffs had undoubtedly cut more families off from employee health benefits.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | June 5, 2012
Bargaining teams for Glendale Unified School District and its teachers union are expected to finalize a deal this week that would defer five unpaid furlough days scheduled for 2012-13. District officials said they expect to put the agreement in writing during a meeting scheduled for Thursday. In April, the Glendale Teachers Assn. had rejected an identical proposal - which defers the furlough days to 2013-14 - asking instead that two of the five days be eliminated outright and three be deferred.
NEWS
September 27, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Glendale) and local officials will be walking door-to-door Saturday to hand out information about California's Healthy Families program and Schiff's upcoming Children's Health Insurance Fair. Schiff will be joined by Councilman Frank Quintero, school board President Chuck Sambar and board member Pam Ellis at 10 a.m. Saturday as he walks from the Glendale Unified School District headquarters to the neighborhood around Horace Mann Elementary School.
NEWS
May 24, 2002
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- A bill by state Sen. Jack Scott (D-Glendale) that would require health insurance companies to include coverage for hearing aids for children was passed by the Senate on Thursday. Under the bill, costs of hearing aids up to $1,500 per child would be covered through health insurance policies. The cost of batteries and cords would not be included. Scott was motivated to introduce the legislation when a Burbank constituent told him her insurance provider would not cover hearing aids for her two deaf children, he said.
NEWS
October 26, 2001
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- March of Dimes, actress and singer Vanessa Williams and Glendale Kmart are teaming up to educate the community Saturday about free and low-cost children's health insurance. For "Make a Difference Day," Williams, celebrity spokeswoman for March of Dimes, will sign autographs and distribute information with volunteers about state and federal health insurance programs for children. The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to prevent birth defects and infant mortality by funding research, community service, education and advocacy programs.
NEWS
October 6, 2001
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Glendale) announced Friday that he has introduced HR 3040, a bill that would provide health insurance for laid-off workers and their families at 50% of the cost. Under the federal COBRA program, laid-off workers can remain covered under their employer's health insurance plan for up to 18 months after termination if they pay the full premium for the plan. Schiff's legislation would provide a 50% tax credit toward COBRA coverage for laid-off workers for up to 18 months.
FEATURES
March 13, 2010
An A1 article on Friday titled ?Students rally for teachers? incorrectly identified the student body president. Her name is Audria Amirian, not Sara Amirian. ? A Thursday A1 article titled, ?IHOP against health reform? inaccurately stated a White House perspective on bills being considered in Congress. The bills would not require businesses to buy health insurance for their employees, according to the White House. Businesses with 50 or more workers would, however, be required to pay a fee for each employee who chooses to buy insurance through a government ?
NEWS
May 31, 2003
Ryan Carter Local children are missing out on basic health services because of an inability of local agencies to access federal funds in the midst of the state's budget crunch, officials said Friday. That was the message as a group of local lawmakers held a press conference at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena to call for the Bush administration to expand children's health insurance programs. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Glendale) and Assembly members Carol Liu (D-La Canada Flintridge)
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | January 11, 2014
For those who have never had health insurance - and must get it now due to the Affordable Care Act - understanding health care plans can be confusing. That's where Verdugo Jobs Center comes in. The government-funded employment organization is offering free enrollment counseling for people who are trying to sign up for Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange related to what's known as Obamacare. “People who have not had health insurance before. They don't know what a plan is, what an HMO is, what a PPO is,” said Lori Kurdoghlian, a program manager at the center.
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NEWS
December 10, 2013
Good morning readers. Today is Tuesday, Dec. 10. It's cold out there, so put on that sweater, warm up by the glow of your computer screen and check out these headlines: A federal judge sentenced a Glendale man to five years in prison for tricking or extorting hundreds of women into giving him naked pictures of themselves. Glendale News-Press Burbank student Maria Cardenas, 26, has been without health insurance for the last four years , and it worries her. See how she's coping.
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By Chad Terhune | November 7, 2013
In a new line of attack on canceled health policies, two California residents are suing insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross, alleging they were misled into giving up their previous coverage, the Los Angeles Times reported . About 900,000 Californians and many more nationwide have received cancellation notices on their individual health insurance policies, triggering a public uproar against the rollout of President Obama's healthcare law. ...
NEWS
October 25, 2013
I was deeply disappointed with the editorial of Saturday, Oct. 19 supporting the Affordable Care Act . It was simply a regurgitation of the hypothetical unfounded theories of why this law is needed. You presented nothing new; just the same misleading and inaccurate data. You assumed that the one-fifth of our local population without health insurance probably cannot afford it because they have no money to pay for it. While this is most likely true, the ACA only gives free healthcare to those who qualify under the new relaxed Medi-Cal rules.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | October 18, 2013
One Tuesday a month, Stephen Houlemard gets a ride to the Glendale Free Clinic, located on the second floor of the First United Methodist Church of Glendale, from a friend. Houlemard, a Temple City resident, comes to the clinic to monitor the diseases - diabetes and Addison's disease, an adrenal gland disorder - he's suffered from for decades, and to pick up medication. Houlemard's treatment, like that of all patients at the clinic, is paid for with grants from local hospitals and the effort of volunteers.
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By Rep. Adam Schiff | October 17, 2013
In 2007, a constituent from Burbank wrote to me with an incredibly personal and painful story. After being sexually assaulted, she was prescribed a routine antidepressant by the attending physician - a prescription she filled once. Years later, she was denied health insurance coverage. The insurance company cited her depression as a preexisting condition in their denial letter. She asked me to support healthcare reform so that people like her couldn't be denied coverage in the future. In just three years, the Affordable Care Act has expanded access to care for millions of Americans.
NEWS
October 4, 2013
I am really upset about the Affordable Care Act. I am currently paying $192 to Blue Cross Anthem for health insurance. They sent me a letter that said that plan will be canceled by the ACA and now I will have to pay $454.82 a month. That is (after taxes) almost one week's pay. This healthcare legislation needs to be thrown in the toilet. No thank you. Jean Glass Glendale
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | September 25, 2013
With new insurance exchanges created by federal healthcare reform launching next week, members of Glendale's business community heard Wednesday how the changes may affect them. Although the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is in its early stages, the event gave the roughly 50 attendees a chance to look ahead at its impacts, including a mandate that businesses with more than 50 employees must offer health insurance to workers - a requirement that's been pushed back to the beginning of 2015.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | December 14, 2012
If federal lawmakers can't reach a budget agreement by the end of the year to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff,” the Verdugo Jobs Center in Glendale could see an 8.2% funding reduction, a top official at the agency said. Don Nakamoto, executive director of the Verdugo Workforce Investment Board which oversees the Verdugo Jobs Center, said there is a push at the state level to target prominent high-growth industries with vocational training programs. That means for the Verdugo Jobs Center - which services the Glendale-Burbank-La Cañada Flintridge area - officials focus on the entertainment industry, a top employer for the region, followed by healthcare, retail and manufacturing, Nakamoto said.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | September 21, 2012
The latest statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week show Glendale has taken a major economic hit since the recession began in 2007. The median household income in Glendale last year fell 15% since the recession took hold at the end of 2007, according to the statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau. That puts the median income in Glendale at $47,647 - slightly higher than the $46,148 in Los Angeles, but below the $64,147 logged in Burbank, which remained relatively steady despite the economic turmoil.
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