| Oct 21, 2014
| 4:00 AM
A ballot initiative that pits lawyers against doctors has set off one of this year's fiercest campaign wars, a costly clash over increasing state limits on malpractice damages and imposing drug testing on physicians.
Proposition 46 would raise the cap...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 3:39 PM
A lot can happen in 20 years. And yet sometimes you look back and find that for all the apparent change, you are not very far from where you started.
We have had that feeling lately as we look back on the work we did as co-chairs of the 1994...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:45 AM
I'm often perplexed by the content in Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column and wonder if he is free from fact-checking because his words appear on the op-ed page. One particular paragraph in his column, "American values under Obama" (Nov. 2), left me even...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Medicare's age of eligibility — 65 years — is outdated. It is not even rooted in the 1960s, when Medicare was created, but in the 1930s, when Social Security was enacted and initially fixed the normal retirement age at 65.
That's why a...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Solid job growth in October, the ninth straight month with more than 200,000 new jobs created, and a drop in the unemployment rate to a new six-year low of 5.8% showed that the labor market is strengthening.
But workers still aren't seeing much...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Medicare taxes are too low to pay for an average senior's benefits. As a result of this and the aging of the population, the Medicare system has an unfunded liability in the trillions of dollars. Gradually raising the Medicare eligibility age to 67...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 6:03 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has substantially cut estimates of the number of people who will sign up for insurance coverage in 2015 through the federal health law, projecting that millions fewer consumers will use marketplaces created by...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:07 PM
The Obama administration has substantially scaled back estimates of how many people will sign up for insurance in 2015 through the federal healthcare law, projecting that millions fewer Americans will use marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act....
| Nov 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Stupid is as stupid does" -- Forrest Gump
Unless you regularly follow conservative media, you may not have heard what one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) thinks about you.
Jonathan Gruber is a Massachusetts Institute of...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 6:24 AM
It's not exactly the Ems Dispatch (the diplomatic cable Otto von Bismarck doctored to provoke the 1870 Franco-Prussian War). But what the just-resurfaced Gruber Confession lacks in world-historical consequence, it makes up for in world-class cynicism....
| Oct 22, 2014
| 5:54 AM
Leticia Vives thought her rise from teller to senior teller to manager during 23 years at Bank of America had earned her staying power, or at least the experience to find work elsewhere.
Still jobless 18 months after being let go in a downsizing move,...