Month: November 2021

Save Our Seniors Network Rebuttal to Newsom’s veto of AB 279

Sobering lessons for the AB 1400 fight can be drawn from the campaign as well as the case made for AB 1400, as currently it is legal for private operators to endanger seniors, particularly oppressed nationality seniors, disproportionately. Save Our Seniors Network (SOSN) is an all-volunteer network of individuals and organizations working to secure the …

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She was billed $809 for a boot for her broken foot. Amazon charges $80

BY DAVID LAZARUSBUSINESS COLUMNIST NOV. 16, 2021 6 AM PT Stephanie Noonan Drachkovitch recently broke her foot while horseback riding. She got treated at a UCLA-affiliated orthopedic facility in Thousand Oaks and has no complaints about the quality of care. “My doctors were fantastic,” Drachkovitch told me. “This isn’t about them.” What this is about, …

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Stranded by the pandemic, he had only travel insurance. It left him with a $38,000 bill

BY ARTHUR ALLEN KAISER HEALTH NEWS NOV. 16, 2021 5 AM PT Duy Hoa Tran, a retired Vietnamese schoolteacher, arrived in Los Angeles in February 2020 to visit his daughter and 2-month-old grandson. Two weeks later, the door closed behind him. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Vietnam shut its borders. No commercial flights would be allowed …

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