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For sale sign coming for Quality Systems?

For sale sign coming for Quality Systems?

July 20, 2013 9:00 am by | 0 Comments

Irvine-based Quality Systems Inc., which sells computer software and services for medical offices and small hospitals, sparked market speculation that it might be up for sale after it said in a regulatory filing Wednesday that it will hire outside advi…


Truth or consequences: How many Americans will fib to get healthcare subsidies?

Truth or consequences: How many Americans will fib to get healthcare subsidies?

July 12, 2013 2:31 pm by | 0 Comments

Two federal government decisions last week on health reform have sparked concern that Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, could be hit with a higher-than-expected volume of applications for subsidized medical coverage — some of …



Covered California will offer affordable dental care for kids

Covered California will offer affordable dental care for kids

June 26, 2013 11:31 am by | 0 Comments

Covered California, the state’s insurance exchange, on Tuesday unveiled dental plans it said will provide affordable care for children up to age 19 starting Jan. 1.
The exchange, one of 17 state-run health care marketplaces established under the Afford…


Covered California hits the road: Standing room only for town hall

Covered California hits the road: Standing room only for town hall

June 25, 2013 11:33 am by | 0 Comments

Covered California brought its road show to Orange County this past week. Its executive director, Peter V. Lee, spent two hours before a standing-room-only crowd at a union hall in Buena Park, answering questions and explaining the goals, philosophy an…


Breast cancer, hep C, MS drugs may come with higher copays in California

Breast cancer, hep C, MS drugs may come with higher copays in California

June 21, 2013 12:30 pm by | 0 Comments

The Affordable Care Act might not make care much more affordable for some Californians who need expensive prescription drugs to treat chronic illnesses or just to stay alive.
The health plans to be marketed in the California insurance exchange, establi…


Not up to speed on healthcare reform law? You should be

Not up to speed on healthcare reform law? You should be

June 6, 2013 1:05 pm by | 0 Comments

If you run a company with fifty or more full-time employees and have not done your homework on health reform, you may soon regret it.
The Affordable Care Act imposes some complex rules on employers. Merely discovering what it will require is labor inte…


California businesses fight proposed bill that outlines healthcare fines

California businesses fight proposed bill that outlines healthcare fines

May 31, 2013 11:41 am by | 0 Comments

As employers across California scramble to figure out what their obligations will be next year under federal health reform, many of them are simultaneously fighting to defeat proposed state legislation that would throw a whole new set of calculations i…



Agendia took gamble on FDA approval for breast-cancer test

Agendia took gamble on FDA approval for breast-cancer test

March 28, 2013 3:02 pm by | 0 Comments

Irvine-based Agendia complains that while it spent huge amounts of time, energy and resources to gain formal approval from U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its breast-cancer test, its chief rival, Genomic Health Inc., has chosen to bypass federal …


Teva plans to sell Irvine drug plant

Teva plans to sell Irvine drug plant

February 8, 2013 2:17 pm by | 0 Comments

Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is putting its Irvine drug manufacturing plant on the auction block as part of an effort to save $1.5 to $2 billion over the next four years, the company said Thursday.
“The Irvine facility has already seen m…