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  • Uncovered California

    October 20, 2014 | 10:00 am

    For those who have just perked up, whose eyes opened wide, sorry, this column contains no nudity or salacious content.  Parts of it may be obscene, yes, but not for the reason the words “Uncovered” together with “California” might portend. This is a family website, after all....
  • This creepy ad can kill you

    By Marty Kaplan

    September 30, 2013 | 10:28 am

    “You’re not going to let Uncle Sam put his finger up your butt, are you, dude?”

    We’re at a bustling town fair, a few weeks from now.  Kids climb on the firetruck. Community groups sell cupcakes and give out flyers.  At the “Enroll America” booth, people are on healthcare.gov...

  • Diagnosis: Informed Citizen Disorder

    By Marty Kaplan

    May 27, 2013 | 12:12 pm

    I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that one of the great pleasures of my life – reading the New York Times – is also bad for my health. 

    After all, lamb chops are luscious, but it turns out that red meat, not to mention a perfect side of salty fries, can kill you.  Just because you...

  • Dental care for all

    April 3, 2013 | 2:34 pm

    Navah Paskowitz knows that her 4-year-old son, Edwin, is long overdue for a dental checkup, but she’s terrified to take him for one.

    About eight months ago, the Sherman Oaks resident and her husband took Edwin, who was diagnosed with autism, to his first visit with a dentist. As...

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  • A note to a stiff-necked people

    By David Mamet

    November 1, 2012 | 11:44 am

    To those Jews planning to vote for Obama:

    Are you prepared to explain to your children not the principles upon which your vote is cast, but its probable effects upon them? 

    Irrespective of your endorsement of liberal sentiments, of fairness and “more equal distribution,” will...

  • Healthcare That You Should Avoid

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    April 6, 2012 | 11:37 am

    Why wouldn’t you want an EKG every year as part of your check up? Why would you not want to be screened for prostate cancer at the age of 80 (or maybe at any age)? Why should you decline the annual chest X ray that your doctor keeps ordering? Is it because you’re eager to save...

  • Medicaid reforms need not undermine services

    February 13, 2012 | 5:22 pm

    During February, Jewish communities across North America observe Jewish Disability Awareness Month. It is an opportunity for us to raise awareness of the needs, strengths, opportunities and challenges of individuals with disabilities in our communities, and to ensure we are building...

  • No child left behind?

    By Steve Greenberg

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

  • S L i C K O

    By Steve Greenberg

    August 2, 2007 | 8:00 pm

  • Interest Increases as Deadline Nears

    By David Finnigan

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Susie Tiffany of Beverly Hills suffers from a rare blood disorder and needs monthly infusions of blood components, which her insurance company ultimately declined to cover. She hoped the government's new prescription drug benefit would help her out because, despite her ZIP code,...

  • Will Not Let You Go!

    By Rachel Pomerance

    September 11, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Last week, Bianca Brichkov was all set to go to Israel's three-year Elite Academy high school with four other American students. This week, she's back as one of the few Jews at her all-girls Catholic school in the Bronx -- all because of her father.

    The New York parent filed a...

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