‘Chilling effect on patients’: Following backlash, insurance giant UnitedHealthcare delays policy to scrutinize ER claims

Facing mounting criticism from hospitals and doctors groups, health insurance giant UnitedHealthcare said it will delay a policy that would scrutinize payments for non-urgent emergency room visits. (Photo: Jim Mone/AP file photo) Facing mounting criticism from hospitals and doctors groups, health insurance giant UnitedHealthcare said it will delay a policy that would scrutinize payments for non-urgent […]

In California: San Francisco nears herd immunity; beware vaccine lottery scams

I’m Winston Gieseke, philanthropy and special sections editor for The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, coming to you from a cabin in beautiful woods of Idyllwild. Here are some of today’s headlines from the Golden State. Have a friend who wants California news delivered to their inbox for free? Let them know they can sign […]

What happened in Lafayette Park?

Protestors were not cleared from Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C., for then-President Donald Trump’s photo op, a report finds. Why weren’t body cameras worn when Winston Smith Jr. was shot and killed? And hospital workers were suspended for refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccine. ? It’s Laura. Wednesday’s news, here for you! But first, holy sharks y’all! […]