Jun 14, 2012 Any day now, the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act will come down. Two years since the act was passed, what do American's think of the reforms?
Jun 13, 2012 Commentator Robert Reich says health insurance lobby could unwittingly revive the "public option."
Jun 11, 2012 With California scheduled to vote on a budget this week, the question is: How did the state’s finances get so bad, so quickly? Do other states have to fear the same thing?
Jun 19, 2012 A committee of the American Medical Association plays an important role in Medicare's setting of prices for medical procedures.
Jun 5, 2012 The city of Stockton, California, population 291,000 is trying to avoid becoming the biggest U.S. city to go bankrupt during this economic downturn.
Jun 4, 2012 Advertisers are not amused. In the upcoming version of Windows, Internet Explorer will have its "Do Not Track" feature turned on by default. Goodbye creepy ads that seem to follow you around -- hello, more generic ads for great deals on car insurance?
Jun 1, 2012 A demographic survey says, California, like other states, is actually several different voting and demographic units within one. What are the public policy implications of these divisions?
May 31, 2012 The troubled Facebook IPO is casting a pall over high tech (wrongly, I think). The signal moment for the emergence of an even larger digital economy wasn't Facebook. It was Apple's iPad. It's the visible symbol of the rapid embrace of wireless data -- video, images, content, data and communication -- throughout the global economy. A safe forecast: The mobile Internet will transform personal finance.
May 24, 2012 California Gov. Jerry Brown talks about his plan to balance the state's budget. Currently, California is facing a deficit of close to $16 billion.
May 24, 2012 Like other states across the U.S., California's grappling with a giant budget hole. Gov. Jerry Brown talks about the role of government and the tension between taxing the rich and cutting programs for the poor.