Being presented with a whopping health care bill is enough to make you ill all over again. It's even worse when one is stuck with a surprise bill. And that's just happened to San Francisco and its employees.Distressing numbers revealed at yesterday's Health Service System board meeting caught the ci ... More >>
An investor finds that he has been swindled, and that the schemer was aided by a mortgage industry lacking oversight.
By Matt SmithHere's a pop quiz(R): Which is worse? A.) A U.S. banking crisis sparks a chain reaction in global financial markets leaving no economy unscathed, spawning talk of unemployment, poverty and despair like nothing seen since the1930s. B.) SF Weekly criticizes a bureaucrat. If you answe ... More >>
To help thousands of the disabled, a San Francisco attorney takes on an insurance company -- and New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
As the Bush administration scares America witless, San Francisco might offer a model for living well in the shadow of apocalypse
Shake, Rattle, and Roll;Musical Notes;Puni, Unlike Muni, Keeps Rolling Along
What could be worse than a devasting earthquake in the Bay Area? The day after, when we all realize that no one is covered by insurance.
For Baby Boomers, the Doctor Is in ... the Bathroom
How Naiveté, greed, and the new new thing brought Brown & Toland, San Francisco's largest doctors' group, to the verge of bankruptcy
A Marin pharmacist sticks up for the little guys, and gets run over
Sutter Health, which owns one of California's largest hospital empires, is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity. Critics wonder why Sutter dispenses so little charity, and vacuums so much profit, from the hospitals it acquires.
There's a new and nasty labor-management war. Health care is the battlefield. San Francisco is the front line.
It's merge or be merged out for teaching hospitals like Stanford's and UCSF's
Money, paperwork and stigma