Medical personnel attend to a patient prior to surgery at USC Medical Center.
It’s not even on the ballot yet, but rival forces are gathering – again — over a plan to lift the decades-old cap on pain and suffering damages in medical malpractice cases. The proposal, aimed at the November ballot, also cracks down on drug- and alcohol-impaired physicians and seeks to curb over-prescribing of medications. (Above: USC Medical Center. US Navy photo)
From the California State Auditor: Highlights of high-risk issues that the state and select state agencies face
Employer satisfaction with CalPERS dropped during the last two years, a new internal survey found, apparently the result of a “perfect storm” of investment losses, scandal, rising rates and other problems.
On a half dozen yes-or-no questions asked in an on-line survey in 2011 and again last month, the average approval rating from CalPERS employers