Blue Shield of California: Yep, We're Giving (Some) Money Back
Health Insurance: Blue Shield of California made national headlines today with its pledge in the San Francisco Chronicle's opinion page to limit its profits and give back anything over 2 percent profit to its policyholders. The insurer had faced intense political and consumer pressures after proposing to raise its rates as much as 87 percent for individual policyholders, Victoria Colliver reports for the Chronicle.
Heart Health: Fewer Californians die after a heart attack, according to a new state analysis, but heart attacks are sending more racial and ethnic minorities to the hospital, and they're killing patients at a younger age, Joanna Lin reports for California Watch.
Heart Scam: ProPublica's Marshall Allen reports on a controversial heart scan service that has drawn the ire of consumers and the scrutiny of regulators.
Food Safety: Salmonella's up and e. Coli is down in terms of food poisoning cases, according to a new CDC analysis examined by Lyndsey Layton for the Washington Post.