And a Side Order of Health and Wellness?

  Since 2014, some restaurants in cities across the country have been adding a surcharge to patrons' bills: a healthcare or health and wellness charge.  Restaurants in Los Angeles in 2014 began adding a 3% healthcare surcharge, to draw patrons' attention to the rising costs of employee healthcare.  Unfortunately, not all monies in San Francisco were making it to employees'... Read More

Prior Authorization Debacle

The Death of Yarushka Rivera: Prior Authorization Run Amok   Bureaucracy claimed a 19-year-old victim in October 2009 and her case is still being litigated today.  The suddenly required prior authorization for Yarushka Rivera’s necessary-to-live Topomax defied common sense.  Caught between an unaffordable $400 out-of-pocket cost, unresponsive prescribing physician’s office, and lip service from the pharmacy, Rivera suffered a fatal... Read More