Glendale resident David Cannizzaro has had asthma since he was 7. Prior to Obamacare, his healthcare strategy was to see the doctor as little as possible so his insurer wouldn’t notice his preexisting condition and decide to raise his rates or drop his coverage. Now that Republican lawmakers are advancing a bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act and potentially allow insurers to jack up premiums for people with preexisting conditions, Cannizzaro, 49, said he’s once again living in fear.
Joyce Senfe was distraught when her husband walked out after 56 years of marriage. She was desperate to know if he'd return. So she went online and did a search for "Christian psychic." That's how Senfe, who lives in Brooksville, Fla., ended up on the phone recently with Los Angeles-based Psychic Readings by Lauren. "Lauren was very sympathetic," Senfe, 81, told me. "We talked for quite a bit. She said I shouldn't worry, that he'll come back.