Imagine a hardworking 53-year-old Santa Rosa resident with chronic and disabling abdominal pain, regularly cries himself to sleep. He has not responded to three courses of treatment for the bacteria that commonly causes stomach ulcers. He dreams of a life without constant distress. Without health insurance, he cannot afford the
But what about the insurance companies that enabled the twisted plot, and the state officials who failed to see the danger? The conditions that allowed Ali F. Elmezayen, 45, to hatch such a terrible scheme — the loose standards and lax practices that make it so easy to buy life
Anna Flores and Higinio Garcia
Photo: Gabriela Alvarez
Remember student loan payments?
It’s been almost a year now since the U.S. Department of Education allowed tens of millions of federal student loan borrowers to press the pause button on their bills because of the financial damage wrought by the coronavirus