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Health Care Reform (2009)

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  • Hospitals not immune to rising insurance costs for their staffs

     
    Here’s an irony: California’s hospitals, the very places that care for the sick, are struggling to afford healthcare for their own employees. Like other types of employers, the state’s hospitals are confronting soaring health insurance...
  • Government: Trading the debt ceiling for another hostage

     
    Republicans are eager to use the leverage that the debt-ceiling bill provides to force Democrats to cut spending. But perhaps the way to end the debt-ceiling brinkmanship is to give the GOP a different legislative hostage....
  • Tim Pawlenty launches in Iowa: 'We will change America again, and this time it will be for the better'

     
    Tim Pawlenty is the newest Republican seeking his party's 2012 presidential nomination....
  • Mitt Romney: Can't wait for the 2012 presidential result? Read it here now

     
    Spoiler alert! I'm about to reveal who will square off in the 2012 presidential campaign -- and who will win. So if you don't want to know, stop reading now. Go read my post about classic cars versus modern cars;......
  • Death panels version 2.1?

     
    The deficit-reduction plan that President Obama announced Wednesday seeks to increase Medicare savings in part through a new "Partnership for Patients" that tries to reduce the illnesses that patients contract while hospitalized or undergoing surgery....
  • Jonah Goldbeg: Obama's sideline strategy

    Jonah Goldbeg: Obama's sideline strategy
    Obama's in! In truly unshocking news, Barack Obama emailed supporters Monday to let them know he was running for president again. "We're doing this now because the politics we believe in does not start with expensive TV ads or extravaganzas, but with you...
  • Villaraigosa to announce pension and healthcare deal with largest city union

     
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will announce at 4 p.m. Thursday what his office characterized as a "landmark pension and healthcare reform agreement" with the largest labor union representing workers at City Hall. In a statement, the mayor's...
  • Healthcare reform turns 1, no party planned

     
    First anniversaries are traditionally celebrated with gifts of paper, and so it is with the first anniversary of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare. Supporters and opponents alike are observing the occasion...
  • Blue Shield backs down from a fight it seemed likely to win

     
    Nonprofit health insurer Blue Shield of California declared Wednesday that two rate increases in rapid succession would suffice, so it was canceling the hike in premiums that were scheduled to take effect May 1. Its CEO, Bruce Bodaken, offered this......
  • Careers in Caring

    Careers in Caring
    Viviana Bernal entered Cal State L.A. several years ago looking to brighten her future. The plan was to earn a bachelor’s degree in health science and then get a job in community health. Bernal, now 24, has her degree, but after months of intense...
  • Weekly remarks: GOP's Portman says spending must be controlled; Obama sees need for new investments

     
    Republican Rob Portman warns of fiscal nightmare without controls; Democrat Obama says no vital cuts....