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  • Letters: Smoking, at home and abroad

    Re "Smoking's global grip," Opinion, Jan. 21 Thomas J. Bollyky writes the following: "Step by step, the government cracked down on tobacco. Warning labels were added to cigarette packages (1965), cigarette advertising was banned on television and...
  • Report criticizes California health plans for treatment of chronic ailments

    Report criticizes California health plans for treatment of chronic ailments
    Most California health plans make it hard for patients to get care easily and do a poor job of controlling chronic conditions such as asthma and diabetes, a new state report shows. The findings were published Tuesday in the state's annual report card on...
  • Republicans blame President Obama for nation's economic woes

    Republicans blame President Obama for nation's economic woes
    WASHINGTON -- Rebutting President Obama's State of the Union address shortly after it was offered Tuesday evening, three prominent Republicans offered a very different appraisal of the current state of the nation’s economy and the changes that...
  • Yes, men should pay for pregnancy coverage, and here's why

    Yes, men should pay for pregnancy coverage, and here's why
    Anti-Obamacare conservatives are chuckling over an exchange from the House's grilling of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday morning, in which Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) challenged Sebelius to explain why men should have to...
  • Obamacare's dismal stats

     Obamacare's dismal stats
    The Obama administration made it official Wednesday: The number of people who signed up for health coverage through new state and federal insurance exchanges last month was dwarfed by the number whose policies have been canceled as a result of the 2010...
  • Immigrants without legal status remain mostly in healthcare limbo

    Immigrants without legal status remain mostly in healthcare limbo
    When Alva Alvarez gets sick, she buys over-the-counter medicine from the grocery and takes as much as she can until she feels better. The mother of five resorts to this because she can't afford a visit to the doctor to figure out what's ailing her....
  • The gap in medical education

    The gap in medical education
    Since its inception more than a century ago, modern medical education has undergone a series of quiet revolutions, stretching and scaling to accommodate advances in biomedical science. Yet this comprehensive expansion in one critical area masks a relative...
  • Machinists union local set to vote on Boeing contract

    Machinists union local set to vote on Boeing contract
    SEATTLE — Waving angry signs and clenched fists, several hundred union members rallied Thursday afternoon for a vote against a contract that would cut their benefits but guarantee that Boeing Co. builds its latest wide-body jet in the Puget Sound...
  • It's time to rethink health insurance

    It's time to rethink health insurance
    As the acute problems of the Affordable Care Act become increasingly apparent, it also has become clear that we need new ways of ensuring access to healthcare for all Americans. We should begin with an examination of health insurance. Insurance is about...
  • Lessons from a doctor congressman's freshman year

    Lessons from a doctor congressman's freshman year
    Rep. Raul Ruiz was settling in on another flight home to the Southern California desert when the flight crew put out an urgent call for passengers with medical expertise. Ruiz hurried down the aisle to find an elderly man collapsed in his seat. The...
  • Brown budget proposes more spending but also fiscal restraint

    Brown budget proposes more spending but also fiscal restraint
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown persuaded Californians to elect him by promising to fix the state's financial problems, and his latest budget proposal will play a big role in his effort to stay in the job. His $155-billion blueprint, unveiled...