health care

Reader input: Help those who really need it

Today I visited one of my best friend’s 24-year-old son in a nursing home here in Auburn. He was hit by a car almost a year ago and suffered massive brain trauma. His recover ...

Placer ranks No. 2 statewide in health

Access to health care, recreation and a variety of nutritious foods gave Placer County a leg up when it came to ranking among the healthiest counties in California. The 2014 repor ...

Another View: Proposition 45 could add more government bureaucracy

Health care, at one time ignored in State politics, is now a big business in California with over $200 billion spent yearly and growing. Two items on the November ballot, Proposi ...

Another View: McClintock’s idea to nuke VA health care is essentially DOA

If there was any doubt that this is an election year, a photo-op visit to Auburn by Rep. Tom McClintock and back-to-back, front-page stories in this newspaper confirm it. The iti ...

Reader Input: Working poor create wealth

It is understandable that members of the 1 percent get confused regarding the role of the working poor and think that eliminating rights of control over one’s own health care ...

Reader Input: Citizens deserve more action

It must be mid-term election time (Benghazi, health care, immigration, minimum wage, etc). John Boehner (The Speaker with the Mouth) is now threatening to sue the president becau ...

Court: Religious rights trump birth control rule

WASHINGTON — A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama&rsq ...

Reader Input: When religion, reform collide

In Columbia, Mo., 2008, (President) Obama said, “Now Mizzou, I have two words for you tonight: five days. … We are five days from fundamentally transforming the United ...

Reader Input: Obamacare in need of repair

“Ethics matter – especially when the lack of it in government affects the lives of its citizens.” Jefferson’s axiom brings Obamacare to mind. Yes, thanks to ...

Reader Input: US health care costs too high

Scott Johnson’s letter, “Happy with new insurance” (Reader Input, Dec. 26), resulted in many online comments criticizing him for taking a subsidy to reduce his in ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Sen. Gaines talks health care in Auburn; Former city councilman dies; Auburn Recreation District holds auction and life-saving CPR story

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: The issue of health care will be the topic today as state Sen. Ted Gaines speaks to a Republican group in Auburn. Reporter Gus Thomson will be at the t ...

Reader Input: Be mindful of liberty loss

Did you know that your liberty, your freedom is being lost? Once it is gone you may never get it back. Enemies of your liberty are basic things such as the products you buy, food ...

Reader Input: Citing facts not on writer’s radar

Les Polette is factually wrong on every point he attempts to make (“People wising up to big lies,” Reader Input, Nov. 19). Our present health care system is the most ...

Reader Input: Americans pay more, get less

Most discussion about health care misses a key point: Health care is more costly in the U.S. than in any other industrialized nation, costing us 18 percent of our GDP. Japan (healt ...

Reader Input: Rich parlay fears of white Americans

I guess that if the current blackmail effort by the GOP to force the funding of America to depend on the defunding of health care succeeds, the descent into hell will accelerate. ...