health care

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 ...