health care

Occupy brain with these

Quoting (Newcastle attorney Carlos) de la Fuente (Journal, Nov. 17), “I really feel there’s something going terribly wrong in our country.” Gosh, ya think? How about our new ...

Obama gets things done

How effective of a leader has President Obama been? During the 2008 presidential campaign Barack Obama made five key promises he wished to accomplish when he got to the White House ...

Local residents, officials sound off about health insurance bill

A proposed bill has local officials and residents speaking out about insurance rates and government control. Assembly Bill 52 was approved by the California Assembly and was being ...

Balance budget; don’t harm poor

I continue to read that Republicans in Congress, Tom McClintock among them, are supporting significant changes to Medicare and Medicaid to balance the Federal budget. My reaction ...

Health care system ailing

I’ve lived in Placer County, Auburn and surrounding areas for some 40 years. I’ve seen a lot of people come and go in our great gold country. I also got a good taste of Sacrame ...

Spare a little more for health care

I’ve been living in Auburn and the surrounding area for the last 40 years. Back in the 1970s you could actually be seen and treated by a doctor in the emergency room at our local ...

Money should not be decider

Re: “Second person denied Arizona transplant coverage dies,” (Journal, Jan. 7): I think that it is sad that our country has come to the point where we can’t supply desperate ...

One letter clear, another less so

First, I would like to commend Julann Brown for her comments on local school fundraising (Reader Input, Nov. 25). I had the privilege a few years ago to serve with her briefly on t ...

Wal-Mart a town-spoiler

Anyone who thinks that a Wal-Mart would be good for Auburn should see the DVD, “Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price.” It really opened my eyes, showing small town after small ...

Placer County Supes hike health-care cost-share for employees

Healthcare costs are rising for Placer County’s largest employee group. And many are unhappy about the Board of Supervisors decision today that essentially doubles theirs. Plac ...

'Big government' gripes biased

Republicans and tea party supporters seem to be disingenuous in their complaints about deficit spending and the takeover by “big government.” I say this because I did not hear ...

Achievements by our president

Re: “Obama worst since Carter” by Robert Moggridge (Reader Input, July 20). Let’s take a moment to list some accomplishments of the Obama administration as well as things tha ...

New tax burns tanning salons

A new tax on tanning has salon owners feeling hot and bothered about the government’s attention. As part of the support of the $940 billion health care overhaul, the federal go ...

Resolve issues under lockdown

We hear a lot about how our country cannot seem to get it together on, for example, health care or education. My bet is that if you locked down a group of the most ultra-conservat ...

Fix economic problems first

Jane O’Leary responded to a letter I submitted to this column (Reader Input, June 3). She was critical of my recommendation to not vote for incumbents. The point of my letter w ...
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