health care reform

Bills would address expected doctor shortage

  SACRAMENTO — A Democratic lawmaker introduced a package of bills Wednesday to address an expected doctor shortage as California prepares to insure millions of new ...

Health care needed reform

Millions of Americans have bought into the GOP and tea party a “repeal health care reform” slogan. What are they thinking? In California people are already benefiting from th ...

At long last, health care plan passes

Well it’s finally happened. Someone finally persevered until a health care plan for our rich nation has been enacted to make sure we can all be included when it comes to getting ...

GOP hopes for Obama’s failure

That Republicans are forcing Democrats to go through all sorts of contortions to pass a health care reform bill for all Americans is a damn shame and downright un-American. Last-m ...

Health care ripe for reform

Many people state that we cannot afford health care reform, but the fact is we can’t afford to do nothing about health care reform. A recent federal study stated that health car ...

Health care reform cures ills

We are hopeful that President Obama will see passed and will sign into law the comprehensive national health care law that is ready for passage now. If this can be accomplished, i ...

Health care costs are insane

I am for the health care reform. It will reduce the cost of health care insurance by emphasizing prevention and wellness programs. Insurance companies will also have a limit on h ...

Close Medicare ‘doughnut hole’

In 2007, 3.4 million Medicare recipients fell into the “doughnut hole” responsible for covering their entire drug costs, but also requiring them to pay their Medicare Part D pr ...

Don’t cave in to corporations

I am appalled that insurance companies make billions on the ills of the American people. It is not supposed to be government of the corporation, by the corporation, for the corpora ...

GOP mum regarding truth

What Republicans don’t tell you about health care reform: Separate fact from fiction! Fact: Tens of millions of Americans have government-run Medicare health care coverage. Mill ...

Why the hurry to reform care?

I surmise that the original reason for the rush to enact a health care reform bill was that polling by political party hacks had concluded that passing such a bill would gain them ...

Healthy debate in Granite Bay

The Granite Bay High School gymnasium is normally packed with proud parents cheering on the Grizzlies. But on Tuesday night, thousands filled the bleachers and chairs leaving stan ...

Gradual change might be wiser

Everyone seems to have an idea or at least a position on health care based on their own idea and how any changes might apply to them or their tax bill. I believe the first questio ...

Healthcare Reform Requires Calculated Prudence

Congress’s present attempts to reform our healthcare system are desperately needed but gravely misguided. By focusing on the expansion of care to the uninsured before addressing ...

Hard questions on health care

Why are people so upset in the recent town hall meetings? Here are some questions for our enlightened leaders: “Will you require members of Congress to be included in the same ...