We’ve written about the City of Irvine’s iCHP program before. It’s a terrific program where the city works with several organizations to identify families of limited income and kids under 19 access affordable or even free quality healthcare for their…
by Chris Prevatt • • 7 Comments
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47) Thursday slammed health insurer Blue Shield of California for its decision to seek huge rate increases for tens of thousands of Californians on March 1. Under Blue Shieldâ€™s proposal, some individual policyholders would see cumulative rate hikes as high as 59%. Over 190,000 policyholders would see increases averaging 30% to 35%.
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UPDATE: The Voice of OC is reporting that It’s Not Just Health Benefits — Pulido Double – Dipping on Cars Too. Pulido receives a car $6,000 car allowance from Santa Ana and a free car from AQMD.
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While most of us were still asleep, the United States Senate passed landmark legislation to reform health care. The legislation moves the country closer to the largest expansion of medical coverage since Medicare more than four decades ago. On a 60-39 party line vote the Senate concluded months wrangling to craft the Senate bill. The $879 billion proposal, is far from perfect, and still must be reconciled with the House bill in conference committee.
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One of the best known songs of the Great “Republican” Depression “Brother Can you Spare a Dime”was written in 1931. Viewed as the anthem of the shattered dreams of the Depression era, considering our current economic recession and our shattered dreams of Change, this song seems to be strikingly relevant.
by Bill Spaulding • • 1 Comment
Yes, itâ€™s true. Iâ€™m a liberal Democrat. And proud of it. Well, more often than not. One of the things that truly irritates me about Democrats is the appearance that too many Democrats in elected office at all levels have…
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WASHINGTON â€“ In this weekâ€™s address, President Barack Obama speaks of how the rising costs of health care are stifling Americaâ€™s small businesses, and how reform will strengthen these businesses and the economy. Small businesses create roughly half of all…