Tag Archive for health insurance

Irvine Finance Commissioner Makes Big Mistake on iCHP

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 children.  The city works with the Children’s Health Initiative of Orange County and helps them…

Rep. Loretta Sanchez Slams Blue Shield Over California Premium Increase

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez - Photo: Chris Prevatt

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 Shield’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%.

Senate Passes Largest Health Care Expansion Since Medicare

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.

Brother, Can You Spare Five Dimes?

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.

Is It Possible Harry Reid Has (At Last) Found His Spine?

Yes, it’s true. I’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 misplaced or had their spines surgically removed. So today when I read one of Steve…