Tag Archive for healthcare reform

Sanchez, DPOC Disappointed with OC BoS Over Politicizing Healthcare

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and DPOC Chair Frank Barbaro have both issued statements regarding the politicization of healthcare by the County’s Board of Supervisors.  Barbaro and the DPOC released the following statement: Today, DPOC Chair Frank Barbaro added his voice to the growing number of concerned citizens in condemning last week’s decision by the Orange County…

Rep. Royce Ties Arizona Shooting to Fairness Doctrine (huh?)

Fallout from the Arizona shooting continues to reverberate from Washington DC to Orange County.  Last week, Irvine City Council member and 2010 Democratic congressional candidate Beth Krom weighed in with a letter to the editor in the OC Register calling the right wing media to task for elevating the rhetoric. Key points from Krom’s letter:…

Sanchez on Hardball Updated w/Video

UPDATED: Rep. Loretta Sanchez talked with Chris Matthews on Hardball tonight on MSNBC. She talked about a decision by Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, and other big health insurers’ decision to stop selling policies to children rather than comply with the new health care law that bars them from denying coverage to kids with preexisting conditions.

When the Free Market Rations Healthcare

Regular readers of the OC Register’s Orange Punch blog know how healthcare reform is described – government socialism that limits choice and will result in rationing of healthcare. But according to Sunday’s New York Times, it’s not the government’s healthcare reform package that’s limiting patient choice — it’s private insurers. Back to the boys in…

Bits and Pieces – July 9, 2010

An occasional compendium of news bits Potentially good news. The online edition of the Wall Street Journal is reporting that scientists have discovered three antibodies that neutralize 91% of HIV strains. Could a real and effective vaccine be on the way? Let’s hope this helps. Something’s rotten in the State of Arizona. So they passed…

Bill Maher’s “New Rules”

New Rule: You can’t use the statement “there will be no cooperation for the rest of the year” as a threat if there was no cooperation in the first half of the year. Here’s a word the president should take out of his teleprompter: bipartisanship. People only care about that in theory, not in practice.”
– Bill Maher, 3/26/2010