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Why can’t healthcare be this easy in the US?

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As my business trip to Budapest wound down last week, my family and I headed off to Italy on a high speed train (a subject of another post soon) and woke up in Venice, Italy.  And yes, it’s beautiful. My son had a cold coming into the trip that got progressively worse.  Fortunately (I thought),…

Correa for Congress in CD-46

Loretta Sanchez and Lou Correa at OCYD Clinton Awards

  Greg Diamond has a lengthy post on the Orange Juice Blog last week effectively endorsing Joe Dunn for Congress in CD-46. Democrats in Orange County are fortunate to have three strong candidates to replace Loretta Sanchez in the district that includes Anaheim, Orange and Santa Ana.  Any one of the Democrats running is a…

House Republicans Vote to Repeal Obamacare for 50th Time

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The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting a different result.  The Republicans in the House of Representatives have taken their 50th vote in an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. From the story in Talking Points Memo: “House Republicans are poised to…

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…

On being a Liberal

I had prepared these remarks for the NUFF forum in case they wanted something a tad more formal.  Since I didn’t get the chance to present them there, Easter weekend seems to be the appropriate time to offer these thoughts here. The Register’s Alan Bock wrote on his blog recently, and I’m paraphrasing a bit,…