This week has a certain nostalgia for me. I am working the last four shifts in my home, Humboldt County. Nestled between pristine redwoods and dramatic cliffs overlooking the west coast of California, I want to stay here, but cannot. I am feeling the full force of the United States health care crisis. In the four years I have worked here eight of ten obstetricians in the southern half of the county have left, and now I find I am one of them.
|By: Anti-Capitalist Meetup Sunday December 1, 2013 5:20 pm|
|By: Angola 3 News Monday November 25, 2013 7:15 pm|
Azadeh Zohrabi spoke in San Francisco on November 8, 2013, at an event alongside Robert H. King of the Angola 3, who was released in 2001 after 29 years in continuous solitary confinement.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday November 21, 2013 1:39 pm|
While health care spending slowed across the board, you can see that private insurance was clearly the worst at controlling cost over the past decade. This is why President Obama’s stated goal of “bend the cost curve” seems so disconnected from his decision basing his entire law around greatly expanded private insurance.
|By: Jon Walker Monday November 18, 2013 11:46 am|
The Obama administration is hoping that they can get Healthcare.gov working so 80 percent of the people trying to get new exchange coverage online will be able to do so successfully.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday November 14, 2013 8:50 am|
I think the best way to understand the politics and spin surrounding people in the individual market currently seeing their old policies being cancelled is to realize these people fall into roughly four basic categories.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday November 13, 2013 8:30 am|
The country has been remarkably patient with the problematic rollout of Healthcare.gov, but it appears that after more than a month of glitches that patience has worn out. Support for President Obama and his signature law has dropped noticeably in the latest Quinnipiac poll.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday November 7, 2013 4:20 pm|
While in Texas selling his health care law President Obama highlighted that it is really easy to just expand public insurance to cover the uninsured.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 8, 2013 1:15 pm|
Nothing better shows how badly this government shutdown is going for Republicans than President Obama’s press conference today, which lasted more than an hour. Despite a terribly managed roll out of his signature health care law, Obama did not get a single question about health care.
|By: Scott McLarty Sunday October 6, 2013 6:40 pm|
If we lose sleep during the government shutdown, I hope it’s because we’re pondering ways to surpass the Tea Party in asserting our own political power.
|By: Consumer Watchdog Sunday September 29, 2013 1:00 pm|
Governor Jerry Brown waited until late Friday to veto legislation requiring coroners to report to the medical board whenever narcotics cause deaths. The medical establishment has opposed the bill, which is aimed at weeding out the small number of dangerous and drug dealing doctors who are responsible for the vast majority of prescription drug overdose deaths.