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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

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  • As 'fiscal cliff' impacts loom, Verdugo Jobs Center focuses on local industries

    As 'fiscal cliff' impacts loom, Verdugo Jobs Center focuses on local industries
    If federal lawmakers can’t reach a budget agreement by the end of the year to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff,” the Verdugo Jobs Center in Glendale could see an 8.2% funding reduction, a top official at the agency said. Don Nakamoto,...
  • Employees protest planned layoffs at Glendale Memorial Hospital

    Employees protest planned layoffs at Glendale Memorial Hospital
    Nurses, technicians and other employees gathered outside Glendale Memorial Hospital Thursday morning to protest planned layoffs. The hospital last week announced plans to layoff an undetermined number of employees, citing an increase in the number of...
  • Social issues still a factor for local voters in presidential race

    Social issues still a factor for local voters in presidential race
    With the economy on a slow mend, some voters on Tuesday said they allowed social issues to weigh more heavily in deciding who should be president for the next four years. For Kika Martin, a 43-year-old entrepreneur and producer, positions taken by...
  • For many local voters, a sense of 'lesser of two evils' at the polls

    For many local voters, a sense of 'lesser of two evils' at the polls
    The mood among voters who hit the polls Tuesday in Burbank and Glendale was a mixed bag of frustration, anger, fear and uncertainty — not exactly a ringing endorsement for the next four years. “It was like picking the lesser of two evils,&...
  • LaBella to retire, step down as administrator of USC Verdugo Hills

    LaBella to retire, step down as administrator of USC Verdugo Hills
    For the past dozen years, Len LaBella has led the administration at Verdugo Hills through the choppy seas of a changing healthcare business as the hospital’s chief executive.  Now, having guided the 158-bed hospital into an acquisition by Keck...
  • Healthcare reform gets a close examination

    With new insurance exchanges created by federal healthcare reform launching next week, members of Glendale's business community heard Wednesday how the changes may affect them. Although the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is in its early...
  • Schiff expects 'diverse' impacts from government shutdown

    Schiff expects 'diverse' impacts from government shutdown
    The partial federal government shutdown is being hotly contested in Washington D.C., but its impacts will be felt locally, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said Tuesday — the first day many federal workers were furloughed. The shutdown came about when...
  • Letter: Enough doctors to treat all Americans?

    Re: “Healthcare reform gets an up-close examination,” Sept. 26. There was one very important point not mentioned in the article about an informational meeting telling the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Little has...
  • Guest Column: Covered California is the place to start

    In 2007, a constituent from Burbank wrote to me with an incredibly personal and painful story. After being sexually assaulted, she was prescribed a routine antidepressant by the attending physician — a prescription she filled once. Years later,...
  • Adding up the cost of health in Glendale

    Adding up the cost of health in Glendale
    One Tuesday a month, Stephen Houlemard gets a ride to the Glendale Free Clinic, located on the second floor of the First United Methodist Church of Glendale, from a friend. Houlemard, a Temple City resident, comes to the clinic to monitor the diseases...
  • Letter: Editorial was misleading, inaccurate

    I was deeply disappointed with the editorial of Saturday, Oct. 19 supporting the Affordable Care Act. It was simply a regurgitation of the hypothetical unfounded theories of why this law is needed. You presented nothing new; just the same misleading and...
  • Letter: Thoughts on public medicine

    Why is it that every time someone like Ben Ochart (“Boxer should be less like Lenin,” Mailbag, Oct. 23) complains about the federal budget crisis or the Affordable Care Act, the words of George Orwell come to mind? His letter implies that...