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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
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  • Hard to understand care opposition

    Although the media has been saturated with analysis and commentary from all directions about the recent Supreme Court ruling on “Obamacare,” there seems to be one thing missing in all this — why has the public debate about this...
  • 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,&...
  • Ahead of federal healthcare overhaul, local hospitals look to primary care

    Ahead of federal healthcare overhaul, local hospitals look to primary care
    As the new year begins, local healthcare providers are preparing for a potential flood of patients who previously didn’t have access to insurance, but who will now be covered as the federal Affordable Care Act takes effect. More primary care...
  • Glendale Memorial is second major local hospital to announce layoffs

    Glendale Memorial is second major local hospital to announce layoffs
    Glendale Memorial Hospital this week announced plans to undergo a round of staff reductions, roughly two months after the city’s other major hospital, Glendale Adventist Medical Center, laid off 21 workers in response to federal healthcare payment...
  • 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...
  • Leader and News-Press Editorial: Affordable Care Act is good for our health

    Leader and News-Press Editorial: Affordable Care Act is good for our health
    There is no question that — at multiple levels — America is going to continue to feel the economic reverberations of the shameful display of right-wing political brinkmanship that shut down the government this month. But that attempt to derail...
  • In Theory: Hopes abound for the New Year

    Turning on the radio this morning I was listening to a sweet-sounding string ensemble play a selection of Christmas music. The group's virtuosity was quite amazing. Without changing any energy and verve they moved effortlessly between sacred carols,...
  • Year in Review: JPL reaches Mars, Leko let go, a new market sprouts up

     Year in Review: JPL reaches Mars, Leko let go, a new market sprouts up
    “We're safe on Mars.” La Cañada Flintridge's connection to the heavens made for a sensational story in 2012, as Jet Propulsion Laboratory safely landed the NASA rover Curiosity on the Red Planet. JPL engineer Al Chen made the announcement...
  • Verdugo Hills Hospital to merge with USC medical center

    Verdugo Hills Hospital to merge with USC medical center
    Verdugo Hills Hospital, for the last 40 years an independent hospital, has entered into merger talks with USC’s Keck Medical Center, officials said Tuesday. Members of the Verdugo Hills board of directors voted at a June meeting to partner with...
  • Small Wonders: Does anyone really care what they think?

    There used to be a time when the only people who cared what junk-food companies did were health advocates. How I long for those days. Can we not have our artery-clogging pizzas, breaded chicken filet sandwiches and crème-filled cookies without...
  • Fear and loathing at Burbank polling station

    Fear and loathing at Burbank polling station
    At Burbank City Hall, fear over the future of healthcare, the economy and state education funding factored prominently in ballot decisions for some voters. And as in other polling stations across the region, voters were split on the issues, candidates...