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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,...
  • Medicare and cost-shifting

    In the months leading up to the passage of “Obamacare” in 2010, there was a flurry of pro-and-con Mailbag letters regarding Medicare Advantage, the private insurance-company-run plans with a Medicare contract. Well, in the first debate,...
  • 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,&...
  • Q&A with La Cañada delegate Dr. Greggory DeVore

    Q&A with La Cañada delegate Dr. Greggory DeVore
    TAMPA, Fla. -- As part of the coverage for the Republican National Convention, Times Community News conducted interviews with the GOP delegates from the 27th and 28th Congressional districts. First up: Dr. Greggory DeVore, a fetal medicine specialist from...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Merger of Verdugo Hills Hospital, USC behind schedule

    Merger of Verdugo Hills Hospital, USC behind schedule
    The merger of Verdugo Hills Hospital into USC’s Keck Medical Center is behind schedule. In June 2012 leaders of the independent Glendale hospital voted to partner with USC, and a hospital spokeswoman said at the time that Verdugo Hills hoped to...
  • 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...
  • 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...