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Op/ed: Health care reform is ultimately a question of justice

By   /  Friday, February 27th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Health care reform is ultimately a question of justice

The courts aren’t justice but merely symbols of our desire to be just — yet so many of our moral issues end up adjudicated there.

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Op/ed: Obamacare, and where we go from here

By   /  Friday, July 18th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Obamacare, and where we go from here

By Jim Wisdom The early results are in for the Affordable Care Act. What are the results and who are the early winners and losers? More importantly, what should we expect in 2015 and beyond? In California, 3.1 million people enrolled in a health-insurance plan through either Covered California, the state’s new health care exchange, Read More →

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Ventura County to get $4.1M Health Care Innovation Award

By   /  Thursday, July 10th, 2014  /  Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Ventura County to get $4.1M Health Care Innovation Award

The Ventura County Health Care Agency is slated to receive $4.1 million in federal funding to study treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, one of the most common lung conditions in the U.S.

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Sebelius speaks frankly about women in leadership at Fielding talk

By   /  Tuesday, April 8th, 2014  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Top Stories, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Sebelius speaks frankly about women in leadership at Fielding talk

  [EDITOR’S NOTE: Kathleen Sebelius resigned on April 10, the New York Times and other national media outlets reported.] On a day when President Barack Obama signed an executive order mandating equal pay for women working for federal contractors, Fielding Graduate University hosted Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for a more down-to-earth discussion Read More →

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Health leaders: ‘Ambitious’ Obamacare goals tough to implement

By   /  Wednesday, March 19th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Nonprofits, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Health leaders: ‘Ambitious’ Obamacare goals tough to implement

Uncertainties shrouding Obamacare implementation are leaving many health-care providers strained, and consumers are thus far seeing few of the cost cuts promised by the overhaul. That was the theme that emerged from a March 18 forum in Santa Barbara hosted by nonprofit Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care.

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Editorial: Partisan gridlock eases on Obamacare and immigration

By   /  Friday, February 21st, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Partisan gridlock eases on Obamacare and immigration

Movement on immigration reform and fixing the Affordable Care Act are perhaps the political version of the “green shoots” that former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke talked about in the early stages of economic recovery.

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Seeing red tape: Individual policyholders forced out of insurance plans

By   /  Friday, January 10th, 2014  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Features, Small Business, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Seeing red tape: Individual policyholders forced out of insurance plans

While many people now have insurance for the first time, another group of policyholders is cursing the new health care law: the self-employed and other individual policyholders.

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