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New Sierra Vista chief takes helm during health care overhaul

By   /  Friday, January 10th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on New Sierra Vista chief takes helm during health care overhaul

Joseph DeSchryver steps into his new role as chief executive at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo amid seismic changes in the health care industry.

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Thomas Aquinas prevails in suit over birth-control mandate

By   /  Monday, December 23rd, 2013  /  Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Thomas Aquinas prevails in suit over birth-control mandate

Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, a Catholic four-year liberal arts college, has prevailed in a lawsuit challenging the birth-control mandate of the Affordable Care Act, the school said Dec. 23.

The U.S. District Court judge, however, ruled against Thomas Aquinas’ co-plaintiffs, including the Catholic University of America and the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington, in the suit over the new health-care law.

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Op/ed: Examining the ethics of Obamacare

By   /  Friday, November 22nd, 2013  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Examining the ethics of Obamacare

What should we make of the ethics of the Affordable Care Act? In evaluating President Obama’s signature legislation, we need to consider if the the ends of having universal coverage justify the means of forcing people to obtain coverage.

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Thomas Aquinas sues over birth-control mandate

By   /  Friday, September 20th, 2013  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Law, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Thomas Aquinas sues over birth-control mandate

Santa Paula-based Thomas Aquinas College has joined with several other Catholic educational institutions in a lawsuit against the federal government over a mandate that the school provide coverage for contraceptives under the Affordable Care Act. The lawsuit was filed in Washington D.C. The college’s co-plaintiffs are the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington, The Catholic University Read More →

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‘A’ for access: Health leaders warn that despite reform, uncertainty abounds

By   /  Friday, September 20th, 2013  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Features, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on ‘A’ for access: Health leaders warn that despite reform, uncertainty abounds

As it nears the takeoff point, Obamacare gets an “A” for increased access but just average grades for implementation, so far. That was the consensus view among a panel of three regional health care experts at the kickoff on Sept. 17 for California Lutheran University’s Corporate Leader’s breakfast series. All of the panelists gave the Read More →

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Health leaders: ACA gets top marks for access but implementation still lags

By   /  Tuesday, September 17th, 2013  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Health leaders: ACA gets top marks for access but implementation still lags

As it nears the takeoff point, Obamacare gets an “A” for increased access but just average grades for implementation, so far. That was the consensus view among a panel of health care experts at the kickoff on Sept. 17 for California Lutheran University’s Corporate Leader’s Breakfast series. Dr. Matteo Dinolfo of UCLA Health gave the Read More →

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Employee wellness programs get more complex with new rules

By   /  Friday, August 23rd, 2013  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Law, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Employee wellness programs get more complex with new rules

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