Ben Chapman: One thing that everybody can do to help people with mental health problems is to challenge the stigma surrounding them.
Bobbi Murray: Holly Mitchell, a leading legislative advocate for children and low-income Californians, says the state may return to the days of budget cutting if the current Congressional Republican tax plan becomes law.
Lance Simmens: Today there are nearly 66 million people who have left their homes due to conflict, violence, persecution and human rights violations. That number has doubled in the past decade alone and is expected to continue to increase exponentially in the years to come.
Lee Ralph: The most significant impact on sexual healthcare likely to stem from the scrapping of Obamacare concerns the withdrawal of federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
few weekends ago, I joined a group organized by the California Nurses Association to promote SB562: Healthcare for All. The basic idea seemed a good one. We would get a bunch of volunteers together and they would knock on doors in a designated community. The message to those who answered the knock was about SB562 […]
Sharon Kyle: For several years, these toxins had been seeping into Irene’s system, causing irreparable damage to vital organs such as the liver and kidneys and destroying surrounding bone and tissue.
Berry Craig: Social Darwinists demonized unions. Trump prefers “right to work” states. Paul introduced a national “right to work” bill, though it’s evidently going nowhere.
Joe Mathews: California’s newest litmus test requires support of government healthcare—or else
Steve Hochstadt: Price’s luxury travel is the visible tip of the iceberg of the wider corruption of values and morality of those in power.
Randy Shaw: Newsom could get the majority of progressive votes in the June statewide primary. Even though in San Francisco he remains a “moderate.”
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: Make no mistake, currently, in the United States, health care is a commodity, and the profiteers are going wild. Since passage of the ACA, major health insurance company stock values have quadrupled.
Joe Mathews: We’re a progressive check on Red-State power—but we unbalance the Constitutional system.
Judith Lewis Mernit: Graham-Cassidy’s repeal of the state’s Medicaid expansion alone would leave four million California adults living at or near the poverty line without the health coverage they’ve had since 2014.