Health Care Reform: California’s Next Steps

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*+-Diane Lefer: With the general practitioner or family practice doctor now a vanishing breed, yes we could and should put in place incentives to encourage more medical students to go into the field. But we also need to address the problem without delay.

Healthcare Jujitsu

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*+-Robert Reich: With a bit of political jujitsu, the President could turn any such defeat at the Supreme Court into a victory for a single-payer healthcare system – Medicare for all.

This Week on the LA Progressive: February 14 to 20, 2010

*+-Articles by Randy Shaw, Charles D. Hayes, Robert Fuller, David A. Love, Shamus Cooke, Michele Waslin, Ed Rampell, Ron Wolff, Paul Hogarth, Ira Chernus, Glyn Strong, Maria Elena Durazo, Maria Brenes, Thunder Horse, Michelle Alexander, Robert Reich, Anthony Asadullah Samad, Rev. Irene Monroe, Robin Lakoff, Andrea Nill, Norman Solomon, Nick Arguimbau, Joseph Palermo, Wendy Block, Tim Gatto, Linda Milazzo, and Berry Craig.

Hope for Health Reform Fading

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*+-The White House showed a white flag last weekend, discarding its commitment to a “public option” that would compete with private health insurance. Since then, despite efforts to backtrack, the signal keeps flashing: Obama won’t go to the mat for a public option after all.