By Letters To The Editor | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 15, 2019 at 2:10 am | UPDATED: January 15, 2019 at 2:11 am How would universalhealth care work? Re: “Gov. Newsom and Trump share a similar problem” (Opinion section, Jan. 10): I’m curious to learn how the Democrat’s promise of universal health care will work with companies such as Kaiser, Humana, John Muir, etc. and the doctors and hospital groups that operate within each company. Will people be able to just show up at any doctor’s office, with or without an ID, and the doctor will be required to accept the person as a new patient and provide whatever treatment is requested? Is the intent for the government to eventually take over and run these companies: hire doctors and nurses, determine services, approve and deny treatments? If universal health care for all, including illegal immigrants and the undocumented, is going to be the everyday drumbeat of the Democratic Party for the next two … [Read more...] about Letter: How would universal health care actually work?
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Counting Every Vote Supported by ByLisa Lerer Nov. 12, 2018 Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your guide to the day in national politics. I’m Lisa Lerer, your host. Why, oh why, does it always come down to Florida? Nearly a week after Election Day, here we are again, still waiting for results in five statewide elections. Three of them are in Florida, of course, the result of a state law mandating the recount of races with tight margins. That’s prompted a flurry of withdrawn concessions, competing lawsuits and fraud accusations. Even the president weighed in this morning, urging officials to “go with Election Night!” President Trump’s motive is obvious: Two of his favorites, the Republicans Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis, were ahead in the vote count … [Read more...] about On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Counting Every Vote
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Trump’s Misleading Claims About California’s Fire ‘Mismanagement’ Supported by Fact Check On Twitter, the president claimed that the state’s wildfire woes are a result of poor forest management. The truth is more complicated. ByKendra Pierre-Louis Nov. 12, 2018 Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd: , our email newsletter. As Californians were fleeing the huge wildfires that have left both ends of the state ablaze, President Trump took to Twitter over the weekend, blaming the infernos on forest management and threatening to withhold federal payments from the state. His statements, which drew outrage from local leaders and firefighters, oversimplified the causes of California’s wildfires. There is no reason for these massive, deadly … [Read more...] about Trump’s Misleading Claims About California’s Fire ‘Mismanagement’
By Angela Ruggiero | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: November 1, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: November 1, 2018 at 6:14 am In a high-stakes election campaign with statewide implications, a health care union is spending millions to sway voters in two Bay Area cities to cap how much hospitals can charge patients. The hospitals, led by Stanford Health Care, are fighting back with their own millions to deliver the message that the union is more interested in signing up new members than containing patient costs. The battle is being waged through election ballots on both sides of the bay, where Measure U in Livermore and Measure F in Palo Alto would force every hospital and health care provider in those two cities to charge patients no more than 15 percent above the industry-established cost of provided medical services. But opponents say the measures will be expensive to implement, and patients themselves are unlikely to see any actual savings. In their … [Read more...] about Bay Area hospitals, union spending millions on local patient-cost measures
By Catherine Ho Updated 5:46 pm PDT, Sunday, October 14, 2018 Dr. Remo Morelli, cardiologist, cardiovascular service line medical director and Dr. Robert Murray, chief medical officer, chat at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco in August 2017. The center is part of Dignity Health, a Sutter Health competitor. less Dr. Remo Morelli, cardiologist, cardiovascular service line medical director and Dr. Robert Murray, chief medical officer, chat at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco in August 2017. The center is part ... more Photo: Michael Macor / The Chronicle 2017 Buy photo Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley is part of the Sutter Health system. California’s attorney general has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Sutter. Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley is part of the Sutter Health system. California’s attorney general has filed an antitrust lawsuit … [Read more...] about Suit against Sutter spawns fight with Bay Area hospitals over trade secrets