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Unhealthy healthcare

April 20, 2017 10:17 AM
Unhealthy healthcare

California’s single payer senate bill (SB-562) is long overdue. —— The deficiencies in our healthcare system are glaring. Americans pay more for medical care than any country in the world.  Yet on standard measures of health—life expectancy and infant mortality—we fare worse than our peers. The U.S. is the only country among wealthy developed nations that does not have a government-funded universal, healthcare system.  Of 13 western nations studied by the Commonwealth Fund, the U.S. is the only one lacking some form of single-payer system. We’re told in the free market that “competition” will keep prices low. But the U.S. […]

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State would savor strong ‘El Niño’

November 3, 2014 7:38 PM

Despite a high chance that California may see above-average rainfall this winter, it looks like the statewide drought may still worsen. The Bay Area could be one of the few areas to see even slight improvement, while more than half of the state’s water reserves are expected to continue dwindling. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released an outlook report on Oct. 16 detailing the expected weather conditions for California through the winter. Though the initial report doesn’t bode well for California, the high chance of above average rainfall is a good sign for the future. Last week’s NOAA […]

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