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Gov. Brown signs bill allowing nurses to perform abortions

A bill allowing nurse practitioners to perform abortions was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown this week. AB 154 by Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, will allow nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives and physician assistants to perform abortions. Ironically, the 1973  Supreme

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New dose of Obamacare pain arriving by mail

After nearly four years of covering the Affordable Care Act, more commonly referred to as “Obamacare,” it's hard not to laugh at a story today in the San Jose Mercury News about two San Francisco Bay Area Obama voters who

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Would canceling Obamacare be a blow to democracy?

Three of our esteemed commentators insist that, if the U.S. House of Representatives somehow repeals major parts of Obamacare, doing so would undermine “democracy.” essay writing services Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist and famous author, titles his column, “Our

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CA Obamacare implementation registers Dem voters

This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Part 1 is here. As I explained in Part 1 of this series, one of the biggest features of Covered California, the state’s new health benefit exchange, is how it was set

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How’s Obamacare working in Canada?

Canada has injected its version of Obamacare into its body politic for more than 40 years. How’s it working? The following video is from the CBC, Canada’s government-run media system. The video reports that, in British Columbia, “wait times are

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Kids burning Obamacare cards

If you're old enough, you might recall students burning their draft cards during the 1960s and early 1970s. They were protesting LBJ's War, which we lost after 58,000 brave young Americans troops were killed, and about 3 million Vietnamese. The

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Yeah, sure, CA is going to love Obamacare

There has been a striking lack of common sense among advocates of Obamacare. First example: It was completely predictable that allowing companies to not provide health insurance to employees who worked less than 30 hours a week would lead companies

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NBC discovers Obamacare is bad for biz 4

CalWatchdog has done more than 50 stories about Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act since just Januray 1, 2013, warning about the detrimental impacts the law will have on businesses, business owners, and employees. NBC News published a story Wednesday announcing what the rest of

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Obamacare success falls on California

SACRAMENTO — Obamacare implementation in 2014 depends on injecting California adrenaline into its system, according to state Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina. An optometrist, he authored three bills to advance the Affordable Care Act, the reform’s official name. “The success

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CMA both for and against expanding non-physicians’ role

The California Medical Association is both for and against allowing non-physicians to expand the kind of medical procedures they are allowed to perform. Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, is pushing AB 154 to allow nurses, midwives and physician assistants to perform

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