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By Milo Shiff | July 21, 2011
Health-care benefits for City Council members have become controversial, one of the few issues that has united both the right and the left (although for different reasons). There are multiple levels of the controversy. The most basic question is whether the council members should receive any health benefits at all. Many citizens believe that health care is a personal responsibility and don't believe the government should be involved in providing health care, whether it is the national "ObamaCare" or local city council health benefits.
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NEWS
March 31, 2011
We write as leaders of faith in Orange County who profoundly care about our community. As clergy, we have a unique perspective on the lives of women, men and families. In recent years especially, we've seen our congregants lose their jobs — and their health insurance — making it very difficult to access and afford basic healthcare. Planned Parenthood serves these families when they have nowhere else to turn and plays a vital role in the health care of our community. We know that if one of our congregants needs care, we can count on Planned Parenthood to provide them with quality services and compassion.
NEWS
By Chuck Cassity | January 4, 2010
Editor?s note: The following is the first of two parts on Chuck Cassity?s predictions for 2010. Here are my New Year?s predictions: 1. Having started every speech, e-mail, and Op-Ed piece, and Facebook and Twitter posting with the phrase, ?My Friends,? John McCain, upon discovering that he has no friends, will make the solemn New Year?s resolution to never use that salutation again. 2. The new health-care-reform legislation finally passes both houses of Congress in late February.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey and Mona Shadia | December 24, 2009
In a letter to his colleagues from California in the House of Representatives, U.S. Rep. John Campbell (R-Newport Beach) Wednesday warned against a Democrat-backed health-care reform bill in the Senate that could cost the state as much as $3 billion to $4 billion a year, according to the governor’s office. “Costs from this bill will begin to impact the state general fund starting in 2012 and will reach $3.2 billion per year upon full implementation of the bill in 2018,” Campbell wrote.
FEATURES
By Brianna Bailey | December 23, 2009
Costa Mesa resident Peggy Parsons can’t wait to drive a car again, watch a movie, or see her 17-year-old son perform in a school play. Newport Beach eye surgeon Gregg Feinerman operated on Parsons free of charge Tuesday, removing a cataract from her right eye. The surgery will allow 62-year-old Parsons to see clearly for the first time in several years. Vision in Parsons’ left eye has been impaired since she was a child, but she has steadily relied more on her weaker left eye since being diagnosed with a cataract in the right one two years ago. “I can’t wait to see Christmas lights,” Parsons said Tuesday morning, clad in surgical scrubs as she sat on an operating table at a Newport Beach clinic before the operation.
FEATURES
By Brianna Bailey | December 16, 2009
Last Christmas, Dana Point resident Kerri Larson bought a pair of over-the-counter reading glasses after she noticed that she had to strain to see her computer monitor. A year later, she can’t drive, see friends waving to her on the street or read a book. Aggressive cataracts are rapidly cutting off Larson’s vision. Each day, colors are less vivid, faces less distinct. Larson, 39, lost her job as an executive assistant after the company she worked for went out of business in June, leaving her without health insurance.
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