When medical bills weigh on job applicants

The New York Times Published May 18, 2013   To the Editor: Re “The Long Shadow of Bad Credit” (May 12), which described how adverse credit reports or personal bankruptcies may be a main reason for the rejection of job applicants: The article showed again how medical...

One day we will have single payer

Los Angeles Times Published January 9, 2013   Steve Lopez asks, “Can’t we switch to a healthcare system instead of a paper-shuffling, profit-driven, CEO-bonus-building system?” Great question. There are dozens of for-profit health insurance...

Students for single payer

Chico News & Review Published February 7, 2013 Guest Comment By Paul O’Rourke-Babb and Joseph Katz   In the fall of 2011 a few Chico State students founded the local chapter of the California Health Professional Student Alliance (CaHPSA). CaHPSA is a...

Insurance Commissioner should lobby for single payer

 The Sacramento Bee Published January 8, 2013   Re “Health insurer rates ripped” (Business, Jan. 9): Although I am glad that Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is fighting to keep health insurance rates down, what he should really be doing is lobbying...

The real solution: Medicare for All

Chico Enterprise Record Published April 10, 2013   The Enterprise-Record has recently published a number of news articles and letters to the editor blaming Obamacare for projected increases in health care costs. These articles and letters really miss the point. Health...