The ER is no way to manage health care

During a recent interview on “60 Minutes,” correspondent Scott Pelley asked Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney¬† whether the government has a responsibility to provide care to the 50 million uninsured. Romney replied: “Well, we do provide...

My Healthcare Story – Sarah Arsone

I pay $760 each month for Medicare. This high premium does not leave me with enough money to buy secondary insurance. Co-pays are sky high. I now need physical therapy for a sports injury. But co-pays are so high, I must do without. I endorse SB 810 because it will...

My Healthcare Story – Maggie Ewing

I work as a labor and delivery nurse at a public hospital in California. Recently, one Saturday morning, I received a call from a young woman who had been denied care at a local private hospital during a prenatal appointment to turn her breech baby. She was told that...

My Healthcare Story – Jane Thanx

When I turned 60 I finally decided to buy a high deductible health plan from Aetna. I went to the doctor, and he found a lump on my thyroid. $1,500 in diagnostic tests later, it appears to be nothing to worry about. Aetna claims that my condition was preexisting and...