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Letter to the Editor: Editor: A recent article,  (“In health care, PBMs are crucial — but not regulated” — Capitol Weekly, July 14),” inaccurately claims the pharmacy benefit management (PBM) industry is somehow unregulated. The reality is this: PBMs are a highly regulated industry at the federal and state level. At t...
Childhood trauma a crucial public health issue: Preventing childhood trauma should be one of the top goals of California policymakers, a coalition of child advocates say. About 150 of the advocates came to Sacramento last week to educate legislators about the devastating effects of adverse childhood experiences. The goal was to help legislator...
An effort to curb ‘puppy mills’: Bringing a new puppy or kitten home should be a wonderful and rewarding experience, but consumers who purchase their new family member from a pet shop may not be getting the dog or cat they’ve been promised. Despite enticing claims that they only source from humane, small-scale breeders, pet stor...
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Californians support Single Payer as new analysis shows lower cost: PPIC poll shows support for single payer by Brian Leubitz Building on Robert’s recent post about the cost of single payer, we now have some new data showing that Californians would like to see some form of single payer in the state. PPIC has just released a new poll showing strong support…with a ...
Single-Payer Would Cost A Third of Current Health Care Costs Per Family: The argument for single-payer health care is primarily moral. It’s just wrong to make anyone’s ability to get the health care they need dependent on their ability to pay. Still, even when we win the moral argument, we still have to figure out how to get the system up and running – and how to fun...
The Quest for Single Payer Continues: Sens. Atkins and Lara keep up the fight by Brian Leubitz There is content on Calitics about single payer from the early days.  Shiela Kuehl was pushing it back then, but the legislation goes back to the 90s. A grassroots movement for the establishment of a single-payer health care financing syste...
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Senior L.A. Unified official tapped to lead Inglewood schools: The state has picked a senior Los Angeles schools administrator, Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana, to lead the troubled Inglewood Unified School District. The Inglewood school system, which is located just east of Los Angeles International Airport, has long struggled with low academic achievement...
L.A. Metro wants to spend $138 million on electric buses. The goal: An emission-free fleet by 2030: Southern California’s biggest transit agency retired its last diesel bus six years ago, capping a 15-year process to replace tailpipes that belched black smoke with quieter, cleaner engines powered by natural gas. Now, Los Angeles County transportation leaders are working toward a bolder goal...
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Britain's Boris Johnson jokes about New Zealand greeting: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson joked on his visit to New Zealand on Monday that a traditional Maori greeting could be misinterpreted as a head butt elsewhere. Johnson is visiting … Click to Continue »
The Latest: Kabul suicide bombing death toll climbs to 24: The Latest on the suicide car attack in a western neighborhood of Kabul (all times local): 9:40 a.m. An Afghan government official says the death toll from a suicide car … Click to Continue »
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GOP Legislative Agenda Stalled Amid Ideological Divides: Despite having control of both chambers of Congress and the White House, Republicans are struggling to pass major aspects their legislative agenda and face many issues that interfere with the party's ability to govern, NBC News reported.In Congress, Republicans face differences within party on he...
Can the President Pardon Himself? Good Question: The Constitution grants an absolute, unilateral pardon power to the president for federal offenses and courts have upheld pardons of people even before charges had been filed, NBC News reported.The Washington Post reported Thursday that President Donald Trump asked advisers about his power to par...

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