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Report blows holes in Whitman's anti-worker rhetoric

Weren't seven years of Arnold Schwarzenegger's dysfunctional tenure in California enough? Schwarzenegger rode into the governor’s office riding the wind not just of his Hollywood fame, but on the bluster that he was an outsider, not just another career politician, that his vast personal wealth made him impervious to "special interests" such as unions (exempting big corporations which always have his help), and that he would fix state government by blowing it up.

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March 15, 2010

California insurance denials rose after public uproar

In the weeks following public outcry about claims denials by California's biggest private insurers, the insurance giants continued to deny more than one fourth of all claims for services. That's from new data released today by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee following the announcement that California Attorney General Jerry Brown plans to subpoena financial documents and other records from the insurance companies.

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February 25, 2010

CA Seizes Health Reform Initiative--Single-Payer Passes Senate

Congress may not have the political courage to move forward with a national health reform agenda...but in California the drive to pass guaranteed healthcare reform is back on track, with the Senate today passing legislation by a 22 to 14 vote to enact Medicare for all, single-payer reforms.

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January 28, 2010

Denial of Care Profits: $73 million for CIGNA's retiring CEO

It's hard for most of us to imagine a lifestyle supported by a $73 million retirement bonus. It's even harder to imagine a whole nation's healthcare controlled by those who have benefited so wildly from denying healthcare to those who need it.

DailyKOS.com
January 5, 2010