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Health Care

Medical Marijuana Debated in Venice – and L.A.

By Maureen Cotter VENICE – On November 5 the public was invited to join the Neighborhood Council (VNC) for a debate on new regulations controlling medical marijuana. It was held in the Westminster Elementary School on Abbot Kinney Blvd. The subject matter attracted a full house. While we waited for the meeting of the Venice...

Swine Flu: Nothing To Sneeze At

By Greta Cobar Flu season is in full bloom, but most of us are still pondering about what to do.  The dilemmas surround not only the regular flu shot, but also the swine flu shot; not only seeing the doctor or sitting at home, but also taking Echinacea or antibiotics. It’s funny how sophisticated we...

Universal Health Care Versus the Corporations

By Jim Smith No matter what happens in Congress this year, the fight for real health care reform is just beginning. This year we are likely to see a bill that only the health insurance corporations can love. It will give them windfall profits by creating a true monopoly where everyone in the country is...

Whole Foods Picketed for Anti-Universal Health Care Stand

Ever since John Mackey, founder and CEO of Austin-based Whole Foods, wrote an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal last month opposing a govern-ment health-care option, picket lines have descended on the non-union grocery chain. So far, there have been no demonstrations at the new Venice store. Meanwhile, conservatives are lining up to buy their...

Why Doesn’t Obama Tell It Like It Is? The Actually Existing Health Care System

By Carl Ginsburg There is nothing inherently wrong with spending 17 per cent of GDP on health care if the result is a really healthy population. Just like there is nothing wrong with a “big” budget deficit if the money goes to making good jobs for working people, cleaning up their cities and environment and...
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