Archive for October 5th, 2008

As a force to be reckoned with, the California Nurses Association (CNA) is formidable. Ask Arnold.  The organization advocates universal healthcare, based on a single payer system, and improved and expanded Medicare. These are all nicely progressive ideas with which, as a Democrat, I agree, although Obama does not.

In addition, they are actively campaigning for a similar solution: HR 676 in Congress, and SB 840 in California. (more…)

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The Face of a Bail Out

Lost in the shuffle over the bail out bill passage was the fact that it actually had another name. The bill was attached to the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health and Parity Act. The passage of this act is important, as noted on the Wellstone Website:

 […The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 is a major step forward to end discrimination in insurance coverage for people with mental illness and substance abuse disorders….]

Read their history to see why. http://www.wellstone.org/

Hillary Clinton put out a news release in honor of the Wellstone passage: (more…)

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