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Guest Editorial

Guest Editorial: You can continue to count on Covered California

By Covered California Staff

With everything going on at the national level, it would not be surprising if some are a little confused about what’s happening with Covered California — the only place to get financial help to pay for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act. 

Here’s the bottom line: The Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land. Open enrollment in California begins on Nov. 1 and runs through Jan. 31, 2018.

Guest Editorial: Education opportunities for veterans just got better

By Rep. Susan A. Davis

In the current political climate, bipartisanship can be a rare thing. But it is not extinct. Proof of that was on display this month when Congress passed legislation to expand education opportunities for our veterans. 

The Forever GI Bill, as it is commonly known, which I am proud to have co-sponsored, will ensure that this critical education benefit will always be there for future generations of veterans. It also just became the law of the land.

Guest Editorial: Taming Big Pharma

By James D. Veltmeyer, M.D. Millions of people were outraged in 2015 when Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of a 62-year-old drug considered the gold standard in the treatment of a life-threatening parasitic infection from $13.50 to $750 overnight — a 5,000-plus percent increase. Likewise, the cost of the drug cycloserine, used to treat multidrug […]

Guest Editorial: Protect teens from ‘Summer Slide’

By Tom Cesarini For teens, the summer season is often associated with carefree days of family vacations, part-time jobs, and hanging out with friends. Shelving the schoolbooks and curbing academic learning during the summer, however, can create a significant learning loss that can potentially affect students for years. It’s called the “summer slide.”

Guest Editorial: Yes, we need a wall — between local police and federal immigration enforcement

By Norma Chavez-Peterson [Editor’s Note: This op-ed was first published on June 8, 2017 to the Voice of San Diego website.] A few years ago, a San Diego County Sheriff’s deputy walked into a liquor store in Vista to deliver a letter on new synthetic drug policies. He asked the man behind the counter, who […]

Guest Editorial: Putting a face on what repeal of health care law looks like

By Rep. Susan A. Davis Opponents of the Affordable Care Act took a major step closer toward repealing the law last month. Republicans, with Democrats unified in opposition, passed a budget resolution that will allow the repeal of the health care law with just 51 votes in the Senate. Within hours of assuming office, President […]