Frontline Workers Are Tackling Big Tobacco With Prop 56

As a respiratory therapist I see the devastation tobacco use causes every day. Whether I am treating a child whose smoke-filled environment triggers her asthma, or an adult with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who is still in the iron grip of nicotine addiction, the human toll of tobacco use is staggering.

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Prop 55 Prevents School Cuts, Keeps California Moving in Right Direction

California’s comeback from the brink of financial ruin during the Great Recession is one of the greatest success stories in a generation. While states like Kansas and Wisconsin responded to budgetary uncertainty by cutting education funding with disastrous results, California voters took a different approach, enacting Prop 30 in 2012 to boost school funding to shrink class sizes, hire teachers, bolster community colleges and fund children’s health care.

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The worst kind of surprise

1 in 4 Californians have experienced the worst kind of surprise over the past two years: a medical bill in the mail they had zero anticipation of ever receiving. These surprise medical bills happen when an insurer pays less for medical procedures than expected and they can be devastating for working families. Fortunately there’s a […]

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Everyone wants transparency…except Big Pharma

Senate Bill 1010 (Hernandez) will likely be up for a vote next week in the California State Assembly Health Committee before heading to the floor for a vote. The bill has already passed the CA State Senate, and everyone – except Big Pharma – seems to be coming out in favor of this commonsense, pro-transparency bill.

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