Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

Jim Wood: Healthcare reform not advanced by false facts, simplistic solutions

The opinion piece, “Wood performs dog & pony show for supes,” written last week by Mr. Winchell Dillenbeck, faithfully reiterates the basic talking points of the advocates for SB 562, the bill that provides an undeveloped solution for single payer health care. The statistics he quotes about the cost of health care are important —

Supporters speak out for single-payer healthcare

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A well-attended Eureka rally last week in support of a tabled single-payer healthcare bill was part of a coordinated effort to pressure Assemblymember Jim Wood to move the legislation out of suspension. Doctors, nurses, patients and other single payer or government-run healthcare advocates gathered at Wood’s office on

Uncertainty for health care, pot in the age of Trump

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – State Assemblymember Jim Wood has told the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors that the presidential election of Donald Trump has brought “uncertainty” to California, with health care and marijuana regulation being two main aspects. Wood, who represents the state’s North Coast district, was at the Dec. 13 Supervisors

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