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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 —

Letters to the Editor, January 3, 2018

In defense of McKinley The anti-William McKinley crowd should have done better research before branding him a racist and imperialist. Yes, he was a Republican, but a Lincoln Republican. McKinley was the last American president to have fought in the Civil War. He worked his way from the bottom ranks to become a major in

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

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