Berkeley Forum hosts panel discussing universal health care

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Four health care experts discuss the implementation and feasibility of universal health care in the United States at a Berkeley Forum event Thursday. Top, left to right: Jui-Fen Rachel Lu, Adam Gaffney. Bottom, left to right: Scott Sinder, Chip Kahn.

Four healthcare experts discussed the implementation and feasibility of universal healthcare in the United States at a Berkeley Forum event Thursday.
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Closing Alta Bates threatens emergency care in Berkeley

As many as 4,000 UC Berkeley students visit Alta Bates’ emergency department, or ED, every academic year. It’s especially comforting to know that we can also receive intensive care services or other acute care services at Alta Bates, which is owned by the hospital chain Sutter Health.
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MLB: Major League (union) Busting

Yet with additional lucrative contracts with the NBA and NFL causing New Era’s profits to reach $750 million annually, the move seems to be a union-busting technique to maximize profits at the expense of worker benefits.
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Time has come for single-payer healthcare

Recently, it has been reported that 7.5 million Americans have enrolled in Obamacare, many more than expected. Yes, it’s better than before: overall, Americans are insured, and insurance companies are no longer allowed to overcharge or deny coverage to the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions. Key issues persist, however:
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