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  • It's A Gray Area: Government is meddling in health care

    Since my last column about health care appeared in this space, the system has continued to gallop toward disaster. Today, under the federal government's "leadership," we often pay several times more in the United States for the same prescription drugs...
  • Commentary: Protect seniors from Medicare cuts

    California is home to 5 million Medicare beneficiaries. Our senior citizens deserve quality healthcare at a fair price. However, a new panel in Washington, D.C., is jeopardizing their care. The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) is a 15-person,...
  • Community Commentary: American Medical Assn. losing its credibility, membership

    Editor's note: This article was also recently published on BigGovernment.com. * Sally Pipes, president of the Pacific Research Institute, has written an important article in Forbes analyzing new survey results that demonstrate that 87% of medical...
  • Tuesday's Calendar

    TUESDAY Paul Clark Quartet Paul Clark Quartet performs at 8:30 p.m. at the Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 675-4444. David Folkenflik NPR correspondent David Folkenflik is giving a...
  • Wednesday's Calendar

    WEDNESDAY GZA Wu-Tang Clan member GZA performs tracks from his second solo album "Liquid Swords," which peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 charts when it was released in 1995. The show starts at 9 p.m. and is at the Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa...
  • Thursday's Calendar

    THURSDAY The Living Room The Living Room, featuring DJ Scotty Coats, performs at 9:30 p.m. at the Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 675-4444. Chamber of Commerce Networking The...
  • Friday's Calendar

    FRIDAY '90s Hip-Hop DJ Ron Sleezy and Robby Soul perform at 9:30 p.m. at the Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 675-4444. H'Sao The dance music with a cappella vocals of H'Sao perform at...
  • Saturday's Calendar

    Saturday's Calendar
    SATURDAY DJ Josh One DJ Josh One performs at 9:30 p.m. at the Commonwealth Lounge & Grill, 2406 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 675-4444. Del McCoury Bluegrass musician Del McCoury and his band perform at 8:15 p.m. at...
  • Newport could charge residents in full for ambulance services

    Because of lower Medicare reimbursements and higher costs, Newport Beach is considering charging residents the full cost for ambulance services. As it stands, the city subsidizes half of the costs for residents, while it charges non-residents the full...
  • Hoag Hospital plans to lay off 175 employees

    Hoag Hospital announced plans Tuesday to lay off about 175 employees. Accounting for about 3.5% of its 5,000-person workforce, the cuts will affect its hospitals in Newport Beach and Irvine as well as its network of health-care centers, according to Nina...
  • Retail Therapy: Check your health at Hoag

    Healthy dose of wisdom: Hoag Health Center - Huntington Beach, 19582 Beach Blvd., will hold a free Health and Wellness Fair for seniors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Residents ages 55 and older will have the chance to receive free flu shots and...