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Guest editorial: How to shop for the Covered California health plan that best fits you

Posted: November 18th, 2016 | Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Covered California staff With Covered California’s three-month open-enrollment period underway since Nov. 1, it’s a great time to shop for the best fit for your health coverage. During Covered California open enrollment, which runs through Jan. 31, consumers can choose among 11 name-brand health insurance plans that offer high-quality and affordable coverage. Here are some helpful tips.

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Guest editorial: Measures C and D would harm San Diego and our tourism economy

Posted: November 4th, 2016 | Featured, Opinion | No Comments

By Joe Terzi and Phil Blair The year was 1888. The eager crowds that gathered along a picturesque stretch of coastline for the opening of Hotel Del Coronado must have been excited at the time, but they could never have imagined what was in store for our region. Not long after the opening of the now historic Hotel Del, other iconic attractions followed: the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park with its many celebrated institutions, […]

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Guest editorial: Uptown Community Plan: 7 years of hard labor down the drain?

Posted: November 4th, 2016 | Featured, Opinion | 4 Comments

By Tom Mullaney Is the Uptown Community Plan important? Yes, if you live, work, play, walk, ride or drive in the Uptown communities. This plan is intended to guide growth and development, including buildings, transportation, parks, libraries and more. When the last plan was updated 28 years ago in 1988, “smart growth” and “compact infill” were new concepts. The plan was a first-cut; it increased densities in many areas, but didn’t fully consider limitations of […]

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Guest editorial: Get free help with your Medicare

Posted: October 21st, 2016 | Opinion, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Cate Kortzeborn When someone with Medicare finds his or her way to my office phone, it’s often because of a complicated and snarly issue that’s going to take time to fix. However, it’s sometimes a Medicare beneficiary who found my number somewhere and called for some basic help in understanding their coverage. I love those calls because I have a quick and easy answer for folks like that.

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Guest editorial: Congress tackled 2 health crises but it didn’t have to be this hard

Posted: October 7th, 2016 | Featured, Opinion | No Comments

By U.S. Rep. Susan A. Davis It only took seven months but Republicans in Congress finally fulfilled President Barack Obama’s request for emergency funding to fight the Zika virus. The president asked Congress for $1.8 billion back in February. On Sept. 28, Congress sent the president a spending bill, which included $1.1 billion for Zika.

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Guest editorial: The civic importance of measures K and L

Posted: October 7th, 2016 | Featured, Opinion | No Comments

By Charles G. Abdelnour For 28 years I was privileged to serve as the clerk and chief elections officer for the city of San Diego. During that time, I oversaw a number of important election events. These included the city’s switch from district-only primaries, which were then followed by a citywide general election, to district-only elections — both in the primary and if necessary, a general election runoff.

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