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Walmart rolls back benefits

Walmart recently announced it would stop providing health benefits to part-time employees and increase health insurance premiums starting in January of next year. Approximately 30,000 part-time employees will be affected and the health insurance increase is on bi-weekly premiums for the most popular insurance plan for Walmart employees. Walmart currently has more than 4,000 Walmart stores and 600 Sam’s... 

Religion can’t cut birth control

A provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires employers to provide birth control as part of worker health plans has reached the Supreme Court, marking the second time the High Court has scrutinized the new health care law. Hobby Lobby, a for-profit craft and home decor store, has been fighting for corporations to have the same religious rights as individuals or churches in what has led to the... 

Shutdown ends, problems persist

After 16 days, the government shutdown has finally ended with Congress giving final approval to a budget compromise. Yet it seems that just as effects were beginning to trickle down, citizens were barely starting to take notice. The issue is one that all citizens need to pay attention to, not just government employees and politicians. Talks to craft a deal that would end the government shutdown came... 

LV women favor free birth control

Veronica Orozco Staff Writer When a group of 10 women students were asked about birth control provided by their University of La Verne health plan, seven of the 10 said they would not be on the pill if the school did not provide it for free. As full-time students at the University, their health care plan includes free contraceptives. President Barack Obama’s health care law requires all health care... 

Joan Branin reviews health care project

Joan Branin reviews health care project
Professor of Health Service Management Joan Branin spoke Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Her lecture, “Evaluation of a Promotora Educational Training Program to Promote Disability Knowledge,” about a program for Hispanic immigrants, was part of the faculty lecture series. Branin developed a training program to help parents who lack information about disabilities in their children and... 

First steps may not leave big prints

First steps may not leave big prints
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief Is it time to breathe yet? Is the health care debate finally over after months of political posturing? Answers seem to point in the direction of yes after President Obama signed the law a few weeks ago, but after the entire process, it still seems like an initial step to improve the American health care system; a first step in the direction of universal health care, something... 

What health care reform means

Since President Obama’s inauguration in January 2009, most Americans have been patiently awaiting the first big step his administration would take in shaping America into the hopeful new country that was promised to us in his campaign speeches. Now, more than a year later, Obama has finally delivered his first major win: the health care bill. With the passing of the health care reform bill on Sunday,... 

Let 'em filibuster

Let 'em filibuster
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief In President Obama’s first State of the Union address he resembled the candidate who was swept into office last November. Unfortunately we have only seen glimpses of this president however through no fault of his own he has acquired one messy situation after another that understandably juxtaposes what was necessary and what his loyal base wanted. But in an effort to... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, After reading the Nov. 6 edition of the Campus Times, a few members of our student body became extremely concerned about a certain opinion piece entitled, “Diversity leading to destruction.” First of all, I would respectfully like to question the use of this title in a University that means to promote diversity among its student population. At first glance it would seem that the author... 

Being healthy has its benefits

Since the public option seems more and more likely to be included in a healthcare reform bill, an important part that might be overshadoweded is preventative health. Much like the British system where doctors are given incentives for reducing the obesity rates and smoking habits among their patients, the newly crafted public option should take these measures to establish a sense of self accountability. Giving... 
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