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Sonoma County child care advocates eye new local sales tax measure

Years of wildfires, floods and the COVID-19 pandemic have raised the obstacles facing Sonoma County’s dwindling child care providers, but a new political coalition is aiming to boost the shorthanded network via a new tax measure. Our Kids Our Future, a Santa Rosa-based campaign that formed in July 2021, is leading a push to put… Keep Reading

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COVID-19 Strain: Healthcare Workers Increasingly Seek Mental Health Help

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has seen a steep decrease in mental healthTrusted Source across different groups, while new researchTrusted Source finds doctors are also reaching their limits during the pandemic. Canadian researchers analyzed anonymous data from an Ontario database involving 34,000 physicians who had 50,000 mental health visits during the first year of the pandemic. They found that 27… Keep Reading

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California universal healthcare proposal moving forward

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KRON) – State lawmakers moved forward with an effort to create a single-payer, universal health care system in California on Tuesday. In an 11 to 3 vote, the Assembly Health Committee approved a bill aiming to make single-payer, universal health care a reality. “I feel like the entire health care system has forgotten… Keep Reading

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Universal health care proposal gets first test in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Tuesday will start debating whether to create the nation’s first universal health care system, a key measure of whether the proposal has the support to pass this year. Progressives have tried for years to create a government-funded universal health care system to replace the one that relies on… Keep Reading

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Tax hikes for universal health care in California?

To implement single-payer health care, or not to implement single-payer health care? That’s the question facing state lawmakers after a group of Democratic legislators on Thursday unveiled a package of bills to create a universal health care program called CalCare. The proposal has already earned better reception than it did last year, when it was tabled without a… Keep Reading

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COVID-19 booster more widely available in U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a press release on Nov. 18, stating that the COVID-19 booster shot is now available to everyone aged 18 and older. The shot is only available to those in said age group who received their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine at least six… Keep Reading

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