Reiff: Healthcare Exec Favors Drug-Ad Ban, Fewer Hospital Procedures

Barry Arbuckle, CEO of MemorialCare Health System, is in the trenches of healthcare delivery. He runs five hospitals and about 200 other centers, doctors offices and other locations. He’s an adviser on both state and national healthcare policy. He discusses what’s happening in health care in Orange County, California and the nation, assesses “Obamacare” and “Trumpcare” and makes some recommendations — including a ban on pharmaceutical ads. He also discusses what moves by Amazon, Walmart and other corporate giants may mean for the healthcare industry.

Bradley: City of Orange Should Not Join the Xenophobic Bandwagon

Don Bradley, who lives in unincorporated Orange County adjacent to the City of Orange, writes that the Orange City Council didn’t need to jump into the national immigration debate on sanctuary cities – noting that city leaders should focus on grace rather than rage when it comes to undocumented people living and working in the United States.

Santana: Part-Time County Supervisors

After publicly confronting their own inability to craft a regional solution to the local homelessness crisis last week, Orange County Supervisors should face some hard questions about their own political futures. Yet instead of the usual recall talk, Orange County should think big picture…as in Part Time County Supervisors.