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.

Reiff: DA Candidate Spitzer Sounds Off on Incumbent Rackauckas, OC Corruption, Wahoo’s

Todd Spitzer has been a popular vote getter as a state Assemblyman and Orange County Supervisor. Now he’s running for district attorney. Why does he want to be Orange County’s prosecutor? And what are his beefs with incumbent Tony Rackauckas? Spitzer discusses the county’s jail informant scandal and his citizen arrest at a Wahoo’s Fish Taco. He responds to critics who question whether he has the temperament and judgment to be the county’s top prosecutor.

Reiff: Law Prof Mainero Says He’d Love to be DA but Hates the Politics

Chapman University Law Professor and former Orange County supervisor chief of staff Mario Mainero discusses the controversies enveloping the county District Attorney’s office. The discord has fueled an election challenge to incumbent Tony Rackauckas from Supervisor Todd Spitzer. But many observers are pushing for an “outsider” to enter the race. Is Mainero the answer? He discusses the state of justice in OC and whether he’ll run for DA.