Columnists

Shocking sloppiness won’t doom health reforms

How many politicians, aides, lobbyists, lawyers, insurance moguls, professional groups and interns — both the political and medical kind — agonized over the details in the Affordable Care Act? The number is big. But despite thousands of hands in the kitchen, the final product included four words that cast doubt on a cornerstone of the...

Northwest Voices

Veterans deserve better ride service to medical appointments

Editor, The Times: The Department of Veterans Affairs has a number to call for veterans to arrange transportation to appointments at VA facilities . This was a simple process to arrange a ride. Approximately a year ago, a policy was instituted so a veteran was required to have an appointment. This policy made it slightly...