Posts Tagged 'Health policy'

Richard J Jackson – Essay: Meteorologists and the sacred position between people and science.

SEATTLE—At the core of medical and of public health training, we learn that you cannot just look narrowly at the problem in front of you, you are obliged to look for the systemic causes, how did the patient get into this state and what are the challenges going forward? Failing to do so is malpractice.

If an internist were to see a patient who is elderly and very overweight, and who came in complaining of a sore on her foot, one ...

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Americans’ out-of-pocket healthcare costs are skyrocketing

For the majority of Americans who receive health insurance through their employers, there is some good news and some bad news.

The Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank addressing health policy issues, released its annual Employer Health Benefits Survey on Wednesday and looked at the cost of insurance for Americans.

Based on the data Kaiser gathered, it appears that the hit directly to American’s wallets is increasing dramatically, but the growth in their monthly payments is slowing down.

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Paul Craig Roberts – Does The United States Still Exist?

To answer the question that is the title, we have to know of what the US consists. Is it an ethnic group, a collection of buildings and resources, a land mass with boundaries, or is it the Constitution. Clearly what differentiates the US from other countries is the US Constitution. The Constitution defines us as a people. Without the Constitution we would be a different country. Therefore, to lose the Constitution is to lose the country.

Does the Constitution still exist? ...

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While Sanders Rejects It, Clinton Embraces Nuclear as Part of ‘Clean-Energy’ Vision

Bernie Sanders has made climate change a central pillar of his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president, and he is adamant that nuclear power has no place in his vision of the nation’s cleaner future.

Hillary Clinton, to the contrary, believes “nuclear energy has an important role to play in our clean-energy future,” Jake Sullivan, Clinton’s policy director, told the local Idaho news source Magicvalley.com on Monday.

Sanders argues for “a moratorium on nuclear power plant license renewals in ...

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Harvey Wasserman – Why the Deafening Silence on Cutting the Military Budget?

Bernie Sanders’ common sense proposals for dealing with universal health care, college tuition, restoring the infrastructure, confronting poverty and more have encountered predictable scorn from “fiscally responsible” corporatists.

They all scream about the “deficit spending” and tax hikes that might be required to pay for these vital programs. From predictable right-wing corporatists to Hillary Clinton (“free stuff! free stuff!” she mocks) to fictional “left-leaning economists” invented by the New York Times, numerous voices scorn Bernie’s agenda because his proposals “cost too much.”

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HOW ANTI-GAY PREJUDICE CUTS LIFE EXPECTANCY

In the first study to look at the consequences of anti-gay prejudice for mortality, researchers found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals who lived in communities with high levels of anti-gay prejudice have a shorter life expectancy of 12 years on average compared with their peers in the least prejudiced communities.

“The results of this study suggest a broadening of the consequences of prejudice to include premature death,” notes lead author Mark Hatzenbuehler, assistant professor of sociomedical sciences at the ...

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Adults Targeted as Federal Government Prepares to Track the Unvaccinated

During the National Vaccine Advisory Committee’s (NVAC) February meeting, American adults were put on notice by Big Brother that non-compliance with federal vaccine recommendations will not be tolerated. Public health officials have unveiled a new plan to launch a massive nationwide vaccination promotion campaign involving private business and non-profit organizations to pressure all adults to comply with the adult vaccination schedule approved by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). [1]

NVAC has authored the National Adult Immunization Plan (NAIP) and, once ...

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Adults Targeted as Federal Government Prepares to Track the Unvaccinated

During the National Vaccine Advisory Committee’s (NVAC) February meeting, American adults were put on notice by Big Brother that non-compliance with federal vaccine recommendations will not be tolerated. Public health officials have unveiled a new plan to launch a massive nationwide vaccination promotion campaign involving private business and non-profit organizations to pressure all adults to comply with the adult vaccination schedule approved by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
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