Tag: Public Plan

The Junk Food Marketing Debate: A First Amendment Right or Just Making Sure Kids Aren’t What They Eat?

Filed in Children's Issues, Public Health by on July 3, 2011 1 Comment
The Junk Food Marketing Debate: A First Amendment Right or Just Making Sure Kids Aren’t What They Eat?
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Remember the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 (H.R. 1105) that President Obama signed on March 11, 2009?   No?  Good, me neither, but my excuse is that I was busy applying to law schools.  If you and I had been paying closer/any (take your pick) attention, we would have seen that the Act included, among other […]

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A Doctor Speaks About Healthcare, Big Business and Justice

Filed in Health Reform, Medicaid by on September 28, 2010 0 Comments
A Doctor Speaks About Healthcare, Big Business and Justice
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[Ed. Note: We received today’s post from Timothy Shaw, M.D. F.A.C.S. as a comment in response to a post, “Health Care and Disparity in a ‘Post-Racial’ Era.”] Twenty years ago, upon entering private medical practice for the first time it took me about a month to realize that the United States needed “Health Care Reform.” […]

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Senator Joseph Lieberman “Regrets Any Misunderstanding”

Filed in Medicare, Proposed Legislation by on December 16, 2009 0 Comments
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Senator Joseph Lieberman says that he “regrets any misunderstanding.” Lieberman, who according to NPR’s All Things Considered “has angered a lot of people,”  also said  “I thought I made myself clear all along.” All Things Considered characterized Lieberman’s rejection of the Senate’s Gang of Ten Compromise as follows: Lieberman “rejected both an expansion of Medicare […]

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Maybe Instead of a Dollar We Should Send Joe Lieberman Instructions on How to Use YouTube

Filed in Medicare, Proposed Legislation by on December 14, 2009 1 Comment
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A little while back Senator Joseph Lieberman stated that, seemingly contrary to his prior positions, he would not–and could not– support a bill which contained a public option–nor would he join in a vote to end a filibuster against the same. Relying heavily on the underlying analysis of Tim Noah, I opined at the time […]

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Convergence on Health Reform (Death of the Public Option)

Filed in Health Care Economics, Proposed Legislation by on December 9, 2009 1 Comment
Convergence on Health Reform (Death of the Public Option)
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Thomas (Tim) Greaney Saint Louis University School of Law So maybe the two parties are coming together on health reform after all.   Last night we learned that after days of “secret talks” among the “gang of ten” the Democrats have reached agreement to restructure their health care proposal.  The changes are significant: ditch the already-watered-down […]

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