Some politicians are still calling contraception a social evil. This is an astonishing claim in the 21st Century when all the evidence is that contraception is key to a more successful economy and a better quality of life – not only for individual women and their families, but for us all. Because contraception makes it [...]
Featuring: Randy Forbes, Tom Perriello, Robert Hurt, Kaye Kory Randy Forbes: National Dialogue www.forbes.house.gov Ask a teacher, and they will most likely tell you that one of the quickest ways to kill classroom discussion is for one strong-willed student to monopolize the conversation. A long-winded or uncomfortably impassioned monologue inevitably polarizes viewpoints. Conversation shuts down, [...]
Staff Report News tips: firstname.lastname@example.org New regulations requiring private group health insurance plans to offer benefits for treatment of substance abuse disorders that are comparable to benefits for other illnesses will help remove a barrier to treatment for millions of Americans, National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director Gil Kerlikowske said today. The rules, issued [...]
Moderated by Chris Graham email@example.com Health-care reform is on life support, and the hand is reaching for the plug. Share your thoughts – good, bad or indifferent. Whaddya Think? Comment below. Forum moderated by AFP editor Chris Graham.
Column by Chris Graham firstname.lastname@example.org My first reaction to the news that Republican Scott Brown had upset Democrat Martha Coakley in the special election to fill the late Ted Kennedy’s Massachusetts Senate seat – Damn, there goes the country. The pundits were laying out the course for the next few months in the political [...]
Column by Mark Obenshain www.markobenshain.com On Christmas Eve, while most Virginians prepared to celebrate with family and friends, Virginia’s two senators quietly broke faith with the Commonwealth, voting for the Obama health-care bill. In addition to adding an estimated 261,927 people to Virginia’s Medicaid rolls, Sens. Webb and Warner abjectly committed Virginians to help [...]
Column by Robert Dean Banta With all the details and sideline deal-making of the current health-care reform efforts it seems the answer of how to pay for health care must be much simpler than the tangled spaghetti Congress now twirls their forks around. In imagining what I want out of health-care reform I have come [...]
Not my health care. What the shills for the health-insurance lobby want is for us to let them keep their hands in the cookie jar. They’re making money hands over fists, but they want us to think that we’re the ones who have something to lose if Congress does something in the area of meaningful [...]