Tag: government takeover

Staying bought

   Column by David Reynolds Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net I can’t wait for 2010! I can’t wait to see how 2009 will turn out. Yep, we are going into overtime. Too much is still up in the hot air of politics to be settled in twelve short months. Sure, a few minor clashes have been […]


Howell, Putney address concerns over health-care reform

Pair cite state Medicaid-funding issue in letter to Webb, Warner Staff Report News Tips: freepress2@ntelos.net House Speaker Bill Howell, R-Stafford, and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Lacey E. Putney, I-Bedford, today announced that they have written U.S. Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner to voice their “significant concern” about the impact that health-care reform bill making […]


The Rant | Hands off my health care

  Video Essay by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Limabaugh, Hannity, Beck, Boehner, DeMint, Chris Graham is calling you out. You want health care to be Obama’s “Waterloo”? You guys must really hate America, not to mention us Americans who have been shouldering the burden of rising health-care costs as your buddies make a mint at our […]


VA selects site for Staunton clinic

Staff Report The VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network and Salem VA Medical Center announced today that a site has been selected for the establishment of a Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Staunton. The clinic will be located at 1002 Natasha Way in Staunton. VA will lease space within a building that will be constructed on […]


A simple solution on health-care reform

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 […]


Good Intentions + More Government Control ≠ Health-care Reform

Column by Norman Leahy Primum non nocere, a Latin phrase meaning “First, do no harm,” is the first principle in the provision of health care. It should also be a first principle in health-care reform. Of course, this assumes the debate is truly about health care and not just another excuse to further expand the […]


Getting personal

Column by David Reynolds May we get personal? I would like to talk about your body. Why not? Everybody else is doing it. Everybody is talking about your body. And mine. I do not recall giving anyone permission. I know I did not. For I try to keep my clothes on. But it doesn’t matter […]