09.20.11

A future without health insurance?

Posted in Current Legislation, Health News at 9:00 pm by Administrator

Sanjay talks health care and politics after new census data shows nearly 50 million in U.S. have no health insurance.

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08.06.11

Insurers must cover birth control with no copays

Posted in Current Legislation, Health News at 7:24 am by Administrator

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06.30.11

Deadly Spin: How PR Is Killing Health Care and Undermining Democracy

Posted in Current Legislation, Health News at 12:32 pm by Administrator

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In his book Deadly Spin, Wendell Potter takes readers behind the scenes to show how a huge chunk of our healthcare spending actually bankrolls a propaganda campaign and lobbying effort focused on protecting one thing: profits. Whatever the fate of the current health care legislation, it makes no attempt to change that fundamental problem. Relentless PR assaults play an insidious role in our political process anywhere that corporate profits are at stake–from climate change to defense policy. Deadly Spin tells us why–and how–we must fight back.

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05.18.11

Bullying, Sexual Orientation and Gender

Posted in Current Legislation at 11:44 am by Administrator

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05.17.11

Florida’s nurse practitioners say they can save state millions

Posted in Current Legislation at 8:03 am by Administrator

With the state facing spiraling Medicaid costs, a dwindling number of family physicians, and private insurers and patients alike trying to lower their medical bills, some say a more independent role for nurse practitioners is an idea whose time has come — and one that could save the state millions of dollars a year. [View Article]

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05.11.11

South Florida Families React To Potential Medicaid Reform

Posted in Current Legislation at 8:44 am by Administrator

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05.05.11

National: Suit seeks to broaden donor pool by allowing bone marrow sales

Posted in Current Legislation at 9:20 am by Administrator

“Ban on bone marrow sales challenged”

Los Angeles Times (02/20/2011) Carol J. Williams

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05.04.11

Florida: Governor asked to implement program tracking prescription drugs better

Posted in Current Legislation at 9:56 am by Administrator

4 Senators ask Florida to end “Flamingo express”

Palm Beach Post (02/20/2011) by Michael Gormley

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05.01.11

Arizona: Senate appropriations committee approves drug testing welfare beneficiaries

Posted in Current Legislation at 6:10 pm by Administrator

“Bill to test welfare beneficiaries for illegal drugs gets panel’s ok”

Arizona Daily Star (February 23, 2011)

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Justices reject suit faulting a vaccine

Posted in Current Legislation at 5:32 pm by Administrator

“Justices reject suit faulting a vaccine”

New York Times (February 22, 2011)  by Adam Liptak

Read the Supreme Court’s opinion (view)

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