Tag: health care reform

ObamaCare After Obama
September 22, 2015

ObamaCare After Obama

BY FROMA HARROP The morning of the recent Republican debate, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that the number of uninsured Americans in 2014 had dropped by about nine million from the year before. This was thanks, of course, to the Affordable Care Act. So it did cross one’s mind that at least one of the…

Representing The Taxpayers?
November 9, 2014

Representing The Taxpayers?

BY DAVID PERRYMAN Norwegian playwright, Henrik Ibsen is quoted as saying, “Community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.” In the throes of the Dust Bowl and the Depression of the 1930’s, the Oklahoma Legislature became aware that a provision in the federal law resulted in Oklahoma’s citizens facing…

Politics And Christianity
December 16, 2013

Politics And Christianity

BY SHARON MARTIN A teacher friend of mine and I were having a serious discussion. She’s a good teacher. We get along even though we disagree on politics. I asked her a dangerous question. “How can a teacher vote Republican?” Of course, not every Republican is anti-education, but the current crop seems bent on privatizing…

What’s Wrong With ObamaCare?
September 17, 2013

What’s Wrong With ObamaCare?

BY SHARON MARTIN Preventive care covered. More people covered. No one denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions. A healthier nation. Cuts the deficit. Seniors no longer fall into the donut hole. So, why the hijinks from the let-‘em-die crowd? “Why are people so angry that healthcare will be extended to a lot more people?” I…

Lawsuits And Defensive Medicine: The Reality
August 13, 2013

Lawsuits And Defensive Medicine: The Reality

BY FROMA HARROP Guy limps off the tennis court with an obvious sprained ankle. The doctor tells him to go home, elevate the leg and put some ice where it hurts. Guy says: “Hey, aren’t I going to get an X-ray?” Doctor: “No, you don’t need one.” Guy: “I think I ought to have one….

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