Nation Topics - Healthcare Policy
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What Warren Buffett's gift of billions to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation lacks in imagination, it makes up for in safety. If only they had the guts to tackle the real problems.
Desperate for medical care, an ailing granny pies the President and
finds a soft bed in a country club prison. It's enough to make you go
out and commit a crime.
The United States has fueled a worldwide overreaction to the threat of a bird
flu pandemic, putting AIDS, malaria, malnutrition and other crucial
global health programs at risk.
Complicated drug plans are the result of promises fulfilled.
The Bush Administration's ill-advised new prescription drug program could destroy Medicare as a benefit for all Americans.
Despite its controversy, World AIDS Day has demonstrated how vast and global the AIDS movement has gone. While the extent of AIDS advocacy was not as far-reaching then, in 1987 a burgeoning movement of health care practitioners and gay activists battled the FDA's questionable policies on AIDS drugs experimentation, which included excluding women and i.v. users from drug trials.
Tennessee once had a visionary health care plan for that left only 14
percent of residents uninsured. But with federal cuts and a governor's
misguided attempt to privatize Medicaid, Tennessee is just another
state unable to protect its citizens.
Why are so few elderly people signing up for the new
Medicare drug benefit? It's cumbersome, costly and totally confusing.
If Wal-Mart finds resistance irksome, it should lobby for universal healthcare.
Millions of young people are unprotected.