Nation Topics - Healthcare Policy
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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.
Call out the fifes, sound the bugles, strike on the drums. With the State of the Union behind us, the Battle for Social Security now officially begins--again.
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