Tag: health care

Progressives, Conservatives, and Health Care Reform

As the final vote for the Democrats’ health care reform bill got closer, the frantic attempts by Republicans to stop it reminded me of a rather apt G.K. Chesterton quote. “The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives […]

Same-Sex Health Benefits

There’s an ongoing controversy at the University of Pittsburgh regarding same-sex benefits. I’m going to send in the following as a letter to the editor of the Pitt News. Same-sex benefits do not make sense financially. Such benefits will not make sense until homosexual civil unions are recognized by the state as legally binding contracts …

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An Earful

Just when I thought the cell phone cancer debate was over, this story comes along. I’m beginning to wonder if anything I use is still safe for me. *sigh* Phone Study: Holey Rat’s Brains? By Elisa Batista “In a study that may shed some light on whether cell-phone use is harmful to callers, Swedish scientists …

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Protecting Privacy

With False Numbers, Data Crunchers Try to Mine the Truth By ANNE EISENBERG