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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White If you’ve been following the healthcare debate, you’ve probably heard that there are 45 million uninsured Americans in this country, and that 62 percent of bankruptcies occur due to medical expenses. What you may not have heard is that there are 25 million Americans who pay for insurance but [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White After hearing so many miserable stories on the practices of rescission and denying coverage to “high-risk” individuals, I thought I could no longer be all that shocked by how dastardly and despicable private insurance companies could be. But that was before I was told that domestic violence is a [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White After Whole Foods CEO John Mackey wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal this week slamming “ObamaCare,” progressive foodies across the nation have registered their shock and devastation. It seems everyone from Daily Kos to Facebook has their own “Boycott Whole Foods” petition going. While much of the [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Remember when the ultimate representation of who was your real friend was the guest list at your birthday party, when every perceived slight could be avenged by merely rescinding invitations? In general, maturity brings the idea that merely being fawned upon on one’s birthday doesn’t necessarily confer true companionship. [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White After President Obama spent Monday wooing the American Medical Association in Chicago, the healthcare story in the media turned swiftly to the conflict between doctors, who don’t want to take a pay cut, and Democrats, who want to get the government involved in providing cheaper health insurance coverage [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Virtually every story you read about the impending signature of President Barack Obama on the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act mentions our president as a reformed or ex-smoker, or someone who’s been trying to quit. Usually this vital conflict is right there in the lead paragraph, [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White It’s kind of like asking whether or not one should sell a convicted arsonist a stockpile of a certain type of industrial flame thrower that is notorious for misfiring. Four lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board President John Bresland requesting an investigation [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Don’t let this get out, but I live in a city with pig flu. Don’t worry though, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a statement saying you can’t get sick from reading this article. OK, not really. But I thought I would try to assuage [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Care Statistics shows that 2007 was a record-setting year when it comes to American births. Not only did we beat out the apex of the baby boom in terms of sheer birthrate, but [...]