Tag Archives: policy

Zeldin’s “War on drugs” ineffective

This letter appeared today March 1st in the East Hampton Press on page A7 Rep. Lee Zeldin writes about his health care goals in the Riverhead Local: “… here in Suffolk County, our communities and families have been severely impacted … Continue reading

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The #AmericanDream

(Pie and photo by Helen Atkinson-Barnes) Author: Helen Atkinson-Barnes, published in this week’s Sag Harbor Express Why are all these people protesting?  I’ve been hearing this question since the day after the election, when college students across the country, including … Continue reading

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Fascist regime or not?

Interesting comparison of present day America with Germany in the 1930s.  Format is an interview with Isabel Virginia Hull, professor of history at Cornell University and one of the foremost scholars on modern Germany.  Full article here: http://gothamist.com/2017/02/06/trump_bannon_german_history.php   Some … Continue reading

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Medicine for the One Percent

We always suspected this: a new study clearly shows that the richer you are, the longer you live in the US of America (Wall Street Journal). This is no small difference! The top 10% (richest) people live on average 10 … Continue reading

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Soaring Costs of Prescription Drugs in the US

Great article about the soaring costs of prescription drugs in the US.  The very same drugs are offered in other countries like Germany and the UK etc, at a small fraction of what we are asked to pay.  Who benefits?  … Continue reading

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The ACA seems to be working…

Robert Reich discusses the ACA which seems to be working.  But there is a lot that needs fixing.  Above all what needs fixing is the oft deceitful misinformation.  Read on here!  Contributed by Arlene Coulter.    

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Opting out of Medicare Expansion is costing lives: over 7,100 deaths nation wide!

Interesting study (by a Harvard medical student).  It is an estimate of the total numbers of people that will be covered by insurance with/without medicare expansion.  They they use prior estimates of how non-coverage translates in to real death rates. … Continue reading

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