‘Slap in the face:’ Mother questions committee assignment for medical cannabis bill

By   /  May 25, 2015  /  Health Care, News, PA Independent, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

CANNABIS CONUNDRUM: A bill allowing doctors to recommend medical cannabis could hit a brick wall in the state House.

A bill allowing doctors to recommend medical cannabis could hit a brick wall in the state House.

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Watchdog Podcast: Code Blue — The baptists, the bootleggers and the televangelists of health care reform

By   /  May 21, 2015  /  Federal Government, Health Care, Issues, Podcast, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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A look at the so-called “baptists, bootleggers and televangelists” that helped to turn government-run health care reform into a reality.

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Vermont vaccination bill gets a shot in the arm

By   /  May 18, 2015  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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A vaccination bill in Vermont, once nearly dead, got a shot in the arm as the biennium session ended Saturday.

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Watchdog Podcast: Code Blue — The politics of Medicaid expansion

By   /  May 15, 2015  /  Federal Government, Florida, Health Care, Issues, Podcast, State Budgets, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Governors, like Rick Scott in Florida, who once opposed the idea of expanding Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act, are coming around – enticed by the promise of federal cash flowing to their state budgets.

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The doctor is not in: PA health groups debate nurse practitioner independence

By   /  May 13, 2015  /  Health Care, Jobs + Growth, Lobbying, Maryland, PA Independent, Pennsylvania, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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The Pennsylvania Medical Society released a new poll today, concluding that most residents do not support greater independence for nurse practitioners, but the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners — whose members are rallying at the Capitol today — is quick to point out what it sees as flaws in the polling.

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Attempt to force Obamacare expansion on states backfires

By   /  May 11, 2015  /  Florida, Health Care, Kansas, National, News, Tennessee, Texas  /  No Comments

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Trying to force Obamacare expansion onto Florida by cutting funding for an existing Medicaid program has backfired on President Obama.

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