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Flood risk

...implement the industry reforms of the National Flood Insurance Program beginning with the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012.Since FEMA has yet to improve flood risk maps for endangered coastal communities, or on the rural...
Outside editorial: Health care law moves closert to Supreme Court

...the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutional. That two federal judges have declared the health insurance reform law a valid exercise of Congress' Commerce Clause power and two have concluded the opposite largely means what was...
Getting government out of health care? Yeah, right

...was already extensive before Congress passed health insurance reform this year. And despite all their saber rattling...get mad. Candidate Barack Obama promised health insurance reform, and President Obama pushed for it and, yes, took...
The McVictim syndrome could kill us

...subsidizing agribusinesses; many are using taxpayer dollars to produce and market unhealthful foods. We should promote insurance reforms that support preventive medicine. But we must also launch a direct attack on the philosophy behind the McVictim...
New Latin leaders should be role models for Obama

...delivering on the popular desire to get out of Afghanistan. Imagine a real health-care reform bill, instead of health insurance reform, that didn't give the powerful pharmaceutical and insurance lobbies a veto. It goes without saying that President...
Outside editorial: State challenges to healthcare reform law

...mandate deters people from gaming the system in this fashion. That's why it's an essential part of the law's insurance reforms and not an arbitrary intrusion into an individual's ability to tend to his or her own interests.
Health-care reform needs to be a gradual process

...technologies and devices that people want when they are sick. It also means improving consumer cost-consciousness through insurance reform and higher deductibles and co-payments. For most of us, that means paying more, not less. Even then, it is...
Health care plan must address abortion

...understand the sentiment for the administration's health insurance reform proposals, and believe they deserve reasoned debate...provision should be an explicit part of any health insurance reform that is sent to the president's desk. This issue...
Many business owners support controlling health care costs

...pending in Congress right now, an overwhelming majority expressed support. According to the poll, 84 percent want insurance reform, specifically the elimination of preexisting condition rules; 87 percent support the establishment of a health...
Several Democrats are worth hearing

...choice than the government program. With health insurance "reform," opting-out, is really opting-in for eventual...conservatives have presented no plan of their own for health insurance reform. They have, but those holding power don't want...


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