The New York Times published the results of an AARP study on attitudes toward older workers. As a Baby Boomer, I read the article anxiously — through my pink rhinestone reading glasses — and posted it on my Facebook page. The article, titled, “Older Workers Say Age Bias is Common,” noted that “the AARP [...]
When Ben Trockman travels, he goes like a rock star with an entourage. He was lobbying recently in Washington, D.C. for awareness about the difficulty of air travel for individuals using electric wheelchairs. The former national Easter Seals representative is always accompanied by his mother Jill and a nurse. His father Wayne sometimes travels along. [...]
When Laurie Edwards asked me if I was interested in receiving an early copy of In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America, I thought it was a great match – I have endometriosis and hypothyroidism, both chronic illnesses. Since my diagnosis years ago I have been an avid [...]
New Mexico has sunk to a new low in the war on abortion. In a sick attempt to force rape victims to carry their pregnancy to term, New Mexico State Legislator Cathrynn Brown, has proposed a bill that would charge those who have been sexually assaulted and obtain an abortion with a felony for tampering [...]
Among the many schemes presented to tame our rising health care costs, one plan suggests circumventing doctors when lower-cost professionals can deliver care. The proposal has emerged to address the twin needs of taming rising costs and meeting gaps in the supply of doctors. One promising approach transfers the delivery of care into the hands [...]
Last week, there was an op-ed in the New York Times by Ross Douthat lamenting the decline in the U.S. birth rate. Mr. Douthat foresees that fewer babies means that someday in the future, America will cease to be a global leader. The statistics he cites are compelling and worth noting: American fertility plunged [...]
“The Republican platform and the speaker lineup for the Republican National Convention demonstrate a fundamental disregard for women and women’s health.” Spoken by the president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, we can safely assume that the speaker is most interested in reproductive health policy. I argue that too often we conflate attention to and [...]
Back in March, ahead of the Supreme Court’s decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, I wondered what might happen to the Medicaid expansion. The question before the court in Florida v. Health and Human Services was whether the federal government could require states to expand their Medicaid eligibility and whether, if states [...]
Chief Justice Roberts left another scar on the presidency of George W. Bush this morning as he sided with liberal judges in an effort to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. Nominated by ‘Dubya’ in 2005, Roberts was expected to support the opposition’s assertion that the mandate — requiring all Americans to purchase health [...]
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