Category: Health Care

What Isn't Cut In The Budget

Previously, we looked at what has been cut. Now let’s look at what wasn’t. Of course, Congressional pay and benefits weren’t even discussed. Congress did grant a 1% salary increase to both Federal employees and active duty military personnel. But, with a 2% cost of living increase projected for 2014 that still translates to a... Read more »

Toxic Vets - The Poisonous Legacy of Ft. McClellan

Ft. McClellan Alabama no longer exists as an Army base, at least not officially. In 1999, the Environmental Protection Agency shut down the base, labeling it a hazardous site. The area is so toxic that it is illegal to sink a well in the surrounding communities. Even though the base no longer houses military personnel,... Read more »

The 28th Amendment

The 28th Amendment does not exist, though there has been a proposal for one floating around for a very long time. And no, I’m not talking about the Equal Rights Amendment championed by luminaries such as Gloria Steinem and first proposed by Alice Paul in 1923. This 28th Amendment proposal has even less chance of... Read more »
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Red Fridays - Burn Pits, the new Agent Orange

Red Fridays - Burn Pits, the new Agent Orange
There have been a lot of comparisons to the Wars in Afghanistan and Viet Nam, though much of it has been in the form of arguments for ending the current war based on lessons learned from that previous conflict. However, there is a much more concrete and dire comparison between the two to which even the most ardent anti-war... Read more »

Insurance Insanity

I have been fortunate that I’ve always had sufficient and even good medical insurance nearly all of my adult life. I do admit part of it is fortune, but part of it is also because of the choices I’ve made, including working for over six years at job I hated, for a company I hated... Read more »