Dying on the Home Front

November 10th, 2009

By Jan Barry An estimated 2,200 U.S. military veterans died last year because they lacked private health insurance or access to VA health care, a study by a Harvard Medical School research team found. In contrast, there were 155 combat deaths among U.S. troops in Afghanistan in 2008, the researchers noted. “On this Veterans Day […]


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Health Care Red Tape

October 19th, 2009

It’s a term directed derisively at government bureaucracy, often accompanied by copious cursing. But something’s happened with health care as administered by private insurance companies that can only be described as [expletive deleted] red tape. Here’s a recent example that’s astounding, given the rip-roaring national debate as to whether private insurers or government can provide […]


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