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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 @ 7:18AM

Repeal and Replace is a Dead Issue Mr. President

After Arizona Senator John McCain’s thumbs down last week sent the so-called “skinny” healthcare bill to an inglorious defeat, most Americans saw his action as the death knell for Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Not so in the White House. President Trump sent a…

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 @ 8:38AM

Social Work Must Keep a Sharp Eye on Healthcare Policy

The timeliness of the social work health convening next week by the Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) could not be more propitious as many Americans nervously prepare themselves for the incoming Donald Trump administration. At the top of the incoming administration’s policy agenda is the repeal and replacement of…

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Monday, July 18th, 2016 @ 7:14AM

Cleveland and Philly Rank High in Economic Inequality

It is symbolic and ironic that the conventions of the Democratic and Republican parties are being held in two cities that are high on the list of metropolitan areas with the greatest economic inequality. According 2014 data, Philadelphia and Cleveland are ranked numbers 15 and 16 respectively among cities with…

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Monday, November 2nd, 2015 @ 8:34AM

Paul Ryan and the Poor

Watching the proceedings on the floor of the House of Representatives Thursday on the occasion of the election and swearing-in of Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-) as the 54th Speaker of the House, one might be convinced that discord had been banished from this hallowed legislative arena and that all is…

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 @ 11:03AM

Social Worker Barbara Mikulski Seizes the Moment

Last week Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski pledged to be the 34th and deciding vote for approval of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreement that will provide a check on the nuclear capabilities of Iran over the next fifteen years.  This means that should Senate Republicans peel off enough Democrats…

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Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 @ 3:33PM

The New Koch: Anyone Buying?

Back in April of 1985, the Coca Cola Company sensing a decline in its leading share of the cola market, tried to rebrand its soft drink by tweaking the secret formula that had been successful for nearly a century.  Thus we got the “New Coke.”  Unfortunately, consumers were not convinced…

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