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2014-09-18 20:23:11

'We are hearing little about pervasiveness of corruption and incompetence' WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Angered by a recent IG report on the Department of Veterans Affairs and the testimony of senior VA officials, American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm sent a pointed letter to President Obama reminding him that he promised to institute "a critical culture of accountability" within the troubled health care system. Helm said that the change in...

2014-09-17 12:28:06

Collaboration to feature policy briefings on "Cancer Research in the 21st Century"; speakers for inaugural event include Dr. Francis Collins, Dr. Ronald DePinho, and moderator Susan Page of USA Today WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aspen Institute Health, Medicine, and Society Program and Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) announce a new partnership, which will launch with a series of policy briefings on Cancer Research in the 21(st) Century. The inaugural...

2014-09-17 12:24:42

Aspen Institute report is first of its kind to consider Obamacare's impact on children and their parents together WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aspen Institute and the National Association for State Health Policy tomorrow will release a new report calling the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the accompanying Medicaid expansion a significant opportunity to produce better health and economic stability for children and parents together. The report identifies...

2014-09-15 12:25:16

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lack of health coverage is said to kill, but there is surprisingly little evidence to support this claim, writes Linda Gorman in the fall issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. The 2002 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Care without Coverage: Too Little, Too Late asserted that 18,000 Americans died each year because they lacked health coverage. The report did not discuss whether mortality rate differences...

2014-09-15 12:24:47

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The rapid increase in medical costs starting in the 1970s is commonly ascribed be market imperfections. However, federal and state governments have long suppressed the functioning of the market system in the medical industry, write Maureen Buff and Timothy Terrell in the fall issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. "Third-party payment, with its moral hazard, has increased demand and thereby driven up...

2014-09-15 12:24:45

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to an investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the enrollment system for the Affordable Care Act (ACA or "ObamaCare"), gets a score of 92 percent for incompetence, writes New York neurologist Lawrence R. Huntoon, M.D., Ph.D., in the fall issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. The GAO found that 92 percent (11/12) of fictitious enrollees were approved and given subsidized...

2014-09-15 12:22:28

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Obama Administration's attack on coal-fired electricity, through draconian "carbon" rules imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), makes bogus claims about lives to be saved, states the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). The Administration is lumping together carbon dioxide--the basic building block of all living things and also a weak greenhouse gas--and soot. So is the American Lung...

2014-09-11 20:21:12

Following the endorsement of Scott Brown and the Bolton Super PAC I.E. expenditure against Ann Kuster, Bolton endorses GOP primary winners Frank Guinta (NH-1) and Marilinda Garcia (NH-4). WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ambassador John Bolton returns to New Hampshire and endorses former U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta and New Hampshire state Rep. Marilinda Garcia for U.S. Congress. Both candidates also receive a maximum contribution from the John Bolton PAC. Guinta and...

2014-09-11 16:26:35

Rep. Steve Daines and former state Rep. Ryan Zinke also receive endorsements from Ambassador John Bolton WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The John Bolton PAC makes $5,000 contributions to Senate candidate Rep. Steve Daines (MT- At- large), and House candidate Ryan Zinke. Danies is running for the Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Sen. Max Baucus, and Zinke is running for Montana's at-large House seat currently held by Daines. Daines is a congressman, while...

2014-09-10 23:04:19

Each brings over 30 years of experience helping employers, financial advisors and tax professionals with qualified retirement plans Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 QBI, a leading provider of administration and consulting services for qualified retirement plans, is pleased to announce the hire of industry veterans Peter Stephan, AIF and Jim Norman, QPA, ERPA to lead business development in Orange County, California. Stephan and Norman co-founded The Pension Group, Inc. in...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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