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Should We Tax Addictive Prescription Drugs — To Fund Addiction Treatment?

November 30, 2016 • Thomas Blakeley

Americans are addicted to prescription drugs in huge numbers. As headlines in tabloids regularly confirm — as one pop star or musician after another confesses that he or she has a painkiller problem — Americans  are especially likely to be addicted t …

The House Just Passed A Stealth Provision Permitting Discrimination Against LGBT Americans by Federal Contractors

November 28, 2016 • Iziah Thompson

On Wednesday, the House passed the hefty National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 (the ‘NDAA’).  Hidden within this thick, must-pass, military spending bill, is a little-noticed provision allowing the government to discriminate against LGBT-identifyi …

This Bill Could Slim Down Fat Cats…

November 24, 2016 • Iziah Thompson

The job of a member of Congress is supposed to be simple — to make laws to protect the interests, health and safety of the American people. How Congress members gauge what the people’s “interests” are, is not so simple. This grey area is where the lob …

LGBTQ Seniors: Equality at Last?

November 23, 2016 • Thomas Blakeley

On March 3rd, 2016, Congressman Patrick Murphy (FL-D), proposed “Ruthie and Connie LGBT Elder Americans Act of 2015,” which will, if passed, amend the Older Americans Act of 1965, and will better ensure equal treatment of LGBT “older individuals.” The …

Moms-To-Be to Receive Medical Care from the Day they Know that they Are Expecting

November 21, 2016 • Danielle Terricciato

Pregnancy can, of course, bring joy and anticipation to expectant mothers and their families. However, pregnancy also comes with enormous new financial responsibility; cost of proper maternity care is one. Some low-income pregnant women are eligible to …

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