Category Archives: Health Care

Our misperceptions

We Americans don’t know as much as we think we do. For example, only 59% of us guess that the most Americans killed by others are killed with firearms. Here is more data from the IPSOS study of misperceptions in … Continue reading

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What they say about themselves

For the over one-third of residents in our district relying on public health insurance, these cuts (to Medicare and Medicaid) would be devastating.–Tracy Mitrano We are fighting to protect Medicare and Social Security, and have never supported a plan that … Continue reading

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Government finances

My HS Physics teacher had a favorite theme: he said he was doing his students a favor by teaching, as he could make much more money working in industry. I don’t remember him as a particularly good teacher, and I … Continue reading

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Drug Prices

This is a policy change whose impact is very uncertain. I’m not certain it will have an impact, and the administration can’t make a clear case it will do so. It’s not obvious to me why they’re [fighting] over this … Continue reading

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Reed’s nasty campaign mailing

Going negative One might think Tom Reed would run on his record; evidently he can’t or thinks it better to attack his opponent with false and misleading claims and unflattering images. Is “Tracy Mitrano a risky gamble for our families?” … Continue reading

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Hearing things

  In 2002, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a component of the World Health Organization, appointed an expert Working Group to review all available evidence on static and extremely low frequency electric and magnetic fields. The Working … Continue reading

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Tom Reed’s campaign strategy

There are certain things that strict fathers cannot be: A Loser, Corrupt, and especially not a Betrayer of Trust.–George Lakoff Tom Reed poses as a strict but caring father–he knows best what is good for us. Cut social spending to … Continue reading

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