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"A Nation of Such Panic": From Ebola to ISIS, Right's Pundits Fomenting Reckless Fear

"A Nation of Such Panic": From Ebola to ISIS, Right's Pundits Fomenting Reckless Fear
"When did we become a nation of such panic?" With cries of ISIS and Ebola at our doorstep, the politics of fear has taken an insane rightward turn.
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California Underfunds Mental Health Programs Then Blames State's Mental Health Problems on Yoga

California Underfunds Mental Health Programs Then Blames State's Mental Health Problems on Yoga
The unfortunate timing of Prop 63's passing at the apex of the real estate bubble has relegated California's mental health spending measure to a backfill for cutting tax dollars. The earmarked $5 billion became an example of "fiscally responsible budget cuts" before it ever could go into effect. The state auditor released a report that detailed Prop 63's remaining spending, but missed the key point — its underfunding.
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Poppin' Pills: The Problems With Medicare’s Prescription Drug Program

Poppin' Pills: The Problems With Medicare’s Prescription Drug Program
From over-prescribing legitimate doctors to unlicensed healthcare workers issuing prescriptions, Medicare's prescription drug program is rife with abuses that amount to another subsidy for the big pharmaceutical companies. Here's a recent rap sheet from the previous few years and an especially busy few weeks.
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Tracy Weber, Charles Ornstein and Jennifer LaFleur
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Suggested Name Change for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Suggested Name Change for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
PCOS is a common disorder that affects approximately 5 million reproductive-aged women in the United States. Women with PCOS have difficulty becoming pregnant due to hormone imbalances.
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Romney's Phony Answers To Tough Health Care Questions

During last week's debate, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney once again pledged to repeal Obamacare, but he was light on details about what he would replace it with, other than to suggest that his administration would encourage states to come up with reform plans of their own.
"What we did in Massachusetts is a model for the nation, state by state,"
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Romney Adviser Admitted Romney Mislead America


It didn't take long before the Romney campaign screwed up a gigantic win for their candidate, Mitt Romney.
Talking Points Memo interviewed Eric Fehrnstrom after the first Presidential debate in Denver, which his candidate, Mitt Romney won. In that interview Eric, revealed that basically, Romney lied about pre existing conditions during the debate, I know shocker.
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