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  • The Patient Anguish Is Neverending Act

    Kim Callinan by: Kim Callinan
    Recently introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate, the so-called Patients Rights Act (S. 1993), should be renamed the Patient Anguish Is Neverending Act (PAIN Act) because thats exactly what will happen if this bill is enacted.
      This inhumane bill would withhold federal funding (including Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act) from any healthcare entity that supports their patients with these or any other requests that intentionally shorten or end life, no matter what the patient wants or how much they are suffering.
      For example, it would make it virtually impossible for a terminally ill person to end their suffering and die peacefully, even when life-sustaining treatment violates the patients explicit stated wishes verbally or in writing.

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  • The Patient Anguish Is Neverending Act

    Kim Callinan by: Kim Callinan
    Recently introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate, the so-called Patients Rights Act (S. 1993), should be renamed the Patient Anguish Is Neverending Act (PAIN Act) because thats exactly what will happen if this bill is enacted.
      This inhumane bill would withhold federal funding (including Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act) from any healthcare entity that supports their patients with these or any other requests that intentionally shorten or end life, no matter what the patient wants or how much they are suffering.
      For example, it would make it virtually impossible for a terminally ill person to end their suffering and die peacefully, even when life-sustaining treatment violates the patients explicit stated wishes verbally or in writing.

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  • The Patient Anguish Is Neverending Act

    Kim Callinan by: Kim Callinan
    Recently introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate, the so-called Patients Rights Act (S. 1993), should be renamed the Patient Anguish Is Neverending Act (PAIN Act) because thats exactly what will happen if this bill is enacted.
      This inhumane bill would withhold federal funding (including Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act) from any healthcare entity that supports their patients with these or any other requests that intentionally shorten or end life, no matter what the patient wants or how much they are suffering.
      For example, it would make it virtually impossible for a terminally ill person to end their suffering and die peacefully, even when life-sustaining treatment violates the patients explicit stated wishes verbally or in writing.

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  • Its Time to Disrupt Caregiving

    Liz O'Donnell by: Liz O'Donnell
    November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to honor and recognize the people who care for aging and ill family members. Honor and recognition are important, but we cant stop there. Caregiving disrupts the lives of the more than forty million people in this country who are assisting an aging or ill family member. As a result of their caregiving duties, their health, their work, their ability to save for retirement, and the quality of care they are able to provide, are all impacted. This November we must move beyond honoring and recognizing caregivers. We need to disrupt caregiving.
      According to the AARP, the typical caregiver spends 24.

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Too Many American Lives Hinge on Drug Prices

Gail deVore by: Gail deVore
The angry protests around the 2016 Mylan EpiPen scandal brought into sharp focus the perils for patients when the price of a life-saving drug spikes precipitously, with little or no forewarning, and no ...



Cape restaurant owner endorses minimum wage ballot issue

Gabriele Ruggieri by: Gabriele Ruggieri
Since I was a child, watching my mother make the traditional meals of Sicily, I knew I wanted to build a life around cooking. But after years of working in hotels and restaurants around the world, I wanted ...





There's Lots 2 Love About the School Lunch Program

Tracey Ritchie by: Tracey Ritchie
One of the most successful and bipartisan programs in United States history is the National School Lunch program and today as we celebrate National School Lunch Week this October 15 - 19, it's important ...



SNAP Program Critical to People with disabilities

Kyle Waide by: Kyle Waide, Eric Jacobson
People living with disabilities in Georgia face many obstacles, including higher than average rates of unemployment, lower than average incomes and costly medical expenses. It is little wonder that food ...








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