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The post-election bar trip
| November 16, 2012
GOP runners for federal office get squirrely; Dems and independents share answers
This year's candidate questionnaire was little different from past years.
Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge
| June 01, 2012
Smoking isn't one of my many vices. But that doesn't mean I have something against those who've chosen that method of killing themselves. It's not like their addiction makes them bad people.
The tobacco tax
| May 20, 2011
The Maine Republican Party has a death wish. Over giving birth.
Maine Republicans on abortion
| January 28, 2011
Heading for health
According to massage therapist Mea Tavares, I have a lot of air in my system.
Alternative-medicine providers forge new paths to survive the tight economy
| December 17, 2010
Thanks to a federal law that codifies discrimination against same-sex couples, more than 15,000 legally married couples (and an untold number of children) are being denied basic benefits, such as the right to file their taxes jointly, or Social Security
Two cases in federal court here in Massachusetts could help turn the national tide against DOMA
| June 04, 2010
The Big Hurt: The week in death
Back in January, I predicted that, because of medical advances and the prospect of universal health care, no musicians would die in this decade. Unfortunately, it hasn’t turned out that way.
RIP Chilton, Guru, and editorial tact
| April 30, 2010
Atul Gawande: Will Obamacare bankrupt Boston's Children's Hospital?
Our fanboyism on ATUL GAWANDE is well-established: we think he should be surgeon general. Brilliant medical writer. Brilliant medical thinker. One of the very few...
| April 02, 2010
What the health-care bill really means
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama signed the new health-care bill into law.
Reforming the System
| March 26, 2010
The Rock Off is on, and other music news
Tone King Andy Argondizza has organized a benefit show for Nick Curran, who was recently diagnosed with cancer and, being a musician, isn’t exactly rocking all-inclusive health insurance.
PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| March 05, 2010
The power of money
While a cadre of conservative Democrats continues to conspire with Washington's mendacious Republican minority to block national health-care reform, the nation's largest health-benefits company — amusingly called WellPoint — is going about its business
Shame on the natoin's biggest health insurer; shame on the Black Caucus
| February 19, 2010
Rhode Island’s own stab at health reform
Health care reform, if it survives the election of Republican Scott Brown to Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat, will make insurance accessible and provide a slew of new consumer protections for millions of Americans.
| January 22, 2010
A weed grows in Boston
Even though it's a crisp November day, the flower boxes of Mary Jones's neat little bungalow are overflowing with brightly colored blooms.
What's a suburban soccer mom who was once fervently anti-drug doing running a business growing and selling pot?
VALERIE VANDE PANNE
| December 04, 2009
Ali wanted to kill Americans but found terrorism way too tedious
| November 27, 2009
On September 10, Boston City Councilor David Scondras wrote a letter to the city’s group-health-insurance director. “We have a non-discrimination policy in this city which includes people who are gay and lesbian,” wrote the city’s first openly gay city
Extending Benefits to Domestic Partners
| October 30, 2009
Most doctors support public health care option
A survey of 2,130 physicians across the nation found 63 percent favor a public-private option for patients over a strictly private health care system or public....
| September 15, 2009
Freeloading free stater?
Has anyone else found it ironic that Dr. Sorens works for a state-supported university, and that presumably his salary and benefits, such as health insurance, are paid for by the taxpayers of New York?
Letters to the Boston editor, September 11, 2009
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| September 11, 2009
Your description of senatorial hopeful Stephen Lynch as a “lunch-bucket pol” is certainly a departure from the accuracy in political portrayal and substance I have grown accustomed to in the Phoenix.
Letters to the Boston editor, September 4, 2009
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| September 04, 2009
POLL: Vote on Obama's health-care plan
READ: Obama's health-care plan, then vote.
| August 11, 2009
Avoiding the problem
Over the course of Olympia Snowe's career in the US Senate, companies and workers in the healthcare and insurance industries have been her top donors (except for retirees and retiree political-action committees, which are obviously also concerned with
Snowe misses the point of healthcare reform
| July 10, 2009
A self-help guide for the uninsured
For the vast majority of Rhode Islanders — the insured — health-care is something you get when you need it. Feeling sick? Call the doctor. Slip and fall? Go to the emergency room or an urgent-care center. Need surgery? It's not fun, but it's covered.
Where to turn if you need health-care and don't have coverage
| November 19, 2008
They wanna be governor
In our typical Portland Phoenix format, here’s a one-by-one look at all the folks who claim they want to be Maine’s next governor. (In our book, anyone crazy enough to say they want that job probably has done something to karmically deserve it.)
Primary Election 2010
PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF
| January 01, 1900
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