Monthly Archives: February 2009

Afghanistan: Is Escalation a Fait Accompli?

by Michael Granger The crowding of crises Sometimes one crisis can crowd out another to the point that one does not get the attention it deserves. The economic crisis is crowding out the Afghanistan war. Behind the scenes, in secret … Continue reading

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Rumors and whispers

by Ken Feltman updated February 4, 2009 What a difference a day makes! Tom Daschle had the president’s support and enough votes to be confirmed by the Senate, but people close to him tell me he was disheartened to the point of … Continue reading

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Rumors and whispers

by Ken Feltman updated February 1, 2009 The stimulus package passed by the House includes an important – and thus far undebated - healthcare reform provision. The bill provides for a Comparative Effectiveness Research Council. The Council would identify medical procedures determined … Continue reading

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Healthcare: Who will ask the tough questions?

by Ken Feltman  America’s healthcare system provides some of the finest doctors and more access to vital medications than any country in the world. And yet, our system has been faltering for many years with the increased cost of healthcare. … Continue reading

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