Opinion

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Public health care saved my wife's life

Llast year something dreadful came to my family. During a self-examination my wife discovered a lump in her breast. Adding to the anxiety my family had no healthcare insurance.

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Are Missouri Republicans insane?

Well, when it comes to Medicaid expansion they just might be. I ask because, who in their right mind rejects billions of dollars in federal funding?

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How Medicaid expansion will help thousands in W.Va.

Under Obamacare the federal government pays 100% for expanded state Medicaid coverage for three years, followed by incremental state contributions of up to 10%.

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My struggle for mental health care in a broken system

I recently had to live through the experience of a mental health crisis. And it brought me into contact with one of the most broken social safety nets in the U.S.

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10 favorite food websites in 2012

All things relating to the food we eat: where is comes from, who does the work, what are the issues and what we can do to be informed and take action.

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The villains behind Hostess’ demise

Was it the workers' fault that the brand never adjusted to the reality of America today? Hostess kept churning out Twinkies and Ho Hos like it was 1969.

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Mitt Romney: the empty suit clueless about the empty chair

Billy Koehler died on March 7, 2009, for lack of health insurance. Mitt Romney said on Oct. 10, 2012, that's impossible.

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U.S. gun culture diagnosed as a social disease

In the wake of the two mass shootings this summer, some American physicians consider this country's gun violence a social disease.

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What’s good about Obamacare?

"...Americans saw health care reform as an urgent priority. All we hear from Republicans is how bad this is.  No one has come up with a better alternative."

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A cook’s thoughts on food and more

Cooking has always been enjoyable. But I am growing very worried over many aspects of the food we eat.

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