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Vermont Single Payer: Dead or Temporarily On Hold?

By Jill Zorn

On December 17, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin made an announcement that stunned many supporters of single payer health care. In a letter to the editor… 508 more words


2015 Legislative Priorities

I like this flyer because it takes a complex set of issues and brings it back to the classroom. The design was difficult due to the amount of text. 21 more words

Changing Hospital Landscape in Connecticut

Hospitals are extremely valued institutions in Connecticut.  As sites of life, death and healing, they hold huge emotional meaning for many of us.  They are also critical to Connecticut’s economy and are often the largest employers in the towns where they are located. 422 more words


Murkier beginnings of League of Nations - White Man's Burden

From William Easterly’s masterly “Tyranny of Experts”

The negotiations in Versailles for a treaty to end World War I occupied the first half of 1919, until the participating nations signed the treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919.

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Murky beginnings of United Nations - White Man's Burden

From William Easterly’s excellent “Tyranny of Experts”

The triumph of the technocratic idea of development was written into the charter of the new United Nations. On June 26, 1945, in San Francisco at the United Nations Conference on International Organization, representatives of the world’s countries signed the United Nations Charter, which reads in part: “We the peoples of the United Nations,” in order “to reaf-firm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and .

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Legislative Session Preview

by Jane Egan, MSCPA Executive Director

Did you know that the Montana Society of CPAs is the ONLY organization advocating on behalf of CPAs in Montana? 1,007 more words


AARP Announces Support to End Self-Referral Exception for Physical Therapy

The efforts by APTA, the Private Practice Section of APTA, and other organizations to transform health care by putting an end to self-referral loopholes for physical therapy and other health care services under Medicare received a high-profile boost recently, when the 38 million-member American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) voiced its official support for restricting the practice. 367 more words