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Bzzz Bzzz: It’s National #PollinatorWeek!

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Nine years ago the U.S. Senate designated a week in June to recognize and address the urgent issue of rapidly declining pollinator populations. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of the Interior has officially proclaimed that this week, June 20-26, is designated as National Pollinator Week for 2016! To celebrate, the USDA is hosting its seventh annual Pollinator Week Festival this Friday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside USDA Headquarters in Washington, DC. The festival highlights Read More >

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NYTimes Reports Insurers are Struggling, Their Own Data Says Otherwise

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The New York Times’ Reed Abelson yesterday reported on the plight of insurers who are supposedly losing money thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and asks the existential question: “Can insurance companies run a viable business in the individual market?” In short, yes. More broadly, most insurers are not just “viable.” They are thriving. Despite what insurance companies may say in print, the financial data paints a different picture. In the age of the Read More >

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Food Fright 2.0

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Flush with success in passing a Vermont food labeling law that she hopes will single out GMO agricultural ingredients for consumer avoidance, Stacy Malkan of U.S. Right to Know now takes an opening shot in the next campaign against biotechnology-derived food ingredients. Ms. Malkan’s essay on Huffington Post focuses first on tearing down “the notion that technology can save us.” Next, she seeks to convince readers – primarily through repetition, rather than evidence – that Read More >

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World FSHD Day

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This June 20th is the first-ever World FSHD Day, a day designated by an international alliance of advocacy groups to raise awareness of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). Participants from across the globe will come together over social media and in various activities to raise awareness for FSHD, one of the most prevalent forms of muscular dystrophy. Few have heard of FSHD. It’s a genetic condition that weakens muscles, typically starting in the face, shoulder blades, Read More >

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Time for AHIP to Finally Join Us And Work Toward A Solution

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I worked as an elected leader in government for 24 years. One of the enduring lessons I learned is that to accomplish big things, people from different backgrounds must come together and unite behind a common solution. When that happens, our nation flourishes. And those problems that once seemed deep and complex, suddenly don’t seem so insurmountable anymore. That’s why it was so disappointing to hear America’s Health Insurance Plans’ (AHIP) ridiculous claim that my Read More >

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