Daily Archives: October 19, 2014

Latino healthcare coverage improves under ObamaCare

latino-healthcareLatinos in states that had expanded eligibility for Medicaid and had begun enrolling people by April 2014 have seen large gains in coverage, with the uninsured rate falling from 35 percent to 17 percent.

Ralph E. Stone Global News Centre

(SAN FRANCISCO)  The Patient Protection Act and the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) seems to be working.   Admittedly, this is not a universal view.  But as of  September 18, 2014, 7.3 million are now enrolled.  This is quite an achievement considering the computer glitches encountered by consumers along the way.  Individuals of Hispanic American or Latino origin, one group of Americans at high risk of having no health insurance, are making remarkable gains under ObamaCare.  This group historically was more likely to lack health insurance than any other ethnic or racial group.

Fifty years after Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement—speech Is increasingly endangered

Mario Savio

Mario Savio

Today at Berkeley, political protests are allowed, but only in two designated places.  A speech code in the student housing guide warns against “verbal abuse” and “hate speech.” 

Allan Brownfeld Global News Centre

(WASHINGTON DC)  October marks the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement (FSM) at the University of California-Berkeley.   To commemorate this student rebellion of the 1960s, the University of California hosted special classes, sing-ins, and a host of other celebratory events.  At Berkeley, the steps of Sproul Hall are named after radical student leader Mario Savio.  A campus dining hall is called the Free Speech Movement Cafe.  

SRI LANKA: The Constitution as a cause for the violence and bloodshed

srilankaAn Article from the Asian Human Rights Commission, an article Everyone must Read. 

Basil Fernando Special to Global News Centre

(HONK KONG)  As the possibility of an election has become a “hot topic” of the day, with it has emerged the problem of the 1978 Constitution and the system of the Executive Presidency, as a sharp point of contest and debate in Sri Lanka. In the midst of this unfolding scenario, President Rajapaksa, in a much publicized speech, stated that he would be willing, more than any other person, to abolish the executive presidency if, the TNA and the diaspora give an undertaking that they will not demand a separate state. In doing so, he has tried to create a justification for continuing with the executive presidency, as a measure to stand against any moves for a separate state.

“Anti-Massacree Movement” In London

arloguthrieminnesotazooamphitheatre2005Britain’s highest ranking foreign policy official, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, “deplored” Israel’s plans to build more than 2,000 additional homes for Israeli settlers in Palestinian East Jerusalem.

Dr. James Wall Global News Centre

(CHICAGO)  Near the end of Arlo Guthrie’s classic 1967 folk tale, Alice’s Restaurant, Guthrie sings these words:

“Can you imagine, three people walking in singing a bar of Alice’s Restaurant and walking out, they may think it’s an organization.  And can you imagine fifty people a day, I said fifty people a day, walking in singing a bar of Alice’s Restaurant and walking out, well friends, they may think it’s a movement.

Congressman Tom Marino (PA) and Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (TN) “prescribe” Walgreens be unaccountable for errors in loss of lives… Why?


Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (TN) and Congressman Tom Marino (PA)

(Foreword by editor: this article has been intensely criticized by a staff member of Tom Marino’s name Ryan Shucard, he contacted our newsroom stating that as the Press Secretary of Congressman Marino, he is using Congressional resources to investigate both Global News writer Marianne Skolek and myself, demanding a number of corrections be made.  In an effort to appease these complaints, I am adding comments from Mr. Shucard, they will be easily identifiable in the context of the original text)

Congresswoman Blackburn’s conflict with the DEA arose over HR 4709, the “Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2014″ because she and Congressman Tom Marino wanted a provision to make sure that ” law-abiding pharmacists aren’t swept up in efforts to bust the pill mills that sometimes consist of licensed pharmacies and doctors’ offices selling prescription painkillers illegally.” 

Marianne Skolek Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH) An organization named Stoppnow out of Florida has been instrumental in closing pill mills setting up in storefront buildings throughout their state. Here is their website http://stoppnow.com/. Representatives from Stoppnow attended the Fed Up Rally in Washington, DC last month and scheduled a meeting with Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (TN) to discuss a bill co-sponsored by the congresswoman — HR 4709. The bill was sponsored by Congressman Tom Marino (PA) and passed unanimously in the House of representatives and is on its way to the Senate.

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