Thanks to important decisions made by Colorado lawmakers, together with implementation of federal health reform, Colorado has made great strides in ensuring that our kids have access to health insurance. And instead of admitting its mistake and apologizing, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is now bemoaning the devastating damage that was caused by menthol cigarettes without acknowledging that it was largely responsible for this damage because it lobbied against taking menthol cigarettes off the market.
It is also essential for immediate memory, for the production of creatine (part of the creatine phophate system), for the production of carnitine, essential for fatty acid uptake into mitochondria, for the production of adrenalin, for the production of methylhistidine, an essential structural requirement for muscle myosin, and for many, many other reactions in the body.
The Affordable Health Care act is a law that has already been passed and still they hold the country at ransom in an effort to repeal or block it. I am grateful for a President who had the guts to try and change what is clearly not working and while the new law may not be perfect, it is a recourse our friends without health insurance thankfully now possess.
The mid-year closures of CoOportunity Health and InHealth Mutual, as well as recent reports indicating Community Health Options of Maine may be on the brink of collapse, demonstrate the importance of providing time and flexibility for consumers to find new coverage outside regular enrollment periods.
SickKids has a rich history of innovation in global paediatric health and with a reputable network of global partners, the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health is well poised to effectively address global child health issues in resource-poor environments.