Memorial Health wrapped up an all-day conference Friday afternoon that was centered around sharing the best practices in the Trauma Center. Apparently, the campaign of deception being waged by anti-tobacco groups and some health agencies has been quite effective. The responses by the Public Health Departments in Switzerland and Germany have been on the verge of the comical. Laurel Bay, a neighborhood for military families, is under the microscope after the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center launched a public health review.
But from purely a public health policy perspective, this legislation makes sense. This ruling is bad news for the Republicans who have determined that they can win local elections by segregating the state and keeping those nasty Democrats from getting folks elected who actually represent their politics.
Honesty is critical in public health not only because it is essential to ethical conduct, but also because without it we risk losing the public’s trust. All other discussion of the scientific validity of journal articles is apparently illegitimate and inappropriate.
To extrapolate from this single pre-clinical, animal study to population-based human health effects, as I pointed out, is ludicrous. If your child needs health coverage, programs are now available that provide affordable, possibly free, medical care. Nonpartisan analysis from the Congressional Budget Office released today shows that 14 million Americans next year and 23 million by 2026 would lose health insurance under the American Health Care Act.
We also know the off-exchange results were bad enough to produce the big 2017 rate increases. Some of the uncertainty over Georgia’s health insurance exchange lifted this week with the state’s biggest insurer filing proposed rates for the 2018 marketplace. We encourage you to join California, Oregon, and Alaska, which all banned Atlantic salmon net pens to protect their salmon and the health of their waters.