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  • Private charity can't replace government social programs

    Private charity can't replace government social programs
    As often happens when the financial demands on government social programs rise, there's been a lot of talk lately about the need to return to the traditional American system of community and faith-based help for the needy: charity, not government handouts.
  • Obamacare: Silence of the insurers

    Obamacare: Silence of the insurers
    When will the insurers revolt? It's a question that's popping up more and more. On the surface, the question answers itself. We're talking about pinstriped insurance company executives, not Hell's Angels. One doesn't want to paint with too broad a...

    Davion Only and the foster care conundrum

    Davion Only and the foster care conundrum
    Born to a mother in prison, 15-year-old Davion Only has been in foster care all his life. Last month he walked into a church in St. Petersburg, Fla., and pleaded for a family of his own. "I'll take anyone," Davion said. "Old or young, dad or mom, black,...

    Not a good enough Obamacare fix

     Not a good enough Obamacare fix
    Success! The Obama administration announced over the weekend that it had hit its deadline of Nov. 30 for HealthCare.gov. Of course, there were caveats. The site will still probably get buggy when there's a lot of traffic, which is why Health and Human...

    CVS Caremark prescription refills under scrutiny, source says

    CVS Caremark prescription refills under scrutiny, source says
    Medicare is investigating reports that CVS Caremark Corp., the country's second-largest drugstore chain, has refilled prescriptions and submitted insurance claims without patients' approval, according to an official with knowledge of the matter. The...