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Reduce Senior Healthcare Costs By Reducing Third-Party Payers

July 24, 2019 - 6:00am
Raymond Kordonowy, M.D.

American seniors are one of the biggest victims of rising healthcare costs and prescription drug list prices. While those aged 65 and older account for just 16 percent of the national population, they make up 36 percent of all health care spending. In Florida, where the senior population is one of the biggest in the country, healthcare reform that reduces these rising costs is especially needed.

DHS Gives the ‘Red Carpet’ to Middle Eastern Airlines

July 15, 2019 - 9:00am

Next time you’re waiting in your socks as your luggage is rifled through by security at the TSA checkpoint, you might reflect on how unchecked people and vehicles are getting through security in other parts of the airport. Our Corruption Chronicles blog exposes the disturbing facts.

The massive agency created after 9/11 to protect the nation risks security at U.S. airports by letting airlines impose expedited measures to keep traffic flowing, according to government officials interviewed by Judicial Watch.

The Power of the American Experiment

July 4, 2019 - 8:00am
Steven D. Anderson

For the past couple decades, my block has hosted a party to celebrate our nation’s birth, replete with all the typical summertime Americana: seed-spitting contests; red, white, and blue bicycle parades; a Batman bounce house (which is our contribution as the parents of two young boys). It’s a scene that plays out in neighborhoods across the country.  

This holiday unfailingly brings us together. But why? Why do fireworks and barbecues unite us in early July? Because we’re all different.

On the Battlefield or Here at Home, Highly Skilled CRNAs are Saving Lives

June 29, 2019 - 9:00am
Capt. Matthew Popejoy, MS, CRNA, ANC, USAR

As we Americans look ahead to a long Fourth of July weekend, this is often a time when the nation’s thoughts turn to the members of our military forces who have the responsibility to protect our precious freedoms. For me, this year’s holiday is especially meaningful, as I prepare to be deployed sometime this year in a very different and challenging role: as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA).

It’s 'Your Business' to Be Prepared for Hurricane Season

June 19, 2019 - 7:15am
Steven Finver

Hurricane Michael was a stark reminder of how quickly a hurricane can escalate. As the 2019 storm season begins, preparations should be under way not only for Florida residents, but businesses of every type and size.

Like homeowners, businesses must work to mitigate damage, and have a plan -- for business owners, many with networks of employees, it is critical to develop a disaster preparedness plan and to urge families to do the same.

'Sweeping Reduction' in 2018 Fuel Costs Helped Drive Up Florida's Tourism Numbers

June 18, 2019 - 7:00am

It wasn’t too long ago when gasoline here and nationwide was more than $4 a gallon and tourism agencies were handing out gas cards to offset fuel costs and entice out-of-towners to visit.

Things sure have changed.

Pump prices, despite the gradual bump in recent weeks, remain far lower than that historic figure, hovering below $3. Out-of-staters are no longer deterred from driving or flying to Florida for business or pleasure. And it’s paying headline-making dividends.

Government Regulations for Social Media that Censor Political Speech? No Thanks

June 17, 2019 - 7:30am

In recent weeks, social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have banned hate groups and controversial figures such as Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam, Alex Jones of Infowars, and others. This resulted in a chorus of criticism from politicians (across the ideological spectrum), pundits, and the general public. The Trump administration even launched a website to allow users who have been suspended or banned from social media platforms to voice a their complaints about political bias.

The Truth Is Better Than Fiction

June 12, 2019 - 10:15am
Marion Hammer

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly people believe distortions printed by the media -- particularly in their efforts to help the enemies of freedom and the Second Amendment and to try to destroy the NRA. Nor does it cease to amaze me how willing the media are to deliberately distort and mislead. 

Workers’ Comp Reform Necessary to Protect Both Employers and Employees

May 10, 2019 - 6:30am
Jerry E. Pierce

Small businesses have been a driving force in our economy since our great nation’s founding in 1776.  They are innovators and entrepreneurs, launched by dedicated and hard-working Americans taking their passion and turning it into valuable societal contributions that people across America rely on every day. But any threat against them could have dangerous reverberations both for businessowners and their employees. 

Florida’s Medical Marijuana Program Is on Track, but only Partway There

May 9, 2019 - 8:45am
Peter Barsoom

The demand of Florida voters is clear. For far too long, patients have stood by waiting for regulators to implement the 2016 Medicinal Marijuana Constitutional Amendment.

Under the law, the Department of Health is required to issue four new business licenses for every 100,000 patients. Florida currently has registered over 207,000 qualified patients and the number is growing -- without adding the requisite licenses. Lawsuits and regulatory red tape have bogged the program down and patients awaiting access to medicinal marijuana continue to suffer. 

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