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Camp Powhatan, Harold Bingham, and the Pop-fly

As a nine year-old boy at summer camp, I had no idea that a single event that occurred one August would create a lifelong memory. Nor could I have suspected how much it would mean to me as parent of a teenage girl with autism 40 years later. It was 1975. My brother and I were at Camp Powhatan, ...
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Lessons From Israel’s Experience with its National Health Insurance Law and Possible Implications for the U.S. Affordable Care Act

  The key elements and objectives of Israel’s National Health Insurance Law (hereinafter – “the Israeli Law”), which has been in effect since January 1, 1995, are by and large similar to those of the U.S. Affordable Care Act (hereinafter – the U.S. Act”). There are however some fundamental structural differences between the laws which are worth pointing out ...
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Time to Empower Patients and People with Disabilities (Sen. Bob Casey)

Health care in the United States is in the midst of a transformation. Medical innovation is accelerating at an exponential rate, and policymakers are taking a new, modern approach to health care policy. When I was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2007, more than 15% of our nation lacked health insurance and insurance companies were permitted to discriminate ...
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Applauding Rick Curry (author Kenneth Roman)

“We don’t want you to applaud the disability. We want you to applaud the achievement.” Rick Curry, who was born without a right forearm, founded his theater company for the disabled after failing to get an audition for a mouthwash commercial. The receptionist thought he was sent as a practical joke, burst out laughing and refused to even send him ...