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OPINION October 13, 2015

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The high cost of medical mistakes
Last winter Tammy Fogall, a reader in Colo­rado, told me about her family's "troubled summer vacation," as she called it. A visit to relatives in Ohio had turned into a medical nightmare that left the family struggling with a $12,000 bill plus a ringside seat to observe what happens when doctors and hospitals make mistakes.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Indiana economy tied to cars and steel
The gross domestic product of the whole United States gets the headlines. But the good old U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis calculates GDP for each state, too.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

American democracy's great strength
With a presidential election year fast approaching, we're in for a lot of public talk about the state of American democracy.
Much of that discussion will be insightful and thought-provoking, but there's a good chance you'll also find a lot of it vague and hard to pin down.
There's a reason for this. Even our political leaders, the people who are most familiar with the system's workings, have a hard time describing it. In fact, they even have a hard time labeling it.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Many claims about Medicaid are simply false
During debates over expanding Medicaid to uninsured, low-income families, expansion opponents argued it doesn't provide quality healthcare coverage, and low-income residents would be better off uninsured.
Reports of organizations such as the Buckeye Institute from Ohio, which has expanded its Medicaid program make such claims. They have been repeated across the nation by anti-Affordable Care Act and anti-Medicaid expansion politicians and groups.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Readers respond on Facebook
Readers respond on Facebook to "CSL 'czar' eyes lofty goals," Plain Dealer, Sept. 10.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

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