Posts Tagged ‘decisions’

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New record:

Germany Just Got 78 Percent Of Its Electricity From Renewable Sources

On Saturday, July 25, Germany set a new national record for renewable energy by meeting 78 percent of the day’s electricity demand with renewables sources

It’s a simple matter of priorities. There is no natural law governing which types of energy we choose to invest in. This is about human decision making and human priorities. It always has been. We could be getting as much from renewables here in the USA. The Carter administration put solar panels on the White House.

Reagan ripped them off.

Pat Marshall

Drug Policy Alliance:

End the Federal War on Medical Marijuana

Last night the U.S. House voted against allowing Veterans Administration (VA) doctors to discuss and recommend marijuana to their patients.

Over the last week, thousands of advocates like you urged your representatives to vote in favor of the Veterans Equal Access Amendment so that suffering veterans would have access to medical marijuana. But despite immense pressure, we lost by just three votes, 213-210.

While this is a loss — especially for veterans — there are reasons to be optimistic. We picked up 15 more votes than last year, despite our opponents issuing outright lies and using drug war scare tactics. Your advocacy is working — support for medical marijuana is increasing rapidly in Congress.

At the end of the day this bill would have only been a temporary fix, allowing VA doctors to recommend medical marijuana for one year only. That’s why we continue to work with members of the House and Senate to pass the CARERS Act — the most comprehensive medical marijuana bill Congress has ever seen.

The CARERS Act will let states legalize medical marijuana without federal interference, permanentlyallow Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend marijuana to ailing veterans, eliminate barriers to marijuana research, and so much more.

Thank you for getting us so far. But now it’s time to push forward more aggressively, and on more fronts, than ever before. Let’s keep the pressure on — tell your members of Congress to support the CARERS Act!

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Serious scientific policy studies highlight how insurance affects medical care. The money people, the marketing shills who create “plans” have real impacts on medical decisions and “outcomes.” This capitalist /fascist intrusion into medicine passes without comment, as if this was a good thing.

Now we look to parasitic suits in board rooms, rather than to doctors…

Health Insurance Exchanges: What We Can Learn from California

“Based on this study, we should find better ways of tailoring health insurance to individual needs. Patients with a specific condition, such as heart disease, should be able to select a plan that has demonstrated high quality outcomes treating other individuals with that disease.”