During the 1980s, the United States and the world faced an urgent environmental challenge. Scientists warned strongly that chlorofluorocarbons, known as CFCs, were destroying the ozone layer. If not stopped, this would wreak havoc on public health — increasing cancer rates, cataracts and worse — and on ecosystems that are essential for agriculture and marine life. The scientists made clear: Humans caused this problem and humans must fix it.
I’m in health care purgatory. Since sunrise on the day of the launch, Oct. 1, I’ve attempted to shop for health insurance at healthcare.gov. Almost eight weeks later, I still haven’t been successful in accessing quotes online for insurance.
Portion of revenue from rooms rented here goes toward marketing the entire state
By Richard N. Velotta
Some members of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors have quietly begun asking questions about whether it’s appropriate for room tax revenue generated in Clark County to be used to market tourism attractions statewide.
Supporting local businesses gives community the boost it needs in tough economic times
Have Americans lost hope? The trust-deficit between them and their policymakers is distressingly large, with only 19 percent, according to an October Pew poll, saying they have faith that the government will do what is right just about always or most of the time.
Sun editorial: North-South divide shouldn’t stop creation of a school at UNLV
In a unanimous vote Thursday, university system regents approved an agreement between UNLV and UNR that could lead to a public medical school in Southern Nevada. The regents’ action is just the start of a long process, but this is an important step.
’Tis the season to be jolly — or, at any rate, to spend a lot of time in shopping malls. It is also, traditionally, a time to reflect on the plight of those less fortunate than oneself — for example, the person on the other side of that cash register.
The law establishing Obamacare was officially titled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. And the “affordable” bit wasn’t just about subsidizing premiums. It was also supposed to be about “bending the curve” — slowing the seemingly inexorable rise in health costs.
In more than 40 years as a pediatrician, I’ve worked in the military, in a small private practice and in a large multi-specialty group. And I’ve seen huge changes, both in administrative practices and in treatment protocols.
The Uniform Athlete Agents Act was a bill drafted 13 years ago at the urging of the NCAA. The drafters were members of something called the Uniform Law Commission, whose job it is to propose model legislation that the states can then adopt if they so choose. Today, 41 states have the law, or some variant of it, on their books.