Whatever party we come from, I hope we can agree that this is good for Missouri and for democracy. Passing the Clean Missouri initiative will help make sure that our politicians are working for the people — not for special interests or millionaires.
I’m angry because people like me are being denied an essential medical treatment by Medicare, the federal program that’s supposed to be supporting seniors, not forcing them to abandon an essential medical device.
Resilient KC is only one component of our broader Healthy KC work that focuses on everything from increasing access to healthy foods to helping smokers quit to encouraging businesses to adopt employee wellness plans.
To understand why tobacco control efforts need continued public support, we must recognize the effects on children and adolescents who are forced to be in the same car, home or environment as someone smoking a cigarette.
Many of the incumbent internet access providers have long wanted to change the way the internet works. For instance, cable companies have been caught blocking video applications and choking off bandwidth to services such as Netflix.
While it is not a right, health care is stitched into the Constitution. In the preamble, the Constitution notes that our government has been established to, among other things, “promote the General Welfare.”
We all deserve care, and we all benefit when our communities are healthy. In fact, many of these adults do have children and do have very serious health problems that directly interfere with their ability to work and our ability to serve them.
Now Gov. Brownback — a man who claims to understand the far-ranging effects of fiscal policy — wants to almost double the cigarette tax to $2.29 per pack. Not only will this worsen the state’s problems with border-shopping and illicit sales, it will also shift more of the tax burden on low- and moderate-income taxpayers.
Lowering the cost of care is the rising tide that will lift all boats. The American Health Care Act takes direct aim at lowering costs by making necessary and immediate repairs to what’s left of the devastated individual marketplace.
Some media reporting has characterized these new flexibilities as a Trump administration attack on first lady Michelle Obama’s legacy. Luckily for American schoolchildren, this couldn’t be further from the truth.