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Thursday Evening News Roundup

Thursday Evening News Roundup. These are the stories that I’m following. I really don’t understand people who vote for Michele Bachmann. There are plenty of patriots. There are plenty of conservative women who don’t stretch the truth. I don’t understand voting for someone who is so loose with the truth. Remember her views on slavery and growing up an African American? Now, she is attacking Huma¬†Abedin, the wife of Anthony Weiner. She is a Hillary Clinton insider and works for the State department. So, Bachmann has decided that Clinton needs to be investigated because her family might have ties with the

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Grab Bag Wednesday – It’s the economy

Good morning! Interesting study by the conservative American Enterprise Institute reveals that Medicaid spent more money than it should have on brand-name prescription drugs. Over $300 million was “wasted.” This is a significant sum of money. In my opinion, the conclusions of the study are somewhat misguided. It is true that Medicare and Medicaid need to save money wherever possible. They need to figure out how to do this in a safe and cost-effective manner. On the other hand, I’m not sure that forcing generic drugs on patients is the right way to go. Instead, negotiate for fair and lower prescription

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What's going on – News Roundup

Thursday Evening News Roundup You know, after my being up all night, a short nap does not hit the spot like it used to. It takes some time for cobwebs to clear. So if most of what I wrote below doesn’t make any sense, feel free to write it off to a lack of sleep. The stock market fell for the second day in a row. All the major indices were down. Standard & Poor’s changed its outlook for General Electric to “negative”. Exxon Mobil and Chevron lost approximately 5% as the cost of a barrel of oil fell below $36.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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