Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’
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Writer, Interrupted

A local boy had the world by the tail. Now it has him by the balls.
Steve McVicker
To paraphrase Steve Earle in his ode to the late, great Townes Van Zandt, what’s a poor Fort Worth boy to do? It’s a muggy weekday morning, and I’m sitting on the low ledge of the muddy, cigarette butt-filled courtyard of...


Hospitallandia

Lost in Hospitallandia

It’s a scary place, where the point isn’t always to help people get better.
BY KEN WHEATCROFT-PARDUE
After multiple back surgeries and as her arthritis and chronic pain worsened, my wife was able to do less and less, but we still had a life. We went out, saw friends, watched old movies, took pleasure in each other’s company....



Guest

The Other Obamacare Embarrassment

DAVE McNEELY
There is broad agreement that the glitch-filled rollout of Affordable Care Act enrollment was awful. Some have compared it to the botched response to Hurricane Katrina by the administration of President Obama’s predecessor, R...


Second

Mr. Justice Kennedy Explains

(A Healthcare Satire)
EVE PROCTOR
“Our tradition, our law, has been that you don’t have the duty to rescue someone if that person is in danger. The blind man is walking in front of a car and you do not have a duty to stop him.” — Supreme Court Justice A...



A Pink Political Agenda

BETTY PINSON
In 2000, when I became a breast cancer activist, one of my first assignments was contacting the senators and members of Congress in my area to encourage their support for the Breast & Cervical Cancer Prevention & Treatm...


Healthcare Dreamin’

Static
A one-stop affordable healthcare shop in Fort Worth? Sounds like the plot in a novel — maybe even science fiction. But AIDS Outreach Center of Fort Worth says it’s going to turn this fantasy into a reality.



Fiddling, Burning

Politicians are mugging while Texas’ future goes up in flames.
DAVE McNEELY
The lobbyist walked out of the capitol, disgustedly shaking his head. “It’s the worst session I’ve ever seen,” said the lobbyist, a former legislator of more than a decade. “Everybody over there’s scared to death.


Healthcare Reform: The Cost of Staying Alive

For those who can’t get or afford insurance, healthcare reform is a life-or-death deal.
CAROLINE COLLIER W/ PHOTOS BY ROBERT HART
Four-year-old Escher Griffin was using pillows to construct something intricate in his living room. His aunt, Kacie Nicholson, asked what he was building.



Heart-Stopping Humor

Static
It had to be the best quote of the last week, perhaps of the year thus far. The occasion was the annual dinner of the Gridiron Club in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, where former prez Bill Clinton had agreed to stand in for Pre...


A Cup of Union

Local baristas say the fight for better conditions is uphill but necessary.
ERIC GRIFFEY
In late December, a small group of Starbucks employees blocked the drive-through window at the company’s coffee shop at Rosedale Street and 8th Avenue for about 20 minutes, in protest of the rising cost of their healthcar...