Posts tagged ‘women’

November 5th, 2012

WIll Voting on “Women’s Issues” Really Change Anything?

by Christopher O'Brien

It is often said that fear drives more voters than facts. And throughout this election we are all shutting off the TV and banging our heads against the wall wringing our hands of all the negative ads on TV. It seems to be worse than usual. Yet, one of the themes throughout the year has been ‘women’s issues’. Now, when President Obama or Chris Murphy or any other Democrat brings up “women’s issues”, we all know that they are not talking about the issues that most women have on the forfront in their minds: The economy, jobs, healthcare, education, childcare, faith or marriage. You know.. the the issues that we deal with almost every day. No, they are only talking about ONE issue: Abortion.

The fear that these candidates send is that Roe v. Wade will be overturned. Could it be? And what would that mean? What is the reality of how quickly, or how much impact your vote for a ‘anti-choice’ candidate make on this issue? Let’s talk about this in the proper context.

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June 12th, 2012

Will Hospital Merger Limit Emergency Care?

by Christopher O'Brien

By Dan Lovallo

As plans move forward for the merger of St. Mary’s and Waterbury hospitals, under the umbrella of the LHP Hospital group, a new report claims, if the merger is allowed, it could lead to job loss and limit the number of people  treated at the emergency room.  The study was written by Dr. Fred Hyde, a clinical professor of health policy and management at Columbia University and former CEO of Windham Hospital in Willimantic.  He is also part of Fred Hyde & Associates of Ridgefield, CT.   The study was paid in part by the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut.

But leaders of both hospitals labeled the study “one man’s opinion,” and claimed the concerns raised have already been addressed.

What’s your opinion?

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