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Will Healthcare Reform Help America?

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A little known report funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation outlined why America needs Healthcare Reform. Howewever many Americans seem to feel that healthcare reform is nether needed nor wanted. Some view the Healthcare Bill promoted by President Obama as essential and some others call it unconstitutional. This program will attempt to uncover the reality about the Healthcare Reform Bill and what it will mean for America. GRANT ANNLOUNCEMENT: The Public Health Law Research Program (PHLR) of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today announced 15 new research grants that will help policy-makers and researchers understand how laws can affect public health. ... PHLR Director Scott Burris, J.D., said, “We know that clean indoor air laws protect people from second-hand smoke and that laws prohibiting lead-based paint reduce lead poisoning. Research that shows what works helps policymakers choose the most effective strategies for promoting public health.” Burris is a professor of law at Temple’s Beasley School of Law. “Policy-makers need to know the public health consequences of the laws they enact,” said Michelle Larkin, J.D., M.P.H., public health team director and senior program officer at RWJF. “By funding research that brings together legal and public health scholars we have a better understanding of how laws can improve health. Some of the studies we are funding are national in scope; others are based on specific state or local laws. We hope the results of the state and local studies will inform lawmakers in other parts of the country.” The grants announced today total $2,640,605. WEBSITE: http://www.rwjf.org/coverage/product.jsp?id=52788 We invite forward thinkers, entrepreneurs and solutions oriented talkers to engage in meaningful problem solving.

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