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OPINION: Insurance Industry Myths About The Uninsured

In 2007, a few months before I left the health insurance industry, I was tasked to write a “white paper” designed to help convince media folks and politicians that the problem of the uninsured wasn’t much of a problem after all. If demographic data was sliced just so, I was expected to write, it was easy to conclude that many of the uninsured — some 46 million at the time — were that way by choice.

U.S. Military Admits Major War Mistakes

When President Obama announced in Aug. 2010 the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq, he complimented the soldiers who had served there for completing “every mission they were given.” But some of military’s most senior officers, in a little-noticed report this spring, rendered a harsher account of their work that highlights repeated missteps and failures over the past decade, in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Gasoline Prices Continue Their Decline

STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have fallen in the past week, averaging $3.40 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen in the last week to $3.56 per gallon, according to gasoline price website NewJerseyGasPrices.com.

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: I’ve seen a lot of warm and fuzzy TV ads, some sponsored by BP Oil, urging me to vacation in the Gulf of Mexico. But are things really “back to normal?” — Paul Shea, Dublin, OH

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: Lead was long ago phased out of automobile gasoline, but it is still in aviation fuel and is now the largest source of lead emissions in the U.S. What’s being done? — L. Eber, Rye, NY

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