Posts Tagged ‘Healthcare’

In his weekly address, President Obama talked about how his budget plan fulfills his campaign promises: greater focus on education and clean energy, fiscal responsibility, healthcare reform, and fair taxation. He also acknowledged that there are many ready for a fight to block his agenda. To those folks and factions, he stated, “So am I.” […]


President Obama’s budget plan for 2009 and beyond includes $3.9 trillion in spending in 2009 and $3.6 trillion in 2010 (see “eye”-chart above for summary). Receipts for each year amount to a little more than $2 trillion, so¬†budget deficits for these same periods are $1.75 trillion and $1.17 trillion, respectively. We’re talking about a whole […]


HIV/AIDS.

11Feb09

Now’s a good time to refresh our knowledge of HIV/AIDS, especially since Black women are disproportionately affected. According to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, GA, HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death for Black women 25-34; #3 for Black women 35-44; and #4 for Black women 45-54. Cancer and heart disease are the […]