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Lennar Foundation Medical Center opens
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Lennar Foundation Medical Center opens

The Lennar Foundation Medical Center building – a towering glass structure that will house UHealth at Coral Gables, the Student Health Center and the Department of Sports Medicine– opened its doors Friday afternoon after being officially dedicated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Medical leadership, University of Miami administration and Board of Trustee members, alumni and donors filled…

News

Launch Pad initiative targets start-up companies

In 2008, The Launch Pad opened its doors at the University of Miami with the goal to facilitate students’ business endeavors. Four years later, the Pad has gone viral. The Launch Pad has collaborated with public and private sectors, which include the Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Miami-Dade County, to create the Tech Accelerator….

News

Hot topics discussed in ‘HealthCare Games’ debate

A poster of an elephant clashing heads with that of an angry donkey was posted in front of the Storer Auditorium to signal the onset of the HealthCare Games. The event pitted the Young and College Democrats and Republicans in a traditional 3-on-3 debate, where members from each organization argued their side on health care…

Opinion

Health care reform is a step forward

L et us get this out of the way:  I find the Affordable Care Act, upheld in near-entirety this past June by the U.S. Supreme Court, as a vital step forward in expanding insurance coverage and minimizing certain abuses within the health industry. You may agree or disagree to varying extents with my assessment. Now,…

Opinion

Saving lives and solving problems

Aside from the pejorative critics of the surreal media-driven political theatre that resulted from the recent passage of the health care reform bill in partisan Washington, many Americans are still asking what affect the bill will have on them.
More specifically, what do the provisions in the nearly 2,000-page bill do for those most in need in South Florida?

Opinion

A bone to pick with the President

The President suggested in his speech after the healthcare vote that “this is what change looks like,” referring to his campaign slogan. Well, Mr. President, I can personally assure you that this was not the change people thought they were getting when they voted for you. You promised open government and the elimination of secret…

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Krugman on Health Insurance and Spain

This week New York Times published two great columns from Nobel prize winning economist Paul Krugman. The first column deals with the impact the recession has had on Spain. Spain has developed a massive amount of debt, despite having budget surpluses in 2007, due to the economic recession. Krugman argues that the change to the…

Opinion

Town hall anger

In reality, the health care reform proposed by the Obama administration allows Medicare to pay for voluntary end-of-life counseling…

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