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Post & Courier Readers, Beware Of Industry Flacks

January 10, 2012

Ken Burger Charleston’s Post & Courier appears to have embraced the sketchy practice of running columns by industry-sponsored columnists, who inevitably blur the crucial line between independent commentator and shill. In this case, former P&C columnist Ken Burger has returned to the paper, but now with backing from Roper Medical Center. Nothing personal against Burger,…

More Young Adults Have Health Care, Thanks To ACA

September 23, 2011

From The Post & Courier: Traci Doutaz, 24, who has worked for Sonic for nine years, serves customers Thursday. She works full time and is on her parents’ insurance under the new health care law. / Photo:  Grace Beahm By Allyson Bird [email protected] Friday, September 23, 2011 MOUNT PLEASANT — Traci Doutaz earns her pay…

Fact-Checking A Right-Wing Video Exposé On Medicaid

August 3, 2011

From The Free Times: James O’Keefe/AP Photo By Porter Barron, Jr. Maybe you missed it. James O’Keefe — a protégé of conservative media provocateur Andrew Breitbart who has made news by surreptitiously filming outlandish stunts in which he and costumed associates attempt to “punk” perceived agents of liberalism — recently visited South Carolina. By sending…

Celebrity Economist Urges Protection Of Medicaid

December 20, 2010

Ben Stein, economist. From The Post & Courier: Stein differs with GOP on care By RENEE DUDLEY [email protected] Saturday, December 18, 2010 Celebrity economist Ben Stein said cuts to Medicaid, including those to take effect in South Carolina in February, are a ‘tremendously, tremendously serious problem.’ Stein, who will be in Charleston next month to…

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