On May 1, 2010, the state of Michigan will be putting into action the Dr. Ron Davis Smoke Free Air Law. This law creates a smoking ban for all public places including, but not limited to, restaurants, businesses, hospitals, hotels and bars. The Dr. Ron Davis Law does have
This interview was conducted with Felicia Wasson, AARP Associate State Director of Government Affairs via email, April 13-28, 2009.
1. Can you describe a little about your background? What led you to the area of politics/influencing public policy, particularly in the field of healthcare?
A: I have had an interest
The ink was just barely dry when President Obama signed the historic Health Care legislation into law when Florida and 18 other states filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services challenging its constitutionality. Shortly after, Michigan's attorney general, Mike Cox, joined the states by alleging the
Medical Marijuana has been a hot topic in Michigan since the 1970s. For decades Michigan's citizens, politicians and interest groups have debated whether medical marijuana is a necessary drug for sufferers of debilitating illnesses or a dangerous drug that must be forbidden for its cancerous and memory affecting properties.
1. Tell me a little bit about yourself. Where did you go to college? What did you major in? Did you have internships and if so where? Where are you from? How did you develop your connections and resources? Basically, how did you get to where you are now?
From students to athletes, energy drinks have become the beverage of choice to help boost students performance. Aetena Health News has reported that Jim Heidenreich, vice president of marketing for Colorado-based EAS Inc., has said that, "When it's all said and done, most energy drinks are caffeine and sugar, as are
On February 5, 2009, House Bill number 4183 was introduced by Republicans. This bill was proposed to amend an existing policy titled "The insurance code of 1956." This existing policy, which was enacted in 1956, covers what insurance money can be spent on. The new bill proposes that