Medical facilities and businesses are starting to deny employment to smokers, both to promote healthy lifestyles and to hold down their own health-care costs. Today’s Question: What policies should health-care facilities set for employees who smoke?
Archives for February 2011
A bill being discussed in the Iowa Legislature would require the University of Iowa to sell the centerpiece of its art collection, an 8-by-20-foot painting by Jackson Pollock. Legislators argue that the painting, with an estimated value of $140 million, should go to fund scholarships for students. Today’s Question: Should a university’s art collection be Read more →
The health care law passed last year has drawn fire for its requirement that every American buy health insurance. Advocates say such a mandate is necessary because without it, only sick people will buy coverage. But other incentives might induce healthy people to enroll – for example, a five-year waiting period before those who at Read more →
Several U.S. Senators plan to introduce a bill that would give the president the power to restrict Internet traffic in the event of a cyber security emergency. Today’s Question: Should the president have an “Internet kill switch” to limit damage to U.S. infrastructure in case of a cyber attack? Here’s some background reading from that Read more →
February is Black History Month, which was instituted to educate the public about the achievements and experiences of African Americans. Today’s question: How relevant is Black History Month now?