Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Shevat 8, 5775

Much of the Jewish community along the Old York Road corridor is up in arms over the proposed merger of Abington Health with Holy Redeemer Health System. They have good reason to be incensed. As our cover story reports this week, both hospitals are being tight-lipped about the reasons for the merger and what the implications will be. The only...
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Health Care Law Means We'll All Be Healthier
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James Rosenstein
In the days since the U.S. Supreme Court substantially upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, there has been much analysis of the court's reasoning, along with speculation about its likely impact on Americans and the economy. But what about its potential effect on the Jewish community? Of course, much of ACA will affect all Americans,...
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Why Obamacare Just Doesn't Make Sense
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David E. Edman
Since the 1970s, when Richard Nixon became the first U.S. president to call for "national health insurance," the debate surrounding health reform has ebbed and flowed, but never gone away. Today, questions around reforming our health care system are no longer about whether or not we need it, but only how best to do it. The Affordable Care Act (aka...
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George Washington would likely be astonished to see his words emblazoned on SEPTA bus panels all around town: "To Bigotry No Sanction." But we should be thankful to the National Museum of American Jewish History, sponsor of the ads, for forcing us to confront our first president's historic mandate, especially as we celebrate our nation's founding this week. The words...
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By:
Ira Sheskin
Ira Sheskin The 2011 Jewish Community Study of New York was released earlier this month with some fanfare -- along with a few surprises. After a decrease from about 2 million in 1970 to 1.4 million in both 1991 and 2002, the region's Jewish population increased to 1.54 million in 2011, reflecting higher numbers of both children and elderly. Even...
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