AirTalk for May 22, 2014

OxyContin Abuse On the Rise

Who should be held responsible for narcotics abuse?

Orange and Santa Clara counties are suing five large narcotics manufacturers, citing false advertising and unfair business practices.
LAPD Revenge Killings
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck joins Larry for AirTalk’s monthly Check-in.
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Is the ACA funding plan a bailout?

There are three provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known colloquially, as the “three Rs.” They are: risk adjustment, reinsurance, and risk corridors. All are intended to promote insurer competition on the basis of quality and value and promote insurance market stability, particularly in the early years of reform.
VA Secretary Shinseki Testifies Before Senate On State Of VA Health Care
More than a month after news broke that a number of veterans had allegedly died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix VA, President Obama finally addressed the controversy yesterday at a televised briefing.

Does confidence matter as much as competence?

In their new book “The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance--What Women Should Know,” authors Claire Shipman and Katty Kay explore gender dynamics and confidence.
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