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Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Health Care Reform in Trouble?

Well at least that's what's making the news.

In fact, there's been significant progress. Can I say that the support from the AMA is a coup? They're a totally overblown lobby (less than a third of doctor's are members) but they still command the public attention. Or at least, they did when they helped kill the Clinton bill. They were opposed to Obama's plan, and now they're on board. What was reported more? The opposition of course.

(I used to temp for the AMA in Chicago, by the way. And later, I had a job working for the same guy that sued the shit out of them for the Sunshine debacle. Google it. None of that deepens my understanding of the issues: it's just trivia.)

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