Each decision to repeal a helmet law sparks political, legal, medical, and ethical debate.
This article examines the data regarding the effectiveness of mandatory motorcycle helmet laws and looks at the legal and ethical concerns surrounding them.
In West Virginia, a predictable annual tradition occurs as the legislature wraps up its session: the state trauma providers receive an e-mail from the their state representatives and senators asking that we weigh in on whether to continue or repeal the state’s mandatory helmet law.
As medical professionals, surgeons need to play a role in public policy decisions that relate to health care, including the debate over helmet laws.
There were 12,328 housing units at an average density of 1,027.3 per square mile (396.6/km²). There were 11,413 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families.
The racial makeup of the city was 58.9% White, 22.3% Black, 10.8% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 5.3% Asian, 0.4% Native American, 0.02% Pacific Islander (U. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
“And for the first time, 1099s are to be sent to corporations,” Hesse said.
“This is a huge new imposition on American business, costing the private economy much more than any additional tax that the IRS might collect as a result.” The health care bill mandate aims to collect lost revenue from companies that under-report on their tax returns. Daniel Lungren (R-CA) introduced legislation on April 26 to repeal this business reporting provision of the new health reform law, according to 's "On the Money”blog on finance and the economy.
The reporting requirement will affect business in two ways, according to .
In 2002, a Consortium of the American Board of Internal Medicine, The American College of Physicians, and The American Society of Internal Medicine partnered with the European Federation of Internal Medicine and developed a new Charter for Professionalism.
And, while they emphasized the three fundamental principles—patient welfare, autonomy, and social justice—the authors noted that in any contract between medicine and society, physicians should provide expert advice to society on matters of health and public safety.
The impact that the transparency imposed by this law will have on investments by California Plans remains to be seen.
The legislative history includes the concern that the disclosure requirements may result in the exclusion of California Plans from certain private funds or may hamper a California Plan’s ability to negotiate lower fees in such investments.