Medicare announced late Tuesday that it would now allow coverage for obesity screening and counseling - services that were previously not covered. Sounds great, right? The problem with this is that the plan only allows reimbursement to physicians and nurses in a primary care setting - dietitians are not included.
Opinion | Letters To The Editor
First, it is hard for me to be upset because you have always surprised me and printed my opinions - all of which have focused on the misuse of alcohol by college students at UF. You can be the "cool big brother," and I'll be the "I'm-telling-on-you-big sister." I want to emphasize how extremely thankful I am because the Alligator truly is a stage where I could potentially positively influence even just one student who reads my opinion to think twice before drinking irresponsibly. I understand that you were trying to write fairly, but please, please keep in mind that underage drinkers are the only people who can be underage drunk drivers, and they make up a large portion of alcohol-related fatalities in this state every year.
In the past decade alone, the landscape of the gay and lesbian fight for equality has changed dramatically.
What's the drinking age for ignorance?
There is some misinformation circulating about the Florida Animal Rescue Act. Despite claims, Senate Bill 818/House Bill 597 does not force the transfer of "unwanted strays" to nonprofit animal rescue organizations.
I would like to thank the Alligator as well as the authors of "Obama is No Better Than Che Guevara" for providing one of the best "fake news" articles this side of the Onion. Their send-up of the intellectual inconsistency and naïveté of the extreme left was nothing short of sidesplitting. I mean, how could anyone read an article defending mass-murdering tyrant Muammar Gadhafi as a leftist hero and not indulge in a hearty chuckle?
On behalf of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1579, I would like to express our condolences to Mr. Abdellatief and his family for the trauma and injuries he has suffered and express our wishes for his full recovery.
I imagine Gator Dining officials are all very excited about UF's place in the final round in this year's ranking of the most vegan-friendly colleges in the nation. If only those University of California Santa Cruz hippies would go away and let us win. Even if we lose, second place is pretty darn good, so congratulations.
On behalf of Florida Blue Key, allow me to share my heartfelt appreciation to our extended Gator family for continuing to turn out and support Gator Growl. We hope you enjoyed Friday's show that so many students worked tirelessly during the last year to produce. Gator Growl is an incredible and unique UF tradition.
Travis Hornsby's column Monday highlights perhaps the most pressing issue facing America today - the gross disparities in academic achievement between students of low and high socioeconomic backgrounds at all levels of education.
The following is a tax-neutral and nonpartisan way to continue funding Medicare and Social Security at the current level. I have suggested this to all members of the Congressional "Super Committee," our senators and two local congressmen.
As a member of smaller student organization on campus, the Ambassadors of Civility and Ethics, the need for meeting space is always present. Rooms on campus are booked quickly and often my organization is forced to plan programs and events at makeshift locations.
Oregon's Court of Appeals recently overturned a long-standing rule that banned firearms on university campuses. This ruling is yet another data point on the trend toward restoring the rights of licensed, of-age individuals to defend themselves while pursuing their education.