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Comparing the United States health system to other countries

Healthcare systems are the organizations of people, institutions and resources that provide health care to individuals all over the world. It is important to individuals that they have good quality healthcare that they can afford. We often hear that...

 
 By RAMAN KAUR    Opinion    January 10, 2019

Healthcare in the United States vs. Sweden and Norway

In the United States, most residents are covered under private health insurance about 67.2 percent. Employer-based health insurance continues to be the most prevalent with 56 percent receiving coverage through work. 19.3 percent of the population...

 

New Year's Resolutions? No thanks.

It’s January 3. Have you broken your New Year’s resolutions yet? I’ve never been a fan of annual resolutions. There, I said it. I won’t make them. I resolve nothing. In 2019, I’ll be the same bad-habit-having, pasta-eating, sleeping-too-lat...

 

Making football safer

I have about quit watching football. I did watch the Army/Navy game, and was pleased when my old alma mater made it three wins in a row. The only other college game I watched was the Apple Cup. I don’t watch the pros since some players decided to...

 

Thanks to community for Festival of Trees success

The second annual Cheney Festival of Trees raffle was a success, raising $3,250 for Cheney Historical Museum programs. Congratulations to the raffle winners who were drawn Saturday, December 22nd. We thank the entire Cheney community for their suppor...

 

Cheney made brighter by Merchants Association

It’s been a joy to see downtown Cheney all dressed up for the holidays this year. I’m especially enjoying the lights on the kiosks and the painted windows in the downtown businesses. Thank you to the participating businesses and to the Cheney...

 

By way of introduction...

Hello readers, I’m Lee Hughes, the newest addition to your Cheney Free Press editorial staff. Like most journalists, I’m somewhat averse to being the subject of a story. My job is to report on others, not myself. But when you’re the new guy...

 
 By KARY LOVE    Opinion    December 27, 2018

A Christmas miracle? U.S.A. actually stopping a war?

President Trump has “commander in chiefed” an end to the illegal U.S. role in the war in Syria. And there are reports the Commander in Chief may order a draw down in Afghanistan, the war that keeps on giving! Knock me down with a feather! Turns...

 

Drug prices on TV will cause needless patient panic

The Trump administration has proposed several reforms to drive down prescription drug prices. One measure would force pharmaceutical companies to mention the sticker prices of their medicines in television advertisements. The new mandate covers all...

 

Cheney made brighter by Merchants Association

It’s been a joy to see downtown Cheney all dressed up for the holidays this year. I’m especially enjoying the lights on the kiosks and the painted windows in the downtown businesses. Thank you to the participating businesses and to the Cheney...

 

Rural America has waited far too long for farm bill

The compromise farm bill secures several victories for conservation, beginning farmers, and rural communities, while failing to cap payments to the largest farms or secure stable long-term funding for working lands conservation. We are pleased that...

 

The past 4,490 days have been pretty darn fun

By admission, traditional math has never been my strong point I blame it all on the latest and greatest new-fangled educational notion from the 1960s —“New Math.” This, I swear, sent me spiraling into some calculational black hole. It made...

 

Christmas tends to bring out memories of all shapes and sizes

During our last family reunion, some of my siblings and I relived some of our childhood Christmas memories. We were not the most affluent family in town. Dad raised 10 kids on a factory worker’s pay, so to provide special holiday memories, our...

 

Christmas wreaths help to ease holiday pain

Christmas is a difficult time for anyone grieving the death of a loved one. It is especially hard when they were slain in the line-of-duty while protecting our country. It hit home again last month...

 

Biblical take on immigration has consequences

Several weeks ago, in this paper, those who support the policies of out federal government were blasted by Mr. Tom Hastings. Last week Nancy Street decided to take her shot at them. I’d like to reply to Ms. Street: 1) Do not presume that because I...

 

There's a real problem with Christmas

Folks, there’s a problem with Christmas, and I’m not sure what we can do about it. Is this problem defining what Christmas is all about? Maybe. Yes, there is a religious aspect to Christmas. Christians celebrate the holiday as the birth of Jesus...

 

Socialized health care questions start with funding

During the recent mid-term elections, Democrats campaigned extensively and at times quite successfully on health care. The specifics covered a wide spectrum. The recurring theme, however, appeared to be cost. Politicians across the board promised...

 

Good economic news sprinkled with caution

The good news is Washington’s revenues continue to grow and projections for the next couple of years appear promising. That is welcome news, but it is sprinkled with caution about introducing new taxes. Our state’s Economic and Revenue Forecast...

 

Building walls is ecomonics

Nancy Street recently suggested that building walls is hypocritical. Do you have locks on your doors Nancy? Do you invite anyone and everyone into your living room? Let’s rethink where hypocrisy lies. As for Jesus, he had no cause to ask for a...

 

Thanks to commumnity for making Turkey Trot happen

On behalf of the Cheney High School Cross Country program, we would like to thank the community of Cheney for their support of our 11th annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning.  There were over 530 walkers, joggers or runners present for this...

 

Equality shouldn't vanish at home

Women in the workplace have come a long way in terms of opportunities, respect and equality in the last 50 years. Heck, up until 1974 a woman couldn’t get a credit card in her own name without a husband’s signature. But a new study recently...

 

The holiday season brings out the best in caring

The holiday season and caring go hand in hand. I feel it is a safe assumption that for many of us the act of caring comes rather naturally, and we rarely look at the act itself as something extraordinary. But in a world that can be harsh and ugly at...

 

Solve migrant invasion by investing in Central America

The President’s methods and manner usually leave much to be desired, but once in a while he gets something right. He is spot-on when he calls the growing crowd on our southern border a “migrant invasion.” I can’t understand why this concept...

 

Building walls is not part of Bible, instead it is hypocrisy

Hypocrisy. When I was eight years old, I wrote a poem after attending church one Sunday:  ”Eleven o’clock on Sunday Morning, Many hear that age-old warning, Boast about their adoration, Then forget their obligations.” Even now, I still see so...

 

Right and left are both equally guilty of corruption

I’m writing in response to the opinion published in the Nov 22 edition by Tom H. Hastings, “If you want to find corruption, just look to the right.” I also grew up thinking that politics was a clean game. I’ve discovered it isn’t and...

 

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