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November/December 2007

 

Presidential PrescriptionsPresidential Prescriptions 2008
The Candidates' Proposals on Health Care

Health care reform is shaping up to be a major issue in the 2008 presidential elections. Here's how the candidates' proposals look so far
by Heather Jerbi

 

 

 

 

Health Care ReformHealth Care Reform, Ready or Not

When strange bedfellows such as unions, major retailers, and manufacturers all agree that our system of health care not only costs too much but is hurting our economy, maybe the time for reform has come.
by Joseph Paduda

 

 

 

 

 

VaseVase or Two Faces?
Policyholders and Insurers View Their Coverage

Even the most carefully drafted insurance policies aren't always clear about what's covered and what's not. In the conflict between policyholder and insurer, it's often the courts that decide.
by Rhonda D. Orin

 

 

 

 

CandorCandor, Conversation, and Commitment:
Building Trust in Corporate Communications

Corporations invariably tie themselves in knots whenever they try to avoid being straight with the public.
by Patrick Field and Joshua A. Gordan

 

 

 

INSIDE TRACK
Truth in Advertising
Steve Sullivan

LETTERS

COMMENTARY
Coming Full Circle
Robert J. Rietz
Robert O. Bacher

UP TO CODE
Affordable Virtue
Kurt F. Piper

WORKSHOP
U.S. Health Care System, Heal Thyself
Mark Troutman

TRADECRAFT
Frequently Asked Questions About the Revised Qualification Standards
Kathleen Riley

BOOKLINKS
Boomsday
Review by Fred Kilbourne

HUMOR
The Perfect Actuarial Spouse
Bill Lakins

PUZZLES
Track and Field Competition
Yan Fridman

ENDPAPER
What It Takes to Be an Acturial Trainer
Sam Gutterman

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