Eric Boehm

Eric Boehm is a reporter for and bureau chief for PA Independent.

Sex, Drugs, and Obamacare


Thanks to new regulations that are part of the federal Affordable Care Act, patients will be asked to disclose more personal information to their doctors — including how often they have sex and how with how many sexual partners. And once they do, it won’t really be personal information any more. One provision of the new […]

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Spy Chief to Run ‘Independent’ Review


Less than three days after President Barack Obama announced an “independent review” of the nation’s surveillance technologies, the White House has appointed James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, to run the panel. Let that sink in. In an announcement posted online Monday afternoon, Clapper’s office said he would run the president’s Review Group on […]

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Five Absurd Ideas to Promote Obamacare


Like it or not, the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare, for short — is coming. Enrollment in state exchanges, online marketplaces for purchasing health coverage or applying for government-run programs, opens Oct. 1. Between now and then, governments across the land will blow millions of dollars in public relations campaigns to reach target audiences and encourage millions of […]

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Cash for Organs?


HARRISBURG — Sarah Murnaghan won her chance to get a new lung. After a week-long saga that involved U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Bob Casey, D-Pa., Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and a federal judge, the 10-year-old girl from Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, received the lung that she needed to continue her fight against cystic […]

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