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Taiwan to curb ‘big-stomach’ eating contests

Taiwan moved Thursday to curb eating contests, a fad that has caused at least one death, and suggested the national health insurance stop paying for participants seeking medical treatment afterwards. Competitions involving eating everything from oversized steaks to meatballs by the dozen are endangering public health and wasting medical resources,…

In 2001 speech, Perry praised Medicaid, urged study on providing health insurance to Mexicans

Someone warn the tea party: Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the Republican Party’s frontrunner for the 2012 presidential nomination, didn’t always believe publicly-run health care programs run contrary to America’s founding document. In a mostly forgotten 2001 speech, the Texas governor had kind words for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance…

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