Sick? Have a pre-existing condition? Poor? You may be in trouble if the Republican lead Senate gets its way with its new “health plan.” Americans, our health, safety and happiness are under attack. The NY Times’ Robert Pear and Thomas Kaplan report: “Senate Republicans, who have promised a repeal of the Affordable Care Act for
Louis Lombardo runs a web site named "Care for Crash Victims." This is a project of a small business public benefit enterprise, Louis V. Lombardo, LLC. The mission is to improve care for crash victims before, during, and after a crash. Lou believes we are all crash victims -- past, present, and future -- as individuals, families, friends and society. Everyone is impacted by crashes as consumers, insurance premium payers, and taxpayers.
There are many reasons why people should thank Joan Claybrook for her work. That work includes championing airbags and rating vehicles for safety.
The Declaration of Independence says that, We the People are endowed with “unalienable Rights” of Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. But the people’s Life, Liberty, and Happiness are dependent upon health care and safety. Do “We the People” want to go where Republicans want to take us? Republican Proposals The new national policies being
NY Times Video Report on Nader & Airbags A good video report, published by the New York Times, explores the history of Ralph Nader’s work on airbags and auto safety up to 2014. Everyone should watch it.1 Additional Airbag History This article provides some additional documentation and stories to provide a richer, fairer, and more
We are facing perils from Trump, both houses of Congress, and the Supreme Court. Our safety and happiness is in existential peril from pollution and political powers. We, the people, need to reassess our civic and moral duties to act. Earth Day is a great day to start. Nader describes in an interview how we
The Power of People to Protect People is the message conveyed in the book Death by Rental Car: How the Houck Case Changed the Law, by Ben Kelley. People and lawyers need to know about ways that they can work together to protect others from harm. This is especially true when we are in an era of
Car and Driver reports a count of 63 million recalled vehicles that are still unrepaired. There are more than 260 million vehicles on the road, so about one out of every five vehicles on the road is endangering Americans every day. “…the list of states with the highest rate of recalled vehicles in use without
Life or Death Powers over the Environment – Used and Abused – Again Now? On March 2, 2017, the front page of the Washington Post the lead headline was “White House could slash EPA staff 20%”. The Post reported: “Though President Trump professes to care strongly about clean air and clean water, almost no other
Safety leaders gathered in January to honor the more than 40 years of work by Clarence M. Ditlow III to save millions of Americans from death and injuries from vehicle violence. Joan Claybrook announced a goal of raising $5 million to continue Clarence’s work at the Center for Auto Safety (CAS).1
A Life of Work – Saving Lives: On January 26, 2017, safety leaders gathered to honor the more than 40 years of work by Clarence M. Ditlow III that contributed enormously to saving millions of Americans from death and injuries from vehicle violence. And continues to save lives.