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I read with interest the March article, "Analysis of Asset Protection Plans for Physician Practice Groups," by Thomas (language) Thomas - A language compatible with the language Dylan(TM). Thomas is NOT Dylan(TM).

The first public release of a translator to Scheme by Matt Birkholz, Jim Miller, and Ron Weiss, written at Digital Equipment Corporation's Cambridge Research Laboratory runs
 O. Wells and Nick Jovanovich.

No matter what one's point of view on the political spectrum, I think it important that, when we state something as fact, we are able to substantiate To establish the existence or truth of a particular fact through the use of competent evidence; to verify.

For example, an Eyewitness might be called by a party to a lawsuit to substantiate that party's testimony.
 it. In this regard, the entire first paragraph of the article fails. Every bit of information in the first paragraph, where the authors set out the reasons for their work later on, is based upon press releases that cannot be verified ver·i·fy  
tr.v. ver·i·fied, ver·i·fy·ing, ver·i·fies
1. To prove the truth of by presentation of evidence or testimony; substantiate.

 or--in one case--even discovered.

The Employment Policy Foundation is what some would term a right-wing think tank. The second cited basis is the Coalition to Heal Health Care in Florida, whose web page cited has been closed. The third fact-based cite is again a right-wing think tank.

Whether we agree or diagree that there is a health care crisis, whether we agree or disagree that medical malpractice Improper, unskilled, or negligent treatment of a patient by a physician, dentist, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care professional.  presents any type of problem is beside the point. We are the givers of facts, especially between and among ourselves. If we are going to cite something, let us cite something that can be checked. I am sure the authors present timely and critical information to the subject matter in their article. I would hate to see their work lessened less·en  
v. less·ened, less·en·ing, less·ens
1. To make less; reduce.

2. Archaic To make little of; belittle.

To become less; decrease.
 by an introduction which is clearly based in political rhetoric.


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Title Annotation:Letters
Author:Price, Jeffrey L.
Publication:Florida Bar Journal
Article Type:Letter to the Editor
Date:Jun 1, 2004
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