Michele Barnes

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The Centre was established in 1989 by the Economics Department of the Adelaide University to strengthen teaching and research in the field of international economics and closely related disciplines. Its specific objectives are: • to promote individual and group research by scholars within and outside the Adelaide University • to strengthen undergraduate and(More)
The Centre was established in 1989 by the Economics Department of the Adelaide University to strengthen teaching and research in the field of international economics and closely related disciplines. Its specific objectives are: • to promote individual and group research by scholars within and outside the Adelaide University • to strengthen undergraduate and(More)
  • M Barnes
  • 1996
AIDS community advocates face an ongoing battle to gain funding for AIDS research, care, and prevention within the upcoming 1997 fiscal year. The level of uncertainty experienced by the advocates has never been this high. The Democrats' and Republicans' call for a balanced budget will hurt AIDS programs, and domestic discretionary spending will be severely(More)
  • M Barnes
  • 1995
Suggestions and examples are provided for effective ways to win over the new majority in Congress on the issue of HIV/AIDS funding. Based on the notion that most members of Congress have some connection to HIV disease through their own families or social circles, members would therefore have some intuitive, personal understanding of the issues, even if they(More)
  • M Barnes
  • 1995
Comments are provided on the Congressional proposal that would abolish the existing Medicaid program, and with it any guarantees of basic medical care for this country's medically needy, including those with HIV disease. Although the Ryan White Act helps, it is actually Medicaid that most AIDS patients have to rely on. Medicaid funding is the fiscal(More)
  • M Barnes
  • 1996
AIDS community members fear that giving the states control of Medicaid programs through block grants will be counterproductive. There are questions about how well the programs will work without tough standards and Federal oversights. Shortcomings in Missouri and Ohio programs are discussed. Fourteen states currently provide no drug coverage under their(More)
  • M Barnes
  • 1996
Block-granting Medicaid to the states, while viewed favorably by the governors, is questioned by others involved in the AIDS community. There is a lack of trust in the states to wisely administer Medicaid when it involves AIDS patients. Several states currently have inadequate or nonexistent provisions in their Medicaid programs to protect AIDS patients. It(More)
  • M Barnes
  • 1996
President Clinton recently signed the 1996 Department of Defense Authorization bill, a provision of which has been called the most regressive AIDS-related policy yet written. The provision, championed by Rep. Bob Dornan (R-CA) and Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS), requires that all HIV-positive persons in the military be immediately discharged. This is a significant(More)
Expanded polystyrene (EPS), a petroleum based plastic polystyrene, has an immense environmental impact with a degradation rate of over 500 years, and is a possible human carcinogen that may cause cancer in humans. Nonetheless, EPS is the most commonly used material to produce takeout food containers, a single use item that is quickly discarded. With growing(More)
  • M Barnes
  • 1995
Congress recently passed budget bills ending Medicaid entitlement status, transforming the Federal-state partnership into block grants to the states. Medicaid funding would be slashed by $170 billion over seven years. A White House/Congress reconciliation may arise that will stop short of block-granting the program and decimating its Federal funding base.(More)
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