Gerry Canavan

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A Bit on the Nose, Don’t You Think?

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Mary Brown, a 56-year-old Florida woman who owned a small auto repair shop but had no health insurance, became the lead plaintiff challenging President Obama’s healthcare law because she was passionate about the issue.

Brown “doesn’t have insurance. She doesn’t want to pay for it. And she doesn’t want the government to tell her she has to have it,” said Karen Harned, a lawyer for the National Federation of Independent Business. Brown is a plaintiff in the federation’s case, which the Supreme Court plans to hear later this month.

But court records reveal that Brown and her husband filed for bankruptcy last fall with $4,500 in unpaid medical bills. Those bills could change Brown from a symbol of proud independence into an example of exactly the problem the healthcare law was intended to address. Via LGM.

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March 10, 2012 at 11:19 am

That’s Not Good

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November 10, 2010 at 1:25 am

This Is Just Exactly Like Me

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It’s not just that Canavan would be familiar enough for her, or that only he would be. Canavan also and on top of everything tends to be a generally decent guy, funny, a quick ally at the dinner table. He defends Beth’s wall-to-wall safety placards, explains Jack’s endless projects. He’ll have that sliding glass door back up in a week, right? Or: What’s so bad about having phone numbers close by when you need them? You’re just organized, is all. He’s helpful, courteous, cheerful, five or six other points of the Boy Scout Law. And now he’s a prick, too, to go with that.

I certainly hope nothing bad happens to “Terry Canavan” in the new novel from a guy I kinda-sorta used to know in Greensboro, Drew Perry.

Drew’s great and I bet the book is great: you should buy it.

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March 14, 2010 at 6:05 pm