When the movie “Promised Land” came out this month, one was tempted to repeat the tagline from 1972’s horror flick “The Last House on the Left”: “It’s only a movie... It’s only a movie...”
But … it’s worse. People on both sides of the fracking debate cringe at “Promised Land,” the Matt Damon drama about fracking advocates trying to get a depressed rural area to sign over drilling rights. Fracking supporters say the film’s unfair; fracking opponents say it doesn’t go far enough.
Most states have delayed implementing health insurance exchanges required by the federal Affordable Care Act. The constitutionality of the act is being challenged before the U.S. Supreme Court. A spokesperson for the Illinois Chamber of Commerce says the state will move quickly to pass enabling legislation once the court makes its ruling.
Laura Minzer is the executive director of the chamber's Healthcare Council.