This article is definitely republished with kind authorization from our close friends at The Kaiser Family members Foundation. You can view the complete Kaiser Daily Health Policy Survey, search the archives, or join email delivery of in-depth coverage of wellness policy developments, discussions and debates. The Kaiser Daily Wellness Policy Report is published for Kaisernetwork.org, a free assistance of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Copyright 2009 Advisory Board Organization and Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.. Abortion, end-of-life care turn up health debate, blogosphere As the homely home Energy and Commerce Committee marked up medical reform bill yesterday evening, ‘a number of amendments on both sides of the abortion debate [added] a political charge – – and a distraction – – to the progress of the legislation,’ Politico reports ... AACN to provide Flame of Excellence Award to VCU researcher The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses will present the Flame of Excellence Award to noted researcher and educator Mary Jo Grap, RN, PhD, FAAN, professor, School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. Grap shall receive the award at the 2011 National Teaching Institute & Important Care Exposition, Chicago, 30-May 5 April. The Flame of Excellence Award honors sustained contributions to acute and critical care nursing at a high level and with wide reach.