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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Thursday, November 17, 2011

michigandaily.com

FEDERAL LEGiSLATION
Tom Daschle
discusses
changes to
health care

Students prepare for a vigil on the Diag last night in honor of those who have lost their lives during the protests in Syria over the past few months. The event was
organized by campus group Students Allied for Freedom and Equality.
SAFE members host Diag
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Former U.S. senate
majority leader
praises insurance
created at 'U'
By PAIGE PEARCY
Daily Staff Reporter
When provisions of the
Affordable Care Act go into
effect in 2014, health insurance
will undergo a drastic change in
its methodology - part of which
was developed at the University.
As the keynote speaker of
the symposium on "The State of
Value Based Insurance Design"
yesterday, former U.S. Senate
Majority Leader Tom Daschle
(D-South lakotaaddrhssed.tai
crowd of about 150 insurance
industry leaders, University stu-
dents and faculty. At the Univer-
sity's North Campus Research
Complex, Daschle discussed the
necessity of changing the health
care perspective from being ill-
ness centric to wellness centric.
Daschle noted that some cur-
rent issues with health care are
quality, access, cost and trans-

parency. However, he lauded
Ann Arbor for excelling in these
areas.
"We have islands of excel-
lence; Ann Arbor's a good
example in a sea of mediocri-
ty," Daschle said. "We haven't
addressed the quality challeng-
es that we face effectively in our
country today."
Value Based Insurance
Design, or V-BID, which is
used in the national health
care reform bill and the public
and private insurance sectors,
was created by University fac-
ulty. The University's Center for
Value-Based Insurance Design,
which is housed in the School
of Public Health, was formed in
2005.
The goal of V-BID is to bal-
ance health carp 'co ts with
quality. In order to do this,
health care services are equated
based on their different val-
ues, and patients' out-of-pocket
costs are adjusted in accordance
to the value of the service.
The University also uses
V-BID in MHealthy, which
offers wellness programs,
including resources to help
See HEALTH CARE, Page 5A

Students share
personal stories
about effects of
repressive regime
By PETER SHAHIN
For the Daily
When Zanah Ghalawanji
logged onto Facebook one day,
she was met by a chat detailing

her friend's torture at the hands
of the Syrian government.
Ghalawanji, a freshman at the
University of Michigan-Dear-
born, said herfriend hadwritten
a poem promoting democracy
in Syria and was subsequently
arrested and tortured by Syrian
intelligence agents. His father
then paid a large sum of money
for his son's release, according
to Ghalawanji.
Last night, Ghalawanji joined
the campus group Students

Allied for Freedom and Equality
as members held a candlelight
vigil on the Diag to commemo-
rate those who have lost their
lives protesting against the
current Syrian government.
The crowd of about 50 stu-
dents, mostly SAFE members,
observed a moment of silence in
remembrance, while individu-
als shared personal views and
experiences with the uprising.
The Syrian uprising began
in March as part of the larger

Arab Spring movement across
the Middle East. However, the
regime of SyriaPresident Bashar
al-Assad has cracked down on
protesters, and Syrian armed
forces have remained loyal to
the government. According to
the United Nations, more than
3,500 people have been killed
since the uprising started, but
many more may be unaccounted
for. The Arab League suspended
Syria's membership on Nov. 12,
See VIGIL, Page 5A

STATE LEGISLATION
Second bridge to Canada
on hold after Senate vote

Senate committee
votes down bills
due to taxpayer
funding concerns
By ANDREW SCHULMAN
Daily StaffReporter
After years of struggle, the
battle over a second bridge that
would link Detroit and Wind-

sor took a new turn.
The state Senate ended an
argument between Repub-
lican Gov. Rick Snyder and
Manuel Moroun, the owner of
the Ambassador Bridge, after
members in the Senate Eco-
nomic Development Commit-
tee voted to kill bills 410 and
411, which would allow for the
creation of a second bridge to
Canada. The Oct. 19 vote was
made based on senators' belief
that the bills lack protections

against public funding, Sny-
der's projections of the bridge's
economic impact were overly
ambitious and the likelihood
that the project's cost will
exceed estimates.
While Snyder proposed that
Michigan and Canada co-own
the new bridge, Moroun wants
to privately construct and own
the potential second bridge.
Mike Murray, chief of staff
for state Sen. Mike Kowall (R-
See BRIDGE, Page SA

UNIVERSITY RESEARCH
University professor, student
discover two dwarf galaxies

TERESA MATHEW/Daily
Jim Saborio, owner of Comet Coffee in Nickels Arcade, works during his morning shift on Nov. 9.
Comet Coffee owner brings
love of coffee to Nickels Arcade

I

)warf galaxies in July, he came to a realization -
one that would lead tothe discov-
found near ery of two new dwarf galaxies.
Bell realized the latest data
Andromeda released from the Sloan Digital
Sky Survey was not yet analyzed
By PAIGE PEARCY by any group to find dwarf galax-
DailyStaffReporter ies around the galaxy Androm-
eda. He quickly downloaded
Associate Astronomy Prof. the data and began his search.
fell tried to get his restless Within a week, he and Rackham
r old to sleep late one night student Colin Slater each found a

galaxy: Andromeda XXVIII and
Andromeda XXIX.
"We know there are some
around Andromeda but we don't
know how many, (and) we don't
really know the properties of
them," Slater said. "We don't
know this because they're hard
to detect. They're faint, they're
small, (and) you need to look
through a lot of sky to find them."
See GALAXIES, Page SA

By CHELSEA LANDRY
Daily StaffReporter
The aroma of freshly roast-
ed coffee wafts from Comet
Coffee - filling the corridor of
Nickels Arcade and beckoning
passersby into the specialty
coffee shop.
After spending more than
20 years as a barista, Comet
Coffee owner Jim Saborio, a
Saline, Mich. native, opened

the small, modern-styled store
three years ago to share his
love of coffee.
"I've always really enjoyed
working with coffee ... I want-
ed to share my experiences
with coffee with other people,"
Saborio said. "I tried to create
an environment ... that enables
baristas to really flourish and
enjoy the craft."
Saborio, who frequented
Nickels Arcade as a teenager,

CONTINUING SERIES-
BEHIND THE BUSINESS
said Comet Coffee's location
near the Diag is an asset to
his business and "brings in an
interesting mix of people."
"I love the arcade," he said,
"It's a real landmark for Ann
Arbor, (and) it doesn't seem to
See COFFEE, Page SA

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