Food Fight Ignores Purpose of Farm Bill

my kind of Independence Day

Updated 12/26/13 The food fight on Capitol Hill reminds me of the movie Groundhog Day. Farm bill negotiations have been stuck for more than a year. One battle is over money for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The old name was food stamps. SNAP would receive about 80% of the bill’s funds. The last […]

Simple Changes Could Make ACA More Affordable and Stop the Next Civil War

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Updated at 1:46 p.m. on 11/15/13 The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will decrease insurance costs for those who qualify for subsidies. Others will qualify for Medicaid. And some will see their premiums increase. PolitiFact, an independent fact-checking site, states that political claims of premiums going up for “virtually every person” are false. TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³ / […]

Clueless Cuts Increase Health Costs

Not much has changed since the last time I wrote about the underemployment rate in July of 2011. The latest figures are for September of this year. After adding the percentage of people who worked part time or stopped looking for work in that month to the number who had no work and were still […]

Please Read the Health Care Reform Law or Be Quiet

Updated 11/25/13 with link to new information at the end Too many people are talking and writing about something they haven’t read. I know the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. ACA) is longer than War and Peace, but please take the time to research the sections that address your concerns. My biggest pet […]

SCOTUS Support for ACA Opens Doors to Alternative Medicine Access

The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA) establishes the place of alternative medicine in mainstream care. When the insurance mandate takes effect in 2014, every citizen who has health insurance will have access to one or more forms of alternative medicine. Access will still vary from state to state. The ACA […]

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