We are a huge and diverse country, filled with people of all colors, shapes, and sizes. We have wildly divergent backgrounds and interests. But there are some things nearly everyone in America likes:
What Governor Romney Doesn’t Want People Over 55 to Hear About His Medicare Plan
Part 5: An unstable Medicare and losing your doctor
Republicans are getting a lot of attention these days for trying to starve the Affordable Care Act of funding in order to derail implementation. Behind all the politics, what‘s not getting as much attention is all the good that the Affordable Care Act is doing right now, and how it’s helping Americans in all walks of life.
We were just reminded of that again last week when the Department of Health and Human Services announced more than $621 million in new grants to states through 2016 to help people living in nursing homes move back into the community.
As someone who has been filing insurance appeals on behalf of consumers for fifteen years, I am nothing short of thrilled by the new rules governing consumers’ rights to appeal adverse decisions by insurance companies.
This week, the New York Times ran a powerful op-ed by billionaire Warren Buffett. In the piece, Buffett implores Republican leaders to stop “coddling the mega-rich” and stop trying to balance the budget on the backs of the poor. Instead, the billionaire insists that Congress ask the wealthy to pay their fair share.
So, what prompted Mr. Buffett to call out Republican leaders?
More than 10 years ago, a very close loved one told me that he was HIV positive. As you can imagine, it was shocking and devastating news. Shocking, because I never thought that HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) would touch my life. It is much too common to think that it is something that affects only other people. Devastating, because the first words that popped into my mind were “AIDS,” “INCURABLE,” and “FATAL.” Just like that, in really big letters, heavy, painful, dripping in tears.
It's a problem that we don't think about a lot-but it's very important. Many kids and families are not getting the routine dental care they need. There are many possible reasons for this, including the fact that many Americans lack dental insurance, many have trouble finding a dental provider, and dental care often comes with high out-of-pocket costs for both the insured and the uninsured.
This story was originally posted by Eve Gittelson on Daily Kos.
Two men with the same resume apply for a job. The only difference between them is that one is white and the other is black. They should have the same chance of getting that job, right?
Everyone is feeling the pinch of the recession, but none more so than the states facing severe budget deficits. Many states are heading into the fiscal year, which started July 1, with strained budgets: