Good plan there. Offer pet insurance that doesn’t cover anything either.
Did I mention that this plan that has enrolled all of 30 people was Marco Rubio’s Big Idea back in 2008?
TALLAHASSEE — Last year, legislators allocated $900,000 to help Floridians find affordable health care through a new state-backed website.
At the same time, they refused to expand Medicaid or work with the federal government to offer subsidized insurance plans.
Six months after the launch of the state’s effort, called Florida Health Choices ( floridahealthchoices.net), just 30 people have signed up. Another seven plans were canceled either because consumers changed their minds or didn’t pay for services.
These numbers are dwarfed by the nearly 764,000 Floridians who are too poor to afford subsidized plans, yet can’t qualify for Medicaid under Florida’s stringent standards. They are supposed to be the target market for Health Choices.
But Health Choices doesn’t sell comprehensive health insurance to protect consumers from big-ticket costs such as hospitalization. Instead, it has limited benefit options and discount plans for items like dental visits, prescription drugs and eyeglasses.
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A recidivist scammer must face a class action alleging it falsely advertises a pricey “super juice” as a cure for cancer, Alzheimer’s and heart disease, a federal judge ruled.
Lisa Pontrelli filed a putative class action against MonaVie Inc. and MonaVie LLC in New Jersey last year, alleging that they cannot deliver the promised curative results after charging “outrageously inflated” prices for their exotic fruit juices.
The Utah-based manufacturers allegedly advertise that the acai berry can prevent blood clots, arteriosclerosis and Alzheimer’s, while improving circulation, mental focus, stamina, sleep, digestion and sexual function, in addition to the outstanding healing properties imbued in 17 other fruity ingredients.
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The Respect MP was set upon while talking to residents on a street in Notting Hill
TwitterA picture tweeted by Respect as George Gallowaymade his way to hospital last night
A 39-year-old man has been charged in connection with an alleged attack which left Respect MP George Galloway battered and bruised.
The controversial pro-Palestine MP is said to have been set upon by a man shouting about the Holocaust as he posed for pictures with members of the public in Notting Hill last night.
He suffered a suspected broken jaw and rib in the attack which took place incident in Goldborne Road.
This episode will echo old Dalek episodes, both with a bit of a twist.
Also, Clara will be finding someone, as she seems to be moving from her feelings of the 11th.
But, this for talking.
Someone hire Lisa please, everyone wants her watching congress.
9 years and two word clouds
Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has called on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to help restore law and order in the country following an alleged attempted coup by the military on Saturday.
In an interview with VOA, Thabane said he fled to neighboring South Africa to protect his family after he received intelligence that he was being targeted for assassination by the military. He says the country remains tense after gun shots were heard in the capital, Maseru, when military police surrounded government buildings.
“The situation involves total indiscipline in the army led by the commander himself,” said Prime Minister Thabane. “It was government’s decision to release him from his command after many years in charge and that of course was done within the constitution,” said the prime minister. “I also had intelligence information that he also has some political backing from some of my colleagues.”
Excellent commentary by Paula J. Giddings on the continuing problem racial violence, and blacks getting killed by police because they’re assumed to be thugs. She also touches on the issue of sexism, and how black men and women are treated today.
Although African-Americans have made unprecedented progress in terms of politics, business and access to elite institutions, other developments suggest that something else is going on. Voting rights are being curtailed, communities are deteriorating, and incarcerations for minor and even fabricated criminal charges are on the rise. Most troubling is the news of cold-blooded murders committed against them in the public square, too often with impunity.
It sounds as though I’m describing our current landscape, but in fact this is an apt description of the late nineteenth century, when African-Americans occupied political offices, accumulated wealth and held administrative positions that would not have been dreamed of a generation before. But this was also the era of the literacy test, congealing segregation and the convict-lease system, which provided the black labor forfeited by emancipation. By the 1890s, newspapers disseminated the details of two, three, sometimes four lynchings each week to a national audience.
As is true with the current generation, nineteenth-century black activists struggled against the complacency of those who believed that the progress of the few would trickle down to the many—not through agitation, but by the mere acquisition of education, wealth and middle-class values. When criticized by earlier generations, they—like Mychal Denzel Smith in his essay—pointed to the important and inspiring youth work that was being done, and touted their generation’s more progressive views of women, who were making gains in education, community “uplift” work and newly formed women’s organizations.
But it was also true that black women, who had wielded significant influence during Reconstruction, were losing political ground to men, who attempted to marginalize them in the separate sphere of women’s work.
Unfortunately, it’s all about gay and lesbian people, because people don’t research shame of heterosexuals too much.
So, if you look at the statistics, youth between the ages of 21 and 25, are eight times more likely to commit suicide if they feel marginalized because of their sexuality. That’s really mean.
In the sixteen states in 2005 that instituted constitutional amendments saying that gay marriage is wrong and banned, the statistics are kind of shocking. Depression in the gay and lesbian population in those states went from 23 to 31 percent. Generalized anxiety went from 3 percent to 9 percent. And alcohol abuse went from 22 to 31 percent. This hurts people. Sexual shame hurts people.
But that’s just gay people, so that’s the good news for the rest of us. Except that it turns out that gay people, are, in fact, just people.
So if sexual shame hurts gay people, it probably hurts straight people also.