Stunner On Birth Control: Trump’s Moral Exemption Is Geared To Just 2 Groups

By Julie Rovner October 16, 2017   Few people were surprised last week when the Trump administration issued a rule to make it easier for some religious employers to opt out of offering no-cost prescription birth control to their female employees under the Affordable Care Act. But a separate regulation issued at the same time…

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Wherever Your Heart Is There You Will Find Your Treasure – Mich’s Monday Mantra

Each day we wake up and our world seems like it is going mad….the news is bad, politicians are crazy and our phones are beeping and buzzing every second. We all feel overwhelmed. What must take time out every day, to be calm, be quite and be still and look into our own hearts for…

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Trump Acting Solo: What You Need To Know About Changes To The Health Law

By Julie Rovner and Mary Agnes Carey and Julie Appleby October 13, 2017 Apparently frustrated by Congress’ inability to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump this week decided to take matters into his own hands. Late Thursday evening, the White House announced it would cease key payments to insurers. Earlier on…

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New Law Challenges ‘Evils’ Of Pharma Profits, California Governor Claims

By April Dembosky, KQED California Gov. Jerry Brown defied the drug industry Monday by signing a sweeping drug price transparency bill that will force drugmakers to publicly justify big price hikes. “Californians have a right to know why their medical costs are out of control, especially when pharmaceutical profits are soaring,” Brown said. “This measure…

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Patients, Health Insurers Challenge Iowa’s Privatized Medicaid

By Clay Masters, Iowa Public Radio Iowa is one of 38 states that radically changed the way it runs Medicaid over the past few years. The state moved about 600,000 people on the government-run health program into care that is managed by for-profit insurance companies. The idea is that the private companies would save the…

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Find Your Safe Harbor – Mich’s Monday Mantra

Today’s Mich’s Monday Mantra is from a few years ago. The mantra is Find Your Safe Harbor I felt this mantra was perfect for today. There have been so many awful things going on around us lately especially the senseless violence across the country. We can all make a difference and an impact in the…

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Foto Friday “Catalina Canvas”

Today’s #FotoFriday is Catalina Canvas. This photo was taken at sunset in Dana Point, California with a view of Catalina The sky is magical- enjoy  

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Hepatitis C Drug’s Lower Cost Paves Way For Medicaid, Prisons To Expand Treatment

By Michelle Andrews October 3, 2017 Valerie Green is still waiting to be cured. The Delaware resident was diagnosed with hepatitis C more than two years ago, but she doesn’t qualify yet for the Medicaid program’s criteria for treatment with a new class of highly effective but pricey drugs. The recent approval of a less…

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Beyond The Darkness There is Always Light – Mich’s Monday Mantra

As I was getting ready to post today’s Mich’s Monday Mantra I decided to use a mantra we had from 2015. We have so much darkness and hate in our world and due to last nights senseless massacre in Las Vegas, our mantra today is “Beyond The Darkness There Is Always Light” Our thoughts and…

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California Scrambles To Contain ‘Unprecedented’ Hepatitis A Outbreaks

By Stephanie O’Neill Health officials in California are struggling to contain fierce outbreaks of hepatitis A among homeless people and drug abusers in three counties, including San Diego, where 16 people have died. Hundreds more have become ill and been hospitalized, mostly in the San Diego area, often not far from tourist destinations. The disease…

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