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I'm Worried About Health Insurance Reform
Today in the Senate
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Posted Feb 14 2011 5:02am
I'll be at the Legislative Office Building today testifying on
, Connecticut's best shot a a "public option." I have to leave very early, but I set my alarm in time to give you this morning's news before I go
President Obama's budget aims to
correct the 25% cut in physician reimbursement rates
by postponing it for two years and cutting payments to other providers to make up the difference. There will be a
small increase for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(CMS) so health reform implementation can continue. The GOP have said they
intend to defund health reform
, setting up for a big fight, with some prepared to
shut down the government
if need be in order to defund health reform.
Tea Partiers also would cut
funding for food programs for low income women and children. But so far,
nobody is aiming to cut
Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid -- yet.
Part D premiums go sliding scale
, so those who can pay more do.
The LA Times says
prepare for a good death
with a living will and the right person to carry out your wishes. I agree.
States looking to cut budgets are
eyeing retiree health insurance
Concern for energy drinks and the
risks they pose to kids
particularly bad for kids
with medical problems. And
kids who play outdoors
have lower risk of near-sightedness.
And here are
some clues for Celiac sufferers
Some hospitals are not hiring smokers
-- even people who smoke only on days off.
Have a happy Valentine's Day. And if you don't have a Valentine (like me), how about just picking Valentines at random and wishing them a happy heart day?! Jennifer
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