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Better than any pill - and no side effects!

Well, what is it? A healthy lifestyle, of course! If we all led one, we’d live fitter, healthier and longer lives, according to a landmark study launched at a recent Healthy Ageing summit. 646 more words

Vetting the ACA's Impact on Health Insurance Operators

by Gregg A. Masters, MPH

In contrast to the comprehensive ‘go live’ implementation of ‘RomeyCare’ in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the phased (and some would say diluted if not ‘fatally’ compromised) implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been muted via a staggered on-boarding schedule of its various component parts and further selectively waived or delayed provisions primarily for political considerations. 515 more words


You better shop around

The open enrollment period for individuals purchasing private health insurance has begun once again when the insurance exchanges opened on Saturday.  If you like your plan and don’t care about what the cost might be to renew, your policy will automatically renew.   206 more words

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Jonathan Gruber, MIT Economist

By now, the insulting comments by Obamacare advisor and Affordable Care Act designer, Jonathan Gruber, are well known. If you need a primer, read these… 717 more words

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JAMA Forum: Access to Health Care for Millions in the Balance as US Supreme Court Reviews Federal Subsidies for Insurance

When the Supreme Court narrowly upheld the individual health insurance mandate in National Federation of Independent Business v Sebelius (2012), the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) appeared secure. 891 more words

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Healthcare: Open Enrollment Deadline Approaching

The new open enrollment period for healthcare coverage through the marketplace in 2015 began on November 15th and runs through February 15th. If you want coverage starting January 1st, however, you must be enrolled by… 324 more words


2,4-D Resistant GMO Crops Appear Imminent, What are the Dangers?

© Josh Sager – October 2014

One of the primary dangers of genetically modifying crops to pair with a pesticide is that it encourages the over-use of that pesticide and the development of super-pests. 1,211 more words

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