Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The October ritual of checking new health insurance rates has never been fun for Karl Quist, who runs a tech startup. But last year, he said when his rate for a plan through Obamacare tripled, "my first reaction was panic." On Facebook, he found hundreds of other MBAs, app developers and self-employed professionals struggling with Charlottesville's highest-in-the-nation rate hikes. They formed "Charlottesville for Reasonable Health Insurance" on Facebook and collected data, made PowerPoint presentations, demanded meetings with insurance executives, grilled state regulators and even got a bill through the Virginia state legislature making it easier to buy less-expensive small business plans. But with the new rates coming soon — weeks before voters head to the polls in the midterm elections — consumers are bracing for more pain … [Read more...] about Democrats’ October ‘surprise’ in the midterms? Hint: It has to do with health care costs
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The Detroit News Published 2:04 p.m. UTC May 24, 2018 For 32 years, The News has saluted a group of Michigan’s best and brightest high school students in the spring of their senior year. Partnering with CATCH — Sparky Anderson’s Charity for Children — we call it the Outstanding Graduates program. It is an honor to share the stories of these remarkable young people and to consider that Michigan will benefit from their future endeavors, and the endeavors of so many of their friends and classmates. The top seniors were chosen from a field of outstanding nominees. Public and private high schools in Michigan were invited to nominate students in each of 11 categories. Students were selected on the basis of grades, test scores, honors, community involvement and a demonstrated ability in one of the academic areas. In a special category called “Against All Odds” students were recognized for succeeding despite a physical hardship or special, personal or … [Read more...] about 2018 Outstanding Grads: Remarkable students, stories
0 Post a comment Friday, 11 May 2018 - Health by Deborah Earl - Reporter [email protected] Men in the South Hams are being urged to think about their mental health as the South West sees the highest suicide rate in England. Many in the region are employed on zero hours contracts and lowly paid jobs, the change to Universal Credits replacing six other benefits has added to families financial strains and anxiety.Another factor is our rural location and the fact that farmers may be as much as three times more likely than the average person to die by suicide is a real cause for concern. On average, according to national statistics, one farmer a week dies by suicide in the UK.Farmers are often viewed as people who are happiest at work but there is little comprehension of the pressure. Their dependence upon the unreliable weather to grow crops and feed farm animals, the anxiety, large amounts of paperwork and the financial stress as they wrestle with large … [Read more...] about Men urged to focus on their mental health as suicide rates increase
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Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE WASHINGTON — If you’re a vulnerable red-state Democratic senator up for re-election this year — say Joe Manchin, Heidi Heitkamp, Claire McCaskill or Jon Tester — Republicans have handed you some powerful gifts in just the last week. There was Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., arguing that the Trump tax cuts that these red-state Democrats all voted against aren’t “massively” flowing back to average Americans: “There is still a lot of thinking on the right that if big corporations are happy, they’re going to take the money they’re saving and reinvest it in American workers,” Rubio told the Economist. “In fact, they bought back shares, a few gave out bonuses; there’s no evidence whatsoever that the money’s been massively poured back into the American worker.” There was former Trump HHS … [Read more...] about Republicans give Democrats some important cover on taxes, health care