Monday, February 24, 2014

Obamacare Expanded Medicaid Coverage, financially sustainable?

Law’s Expanded Medicaid Coverage Brings a Surge in Sign-Ups - "It remains to be seen how Medicaid coverage will work once millions more people across the country are in the system. Low reimbursement rates discourage specialists from taking Medicaid patients."

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Monday, February 17, 2014

New Year, New Normal

"A new normal is a way to not constantly think about what life was like before. It is a way to focus on the present and the future." --Living With Cancer blog, Mayo Clinic

New Year! New Normal? | Bret Hoekema: ".... I'm resolute in saying, that for as long as I'm alive, I'll be cultivating a worldview in which cancer doesn't have the final say over who I am or who I will be."

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Bad Jobs Report, Obama New Normal

RealClearMarkets - The Bad Jobs Report Is Just Obama's 'New Normal': "There was considerable weeping and gnashing of teeth over the December "Employment Situation" report released by the BLS  . . . Analysts were expecting 200,000 new payroll jobs, but they got only 74,000. Some called the "bad" unemployment report a "statistical anomaly." A quick look at the BLS Household Survey showed that, rather than being bad, December was actually a better-than-average month in President Obama's "new normal" economy. This is not a huge accomplishment, given that "Obama's new normal" comprises slow GDP growth, a stagnant jobs market, and falling real household incomes...."

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Monday, February 3, 2014

New Normal, Genetically Modified Crops, Growing Population, Climate Change

We’ll Need Genetically Modified Crops To Feed A Growing Population On A Planet Affected By Climate Change. That’s Okay: GMOs Are Green. | MIT Technology Review: "By even the mid-’70s what was called “organic” was conditional: if you met various standards set by an industry’s marketing association, then you were an organic farmer, although those standards were far from the natural methods the founders of organic farming had imagined. In the vegetable gardens, we tried using other insects for pest control, but nothing answered until we sprayed with Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), a bacterium commonly used as a pesticide in organic farming. We bought fertilizers with fish emulsions, which did better than the farm’s own manure and compost. Raising birds, we began by feeding them unadulterated cracked corn, but they didn’t grow large enough for sale, and soon we were driving to Santa Rosa Feed and Game every month to purchase organically certified bird feed, whose supplemental ingredients (including vitamins and a range of proteins and amino acids), when listed on the sides of the sacks, were longer than a small boy’s hand. Outside the very poor world, all farming is like this: it is industrial. That’s because even organic farmers are frightened of the blights and diseases that can destroy a harvest or covey, and they think about nothing more than increasing the yield from their land."

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