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Think Positive for Positive Results – Pass It On!

I was just scrolling through social media and was struck by how much negativity I saw and how it feeds on itself.

To break the trend. I thought I would share something positive.

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”  – Willie Nelson

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A Message From the White House Office of Health Reform

Good afternoon,

Since the House of Representatives voted to pass health reform legislation on Sunday night, the legislative process and its political impact have been the focus of all the newspapers and cable TV pundits.

Outside of DC, however, many Americans are trying to cut through the chatter and get to the substance of reform with a simple question: “What does health insurance reform actually mean for me?” To help, we’ve put together some of the key benefits from health insurance reform.

Let’s start with how health insurance reform will expand and strengthen coverage:

  * This year, children with pre-existing conditions can no longer be
    denied health insurance coverage. Once the new health insurance
    exchanges begin in the coming years, pre-existing condition
    discrimination will become a thing of the past for everyone.
  * This year, health care plans will allow young people to remain on
    their parents’ insurance policy up until their 26th birthday.
  * This year, insurance companies will be banned from dropping people
    from coverage when they get sick, and they will be banned from
    implementing lifetime caps on coverage. This year, restrictive
    annual limits on coverage will be banned for certain plans. Under
    health insurance reform, Americans will be ensured access to the
    care they need.
  * This year, adults who are uninsured because of pre-existing
    conditions
will have access to affordable insurance through a
    temporary subsidized high-risk pool.
  * In the next fiscal year, the bill increases funding for community
    health centers
, so they can treat nearly double the number of
    patients over the next five years.
  * This year, we’ll also establish an independent commission to
    advise on how best to build the health care workforce and increase
    the number of nurses, doctors and other professionals to meet our
    country’s needs.  Going forward, we will provide $1.5 billion in
    funding to support the next generation of doctors, nurses and
    other primary care practitioners — on top of a $500 million
    investment from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Health insurance reform will also curb some of the worst insurance industry practices and strengthen consumer protections:

  * This year, this bill creates a new, independent appeals process
    that ensures consumers in new private plans have access to an
    effective process to appeal decisions made by their insurer.
  * This year, discrimination based on salary will be outlawed. New
    group health plans will be prohibited from establishing any
    eligibility rules for health care coverage that discriminate in
    favor of higher-wage employees.
  * Beginning this fiscal year, this bill provides funding to states
    to help establish offices of health insurance consumer assistance
    in order to help individuals in the process of filing complaints
    or appeals against insurance companies.
  * Starting January 1, 2011, insurers in the individual and small
    group market will be required to spend 80 percent of their premium
    dollars on medical services. Insurers in the large group market
    will be required to spend 85 percent of their premium dollars on
    medical services. Any insurers who don’t meet those thresholds
    will be required to provide rebates to their policyholders.
  * Starting in 2011, this bill helps states require insurance
    companies
to submit justification for requested premium increases.
    Any company with excessive or unjustified premium increases may
    not be able to participate in the new health insurance exchanges.

Reform immediately begins to lower health care costs for American families and small businesses:

  * This year, small businesses that choose to offer coverage will
    begin to receive tax credits of up to 35 percent of premiums to
    help make employee coverage more affordable.
  * This year, new private plans will be required to provide free
    preventive care: no co-payments and no deductibles for preventive
    services. And beginning January 1, 2011, Medicare will do the same.
  * This year, this bill will provide help for early retirees by
    creating a temporary re-insurance program to help offset the costs
    of expensive premiums for employers and retirees age 55-64.
  * This year, this bill starts to close the Medicare Part D ‘donut
    hole’ by providing a $250 rebate to Medicare beneficiaries who hit
    the gap in prescription drug coverage. And beginning in 2011, the
    bill institutes a 50% discount on prescription drugs in the ‘donut
    hole
.’

Thank you,

Nancy-Ann DeParle
Director, White House Office of Health Reform

 Visit WhiteHouse.gov

THE TEA PARTY & THE CIRCUS – Final Healthcare Reform Protest

If you are going to protest something shouldn’t you know what it is you are protesting??

Virus Alert

The Center for Disease Control has issued a medical alert about a highly contagious, potentially dangerous virus that is transmitted orally, by hand, and even electronically. This virus is called Weekly Overload Recreational Killer (WORK). If you receive WORK from your boss, any of your colleagues or anyone else via any means whatsoever – DO NOT TOUCH IT!!! This virus will wipe out your private life entirely. If you should come into contact with WORK you should immediately leave the premises.

Take two good friends to the nearest liquor store and purchase one or both of the antidotes – Work Isolating Neutralizer Extract (WINE) and Bothersome Employer Elimination Rebooter (BEER). Take the antidote repeatedly until WORK has been completely eliminated from your system.

You should immediately forward this medical alert to five friends. If you do not have five friends, you have already been infected and WORK is controlling your life.

Edge Gel Commercial

They show this on Hulu.com a lot. The commercial is bad, but I have to laugh every time I see.

Beer Weight Loss

Been a long time…

I seem to be slacking with my posts recently. I guess I’ve just been really busy. Seems to be a lot going on right now. This weekend I’m putting together a team for the Keystone Games you can check it out here. FCBlackbird Or the event on Facebook. It will be my first time using sports for advertising. 😉

This past weekend I was sick. I guess with the flu. When I was starting to feel better I realized that one of the best times is when you realize you are over an illness. Your mind becomes very clear and your body starts to feel strong again. It feels like you just fought a battle and won. I know it sounds a bit cheesy, but it does feel good…