It’s not hot air

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I generally ride my bike every morning.  Sometimes I ride it in the afternoons, too.

But, since the end of Pesach, it has rained so much and so long that my bike riding has been pretty much missing from my daily activity logs.  As a matter of fact, one night when I was returning from a business trip to Baltimore, the Rock Creek Parkway was underwater (that was announced on the radio), as was the road I was on (instead). Kenilworth Avenue/DC 295 had significant flooding that forced me to back up on an interstate (the first time I ever did so) and execute a very long detour.  So much for getting home by midnight.

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Propaganda

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I admit it. I am an old fart.

Old enough to have participated in the battle to change the laws that afforded (almost still) civil rights and equality for Blacks. Old enough to have participated in the campaign to stop the war in Vietnam. Old enough to have shamed the Soviet Union to release its Jewish citizens that were being persecuted.

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This corridor is blocked

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This is the third part of an update of what is going on with Obamacare.

On Thursday, we discussed why – without states expanding Medicaid and without approving the use of more physicians assistants and nurse practitioners- the ability to provide health care to rural America is a difficult task.

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Obamacare Exaggerations

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Yesterday, we talked about Obamacare and its purported failure in the rural regions of the US.  Those regions have always been problem areas for healthcare.  Long before there was a hint of the program. Too few practitioners, little density to support hospitals, and the population is generally a little poorer than the rest of the US.

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Obamacare Choice

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I haven’t written about Obamacare (PPACA, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,  is its more formal appelation) in a while.  And, several of my clients have asked questions based upon spurious statements (yes, this opinion will be substantiated) by several insurance companies about the ability of Obamacare to work and provide profitable engagements for the insurance companies.

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Stand up and be counted.

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I grew up learning that it was our job; it was our responsibility to pitch in, to make sure that everyone was treated equally.  I’m fairly sure it was related to religious reasons- plus the special circumstances of the Holocaust (also involving religion- but more about subject hatred).  Never once did I hear that doing this made me a hero- or anyone else who was involved in such efforts.

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Clean Hands?

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I remember teaching my kids how to wash their hands.  No, not the ritual washing that we Jews do before meals- but they had to learn that process, too.  (Pour water from a pitcher- first on your left hand, then the right, the left, the right, and then say the blessing.)   Because that method certainly doesn’t remove the grime and dirt- or microbes- from our hands.  And, if you have young kids, you know that sometimes that grime is not just on the surface of the skin, but seems to have been imbued down to the stem cell layers of their skin.

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