Still working on a new post…I think the holidays have robbed my brain of the ability to process my life events the last few weeks. But in the meantime I have something else to tell you about, and ask for your support.
So I come to you all a lot asking…
It’s Friday — and that means cat GIFs!
Once you’re finished watching this kitty’s drive-by kiss, take a look at a few stories from the week:
- Retailers are labeling real fur as faux
- Brrrrrr! The 7 coldest places on Earth
- Climate change is hurting Christmas trees
- Why are there giant concrete arrows across America?
MNN wishes you a wonderful weekend!
Ready for another Act of Kindness?
Act 3: Kindness to Seniors is Golden.
Our seniors have a lot to offer. Why not take some time to get to know someone in their golden years this December (not to mention the rest of the year)?
Friendship doesn’t have an age limit. Why not drop by your local seniors’ center and offer to volunteer? Or spend some time with a senior neighbor or relative. A new friendship may be right around the corner.
So get out there and do some good for your elders this December. And don’t forget to drop by our blog for a few more ideas on how you can help.
The ACA provided states with federal funds to institute a Medicaid expansion. The states chose to expand the program also were able to set up their own state exchanges, which were relatively free from the problems the federal site had. Vermont decided to take it a step further by setting up their very own single payer system.
The slogan of the program: Everybody in, nobody out.
The program will be fully operational by 2017, and will be funded through Medicare, Medicaid, federal money for the ACA given to Vermont, and a slight increase in taxes. In exchange, there will be no more premiums, deductibles, copay’s, hospital bills or anything else aimed at making insurance companies a profit. Further, all hospitals and healthcare providers will now be nonprofit.
They estimate this will end up saving Vermont 25% per capita over the current system, in addition to preventing some proportion of the 45,000 preventable deaths that occur annually in the US due to the inability to afford treatment.
Hot damn, Vermont, you sexy maple loving beasts.
Hey guys! My friend is selling her David Tennant autograph to raise the money to go back to Haiti with all of us. So if you’re interested, please check it out! If not, sharing this to spread the word would be super helpful!!
The 10-pound note is a prop that was actually used in The Runaway Bride (Donna’s first episode), so it’s a pretty cool collector’s item