by: the Common Constitutionalist
IBD wrote last week that the, “Illinois’ insurance regulator said ObamaCare premiums in the state will jump as high as 55%. The Obama administration’s response to this and other news of massive rate hikes: Don’t worry. Be happy.”
Yes, be happy that this fall Illinois Obamacare premiums will increase by an average of 48% – the Bronze by 44%, the Silver by 45% and the Gold by 55%.
What ever happened to that $2500 savings we were promised? Well, some will save – in fact, make out like bandits. Those being subsidized will see their subsidies increase, allowing plans to be offered for less than $100 per month – for every increase in our premium means an increase in the subsidy.
And if you think Illinois is an outlier, think again. As one state’s losses pile up, other states will follow. Nationwide, insurers and exchanges are recording massive losses, which means the rest of us will be stuck holding the bag with 40-50 percent increases every year to pay for those losses and the subsidized.
Most people will be familiar with the feeling of a ringing in their ears after a night of loud music.
Although the ringing is normally temporary, repeated damage like this in humans, and other mammals, leads to hearing problems and eventually causes deafness.
But sea anemones possess a skill we do not – they can repair cells like those damaged in human ears through loud noises, a new study has shown.
A new, MIT-developed hydrogel patch could provide a more targeted, triple-therapy approach to treating tumors. With benefits to using the patch both before and after tumor removal, and with tests of laboratory mice showing extremely positive results, the little patch could have a big impact on cancer treatment.
Sufferers of type 1 diabetes are required to constantly monitor their blood glucose levels and administer insulin as needed. But the daily hassle of self-care for patients could soon be reduced, with a new study concluding that automated “artificial pancreas” systems could be available in as little as two years.
Most of us have had a so-called ‘senior moment’ – forgetting a person’s name or where the word we’re after is on the tip of our tongue.
Now scientists have discovered what is responsible for the lapses in memory – our brains are too full of useless information.
Older people struggle to remember important details because their brains can’t resist the irrelevant ‘stuff’ they soak up subconsciously.
This lack of clutter control becomes increasingly apparent the older a person gets causing their brains to become more filled with information.
As a result, people tend to be less confident in their memories – even when their recollections are correct.
Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology looked at brain activity from EEG sensors and saw that older participants wandered into a brief ‘mental time travel’ when trying to recall details.
A breakthrough treatment for multiple sclerosis has been shown to halt the disease in its tracks.
Doctors used chemotherapy to kill off patients’ faulty immune cells and then replaced their stem cells to ‘reset’ the system.
The clinical trial, involving 24 patients, had remarkable results.
All but one of the Canadian patients were able to come off all medication for seven and a half years without their disease progressing.
In this episode I discuss an Afghan man with ties to the Taliban who was smuggled into the United States after traveling through 10 separate countries to get here. He was apprehended by 5 Pakistani men who accompanied were given asylum.
Segment two the discussion turns to the first Zika baby born in the New York tri-state area and the mother was from Honduras, possibly getting here on a tourist visa, expressly to have her child in America.
Segment three: The Donald may actually win the general election, thanks in part due to violent anti-Trump protests repeatedly caught on video for undecided voters to see. He may actually get the sympathy vote from people outraged by anti-Trump violence.
by: the Common Constitutionalist
Here we go again. Here is another example of government not only not solving a problem which they created in the first place, but by “solving it,” they made things worse. Of course this is government’s standard M.O.
How many times do small government conservatives have to assert that government doesn’t solve problems – they are the problem. And how many times do we have to be proven right before the madness ends. Okay – that’s a silly question.
The latest example of government making worse the problem they created is the V.A. healthcare system. Feel free to also call it a vision of the future of Obamacare. And why is it that America’s heroes are always the ones getting the shaft?
We never seem to hear about the sorry state of the welfare system, or any of the other hundreds of government giveaway programs. They seem to get their checks and benefits on time. It’s always our veterans, the men and women who put it all on the line for our country, who get the government short-shrift.