The Medicare for All bill unveiled by Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday would provide universal health care coverage, swallowing both the current public programs like Medicare and Obamacare, as well as private health insurance, into one new unified system. Progressives embrace the plan because the coverage is free, streamlined and fair. They believe it will save money by squeezing out the profit-driven model of care. Opponents counter that one-size-fits-all, government-run health care would balloon the country’s health spending and limit access to care — or both.Story Continued Below Medicare for All legislation in the House and Senate does more than cover people. The bills swiftly transform the entire $3.7 trillion health care system, touching on everything from building primary and rural health care capacity to addressing socioeconomic disparities to getting all health care providers to use the same electronic billing format. And they wade into some of the biggest … [Read more...] about From abortion to immigration, things you didn’t know were in Medicare for All
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The following people have been sentenced during hearings at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court this month (Scarborough address unless stated). Benjamin Thomas Kay, aged 28, of Main Street, Flixton, was disqualified from driving for three years, fined £415 with £85 costs and a £41 victim surcharge, for drug-driving in Wykeham Street, Scarborough.Darren Bernard Nelson, aged 46, of Lonsdale Road, given a 16-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months, with £85 costs and a £115 victim surcharge for possessing four knives in public. There was no separate penalty for stealing footwear and a pair of gloves belonging to Age UK.Adrian Neil Smith, aged 27, of Wheatfields Court, Eastfield, given a 12-month conditional discharged and told to pay a £20 victim surcharge for being drunk and disorderly.Karen Josephine Stubbings, aged 52, of Lismore Road, given a 12-month community order and told to pay £50 compensation for assault by beating and theft of alcohol … [Read more...] about Who’s been at court in Scarborough so far this month?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Business | Scandals Catch Up to Private Chinese Hospitals, After Fortunes Are Made The Putian network of 8,000 facilities, which expanded rapidly with little government oversight, is facing national outrage and scrutiny over a death and fraud allegations. Mansions built with wealth from the Putian network of private hospitals, behind a pair of farmers in the village of Dongzhuang in southern China. Credit Credit Bryan Denton for The New York Times Supported by BySui-Lee Wee Nov. 15, 2018 PUTIAN, China — Chen Deliang, wearing an orange tunic, a gold watch and fluffy bedroom slippers decorated with snowflakes and the word “Love,” stood proudly in the 130,000-square-foot temple he had built. He had filled it with pagodas, Buddhas and a towering statue of a local goddess. There were several wings, with bedrooms and an office where … [Read more...] about Scandals Catch Up to Private Chinese Hospitals, After Fortunes Are Made
HUFFPOST PERSONAL 11/06/2018 08:30 am ET Emma SloanGuest Writer Some say that the high school locker room is where self-esteem goes to die, but for me it was in a hot tub on New Year’s Eve. Three friends and I sat in the water, shoulders-deep, fingers upturned into the frigid air to proudly clasp our virgin ciders. When I caught Erica eyeing the strip of stomach my bathing suit left vulnerable, the words that came tumbling from her mouth made me flinch before they even landed. “You know, you’re pretty hairy there.” There are no words to explain the emotional recoil when, as a preteen girl, someone points out hair on you anywhere else but on your head. It was an innocuous statement, fuelled by nothing more than a knee-jerk, childlike curiosity, but Dana and Kate tittered on either side of her. Since we’d been friends since kindergarten, the two of them had had ample opportunity to point out and attempt to “remedy” my cystic acne, … [Read more...] about Why I Got Breast Augmentation At 19, And Why My Parents Paid For It
HALF a century ago the hippies of the Sixties believed that cannabis could make this world a better place. In my wild youth I saw far too many people wreck — and sometimes end — their lives with illegal substances to ever be rosy-eyed about drugs. But those old hippies were at least partly right. Because as of Thursday, specialist doctors are now allowed to prescribe cannabis on the NHS to relieve the symptoms of childhood epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. The NHS warns of the many horrible side effects of the drug — panic attacks, memory loss, hallucinations, paranoia, lethargy. But who could object to its use if it relieves the suffering of the desperately ill? Fifty years ago, prescribing cannabis on the NHS was unthinkable. In 1967, Paul McCartney and a host of famous Sixties faces took out a full-page ad in The Times demanding research into its medicinal uses. They were banging their long-haired heads against a brick wall. But the Sixties dream has finally … [Read more...] about Paul McCartney was right — cannabis WILL make the world a better place thanks to its medical uses