The highlights of the plan A single-payer, government-run health care program in which all Americans are covered and which replaces almost all other existing public and private plans. Many Democratic presidential candidates back some version of "Medicare for All," although there are differences in their approaches. Supporters say it’s the best way to cover all Americans and hold down the costs. Critics say the cost will be astronomical, ask how it will be paid for, and question whether the government can effectively manage such a massive undertaking. The nuts and bolts Medicare for All typically refers to a single-payer health care program in which all Americans are covered by a more generous version of Medicare, the health-insurance program for the elderly, that would replace all other existing public and private plans, with few exceptions. Several 2020 Democratic candidates have campaigned on instituting single-payer health care. Other candidates have described a … [Read more...] about What is ‘Medicare for All’ and how would it work?
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Q: Okay. If you want to start, you can make us the case, once again, why the Convention Center expansion is so essential to the future of San Diego or is it?TERZI: That’s a… it’s a leading question, but… yeah, I can tell you that we’ve been making the case over a lot of years, and the case probably is never stronger than it is today. When you look at the Convention Center and the capacity of the Convention Center and the demand for the Convention Center and the economic value of conventions they… they’re all increasing in spite of what some people might say in the industry that conventions are dying, convention centers are sitting there empty. That’s not the case for the top half a dozen convention centers around the country of which San Diego is, in… in my mind from a size and a scope standpoint, probably the number one sought after convention facility in the country. Now, there are many other cities that have larger facilities, … [Read more...] about Q&A: A Conversation with San Diego tourism officials
SINGAPORE — Last week, leaders and officials representing more than three dozen countries from across the world gathered in Beijing for the second Belt and Road summit. The event marks the two-year anniversary since China first convened its flagship initiative to coordinate trillions of dollars of infrastructure across Eurasia and the Indian Ocean in a broad effort to recreate the old Silk Roads. One nation that was missing from the summit: The U.S.Story Continued Below The fashionable position in Washington today is to dismiss the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as a power play that won’t last—an attempt at neocolonial debt trap diplomacy, in which China uses unpayable debts to control less powerful states, that is ultimately destined to collapse under the weight of financially spurious projects. On the other hand, there are also those who view BRI as a serious threat—a sign of China’s continued quest for global hegemony and the presence of a new Cold War … [Read more...] about Washington Is Dismissing China’s Belt and Road. That’s a Huge Strategic Mistake.
Breckinridge Memorial Hospital, with 25 beds plus 18 nursing-home beds, is in financial straits. By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News HARDINSBURG, Ky. – When the Breckinridge County Fiscal Court voted unanimously in December against raising property taxes to shore up the local hospital's empty savings account, that made Breckinridge Memorial Hospital face some tough choices about the services it offers. Meanwhile, county officials may be faced with similar choices to save the hospital, such as new management. Others in Kentucky may have to do likewise. Tim Crockett, CFO, Breckinridge Health “We're going to have to make some hard decisions on some services that the county likes," said Tim Crockett, chief financial officer of Breckinridge Health Inc., the nonprofit that owns the hospital. "We are going to have to make some of the same decisions that an outside entity would have to make – and the county can't complain, because we've asked for support and … [Read more...] about Financial straits of hospital in Breckinridge County illustrate many of the problems of small, rural hospitals all over Ky. and the U.S.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Health | How to Avoid Frostbite and Hypothermia in Extreme Cold Weather Supported by ByKaren Zraick Jan. 29, 2019 Here’s how to stay safe as a polar vortex puts the Midwest into a deep freeze this week: Do. Not. Go. Outside. Experts warn that even a short time in the blistering cold can be extremely dangerous, with the risk of hypothermia and frostbite increasing every minute. Of course, many of us have no choice: We have to go to work, take care of others, clear snow, get supplies. If you’ll be outside for any amount of time, you should dress warmly and cover any exposed skin. Here’s what can happen if you don’t. [Read more about the polar vortex .] Frostbite The threat was expected to be the most severe on Wednesday, when actual temperatures could be in the minus double digits, with … [Read more...] about How to Avoid Frostbite and Hypothermia in Extreme Cold Weather