Archive for August 11th, 2015

11
Aug
15

A Tweet Or Two

White supremacy in action. Some days, I just want to scream, scream, and keep screaming. The strength it takes to be Black in this country and keep your sanity is unquantifiable

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11
Aug
15

Who Also Loves ObamaCare? —> Younger And Healthier People

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Danielle Burger: Affordable Care Act Attracting Younger, Healthier Insureds

Obamacare is attracting younger and healthier people to its coverage plans this year, according to research by Express Scripts Holding Co., a trend that could help balance and sustain the law’s insurance markets. According to the report, which looked at people enrolled in drug coverage administered by Express Scripts, drug costs were 36 percent lower than in 2014.

People in the exchange plans were also younger by almost four years than those who signed up for 2014, Express Scripts said. Insurance markets depend on a mix of people paying premiums to subsidize the medical costs of others when they fall ill. To be sustainable over time, Obamacare will have to attract enough healthy people to keep coverage affordable.

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11
Aug
15

On This Day

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First Lady Michelle Obama greets former White House staffer Franny Starkey and her daughter Willa prior to an event at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver in Denver, Colo., Aug. 11, 2012. Photo by Sonya N. Hebert

11
Aug
15

Rise And Shine

President Barack Obama speaks at  Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, N.H., at a town hall meeting about health care reform, August 11, 2009.  (Official White House photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama speaks at Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, N.H., at a town hall meeting about health care reform on Aug. 11, 2009. Photo by Pete Souza

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Jamie Utt: Interrupting Bernie: Exposing The White Supremacy Of The American Left

Because here’s the thing – what’s powerful about these interruptions from Black women is less how it has changed the tone of the Democratic campaigns and more about what they have exposed in the White left. I see these protests as less about the individual candidates themselves and more about how their White base refuses to center Black lives and Black issues. It’s notable that White Bernie supporters, who consider themselves the most progressive of us all, shouted down and booed Black women who dared to force Blackness into the center of White space. Because let’s be honest, every Bernie rally is White space.

What was true in King’s time is true in ours: the greatest stumbling block to racial justice is not the KKK; it’s well-meaning White people who would rather maintain injustice than risk the decentering of our Whiteness and White comfort. And when I watch and hear the reaction of a mostly White Seattle crowd to a Black woman naming that the event is taking place in the context of Indigenous genocide, the new Jim Crow, and the everyday violence that Black, Brown, and Indigenous people face in Seattle, I’m ashamed. Two Black women called for a moment of silence for Mike Brown a year after he was gunned down, left bleeding in the street for 4.5 hours, and White “progressives” shouted, booed, and chanted the name of a White man throughout that moment.

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President Barack Obama jogs from backstage before delivering remarks at Johnson Controls, Inc., in Holland, Mich., Aug. 11, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama jogs from backstage before delivering remarks at Johnson Controls, Inc., in Holland, Mich., Aug. 11, 2011. Photo by Chuck Kennedy

President Barack Obama tours Johnson Controls Inc. with Elizabeth Rolinski, Vice President of Operations, in Holland, Mich., Aug. 11, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama tours Johnson Controls Inc. with Elizabeth Rolinski, Vice President of Operations, in Holland, Mich., Aug. 11, 2011.  Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama talks with Senior Advisor David Alexrod and Se. Dick Durbin, (D-Ill.), on Air Force One en route to Portsmouth, N.H. for a town hall meeting about health care reform August 11, 2009.  (Official White House photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama talks with Senior Advisor David Alexrod and Sen. Dick Durbin, (D-Ill.), on Air Force One en route to Portsmouth, N.H., for a town hall meeting about health care reform on Aug. 11, 2009. Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama talks with Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, left,  and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk in the Green Room of the White House, following the Manufacturing Enhancement Act of 2010 signing ceremony, Aug. 11, 2010.(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama talks with Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, left, and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk in the Green Room of the White House, following the Manufacturing Enhancement Act of 2010 signing ceremony, Aug. 11, 2010. Photo by Pete Souza




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