Thursday, September 26, 2013

ACA Meltdown

I sent this conundrum to NBC News. It defies all logic, but a then, a camel is a horse designed by a committee. So if royalties and other income don't meet the magic income figure. Forget it. You lose, while people making 50K get premium help. Really? Really. Dr. Synderman. It has come to my attention in researching the ACA healthcare exchange that anyone who makes less than the federal poverty level, in my case for 1, that anything less than the $11,490 income level receives no subsidy. None. Notice I said less. In states where Medicaid expansion has been declined, the poorest citizens will get no help at all in the exchanges. The Kaiser calculator confirms this dichotomy, unbelievable, though it is. And the coverage for someone my age, 60, would cost hundreds of dollars more than my policy costs now, and cover less. Please look into this. Thanks. #askdrnancy

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Greenhorn Gulch, Idaho, an enclave of the well-healed, burns in late August. I watched and a few days later was ordered to leave.
I spend time in Charlotte Harbor, Florida in the winter and spring. This is my boat. The fishing is unparalleled for snook, redfish and tarpon. Other than that, I've been tooling around Montana where I know many great people. Had to evacuate there last month, due to fires in Wood River Valley, Idaho where I live. The fires have been a real pain these last two years. Environmentally speaking, these forests need work. Without mechanical treatments the rest of the state will burn at catastrophic levels.
The Environmental Webring
The Environmental Webring
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