Monthly Archives: August 2011

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Yet Another Bill of Rights?

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It has been observed over the past few months that if the American public actually understood the Affordable Care Act, they would support it heartily.  Who, for example, doesn’t want cheaper and better access to health care for everyone?  And … Continue reading

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Health Updates 31 August 2011

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Aerobic exercise beats resistance training in losing belly fat: “The Duke University Medical Center researchers looked at how these types of exercise reduced the fat that’s deep within the abdomen and fills the spaces between internal organs.  This type of … Continue reading

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Prevention Beats Cure!

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One of the major benefits of health care reform legislation is the wider availability of preventive heath services at no extra charge to the insured.  Should you have a new health insurance plan, or a policy effective on or after … Continue reading

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Health Updates 30 August 2011

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Obese baby boomers expected to weigh on Medicare: “Taxpayers will most likely foot the bill as boomers, just starting to turn 65, begin to enroll in Medicare, the federal healthcare plan already struggling to plan for the needs of what … Continue reading

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Consider These Affordable Options – Please!

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We went over some of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act the other day, including its determined assault on insurance-speak and convoluted paperwork and forms, without mentioning another one of its pluses: broadening the access to preventive care and … Continue reading

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Health Updates 29 August 2011

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Drinking makes college kids feel cool, responsible – even if they get sick doing it: “And booze, [Thomas Vander Ven] finds, not only helps young students alleviate their social anxiety, it helps them grow close friendships, and find romantic love. … Continue reading

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In The Clear

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One consistently positive aspect of all the ups and downs, stops and starts, to’s and fro’s  and yes’s and no’s of the health care reform debate is this: seriously simplified forms and paperwork. We have gone over the terrors of … Continue reading