Category Archives: US News

Big Banks Are Even Bigger Five Years After The Financial Crisis | ThinkProgress

Marching forward in the new Gilded Age where the banks get bigger and bigger, even as they outsource more jobs to other nations…

Big Banks Are Even Bigger Five Years After The Financial Crisis | ThinkProgress.

The Insane World of Health Care Pricing

The money-shot quote from this article:

Francois de Brantes, executive director at the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute, said high-deductible plans are exerting a Trojan horse effect, “awakening the general public and individual plan members to the absolutely insane way in which health care prices are being set today and in which health care services are being paid for today.”

via The Pulse on Health Care Pricing | 2013-09-15 | Workforce.com.

Obamacare kicks into high gear as Minnesota announces ‘affordable’ health insurance rates

This will all be happening in Rhode Island very soon as well.

Obamacare kicks into high gear as Minnesota announces ‘affordable’ health insurance rates.

Modern parenting may hinder brain development, research shows // News // Research at Notre Dame // University of Notre Dame

I think we have done pretty well on these factors in parenting.  Interesting research for those who have small children.

Modern parenting may hinder brain development, research shows // News // Research at Notre Dame // University of Notre Dame.

Some Veterans Are Committing Suicide While Waiting To Receive Mental Health Care From The Government | ThinkProgress

Sad how little priority we give to Veterans, after they give everything for their country.

Some Veterans Are Committing Suicide While Waiting To Receive Mental Health Care From The Government | ThinkProgress.

Many Consumers With High-Deductible Plans Are Concerned About Health Law Changes – The Washington Post

If you’re not concerned now, you may be soon.

Many Consumers With High-Deductible Plans Are Concerned About Health Law Changes – The Washington Post.

CDC: Childhood obesity rates falling in many states

Finally, some good news!

CDC: Childhood obesity rates falling in many states.

Abandoned Walmart is Now America’s Largest Library | WebUrbanist

To quote the great Vanessa Query of the blog Theycallmeoystergirl.com:  “I love libraries. I love the renovating of abandoned albatrosses of buildings. I love Wal-Marts shutting down. Therefore, I love this story.” Me, too, Vanessa! Thanks for the link!

Abandoned Walmart is Now America’s Largest Library | WebUrbanist.

Changing gut bacteria through diet affects brain function, UCLA study shows – UCLA Health and Medicine News

Yogurt can change your life.  Yes, I eat yogurt almost every day.

Changing gut bacteria through diet affects brain function, UCLA study shows – UCLA Health and Medicine News.

ODI: Health insurance premiums to increase 41 percent | wkyc.com

Then again, maybe not.

ODI: Health insurance premiums to increase 41 percent | wkyc.com.

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