Last-ditch Obamacare repeal bill could upend markets for the elderly, women, people with health problems

first_img STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Tags CongressinsuranceMedicaidpolicy Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. About the Author Reprints By Associated Press Sept. 20, 2017 Reprints Log In | Learn More Andrew Harnik/AP What’s included? GET STARTED Politics Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Last-ditch Obamacare repeal bill could upend markets for the elderly, women, people with health problems Associated Press What is it? WASHINGTON — The GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal financing for insurance coverage, creating winners and losers among individual Americans and states in ways not yet fully clear.Independent analysts say the latest Senate Republican bill is likely to leave more people uninsured than the Affordable Care Act, and allow states to make changes that raise costs for people with health problems or pre-existing medical conditions.last_img read more

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North Korean cadres prefer regional dispatch over nexus of power

first_imgNewsEconomy US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again News North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News North Korean cadres prefer regional dispatch over nexus of power News center_img Facebook Twitter There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest North Korean officials working for the Ministry of Agriculture are reportedly vying for dispatch to the Manjongbo collective farm in Ryanggang Province, which has been designated as a “potato revolution region” by the authorities. Officials are increasingly preferring dispatch to posts in the provincial areas rather than in the capital, which brings them close to the nexus of power and the danger posed by Central Party cadres.  “Every year, the Ministry of Agriculture dispatches instructors to the Manjongbo Farm and there is fierce competition for this position. The ministry cadres consider the dispatch to be a sort of ‘vacation’ and covet the position,” a source in Ryanggang Province told Daily NK on February 14.“If dispatched to the farm, cadres can demand the best treatment, emphasizing that they are sent by the central authorities. They can eat pork whenever they want, while ordinary farm workers only eat it on the holidays. They can also enjoy various kinds of canned food, adding to their luxurious life on the farm.”North Korea has been attempting to increase potato production in Paekam County, Ryanggang Province for nearly a decade by dispatching large groups of discharged soldiers and guaranteeing the provision of agricultural machinery. At the same time, the regime sends instructors from the Ministry of Agriculture to the farm to oversee the workers.However, the dispatched officials tend to focus more on their own interests rather than resolving issues at the farm, which has led to these posts in the provinces becoming more desirable. The attractiveness of a provincial dispatch has also increased since Kim Jong Un came to power, due to his affinity for fearpolitik and purging high-ranking officials.“The dispatched cadres act like they are the ‘Highest Dignity’ [a title reserved for Kim Jong Un] at their post. The Ministry of Agriculture changes instructors every year, but most of the officials regret that they are only out there for a year,” the source said.As the end of their dispatch period approaches, the officials pressure the farmers to contribute food and gifts to be given to senior cadres back in Pyongyang.“The cadres take hundreds of kilograms of potato starch and rice produced in Paekam County along with large volumes of kidney beans, red peppers, and bracken. They are only interested in preparing these gifts for senior cadres while ignoring the fact that the produce is taken from the farmers’ own provisions,” a separate source in Ryanggang Province said.“The farmers complain, ‘In reality, we must acquiesce to the cadres to avoid punishment for failing to achieve the production goals. But it’s the workers who have to pay for the gifts that are sent to Pyongyang.’” By Kang Mi Jin – 2017.02.17 5:15pm SHARE Kang Mi JinKang Mi JinKang Mi Jin is a North Korean defector turned journalist who fled North Korea in 2009. She has a degree in economics and writes largely on marketization and economy-related issues for Daily NK. Questions about her articles can be directed to [email protected] last_img read more

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Credential partners with CUSO Wealth Strategies

IE Staff Related news There’s $149 million in B.C.’s lost and found Vancouver-based Credential Financial Inc. announced a strategic partnership with CUSO Wealth Strategies Inc. on Wednesday to provide managing general agency (MGA) services to six credit unions. A full suite of MGA services will now be available to insurance advisors at MoneyWorks East Kootenay Credit Union, MoneyWorks Grand Forks District Savings Credit Union, MoneyWorks Nelson & District Credit Union, Osoyoos Credit Union, Summerland Credit Union, Sunshine Coast Credit Union. Keywords Credit unionsCompanies Credential Financial Inc. Ontario regulator to provide $500M credit facility to PACE Credit Union In addition to providing services, the partnership also offers the credit unions integrated technology support and back office operations to sales and marketing consultation and access to insurance experts. “We’re thrilled to partner with Credential Insurance Services. As one of the top MGAs in Canada, Credential can help define distribution and growth strategies for each of the partner credit unions and assist through consultation and training,” said Jay Corrado, General Manager, CUSO Wealth Strategies. “With the wide range of insurance solutions available through Credential, the credit unions are well equipped to meet the insurance needs of their members.” Credential Financial is a national wealth management firm offering a full suite of products and services to over 225 organization and more than 1,300 advisors. CUSO Wealth Strategies is a management and leadership company formed by credit unions. IE Merger of B.C. financial services, real estate regulators nears completion Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

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Disclosure needed to ensure human rights in the supply chain, SHARE report finds

first_img Corporate reporting transparency in Canada is currently voluntary and inconsistent and the Canadian government has not mandated reporting, or provided consistent guidelines, the report says: “The lack of domestically legislated supply chain disclosure means Canadian investors have difficulty comparing Canadian public equity investments with global competitors and/or privately-held competitors within Canada.” Companies are exposed to a variety of risks stemming from concerns about the protection of human rights within their global supply chains, including reputational, operational and legal risks, which is key information for investors too, the report notes. SHARE’s report examines best practices in supply chain reporting from other jurisdictions and makes recommendations for Canada, including that a reporting regime should be consistent, but flexible; that it should be publicly accessible; updated annually and certified by top management; and that there should be mechanisms to ensure compliance. Read: Opportunity knocks for investors who want to make an impact Read: Good corporate governance matters “A regulatory framework for supply chain transparency reporting ensures consistency and comparability between the information provided by each company in a sector,” says Delaney Greig, an analyst with SHARE and co-author of the report, in a statement. “Reporting requirements should help companies to approach supply chain due diligence in a way that ensures efforts are effective and transparent while allowing companies flexibility to do what is best for their situation.” SHARE reports it’s engaging with companies, policymakers, institutional investors and others about the emergence of supply chain transparency legislation and its implications for Canada. It’s also addressing these concerns for its clients through proxy voting, shareholder engagement and filing shareholder proposals with Canadian and international companies. “At the end of the day, investors want assurance that poor human rights practices, and the associated legal, reputational and operational risks are being identified and addressed,” Greig says. Photo copyright: weerapaty/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Environmentalists press Bank of Canada to be more active on climate change University of Waterloo will teach sustainable financial management Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Responsible investingCompanies Shareholder Association for Research and Education Investors could benefit from disclosure standards for Canadian companies around the issue of ensuring human rights in global supply chains, according to a new report from Vancouver-based Shareholder Association for Research & Education (SHARE) issued on Thursday that examines supply chain transparency legislation around the world. CPP Investments launches sustainable energy group Related news weerapaty/123RF James Langton last_img read more

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TSX proposes flat fee for retail market data

first_imgupclose stock market arrows green and red piren/123RF TMX caps stronger 2020 with Q4 profits growing to $71.8 million In response to long-standing complaints about the cost of market data, TSX Inc. is proposing to introduce a new flat fee model that will allow investment dealers to provide their retail clients with easier access to data.In a notice published today, the TSX details a proposed new program that would set a flat fee for dealers to buy certain data for their retail clients. Related news Keywords Stock exchanges Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton TSX proposes new order type The optional program would have two tiers, charging $9,500 per month to firms with over 10,000 clients receiving the data, and $4,500 for dealers with less than 10,000 clients.Among other things, the program is designed to alleviate the burden for dealers of assessing whether their clients are considered “professional” users or not, allowing them to estimate the number of “wealth” clients they have and to pay a flat monthly rate to provide those clients with data.The proposals follows discussions between the exchange and industry firms that began in 2018 regarding the cost and administrative complexity of market data consumption.“The exchanges believe that the proposed program… is a great benefit to distributors as well as the Canadian capital markets as it encourages accessibility of real time data to a broader number of Canadian investors,” it said.The proposal is out for comment until Dec. 14. U.S. exchanges scrap political contributions Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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POLL: Do you support Congresswoman Jamie Herrera Beutler’s vote to impeach President Trump?

first_imgPOLL: Do you support Congresswoman Jamie Herrera Beutler’s vote to impeach President Trump?Posted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Monday, January 25, 2021in: Newsshare 0 Do you support Congresswoman Jamie Herrera Beutler’s vote to impeach President Trump?YesNo2148 votesVoteResultsAdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestshare 0 Previous : VHA rent subsidy program to assist low-income households Next : WATCH: Clark County TODAY LIVE • Monday, January 25, 2021AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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Rolls-Royce has fashioned a US$47,000 champagne chest

first_img For those who aren’t into champagne, the chest can be converted into a caviar station that houses two thermal 30-gram tin containers and comes with mother-of-pearl serving spoons.But if you’re the kind of Rolls-Royce owner who isn’t into frills like champagne and caviar, the chest can be configured in a third way to display three porcelain bowls that you can fill with peasant food like Ruffles chips, Heluva Good french onion dip, and honey roasted peanuts. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. ‹ Previous Next › Trending Videos Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” The custom chest retails for approximately US$47,000 plus taxes, and interested buyers can drop by any Rolls-Royce dealership to place an order.  COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS advertisementcenter_img PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending in Canada The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever See More Videos In true Rolls-Royce fashion, the hyper luxury automaker has released a champagne chest so owners of the vehicle can one-up their wealthy friends at yacht parties and high-end picnics.The design of the champagne chest takes inspiration from a V12 engine, the brand explains, and is crafted from carbon fibre and aluminum with accents of wood and leather. The chest is activated by the push of a button, elevating up to four hand-blown crystal champagne flutes embossed with the “RR” emblem as well as a bottle cooler and napkins. The oak lid turns into a tray for your help to serve the bubble-filled flutes to your waiting guests.Just as you can customize the colours and materials inside of a Rolls-Royce vehicle, the chests can be colour-matched to suit your taste, too. RELATED TAGSRolls-RoyceLuxuryLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicleslast_img read more

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Dodge keeps 50th Anniversary Gold Rush paint option around for 2021 Challenger

first_imgDodge marked the Challenger’s 50th anniversary last year with a ‘70s throwback Limited Edition Gold Rush paint option, among other things. Now, the 2021 Challenger T/A, T/A 392, SRT Hellcat and SRT Hellcat Redeye cars will also be available in the gilded finish. FCA says the option won’t cost any extra, but requires the vehicles to have the Satin Black hand-painted hood, roof and decklid, which comes standard on the T/A but costs US$3,495 on the Hellcat. Gold Rush is the latest “heritage-inspired” swatch in the 2021 Challenger’s catalogue, joining the other available – and seemingly named-by-11-year-olds – colours like Go Mango, TorRed, Hellraisin, Sinamon Stick and Frostbite. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened The 2021 Dodge Challenger is slated to hit driveways early 2021.  Trending Videos RELATED TAGSChallengerDodgeCoupeNon-LuxuryNews We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTScenter_img PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca See More Videos ‹ Previous Next › advertisement Trending in Canada The 2021 Challenger R/T Scat Pack Shaker and T/A 392 are now available in the Widebody Package with wider wheels and tires, while the Challenger GT AWD will receive 20-inch wheels as standard. The SXT AWD can also opt in for those same 20-inch kicks. The only other change announced for the 2021 models is the presence of some SRT branding on the standard Brembo brakes on the Hellcat and SRT Hellcat Redeye, available on Scat Pack.   last_img read more

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Men's Health Services Available At Wardenburg

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail College-age men often feel pressure to act strong and independent and that attitude is detrimental when it comes to taking advantage of health care services, physicians at Wardenburg Health Center say. That is why the Men’s Health Services program at the CU-Boulder health center is aimed at encouraging male students to use services that they typically tend to avoid, including preventative care and a general assessment of risk factors. Young men are at greater risk for certain health problems such as testicular cancer, said Dr. James Schlegel. “I remain very surprised that students can go through four years of high school and four years of college and yet I see people who have not performed the self-exam,” Schlegel said. Young men also are at greater risk for sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV and hepatitis B, he said. Men’s Health Services at Wardenburg includes information on sexually transmitted diseases and self-examinations for testicular cancer, routine annual check-ups and low-cost screenings for prostate cancer, among other services targeted to men. “Men, as a whole, have traditionally not been good users of preventive health care,” said Dr. Thomas Kunstman, one of the organizers of Men’s Health Services. “We aim to change that. We encourage men to bring all their specific health issues to the clinic.” Some of men’s risk factors for ill health include alcohol and substance abuse, risk-taking behavior, smoking, family health history, sexual activity, lack of exercise and troubled interpersonal relationships. “There’s definitely a large lack of knowledge out there,” said Schlegel. Risk assessments are most helpful at an early age, and often consist mainly of talking with a physician. “It is amazing when people come in for one reason and then take the opportunity to discuss all kinds of questions and concerns,” Schlegel said. The idea behind Men’s Health Services is to provide a comfortable setting for men to receive better all-around health care and to provide education on men’s health issues that are often neglected, including psychological health, Schlegel said. Students, staff and faculty may call 303-492-5432 for an appointment, or call 303-492-0675 for more information. Published: Sept. 22, 1998 last_img read more

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Fire Departments stay alert for COVID exposures

first_imgHomeLifeHealthCovid-19Fire Departments stay alert for COVID exposures Jul. 22, 2020 at 6:00 amCovid-19FeaturedHealthNewsFire Departments stay alert for COVID exposureseditor11 months agoCOVID-19 protectionsCOVID-19 Safety Stand Downeducational campaignfire departmentSanta Monica Fire Department Fire Departments across Los Angeles County are launching an educational outreach campaign to encourage firefighters to remain vigilant about COVID-19 protections while on calls and in their stations.The “COVID-19 Safety Stand Down” is being rolled out county wide, including in Santa Monica, and the program includes training documents/videos aimed at staff who work in the EMS or firefighting roles.The video includes testimonials from several firefighters who described the severity of their symptoms after contracting the disease and a detailed account of Torrance firefighter Rickey Cradle who nearly died after a three month battle with the disease. Cradle was rushed to the hospital with dangerously low oxygen levels. He spent three months in the hospital and 69 days on a ventilator. During that time he lost several toes to blood clots, underwent five brain surgeries and had a host of other procedures to handle the repercussions of the treatments.“The COVID-19 pandemic is proving to be a challenge of historic proportions and has already taken a significant toll on our communities,” said a statement issued by the County Fire Department and Department of Public Health. “Firefighters and emergency medical services (EMS) personnel have not been immune to the impact of COVID-19. Thousands of firefighters and EMS personnel across the country have contracted this deadly virus, and, sadly, dozens have lost their lives. Although some progress is being made, the spread of COVID-19 appears to be picking up speed, including the spread among our region’s fire and EMS personnel.”Santa Monica Fire Department is participating in the program and Deputy Chief Judah Mitchell said it’s a good reminder to everyone to follow the safety protocols.“The first thing I’m actually really proud of is we haven’t had any of our members test positive,” he said. “We’re following all the guidelines and doing this has been a big help. We’re cleaning stations twice a day, adhering to personal safety and hygiene, physical distancing in the station, and everything is working. This message is just a reminder to be vigilant in what you’re doing so we can all be safe out there.”Mitchell said firefighters are used to equipping themselves with different gear depending on the call. He said they wear different protective gear to respond to a fire or accident and now that they are responding to medical calls with the additional chance of COVID-19 exposure, local firefighters are adapting to include more protective equipment on what would have previously been a low-risk response.He said SMFD continues to respond to all the calls that come in no matter what the situation and firefighters need to be acutely aware of the hazards they might encounter on a call because their responsibility is to maintain the ability to render aid to others.“A lot of other departments have had people test positive,” he said. “If you look at it, it’s not that we’re special, but we’re the tip of the spear,” he said.Tags :COVID-19 protectionsCOVID-19 Safety Stand Downeducational campaignfire departmentshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentMalibu City Council Swears In New Mayor and Mayor Pro TemAs restaurants endure economic losses, others feel pain, tooYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours agolast_img read more

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