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"P. h. e. dot com slash beans and again use the code beans to get your dermatology visit for just five dollars and we thank apostrophe for sponsoring the show. Hey everybody welcome back. I'm honored today to be speaking to the field director of southern africa for piecework international. Additionally he serves as lead facilitator for step up equity matters in the workplace. Please welcome greg potter greg. Hello hello oh my gosh so happy to be here. I'm so excited to talk to you because of piece work. And i want you to tell us a little bit about this organization and what you do definitely well. It actually started I ended up at the clinton school public service for graduate school. And i found myself working in south africa For my capstone and then also an international development work project. And then after i finished piecework approached me and said we need someone to really manage and further develop our programs in southern africa. Would you be interested. And i immediately said yes. I had never made twenty s. I never thought. I'd do international work and then when it kinda like snuck up in like bit me in the but I was in love with it. So then i took on some the management role at work and We started out when i was there. We had about two or three projects and then we grew it to more than ten projects all over the country and we ventured into mozambique botswana uganda. So i was very lucky to be there. Yeah i wanna talk to you more about that. But i i was just i was taken aback about your. It's interesting. how opportunities present themselves like that but that wasn't really the road that you thought you were on but then all of a sudden you're on this road. What what road were you on or are you. Are you kinda like me where you just keep your head down work hard be kind and opportunities come in. It's it's so like that. I grew up in the middle of wisconsin One day i realized something wasn't right i went to school in vegas then came out of the closets ended up in l. A. acting then ended up at upper management or starbucks realized. They really loved working in communities and not necessarily for the corporate. You know corporate machine and then the travel the country for your and ended up in little rock arkansas. So yeah it's always very. I know i just trust that. There is a plan. And there's something there for me as long as i keep my head down and working hard and also you know. Make sure that. I'm passionate and spreading love and seeing people for who they are. Now that's step b. kind requirement for good opportunities to show themselves. It's just sit so where we have so much in common. Because you know. I ended up doing sprint. Corporate auditing and that wasn't for me and then you know because of that work with telecommunications. I ended up working at a setting up. The phone systems and boutique boozy hotels. Then obama's like serve your country. And i'm like i already was in the navy. I'm not gonna do that shit again. So he brought me into the department of veterans affairs. And they're like oh you have call center experience and they just threw me in charge of the call center never planned to be in two telecommunications at all You know because. I was just working at a kiosk slinging cell phones. But then there's that and then and then comedy and the music and then accidentally becoming a comedian and then you know working for the government and then podcasting happened and i was just like all right. I mean if this is what we're doing. I love it and It fulfils the mission and vision of kind of where i wanted to be in. That sounds like exactly what is happening with. Piece work so go a little bit more in depth. About what piecework does. What are some of the things that you're doing well. We we focus really on the sustainability piece of helping out community partners but making sure that they're leading we're not gonna steer were definitely gonna let them serve or going to serve in. We're going to let them steer. Is they know what's best for them. And we work with mostly american universities. But we've also worked with corporations in belize city. We did a project with. Cwc for seven years project police. There was working on financial literacy with high schoolers employee. Nba city and still because that project you can see the medium. The medium amount in checking accounts are higher. There's more like small business owners. We you could see that metric really move because of the tenacity and the attention to the sustainability piece of it so and peace. What's been going for over thirty years. We work in twenty plus countries and yet. It's really the models really focused where the convener were not that dictator. Who right so you you sort of a like almost consulting like here's how we can help. What we think is so important about what you're doing and do it. Yeah i mean that's just sort of kind of the that should be the model for for all of that kind of work. I think i totally agreed. And then we also have the ability to pull him. You know whether it's the you know nursing students from an american university and bacon also. Have you know bring in financial support they can bring in you know in beliefs. We work on diabetes project in early beliefs. And so they're bringing. All these glucose monitors you know that are not available. So we're able to really bridge those while still letting the community partner lead the lead. What's needed now. That's awesome and of course for you. How do you change is hard for a lot of people. And i'm wondering how piecework kind of cells change like how do you know what i mean or or is there such a great need for certain things that people like. The people that you work with are are really super excited motivated already. Well it's it's the baby steps right like that. We can't you know we can't just go blue and the model of piece work that i love so much that we're looking. Were observing a different culture. Were observing a different piece. But while were there. I am facilitating workshops with them that makes the participants allows them room create space really for them to look inside and then also how do they bring that back home. And how do they create that change at home so it's kind of a a byproduct of of the change in in you know international country but then really it ultimately comes back home like in those conversations are the biggest piece of that change Yeah definitely i'm gonna take a quick left. Turn here because i want to talk about your latest project but before i get into that i want to ask you about being a lead facilitator for something called. Step up equity matters in the workplace. That's a very very important issue. And i was wondering if you could tell us what you're doing there because it seems to fit into this model it definitely. It definitely does When i when. I got hired with piece work and i realized it was not gonna move back to los angeles after being in little rock. I'm came back to wisconsin to be closer to family. We know how that gets as we get older and so step up asked me to join join their team and what they do is look at in business workplaces and really look at you know. What's the moral case. What's the you know. How do we create more business be more inclusive and also make sure that we are reaching out to the best possible candidates for these jobs without.
"aca" Discussed on The Daily Beans
"On the federal level. It's been talked about Hr three is a bill that got through the house last year. And it's got a slower passage this year because now there's actually the possibility passing something so they've talked about putting into the infrastructure bill to help pay for it because you get huge savings obviously if you start negotiating with drug companies instead of paying whatever they want But a big pharma has big wallets and so There are a lot of legislators of both parties. That are incentivized to not take away big pharmacy prophet. So that is an ongoing fight. And it's unclear yet what the outcome is gonna be. Yeah and if the federal government is paying for or subsidizing drug prices and negotiating drug prices that to me sounds like something that's budgetary and can be included in budget. Reconciliation or at least the parliamentarian would have to decide. Because it's kind of a new thing. But i don't know it's got budget written all over it to me yes. I believe that this can be an reconciliation. It's just a question of whether there's the will to make it be. Yes because we know there are a lot of dark money. Lobbyists lobbying some democrats so we have fun at which democrats are gonna stand up and say i'm not gonna take that money and i'm gonna vote for this and we can tell by the ones who are quiet. What's probably motivating them at all. The high cost of prescription drugs is something. That's what the most important issues for most americans Whatever their political beliefs so politicians keep promising to do something about it. This is their chance. And we'll see if they deliver my main concern. Of course is joe manchin. Whose daughter was responsible for the six hundred thousand percent hikes in the cost of the epi pen for example and so. I'm a little worried about how he might react to these kind of pharmaceutical issues. And it isn't just mansion if you look at a connecticut senators That are very tied into corporate interests. a public option was floated in connecticut This year but all the insurance companies Got together and made some threats and then the public option disappeared so it. This is not just a west virginia question. There are several senators. I mean.
"aca" Discussed on The Daily Beans
"Please welcome laura packard to the beans. Laura welcome thank you for having me. I am so excited to talk to you today. Because it was just recently third week of june or so second week of june when the supreme court had decided that in california v texas for the affordable care. Act this decision. We've all been waiting on that that they didn't have standing to sue basically because the mandate was brought down to zero dollar penalty and so they didn't have any harm or injury to speak of and so they decided seven two two which is weird because it should be unanimous that they didn't have standing to sue and so therefore we have upheld once again in the supreme court the affordable care act. It can't it doesn't so far hasn't lost. And i wanted your top line thoughts on that victory that Victory in the supreme court. Well we are three for three in cases before the supreme court which is good news but the bad news is all they have to do is win once to wreck devastation on millions of americans. you would think that people would learn from a this documented losing streak to be people's healthcare alone. But i don't think they've learned that lesson yet. So this i mean election lies lost sixty five times in the courts and they still. They're still on it so yeah exactly they. They're they're not They are only Choosing till learn the lessons they want to learn as opposed to lessons. They should be learning so this particular case may not come back because the supreme court said they there isn't standing but that does not mean that there is not an army of lawyers somewhere right now figuring out new ways to attack the affordable care act because this is a crusade for republican politicians. Yeah and despite the fact that everybody loves this you know they've been trying to get rid of social security and medicare for years as well and that's failed at every turn and hopefully the aca will stand up in those ways and yeah and if we ever raised the penalty to a dollar or more. They'll come back and say oh. We have an injury. Now we'd like to overturn the mandate and since the mandate is such a integral part to the law. We just should just throw the whole thing away. That was there actual argument this time. But i think what's more amazing. Is that recently before. This decision came out from the supreme court. We reached a record number of people who were covered under the affordable. Care act thirty. One plus million people. And i think that that is going to go up. Now we've extended the enrollment period under the first covert rescue plan by biden right to august fifteenth. Yes that was An executive order to extend it A so Open enrollment the special enrollment period runs until august fifteenth. It was originally may and then when our new. Hhs secretary came in when the first thing he did was extended to august eighteenth Thirty one million people are Enrolled and over a million have signed up in this special enrollment period alone and Those numbers thirty one million. I don't believe that includes the state exchanges so the number is probably higher than that. Okay so i misspoke. It wasn't part of the american rescue plan. It was just an executive order from hhs. Right what the american rescue plan included was More subsidies to make affordable care act plans more affordable than ever but those subsidies are only for two years so part of the biden infrastructure plans. The american families plan makes those Subsidies permanent so that's one of the reasons why we need those infrastructure plants. Yeah and it looks like now. Ernie is already writing up. Budget reconciliation after the pretty I will say surprising almost a trillion dollar republican proposal. I'd never seen republicans want to spend any money on anything but not nearly enough and it looks like they're gonna write it up for like five or six trillion dollars. Now they're like all right. Fine we gotta start high because we're going to have to come down for mansion in cinema so we might as well throw everything in there and see where we can end up with just fifty votes plus calmly that we need madam vice president now. I wanted to talk to you a little bit about something that everyone seems to be thinking. Now that the has been held up again in the supreme court which is time to improve it. Time to expand upon it next logical step in the whole reason that the affordable care act was put into place was as a stepping stone to a public option. So let's talk a little bit about that because we're seeing it in some states. Aren't we Well one thing to note is it just came out a few days ago that they are thinking of In.
"aca" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"Anybody could sue anybody for anything so it's important legal concept and the lido tries to sort of save the day as you mentioned quote from the opinion by saying well there. There were costs. We're harms even though the penalty on the mandate was zeroed out. And he says he's talking about the plaintiffs quote offered plenty of evidence that they incur substantial expenses in order to comply with obligations imposed by the end quote and the also reason if they were to prevail. They wouldn't have to pay those expenses. And so that's harm and thomas disagrees as you said with his colleague single. You're making an argument with the plaintiffs in. Make that argument so out of luck. One of my favorite parts of oral arguments in the supreme court is you realize at some point. The justices aren't really as engaged with a lawyers as they are with each other and they these sort of issues back and forth months themselves. So it's interesting to say. Thomas take legally procedurally principled stand. We should maybe also explain to the non-lawyers out there the caption. Why is it california texas. Why isn't united states v texas. What is california doing this case at all. It's such a good question. This happens no matter whether the president is a democrat or republican but in this case the state of california didn't believe that the trump administration would defend the affordable care. Act in this case so they ask the court for permission to intervene in essence to substitute themselves for the united states and becomes the party that would defend the affordable care act. I had this same experience in an alabama case where i was local council for the new york attorney general and some other parties and in that case the census count was challenged by the state of alabama and by alabama congressman mo brooks. Who's been in the news a little over january six. They did not want the commerce department to include people who were not citizens in the census count so they sued believing that the trump administration would not defend the constitutional read of the census which requires that. All people be counted. we entertained. We asked the court for permission to defend the constitutional the textual reading of the requirements for the census on the court permitted us to intervene. Much to the chagrin of the justice department at the time and so this is this process. Where when an administration fails to adequately defend to the taste of one or more parties and existing statutes. They are permitted to substitute in by. Leave of court so joys as you and i were discussing before we started taping now that the standing argument has become front and center and these individuals and these states cannot according to a majority of the court allege particularized harm or injury and therefore lacked standing. Are we done with effective challenges to the aca 'cause who can have standing. Now thank at least as far as the mandate goes were done with successful challenges but look obamacare has become not just a a great hated law is also become a fundraising opportunity for republicans. So i expect. We'll see other challenges. Where whether they'll be anything beyond frivolous. I think that's unlikely jazz. Ask this question Spring this on you and in light of our earlier conversation about how we were wrong about the aca. In how amy coney it would vote and we've described the reasons why in good faith we were incorrect it happens. Do you want to amend any of your other predictions about the court up to and including roe v wade. I always caveat my predictions by saying that my crystal ball isn't very good. But i'll just say i'm deeply concerned about roe versus wade always less because of an outright reversal is tough to do. Given the law on reversing precedent. Mike concern is about eroding it to the point where it no longer has any force. So that's the prediction all stand by. That's fair that's fair. But i think everyone needs to be careful when they make predictions about the supreme court and the basis on which they will rule and what the divisions will be although you know there is still a decent amount of predictability. And we'll see what happens in some of other cases. Do you wanna talk about another case. There's so many to choose from. So this is a case. Maybe you can describe it. Joyce fulton v philadelphia that came down last week as well.
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"Is that your local honda dealer. Hurry before they're all gone. Okay jay so how about if we talk about the latest statements by the federal reserve. And where we think. Things are going whether or not we we agree with. How will yell and company on all this stuff. Well yeah i think you and i have joked Sort of. I believe it was justice. Kagan who had said. We're all textualist. Now that we're all modern modern monitoring. It's now but maybe maybe lesser earlier this week and fed chairman. Jerome powell announced that he expected You're signalled that. The fed may raise interest rates by late. Twenty twenty three. This is sooner than they anticipated or predicted at their march meeting. Now then following up on that. The fed president from saint louis made a statement Friday thursday night Saying that he thought it would be more late Twenty twenty two when the fed would or should move to to raise interest rates now in in both both cases it sort of royal the markets particularly the dow which drop substantially most of sanctuary on friday. So the the issue of course it comes up that what the fed is trying to guard against. Is inflation. The csi the consumer cpi consumer price index is up from for may was up five percent over the prior year which is a significant jump. And if you look at inflation just by quarterly annualise it. It's even bigger now. I don't know the weather's those annual annualising. It really holds out. That remains to be seen but the feds Stated goal is. They want to have two percents inflation with essentially maximum sustained employment. So my my take on. This is i i am. I have always been reluctantly. A modern monitoring. I was sort of dragged into it right like a whole lot of people were last year So i think it's i think it's good that the fed is signaling that it's going to Keep an eye and and will hold the reins on inflation. Because i think there is. There is some some scariness out there Just on the basis that look the recession. We're coming out of this. Time is different than your your typical recession. And it's it's different two ways one. It wasn't caused by the typical business cycle a type of a recession right. It was caused by this. This really weird Outside influence and the government's response to it and it's something that can turn around much quicker because of that The second reason that it's so much different in weird is that there is this unprecedented Government spending and push a against it. That you you've never seen in in any other recession. So i i think there. There's a lot of reasons to be concerned about inflation. And i'm glad that the fed is eyeing this. I would hope they would. I maybe a little little little little stronger than than they are now so it. It sounds to me like you feel at. The fed is acting region of with reasonable prudence. Here although you might would like you might like to see a little bit stronger. Signal that they're considering raising interest rates more or sooners at is at a fair actor. And that's that's i wasn't. I thought that's probably where you would come down now. If we were talking to trey. I can see trae. If he's you're hearing is shaking his head because trays the one of our all our hosts who kind of is our inflation..
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"Yeah but but it. It's like that it's here is something that's actually happening. On this day that we're getting together to celebrate something that the entire country can celebrate is it is unifying and we could definitely say that the entire country can and should celebrate the fact that we ended slavery and we can that june nineteenth the best fitting day to commemorate that. Now i've seen. I've also i've heard arguments and i think if you're gonna be technically legally technical about this you could say well. The day. The thirteenth appointment was ratified. Might be a better day. But i don't. I don't think it i don't think so I don't think it has the same Again because slavery that point already been eliminated hadn't been officially eradicated constitutionally for all time but and that would be creating something out of whole cloth i mean in a sense because they're already is at least some traditional and so yeah it's a perky and you would like that a little bit better i think. Maybe maybe. maybe that's the best way that i can describe this right. That holidays like the fourth of july and juneteenth and to some extent. I i suppose you could say veterans day which was originally Armistice day thanksgiving those are those are the more berkey and pre existing holidays right that the federal government just sort of recognizes as opposed to The federal government saying. Hey let's have a holiday here. Yeah i see what you're saying. But i also think it's you know it's there is something to be said for taking a pause to commemorate things that are important in our history even though they don't have that sort of prediction behind because they can of course because you can't celebrate juneteenth before you know the eighteen sixties. Obviously right so you know that kind of thing so so yeah all right. Well i guess we largely agree on that and before we get something that you might have a little bit more disagreement on and that is the fed and interest rates. We're going to take a final quick break.
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"He writes congress cannot supplement its powers through the two step process of passing attacks then removing the tax but leaving in place a provision that is otherwise beyond its numerator powers at and i thought well. Gosh yeah that actually makes a lotta sense and yeah so i. I was waiting with your. I would say amen to that except you fall back to the what exactly is is the remedy for it becomes just sort of dead letter sort of a vestigial tail tape type thing right. It's it's on the books But there's no means to enforce it and likewise because there's no enforcement against it there's no real way to strike it down Through the courts. Yeah and that may be tied into this weird sort of sort of animals out there. Yeah so congress. Can you're saying congress can say you everyone everyone shall do this. But and the penalty is zero for not doing that. And that's okay but no one will ever be able to challenge it because it has no because no one can suffer any kind of damages and see that it just seems to me to be somehow fundamentally wrong i guess and and again i find a arguments saying that well where whereas the is this a tax and he goes through what the understanding of taxes. And what this means. And he says you know by any reasonable definition attacks with no penalty with no money associated with the doesn't raise any revenue is not actually attacks and so if if that doesn't fall within congress's taxation power then point me to a place in the constitution where it does and he comes up empty on that and you know i think. Yeah that's true and it sounds like you you agree with me and alito on that. But you also don't think that anyone can challenge that for the reasons we kind of talked. I agree with you again in the hypothetical is this outside of congress's power. Yes and that's why. I i would have ruled that way. Back in you know sibelius Or or you know in in burwell the other of the two. Aca cases that that preceded but that was different of course because at that point there actually was a fee. It was money and so that wasn't yeah saying but the the other piece of this is courts are authorized to decide. Cases and controversies. And to me. I think that's that's worth majority gets it. Right is okay. This is here. What is the case in controversy and told me why it isn't just hypothetical right and that's that's the thing i mean. I think it's great to have. We can have that. Hypothetical is this constitutional and i would agree with you that it's not. I think it's an extension. It was even when it wasn't forced and now that it's not enforced Likewise it's there's there's no there's no constitutional power to to make that proclamation. But where's the case or controversy. I see what you're saying. And that's the reasonable argument. I think i agree that in cibeles majority got it right when they're actually was attacks and that that was okay but now i would say it's not so we're on the same page now. We would have differed before moving out to that last part about sever- ability even if we assume and we agree that this is unconstitutional are exceeds. Congress's power you know. It seems to me this is where alito gets it. Wrong he argues. It's kind of a weird argument. He basically says well you know in the past..
"aca" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"The supreme court has rejected another legal challenge to the affordable care act the signature. Healthcare law passed under the obama administration in a seven two decision. The court found that a case brought by texas and other republican leaning states lacked legal. Standing is the third time the court has considered the two thousand ten law and the third time that the aca has prevailed for more on. Today's decision i'm joined by wall street journal. Legal affairs reporter brent kendall. Hi brian thanks for being here. Thanks for having me so brent. Tell us more about the court's reasoning here. This is the third time. The court has had to wade into this area. I mean in some ways. This was the most unlikely of three cases. This was all setup because congress a couple of years ago there's a mandate in the law that most people buy insurance and there was a penalty associated with that if you didn't and so what congress did a couple years ago as part of a tax reform package zero out the penalty so now even if you don't have coverage and your technically supposed to. There's no monetary penalty for doing that. The complication is supreme court previously upheld the law and the idea that congress could use its taxing power as a justification for the mandate in the first place and so then republicans stepped in and said. Well there's no tax anymore you can't justify the law under the taxing power and so what the court said today as well. You don't really have any valid basis for making that argument because nobody is hurt by. The government charging us zero dollars for not carrying insurance. The end we don't say anything else in the case. So what about the breakdown here of this seven two to vote especially where the three newest justices landed on this decision. What can you tell us about that. Well look obviously the. Aca has been a heated area in the past and there have been some big ideological splits. We did not see the kind of five four thing today and they legal matter. It's a fairly narrow ruling right it just as you don't have a basis for bringing us and so you ended up with a cross section of justices who joined the majority including very conservative. Justices clarence thomas. And then two of the newer trump appointees brett cavanaugh and amy bear at all signed onto the opinion. It's particularly interesting because democrats spec when justice barrett was nominated at the end of the trump administration basically in opposition to her confirmation argued that she would potentially be a threat to the aca and we know after today's ruling that she's not and we talked about at the top. How this is the third time. The supreme court has struck down a challenge to the. Aca can you remind us briefly about the previous two challenges. The first one was the real big one i mean. This was not too long after the law was passed. it was in two thousand twelve ruling. This was a challenge to the constitutionality of this insurance mandate. So challengers said look you know. The government can't make people buy insurance. And so that was the focus of it. And then there was a broader argument that if there was no mandate than the whole law should fall and the cord and splintered ruling said. That's not right. And chief justice roberts basically steered this thing and in effect saved the law and came up with this whole concept that the taxing power was a way to justify what congress had done. there was another case a few years later that involved whether tax credits were available to people who bought insurance on state run insurance exchanges that case had the potential to have gutted the aca but again the court ruled in favor of the law and so we ended up with. You know this last case which almost started out as a surprise based on the what congress had done to actually eliminate the penalty and nobody really took this case that seriously to start out with but then lower courts ruled against the law. Texas judge said the whole law was invalid. An appeals court said. Well that might not be right but certainly the mandate is invalid and possibly some other things. So we've had a lot of uncertainty of what was really going to happen here and today's ruling basically clears a lot of that up by sweeping this litigation. Away sue brent. What does this tell us about the direction of the court. Some critics had been concerned about it. Skewing more conservative. What does today's decision tell us. Look there's no doubt that we do have a more conservative court now. Since the particularly since the death of justice ginsburg and being replaced by justice barrett. But so the question for the public and for the going forward is just how much more conservative. It's going to be at least today. We see rulings. That don't really move the ball beyond where we've been and uh look. There will probably be times when the court takes the law and in a demonstrably more conservative direction. But i think it will probably pick and choose. It's moments i mean. We have big cases teed up for next term on guns and abortion and so we'll have to see what happens then but today as an example that shows you know the court is not always going to take a very aggressive conservative stance. Even if such an option is available to them wall street journal. affairs reporter. Brent kendall brent. Thank you so much for your time today. Thanks for having me and.
Supreme Court Rejects Third Challenge to ACA
"The supreme court has rejected another legal challenge to the affordable care act the signature. Healthcare law passed under the obama administration in a seven two decision. The court found that a case brought by texas and other republican leaning states lacked legal. Standing is the third time the court has considered the two thousand ten law and the third time that the aca has prevailed for more on. Today's decision i'm joined by wall street journal. Legal affairs reporter brent kendall. Hi brian thanks for being here. Thanks for having me so brent. Tell us more about the court's reasoning here. This is the third time. The court has had to wade into this area. I mean in some ways. This was the most unlikely of three cases. This was all setup because congress a couple of years ago there's a mandate in the law that most people buy insurance and there was a penalty associated with that if you didn't and so what congress did a couple years ago as part of a tax reform package zero out the penalty so now even if you don't have coverage and your technically supposed to. There's no monetary penalty for doing that. The complication is supreme court previously upheld the law and the idea that congress could use its taxing power as a justification for the mandate in the first place and so then republicans stepped in and said. Well there's no tax anymore you can't justify the law under the taxing power and so what the court said today as well. You don't really have any valid basis for making that argument because nobody is hurt by. The government charging us zero dollars for not carrying insurance. The end we don't say anything else in the case.
'Obamacare' survives: Supreme Court dismisses big challenge
"The Supreme Court has dismissed another challenge to the Obama era health care law preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans the Supreme Court has just ruled the ACA is here to stay Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer was quick to hail the ruling by seven to two vote the justices left the entire affordable Care Act intact ruling that Texas and others who sued to have it scrapped failed to show they have the standing to attack it as unconstitutional they've gone after the laws mandate that people have health insurance or pay a penalty but that requirement became toothless when Congress reduced the penalty to zero four years ago meanwhile poll suggests the law has grown in popularity something president Biden and other Democrats like Schumer are looking to build on and now we're gonna try to make it bigger and better established once and for all affordable healthcare as a basic right of every American citizen Ben Thomas Washington
Obamacare enrollment period extended beyond May as new insurance subsidies kick in
"Americans. Now have even more time to sign up for health plans under the affordable care act. President biden had already added a special enrollment period through mid may and with a lot of people still signing up he just extended so now people will have until the fifteenth remember. The aca or obamacare offers some options and possibly some discounts. If you aren't already getting insurance through an employer typically though you only have limited time at the end of each year to change your health insurance plan unless you have a so-called qualifying life event like a recent job lahser change so this second extension through mid august is a big change
Choosing the right course for you
"At the moment i have a five year old and if he asked him what he wants to do he we'll tell you that he wants to be a fine and a builder and he's having trouble understanding that you could probably do both of those at the same time but when you were five years old what did you want be when you grow up excellent question. I think was a handful of different things that i was interested in very very different to what i've decided on his show. Yeah i think at one point. I wanted to be an architect. I'm very into my crafts and getting a bit creative so that was one of the options. My mom was a hairdresser as well. So that was another thing that i wanted to pursue. Think i still would like to do that on the side verb. If i'm really that's yeah yeah. It's changed a lot over the years. Pabst eating as well which yeah rain. Good to have a chat to you back in the day. That's okay. we can still chat whenever you want. It's interesting isn't it like when when kids a little. They obviously only have a small experience of what jobs are out there. And like you said you know your mom was a hairdresser off and not taking another one. That's what i wanted to be. When i was five and then went away from it and then came back to it so just interesting as we get older and we exposed to more different careers and things like that that we get some different understanding about what we might live today. So let's let's forward from there and go to yet ten so i'd like to find out. What sort of student were you when you were india. Ten and starting to think about vca and what subjects you liked to do. So y- attend. May was i think i was about to move schools so i was very studies focused and think i'm a little bit. I say day with how. I like my notes and that sort of thing is very much focused. Yeah my schooling. Liked it a sport as well. So that's what. I was a good outlet as well to keep me bit balanced. Yeah it is good to have that that balance particularly i reckon going into. Aca find lots of students decide at that point that they're to create spot and it makes me really sad because i think that it's it's such a good outlet win. You actually really hot to go out. And you have iran or place a bowl. Whatever it is that you do. Did you find as you were going through. Definitely something that practical israel. I think we've oh sort of come to realize that especially with lockdown recently. How important it is to get outside and get some sunshine and well to break up the day. Yeah absolutely so. What subjects did you end up choosing. Vca yes say nba say. I did maths methods. I did. I thought i was going to be doing special because i did love maths but didn't end up doing that. I did chemistry biology english and french. Actually okay great. Yeah and french's that's an iceland to have in there is all. I actually did quite similar subjects that deep german instead. And i find that people often he the combination and think. It's a bit weird. But i really loved having like that. Language was just different to the math and sciences and Did you have that with french. Slow i think science. I think after doing it for the four years. It was sort of like. Why wouldn't i continue on. And i think it really progresses in basie a and that's when it can really be used become useful when you decide to travel later on yet awesome. Sorry at that point in time when you were choosing your subjects. Did you notice or like way you are now. Did you have an idea of what you would like to do when you school. So just a heads up as you would have head from kinsey tribe side to do medicine. I think i had thought about it at that point so it was in the back of my mind but i don't think i was one hundred percent that that was what i wanted to write. I think I knew that. I loved maths. I love science so that was mainly my goal is at that point just to continue on with that and sort of kepa arpan to decide a bit later on yet. And that's that makes sense as well like you say your if that's what your strengths lie. Sorta the advice that i try and give students. If you follow your strengths and interests you'll end up being able to do courses that you want to if you not into maths and things like that thing there's no point following them too much because the courses that you wanna do require it and vice versa or if you do really like it then you should do it because you'll end up using it later on. Sorry so we face the you're doing those subjects. How one's vca did you. Did you go through it really easily. Did you have some ups and downs. What were the those two years. However they view i think yes so basically for me was a little bit challenging actually mainly at the beginning i had just moved schools. That the static year eleven. Sorry i grew up in Ever of school and it was very much focused on sporting whereas when i moved to the suburbs it was more academics. I think goes a big wakeup coal. To say i guess the competition as a whole and with basie a for instance. I had to repeat my math methods. They hit advised me like had a discussion with me that i think that was the best sort of route for me to go down and i think hearing. It's you feel like that's horrible. What do you mean. I have to repeat it like thinking that i was completely fine before that with mass and something that i had always been i guess gifted or was my strength so i think that was a really good learning experience to say that while it was hot to hear. It was the best thing that i had done. Oh that i could be in terms of preppy maitha really optimizing my busy in the following year and year twelve. It is really good as well at the school recognized that and and gave you. That feedback allows you to do that. Really early on said he just moved to the school so for them to make that call really early to make sure that you were really well prepared but as you say it's not it's not easy to hear that kind of thing and i imagined as a student at the time that was quite difficult also really glad you mentioned it because i know that i say lots of students asking about what sort of what sort of percentage they need on saxon things throughout the year and what i heart. People will understand by the example that you've given is that different. Schools have different standards of assessment within the school. And that's why say works the way. It does with the focused more on the exams because they're external and in this the sort of scaling of the subjects or the the study scores within the schools to make things more. Even so yeah. It's good that you highlighted that that can be different at different schools. It's very interesting interesting experience. I think yeah and a unique experience lot substitutes wouldn't wouldn't get that they wouldn't understand the difference because you most units are at one school move. Aca so yeah. It's an interesting insight that you had okay. So what tepes would you have the current students. What are some things that you did in year. Twelve or that you wish you had done any twelve to make life easier. Sorry i think something that. I still try to constantly. My studies is goal setting. I think that is sorry. Bake i think especially students that would have just gone through lockdown realizing how day can poss- without getting a whole lot done so just having go set in the morning to take off and yeah just feels good. You can take them off and you can say that you've been productive throughout the day as well while not not being hot on your south on those days where you had a good day and yet just waking up the next day saying how can i be better. Had i do better than the day before and now the thing is i think yes. Sorry to interrupt. But i think that is so important because i think it's really easy to think about all the stuff that you didn't do and you didn't get done whereas economically somewhat. He did get done. And then as you say if you do have an off day what can get done the next day
Pueblo leaders meet with Second Gentleman of United States
"This is national native news. I'm antonio gonzales. In montana covid nineteen vaccines will be open to. All on april first yet is yellowstone. Public radio's caitlyn. Nicholas reports vaccines on. Tribal nations are already available to everyone. Jennifer show is a nurse. Practitioner at fort belknap tribal health department. She says they are. Well positioned to distribute the vaccine because of partnerships with indian health service and a longstanding public health nursing program that trained nine local nurses who handled contact tracing at the beginning of the pandemic girls. Were ready to go ready to start helping. Get the axing out with our population which is another plus for us. The girls work out in that area and they know how to get a hold of them. Which i think kind of helped us with getting. This rolled out so much faster as well. Tribes are also try and create a vaccination strategies show says fort belknap tribal health began vaccinating teenagers in the area. During the week of march fifteenth by partnering with local school systems both on nearby the reservation by this point teachers in the area. We're already vaccinated bubble. So you know the more. We can vaccinate around us as well as us ourselves. The better off. We're going to be trying to keep our numbers on black. Sea nation is currently reporting ninety. Five percent of eligible enrolled members are vaccinated ihs data from the pakistan and born in sioux tribes and the chippewa cree of rocky boy's reservation show a third of tribal members in these areas are now vaccinated compared to about fifteen percent of montana as a whole molly lind the tribal health director for the little shell tribe of chippewa. Indians says. The tribe has partnered with alluvial health. Great falls and is trying different. Vaccine approaches all the time instead of appointments one week. They offered an evening walk in vaccine clinic to see if that attracted members working day shifts. Were really trying to make it. As convenient as canaan for all of our members to get vaccinated vaccines are coming to tribes from direct federal allocations to ihs and sometimes through the state native americans are also prioritised under the state's vaccination plan due to higher risk of death and health complications from covid nineteen little. Shell health director. Wetland says. i really do think that tribal nation have done a really good job. It's hard to disagree. Look at montana's covid nineteen vaccine tracker map. And you'll see the dark. Green areas of high vaccination rates almost perfectly highlight tribal nations for national native news. I'm caitlyn nicholas. Group of pueblo. Leaders met with the second gentleman of the united states. Doug emhoff's last week when he traveled to new mexico part of a nationwide tour to promote the biden administration's covid nineteen recovery plan pueblo of alabama governor brian bio was one of four pueblo leaders to me with 'em hof at kua pueblo via says the trip to meet with the vice president's husband was only the third time he's left akamot pueblo in the years since the pandemic began aca has been under a number of emergency covid nineteen orders including a reservation closure bio says he shared with emhoff how the tribe prioritized elders and cultural leaders. I for covid nineteen vaccines. He stressed how the pueblo has had to put culture on the side which has been a great sacrifice. We remain rooted in our culture. that's what sustains and well we can't do we cannot practice what we not when we are not engaged in that process. It's painful and that was the case and still is the case during this time of what we are doing it because we have to protect our people file also shared with emhoff how the pueblo is continuing. Its vaccine. rollout plan everyone who is eligible every travel member every resident here. The people of alabama has an opportunity to receive the vaccine and doing all that we can also to ensure that our trouble members who do not live on the survey ship are also afforded the opportunity to be vaccinated and locations where they live one of the few tribes in new mexico working with the state vaccine distribution do its current legal battle with the indian health service over a reduction of care at a hospital on komo lands. I mean antonio
Inside Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Bill
"Start right there with a pass of that. Covid stimulus bill in the senate on saturday night. I do need to preface this by saying it does have to pass the house again because there were some changes made by the senate so it's not passed into law just yet but we'll go for what this bill will include when it goes through the house and i'm going to try my best to sound like i'm not rattling off just a bunch of dollar amounts but there's a danger. It might sound like that but just bear with me. There might be something in there that would be useful for you. Your family someone. So for helping the unemployed it extends that three hundred dollars a week plus the state unemployment end it makes the first ten thousand two hundred dollars of that non taxable for households making less than a hundred and fifty thousand dollars it also fully funds cobra. Health insurance premiums so that employees who have been laid off can remain on their employer plan for free. There's also going to be another round of checks fourteen hundred dollars for a single taxpayer. Twenty eight hundred couples indy. Get fourteen hundred dollars per dependent now the starts to taper off at seventy five thousand for individuals or one hundred and fifty thousand dollars for couples ended completely gets phased out at eighty thousand dollars for a single tax payer and one hundred and sixty thousand dollars for a couple it gives state and local governments three hundred fifty billion dollars to cover expenses related to covid through twenty twenty four gives schools one hundred and thirty billion for k. Through twelve in forty billion dollars for colleges and that's to help them reopen safely so parents can get back to work for businesses. they'll be twenty five billion dollars going to restaurants and bars. This max out at ten million dollars per company in five million dollars per location additionally there will be seven point two five billion for the paycheck protection program once again forty. Six billion dollars will be going to state local and federal governments to help with testing and contact tracing as well as fourteen billion dollars to help speed up. The vaccine distribution for healthcare there will be financial assistance for aca affordable care act premiums and this is just looking to get the number of people covered by insurance to increase into further incentivize. The south to expand medicaid since they're sort of the holdouts town there. The republicans are blocking that there are also increases in tax breaks to parents who have kids up to three thousand dollars per kid if their age six to seventeen and thirty six hundred dollars per kid if they're under six years old and that spread out over the twelve months according to analysis this plus the fourteen hundred dollar check would cut the number of kids in poverty by more than half. In addition there's changes to the earned income tax credit for this year in extends to people without children. And if you're looking for how much that would be for low to moderate income folks. It'll be somewhere between five hundred and forty three dollars in one thousand five hundred and two dollars. Lastly in the rental and homeowner category it gives thirty billion dollars to help low income and unemployed folks afford rent and utilities and at the state level states and tribes get ten billion dollars per homeowners. So all in all. I think thing that really struck me. Was this tweet that i saw saying that. Isn't it kind of crazy. That biden asked for a one point nine trillion dollar stimulus deal and he got a one point nine trillion dollar stimulus deal like i think that makes biden a pretty good politician. One of the main criticisms of obama was at he started out by compromising with republicans and gave them the compromise offer in the first place instead of starting out high. You can't say that for biden so far in this could be a sign of good things to come but like. I said they're hoping that this gets signed into law by the end of the week after the house passes it sometime this week.
An Encyclopedia of Betrayal
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Obamacare would get a big (and quiet) overhaul in the Covid relief bill
"The covid nineteen relief bill. That passed the house on saturday and is now making its way through. The senate includes an expansion of the affordable care act health care legislation. It would be the first significant expansion of the aca also known as obamacare since it passed in two thousand ten white house correspondent marine groppy reports. This would primarily helped people in two ways. One is for the first time people who are making more than four times. The federal poverty level will become eligible for help paying their premiums so for example if a sixty four year old woman is making fifty thousand dollars. Right now she's not eligible for help but under the law for the next two years she could get subsidies that could make her premium dropped from about thirteen thousand dollars a year to just about five thousand dollars a year. Secondly people who make one hundred and fifty percent of the federal poverty line could get additional subsidy help they already qualify now but the extra help would allow them to buy plans without premiums that have much lower deductibles than what they can afford right. Now there's also incentives in the bill to For the twelve states that have not expanded medicaid under the aca to give them extra money in hopes that they will do so to cover people below poverty in their states who don't currently qualify for medicaid. These changes that are in. The bill are expected to stay in the question for whether they become law is whether the entire bill passes. It's not expect to get much. If any republican support. The democrats need to stay united in order to pass the legislation and get it to president biden's desk and these are provisions that he has promised he has supported and once in there and he's expected to sign the bill into law go relief plan which also includes fourteen hundred dollar checks too many americans and more could enter. Its final stretch on wednesday. Senators may begin. Twenty hours of debate on the measure. That's expected to come to a vote later in the week. Majority leader senator chuck schumer said tuesday. That democrats have sorted through disagreements and now have their eyes set on the deals. Final details senate. Democrats are committed to passing the american rescue plan to crush the virus. Recover our economy and deliver help to americans who need it the most. We're on track to send the american rescue plan to the president's desk before the expiration of the enhanced unemployment benefit which occurs on march fourteenth. I expect a hardy debate. I expect some late nights on the floor. The bill could become law as soon as next week
Thanks I Made Them! with Bianca Springer
"Everybody welcome to the stage. Please podcast. I'm your host lisa wolford and i am honored thrilled delighted and so happy to have the guests that we have today. I am speaking with bianca's springer of base. I made them and it's very difficult to summarize the aca and all the influence that she has provided in the leadership and the work that she has given to the sullen community. I will start by saying that. She is a blogger. She is a writer. A pattern designer. She's oetzi shopowner. She works in. Supports the international quilt. Show she hosts so in meet us she is a connoisseur of vintage patterns and she manufacturers pattern weights which holds a special place in my heart because i think that pins are the agents of chaos so i am so happy to welcome you here. The thank you so much for being with us today. Thank you and welcome. Thank you so wedged lisa. I am excited to be here and to be talking with you and i'm excited. I am the introvert. And this is not my wheelhouse. But this i am excited to do and i'm excited to talk to you. I am too. I am looking forward to it. So let's get started talking about your soul in journey. Where does your sewing story begin. Oh goodness i grew up in the bahamas and my mom's sewed all the time and functionally though or if felt that way it was such an every day occurrence should the machine was setup. She would make my school uniform. She would make her clothes for work. She do home to core. Whatever we needed she would just whip it up and made it seem easy. I i remember some watching her. Do the pleats. My sister and i went to private school. And all skirts were pleated and she would just sit at the machine. No pattern no markings. Just follow the. Please fold aplly all the way around and had whip on the beltway spanned and ham up at it just seems so effortless and that's what sewing was for me. It was it looked effortless. It look utilitarian. It was functional. But i didn't appreciate it as a creative outlet. It was just something we had to do. It was cheaper for my mom to make our uniform so she did so. I appreciate it to some extent. But i didn't embrace it i did. I would whip up a backpack just for the heck of it. She would make my costumes for the productions. I was in a in drama. And i was in a clown through and she made my clown costumes clown true and sorry. I don't know how gonna be able to get past that. You must tell us. Don't know how you thought you would just gonna slide by the word clown troupe. In that wasn't going to say nothing so pleased small digression to tell us what the clown troupe is okay so i went to private school and that is not helping me learn about clowns. I know i did not realize that. Somehow clowning wasn't essential characteristic. But that's okay. I'll let you continue on with the private school and then through very complicated story is so i. One of my one of my classes was drama and his inner drama class and then one of our teachers who my homeroom teacher started a little getting together to do little skits and we do little gets performed the chapel and the assemblies that our school and then she started to do. She took over the drama production of the school and i got excited in seventh grade. I was in joseph on the mazing technicolor dreamcoat. I was in the how i at. My excitement for drama started there and threw out junior high and high school. She created a group call street lights. It was a drama ministry through and we would put on drama sketches our school and go to churches and travel around the schools in the bahamas and then ultimately part of that drama turned into a clown ministry where we would perform for younger kids in schools at parties and some of those parties actually funded trips to cuba and the uk in wales. Yes so we were doing clowning with lucrative was.
Supporting the full consumer lifecycle: A discussion on employee savings strategies with Alight
"In today's episode. We speak with carly dunkelberg. Karen frost of a light solutions about the impact of covid nineteen and the economic recession on healthcare consumers ability to save we consider a range of strategies. Employers can use from lifestyle cards to account seating to support employees during times of hardship and set them up for long term. Financial success right. This is carla dunkelberg. Her and i am the vice president of sales for a light smart choice account sales team. I'm curious frost. And i lead our solution stretch. Help business at a light. Karen for those in the audience listening. That aren't familiar with the light. Can you give us a just a quick background on the company so a light is the legacy humid associates administration. This is so we used to be part of the who and he would at that point and just back in two thousand seventeen found off to a stand alone company and a light is focused on really all things. Hr we do health wealth. Hr and payroll management services to employers is that you're about five hundred lives in over If i look at the health book of business he served about fourteen million people representing about one hundred and set. I'm sorry seven hundred forty clients. And when i say health i need a whole variety thinks that starts with benefits administration including including cobra saying you know Aca compliance but we also do the rest of the circle so we have helped navigation services consumer accounts and his as benefit navigation services. So we if if it's an hr thing a like pretty much does me all right so the topic. The main topic for today is around savings and we know if you think about savings and spend sort of two sides of the same coin we know that cova nineteen has had a major impact on spending this year so it will start with the spending side of it. I'm curious what you guys are. Seeing at a light in terms of spend changes or trends may be karen. We'll start with you and then carly you can add to that if you want. Oh absolutely so. Let's think about this in two ways. So i would probably everyone on this call. His about is what you hear in the press around the significant impact on the delivery system. And so you heard things There was almost a six hundred billion dollar decrease in q two this year in healthcare spending But what may not be as widely heard his how. That's rebounded really starting in the late spring early summer and so i was just reading a kaiser family foundation report before coming out of this call in although there was about almost a forty percent decrease then in q two over the summer we saw spending rebound to all only about ten percent lower than prior years so we did see a big drop in things like elective surgeries. Those things that could be really delayed without significant long term impact on patients. But what we're starting to be more and more worried about are the things that could have long term impact like preventive care screenings cancer We saw a significant drop in that. Drop his remain and as we all know is you. Don't if don't find those illnesses early treating them that that charter later as well as more costly. And then if we think about the impact on people We see you know over. Forty percent of people telling us that they wouldn't care because they were afraid nearly three fourths of employers telling us that they're worried about an overstressed healthcare system and not being able to find a doctor one And then the impact of that with over fifty percent of people telling us that there's a negative impact on their overall mental wellbeing as a result of everything. That's fine out in the end. So we see an impact on the actual spending as well as people's outlook on future healthcare services.
This is Apples secret weapon to make you care about AR
"With need. Scott stein are guru on virtual and automated reality reality reality to welcome scott a thank you so i'm gonna reality or a are has been something that tech companies trying to make a thing for years and the best example that we still point to which is several years old now is pokemon go which really drew people into this world at least for this kind of gimmicky game. Where are we couple years since then. I know there's some folks are so played a very many as as during the peak was the state of aol. Right now transitional. You know. I feel like what we're looking at We you know we had these the magic leap in all lens that we're talking about how that's all going to be coming soon. And it's not and those expensive multi thousand dollar headsets ended up being slotted into business use. And you never see them in the real world the things you see our vr things. Even those are pretty rare and are kind of like a special treat that people get themselves so the air on phones has just been continuing to evolve and apple has been doing this all along. Google has a our tools That are baked in. And i think what we're seeing now with with a are is a move to more practical things in the in the past. A i got to talk to to apple mike. Rockwall alexandra mcginnis and they're saying that the first goal was just get you to get it to exist in the world in two thousand seventeen so that was your whole like pokemon dinosaurs things that you know. Oh this magically appears it's cool by their latest focused similar. Google is to do something productive and whether that's helpful information or creative stuff. It's like two different pads on the lighter side. Apples made a big deal of lighter sensors on the iphone twelve pro on the ipad pro. Those are opening up into basically creative. Augmented reality yeah. Let's let's slow down for a second there. Let's talk about light art because light are really is the eastern referred to as one of the secret weapons. That apple has a to make a are thing but just for listeners. Who don't know what lighter is. Could you sort break it down for us. Yeah absolutely. I mean stuff like this has been around for a bunch of years of being following tack Google tango. If you're if you're a technical you follow this stuff Years ago had same idea where you would scan the world. It's shooting out. Little infrared dot dot array like like like the face. I d camera or the microsoft connect with that technology way. Back on the connect was shrunken down in one of the makers that was incorporated babble was a bob apple So what it's doing sending out this like these little things. Is there a light pink measuring the space and you get like a dot matrix. A measurement of the space really fast and that meshes meshes is the term for creates a a basic map that space and instead of just saying oh. I recognize a floor. It's like throwing a blanket on the world where it's like. Oh i see where the chair comes up. I see where the walls are. I see where everything you know. And then that combines with things like computer vision which is like recognizing stuff like people you know where the camera like. Google does a stewart's like that's a person that's dog that's so it's a combination of those two things. That's what light are is. Helping do is mapping about five meters away from you see. I've seen this impractical cases where the aca Use your phone to scan living room in the flyer. Central recognizes though. This is a couch. This is the floor is your tv and it'll not consistently put your whatever i hear. You can't pronounce names anyways. The whatever the cabinets and intellectually know that the cabinet will will slot in there in between your tv. Your couch how he said lighters been around for a while. It's just coming into these phones or death on twelve lineup. now we've had a offer while. I'm just curious. How like what does light are do. Now that like these phones couldn't do before. Yes so that's where like when i was mentioning the super weapon in the story. It's kind of double. It's double edged. Meeting one is that it's lighter. But i think apple's real secret weapon is scale so when i talked to developers it's like you go. Oh there's already bad here what's the deal. Well it's kinda like when you see a technology and you go will. It didn't feel like a got there until it got there. Like i feel like what apple is doing is the same idea but refined and pushed into a lot more devices so the iphone twelve pro and the ipad pro but much bigger footprint than google tango was on just two very fringy phones and but but what google in the other thing that track. Here you're right like what really does for a are is. It makes things speedier and better like it gets a ping on stuff faster but it's simultaneously happening with computer vision getting better at doing the same thing without that so google has been doing this with just cameras. Were vr headsets. Do this with four cameras and like they can approximate a lot of that really fast. So it's a dance between that and the more advanced sensors. That's get under the hood. But like i think just means it's faster and better recognizing the world but the second part that i think is interesting is this whole like three d. scanning movement that has been around for a while but is about creating three d objects that you can then share with other people that's getting more of a groundswell in is becoming less fringy and nerdy with every passing year. Interestingly enough to the we're talking about this on phones there's constant rumors. That apple is going to release a headset. At some point of. Do you think the future of a our lies it glasses or in our phones. I think it'll be both. And i think what what you know. Talking with adobe briefly about like their head of a are about what they're doing air creative tools a very interesting observation. He made where they haven't thinking for a while is that it's very hard to enter the ar vr space Until it works with the stuff you already got all your apps like an oculus. Quest is a game console. it doesn't interact with like your phone apps. And so you wanna open like zumra wanted open document. It's a pain. You have to huggins so google apple. Google did this with daydream. Kind of but google and apple needs to approach having work with the phones and qualcomm is already laid this groundwork out. The qualcomm makes the chips in like all the air vera had set right now apple could be the other big competitor in that space. But what they've been talking about is plugging phones in headsets with usb c or wirelessly there already a few emerging anything that's wet provides the power but also like you say the app compatibility so i guess like we the reason i say yes and is like so your app on your phone could do a lot of it and then you plug in your headset like headphones for your eyes. And you're doing the rest of it. I think that extends it and then you think about apple that makes a lot of sense because like the apple watch it becomes another peripheral that makes sense in the sense. Like you're relying iphone is really the brains of the muscle powering experiences but ultimately you view it on your headset or your watch or whatever that doesn't require heavy lifting isn't required you don't necessarily wanna processor heating up right by your exactly and that gets you to things like five g because like talking to developers about five john headsets. It's very slow. Get for that exact reason like qualcomm has has the roadmap for five g. Headsets but it adds a lot of battery drain. You got to build more of a thing on your head No one's really done it yet. But like you're five g phone powers that gets to all the five g. Ar in the cloud stuff. That like microsoft. Google apple. like everyone's going for that. So i think it makes a lotta sense that that would be the path and then like apples processors. Like we're seeing the mac book and the am one like they just keep getting more crazy powerful and you kind of say four. What but like a are is a very intense said a processes and so. That's the stuff that those those processors could drive a lot of that. And then you again. You're not sticking it on your head. Otherwise i don't know will make something. That's like sleek on your face. It'd be hard if you had to put all the stuff in there you talk about a are as a creative tool elaborate on this idea of what. What exactly can visiting with a are so like when i downloaded the first set of like light are unable apps. It really surprised me going back to the ipad pro in the spring. Like the first bunch of a our apps again. We're like pokemon go dinosaur you know dinosaur play game. A lot of these are three d scanners and they are. They're pretty alienating at first. 'cause you're like you bring it up and suddenly you wave it around and you're creating this measure of your room and then you get this like crazy kind of dollhouse three d. model. And if you've never done it before you might wonder where to start how you create this. Some of them look kind of broken. In an interesting way spoke to like one of the bigger repositories of three d objects stock like it. Sketch fab saying it takes them finessing to get there so like these things and that's the stuff that's happening now with lighter. It's not there are some like. Oh the games run better. You can have like a remote control car now your table and like the table blocks it right and it can like hit a wall or like a it could hit like a box like recognizes all the things in your world which is like air. Headsets are going to start doing. But i think it's the creative part. That's interesting whether it's like really scanning in creating tools. And then both adobe and apple have a our creative toolkits with reality composer ero where. They're trying to get people to do this too. So that's what i mean by that. But it's so interesting to me when i look at the iphone. How little of that is at the forefront of what you see on a daily basis like you would never be aware of it and that's the hard part to get on board like apples. Camera doesn't have three d. Scanning it just but it uses light are for focus like in the background so apple definitely hasn't like made it a main part of ios yet but it's in the background
Acoma Hospital Cuts, Navajo Marijuana Crackdown, and Tribal Transportation Improvements
"This is national native news. I'm antonio gonzalez. The governor of the pueblo of aca in new mexico is concerned about the health and wellbeing of the people of alabama as a reduction of health services takes place amid the pandemic governor. Brian is reaching out to us. Lawmakers for legislative relief in funding after a hospital on academic lands no longer full-service able to offer emergency services or critical care congress and urgent and decisive. Requests were received uninterrupted Healthcare an emergency medical service food services at the canyon. Cto laguna service. Unit have moved to primary and urgent care due to inadequate staffing as a number of staff have decided to leave after being notified of a redesign of indian health. Service care for the area. The hospital located off interstate. Forty west of albuquerque has provided services since the nineteen seventy s to the public of aca and laguna and navajo community in july the tribes were notified of potential changes due to an agreement with the pueblo of laguna a majority shareholder in the hospital. At forty seven percent the navajo community moved its allocation for its own facility in two thousand sixteen in september laguna health corporation entered into an agreement with ihs to open a new facility. In february removing it shares from the facility the agreement started the process of the redesign including notifying employees and establishing a working group via says aca did not expect changes in service until early next year and is calling on the indian health service for immediate resolution option it could allocate funding from the one point three billion dollars from of that and we are five hundred million dollars specifically designated provider relief fund all of these funds intended to address the pandemic. And all that meant to deal with just the situation. We are faced with the indian health service director. Michael we ocoee says they're consulting with all three tribes involved we ocoee says. Ihs supports tribal self determination and self governance to assume health services for their own communities. And he says the ihs has committed to the retain services at aecom a- mitigating To the extent possible any negative consequences as a result and making. There's just a smooth transition. As possible is the goal and we are looking at every available resource whether that's coronavirus funding Any other emergency funds. That may be available to after your. We're looking at all resources available to the agency can make. There's just a smooth transition possible. Make sure that nobody else for the galileo estimates the funding needs the aca. Hospital is around five to six million dollars. He says alabama has received support from state leaders lawmakers and some members of congress a multi-agency operation took place on navajo lands last week in an effort to put an end to marijuana operations. In the shiprock new mexico area federal state local and tribal officers led the raid on twenty one farms and two residences where marijuana was housed in more than one thousand grow houses about two hundred and sixty thousand plants were radically agents also found nineteen trash bags filled with processed marijuana in baggies about one thousand pounds the navajo nation is on board to crack down on what it says is illegal hemp and marijuana operations in the area more than seven million. Federal transit dollars have been awarded to twenty-five tribal governments for improvement projects on tribal lands. The us department of transportation announced tuesday the projects range from storage to maintenance facilities to helping tribes of an appointment to improve transportation services. The funding supports projects operating costs planning activities. I'm antonio gonzalez.
Should we support the individual mandate?
"Today we're going to be talking about the individual mandate, which is a very wonky policy term for the the requirement that you buy health care, which was included in the Affordable Care Act Now to me like the individual mandate is one of the most bizarre and like fascinating Windows onto American politics, which one that will explain like the strangeness and bizarreness of it. But it's also like timely because of two big things like there's basically two major events happening in politics right now, right? There's Supreme Court nomination the Supreme Court could potentially be tipped way to the right and then we have this you may have heard. We have an election coming up like news news alert. There's an election coming up and the many ties into both of these things. Cuz a lot of people are wondering will this new conservative Court overturn the Affordable Care Act and it turns out the individual mandate is like at the center of that legal wage. And then there's also the issue of what happens if Democrats retake Congress and the presidency, what are they going to do? Because essentially the Mandate was eliminated off or they pulled the teeth out of it a couple of years ago when they're still Republican Congress and you know are Democrats going to reinstate it. What's going to happen either a good or a bad thing. Let's get into it. That's what I introduce Our Guest sure. So we're welcoming to the podcast today. You can camp our old friend Egan who is the health care policy Advocate at public citizen. Happy Halloween again. Hey, thanks so much for having you guys. Can we get you a better like sexier tighter than helpful? Yeah, maybe Health Care policy Champion something like an upgrade. We're going to work on that. Yeah, exactly. So my first question on this episode about the individual mandate is what the hell is a name. No, mandate and specifically how is it different from a text? Yeah. So an individual mandate at its most basic is the idea that you have to have health insurance. And if you don't have health insurance, there's some sort of penalty and so it's it's different from attacks in that. It's it's what you would end up paying if you didn't actually get health insurance. So if you have a health insurance, you know your page whatever your health insurance is, but if you don't have any health insurance, then it's whatever the taxes which is generally going to be less than the cost of your health insurance. But it means you're also not getting anything and you don't actually have health insurance coverage off. Yeah Best of Both Worlds really is being uninsured and then being fine on top of it. So a lot of people who have been, you know, following this at all, the Affordable Care Act may know that at this moment back in general the Republican party is opposed to the individual mandate considers it this tax this requirement to buy insurance is like an infringement on our personal Liberties and in general the Democratic party has wage. In favor of it saying it's you know, what makes the Affordable Care Act work. It's personal responsibility out of data, but it was not always so is the can you give us a little wage of like where did this idea come from? How long has it been kicking around for? Yeah. So an individual mandate is is sort of a conservative way of getting people health care. I mean as you know, we're on the way better care for all health care. Now, that's a much more sort of progressive guarantees access to health care for folks. Whereas just an individual mandate really the idea. There is that you want people to have health insurance and insurers are scared that if folks wait until they're sick and then just buy coverage. That means that they're only going to get the insurers are only going to make money while people are sick, which means they're actually going to have to pay out more and so they want them to be paying all those premiums ahead of time so that they're making their their their profits as they go we would hate for insurers not to make enough profit off. Yeah. Yeah, I mean that's it's something that appeals has appealed to Republicans and Democrats over the years and the health insurance industry gives pretty pretty heavy handily to them both. And so it's not it's not surprising that both parties at different times would would be in favor of it. Yeah, so we're from Massachusetts Ground Zero for ObamaCare actually, as you may know the first real life iteration of Obamacare was of course the Massachusetts Health reform, which was passed on a sort of a bipartisan basis under a republican Governor Mitt Romney who pioneered the idea under what is sort of a Democratic Leadership. If you're familiar with Massachusetts state politics, you know that it's just Democrat has used lightly hear President Bush, of course also expressed really strong support for the idea of a mandate a coupled with the marketplace. So if you think about the ACA as being the three legs two of those legs and Marketplace for health care, and then the idea of the Mandate are like major conservative ideas right there and then you know Obama, you know running for the Democratic primary to be John Edwards and Hillary Clinton. He probably thought he needed to be at least a little bit to the left of the Republican Governor, you know, Romney's Health Care policy although both Clinton and Edwards. Endorse the individual mandate in the primary. So they're apparently cool with running on the Republican policy. I guess the question is how did the Democratic solution you know, we have two of the three major candidates in the 2008 primary running on a republican Health reform. Like how did that Democratic solution become like a personal responsibility? Yeah. It's a great question and it's one that sort of speaks to some of the challenges that I think we're going to face under a potential Biden Administration the idea that if you ought to have sort of a National Health Care system that medicare-for-all that's much easier for folks to sort of get their heads around but if you have right now our system is sort of based on various fragments. There's your basic Private health care. There's Medicare for seniors. There's Medicaid for low-income folks. And so this it felt it seemed like Democrats were less afraid of sort of tinkering with it. System trying to make some way of expanding coverage. They were more afraid of sort of taking on, you know insurers and hospitals directly. And so they figured the the easiest way out was to sort of take personal responsibility option try to attack on a new private insurance system and hope that it ended up covering people as we saw there were some coverage games but the gaps in the system that made way too many people still falling through
Tlingit Artefacts Decision, ACA Concerns, and Arizona Voters Mobilized
"This is national native. News Antonio Gonzalez a collection of artifacts from the Clink Frog House clan can continue to be displayed in a Museum that's despite a legal challenge that reached Alaska's highest court as Clare Struggle with K. H. NS reports the State Supreme Court has apparently ended. A decades-old will dispute over control of the cultural treasures. When Frog House clan members disputed the sale of artifacts to a Canadian collector in the nineteen seventies an Alaska. Superior. Court judge ruled that they actually belonged to all members of clones frog. House. The court ordered them placed in the care of clan elders living in the clan's traditional lands on the Upper Lynn Canal. It added a condition, they could only be sold with the unanimous consent of all frog clan members until the safe place was found near cluck won the artifacts would sit in the state museum in Juneau. There they remained for decades. Until last year when the carvings considered masterpieces were returned to quad. But that didn't sit well with some descendants who filed a lawsuit last summer. They argued that by housing the artifacts in the tribes heritage. Center the court had given them to the whole tribe rather than the frog house. Petersburg attorney Fred Trim made case in September that the Jocic one heritage center and Clock One kept the artifacts out of the clans reach. The protests clan members of whom their one hundred and four cannot use the artifacts. Artifacts are locked up in a museum that's not under the control or even. Recently, accessible to the Prague House numbers that the State's Supreme Court justices were unmoved in decision released on October twenty. First, they wrote the lower court had been correct and only exceptional circumstances could overturn the ruling from nineteen seventy eight. The for house posts and a copy of a carped screen are displayed at the joke one heritage sun her and cluck one the center is closed for the season but group to are available by appointment. I'm Clare Trample new. Mexico US Senator Tom Udall spoke on the Senate floor. Monday calling for the protection of Healthcare for native Americans before the Senate confirmation of Judge Amy Conybeare it to the Supreme Court. You'll raise concerns about the future of the affordable care act due to upcoming challenges. Udal says a repeal would devastate Indian country. opened the doors for so many native Americans to access the care they need. Whether it's an unplanned medical emergency or routine wellness checkups and screenings. Access to quality healthcare critical for native communities face disproportionate impacts from the COVID nineteen pandemic. The federal government has a trust and treaty obligation to consult with tribes and to provide native Americans healthcare. The affordable care act permanently reauthorized the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to Ke legal authority for the Indian service and expansion of access to healthcare for native Americans. You'll was among a group of senators and opposition of Barrett's Supreme Court nomination. Racial Equity Groups are hosting a virtual event Tuesday night to mobilize voters in Arizona. A key battleground state the National Congress of American Indians is joining Hispanic Asian. American. Native Hawaiian, and other groups to host the event to discuss voting and a number of issues from Kobe nineteen to racial justice. The event will be streamed on facebook at together we vote a Z.
Breaking Down the Quarters and Semis for the KR Contenders Playoffs
"Let's dive into our predictions for I guess we'll do predictions and then matches them predictions and matches will go in order here. So first match. We both got right. Yep Yep whoop do. We knew that team B M was not up to the task against Wgn Phoenix, and that's what happened. W just think took the three one against them I. Actually yet the three one which is actually kind of surprising because. Outside of an absolute banger that will talk about a little bit later this was the only other one that didn't go three Oh. Team. VM being able to squeak out that one map made it interesting for all of seven minutes and then. wgn Phoenix was like Nah. We're We're. Shutting you down. Yep and that one map was Lee. Shang where we saw Sung Chan gets some key hacks onto as tax on the. Road at least twice I think. You kinda tried his best to. Negate as tech but as we talk about here in the next couple of matches. Stack is shown to be really solid like you had like I think one match that we watched last week or two weeks ago where I felt when it was from. But like there was some issues dying on Bussan but beyond that, especially in these playoffs matches really leveled up. So that team tried their best to try to counter him and they did on the first map but beyond that w kind of took off and really the only other thing that I noticed outside of that. They were playing real chaotic, not super super structured. Just looked discombobulated, and then you get over to a new business and protect literally holds onto his grab for like foil. Yes and it's like there was there was a bunch of times where he could have used it. Either defensively to save some of his teammates and extend the team fight or initiate with an potentially win team fight and Nope, he just sat on it and then when he did use it, he threw it to lake. Horizon Lunar Colony I think because it just went nowhere got nothing and then they just got absolutely destroyed. Yup Listen to Wayne Gretzky protect you miss one hundred percent of the grabs you don't take so. You just gotTa. Do It man you just got? To. It's also a Hawker reference or an office reference depending on what what realm of the world you're in. The other thing too is like every minute that you're not using a graph building. You're not building graph and like if you hold a grab for like three minutes, you could've used a grab that it was like okay and then had another grab by basically the same time So. Yeah it's it's tough and like if you don't have the opportunity to use a grab at all because they're diva is constantly all over you and you don't have the counterplay or they're playing way to spread, then you probably should go on something else. That's better. Pick anyways and use the grab throwaway goldfish swimming dvr, go switch Sigmar anything else. There there's been a lot of issues that we're seeing a lot of the losing teams. They're. They're just like kind of shooting themselves in the foot with like playing what they should be. On the other side man wgn. Phoenix Lake after watching this match. I got really high on this tangle. Especially, ABC Z. Bag has been. Okay. But Gables specially was. Studer Pitt where you saw pack jump up, get damage onto. The Echo over the ACA was even. On. Haven, yeah then. He drops down back behind the cover again, and then you saw gable see right behind him come up boost up finish off the damage and then go back and then Win So comes up to resum they both dive a again and kill him as well. They open it up with two free kills and literally just roll beyond that. So I think that like one of the things especially it's been the tank line coordination for this team. In another team, we'll talk about later. Like it really sets these teams up apart like with the DP s with the one diver as well with the tanks in the one dive deep. Yes as well like. If, you have three people hive minded together you you will find success in grin contenders. And then another name on wgn that you're going to hear. US Talk. A lot absolute tyrant about is ace. When ace is on? The Sambre. Do builds EMP's insanely quick. But then on a newbies, they push team B.. M. Back to the spawn. And then they're like, you know what we got like a minute and a half left we're just going to go sit in front of the spun. And s just sits behind him and mainly heck's the supports like one clip supports drops an EMP. Like gets half of the team just absolutely bullying the back line of Team B, m on a newness and. Team B. M. had no response to ACE's play when he was running the sombre. and. It's super unfortunate that like he's only played this one pick at least what I've seen so far Inoke s on the hog. So good is unmatched in cream contenders I think I, think he might. Only, backed by MAG. But we'll see about that. Hit like he just every time like he forces other people to not play against him because he will just out a out mechanics them out strategy them and like just knows how to play better gets incredible. Pickoffs especially on Havana you saw him on the hog and Gable soon, the sigma they full hold team b. m., there as well So, like this tank line. Alternating CPAC and iino cast depending on whether or not. They're gonNA play the Winston saw shrine oranges run the Road Hog quite often because I think this was still on the playoff patch or like the wwl. Finals Patch. It'll. It's as strong three players on that team like they. Really. Really benefited from there, strong line here and gables the again like we talked about his diva being incredible signals also incredible as well during the scrappy last minute fights where there was a chance that team b. m. was going to be able to. Squeak out the first point actually cap it. he just stayed alive sustained had some good old good rocks Just good play and I think got like a couple of kills here there's also. You're going to start seeing a couple of these names come up next week when we talk not only about Plants and stuff like that but also on recommended. Pickups for teams in the off season because. Couple of teams might be going full Korean here and. There's a lot of new blood that's rear and to get some Odell time in. So I'm excited to see that I actually can't wait to talk about that team that I think is going full Korean 'cause. It's GONNA be interesting to try to put together. A bunch of players out of Korean contenders to slot into that team or and see how close we can get to actually hitting the. the mark on how many people get pulled from creon contenders.
Everyone's messing with TrickBot
"Your last week when we were talking about how someone was interfering with the trick bought bought net and I said something along the lines of this kind of has the feeling of something that came off a whiteboard at Cyber Command. About that about that. Yes. Other news breaking that it wasn't fact Siva combined all up in trick thought. So yeah we well, you totally cold that one it it was the vibe. Yeah. It did feel coordinated that felt a little different than usual doesn't feel like the normal corporate tax downs we do know that the were some corporates involved as well as. Much. necessarily. The same operational whether it's incidence Mike stuff was also taking down some of the stuff in ways that we've kind of seen them do in the past But yeah, this one did feel a little different and yet it was. Yes. So it turns out Cyber Command were interfering with the trick bought botnets under the auspices of protecting the United States election, right the integrity of the election and confidence in the election because you know US security officials have been quite concerned that an adversary could use the deployment of ransomware on or around the election. Is a bit of a spoiler as a wide sue sort of arrived confidence in the US election I've seen some people pushing back on that on twitter. Some people insecurity saying, well, it's just a theoretical risk but look they have been thinking about this one table-topping this one for quite a long time I can tell you that with certainty I've been on this one for quite a long time. So I'm not surprised to see the move against trick much the same way that they moved against the IRA the Russian IRA that is before the midterms or during the midterms. A couple of years ago back in two thousand eighteen. So I'm not surprised to see them do this. Especially when you consider that trick bought has been linked to your all of shady state-sponsored stuff. Yeah. But I think it does make sense and when we talked last week, you know we speak that a bit about the healthcare impact was the trick bottle being involved in dropping the ransomware on the big hospital chain. We were talking about but I was focusing on the elections in a it's a thing that the Americans are particularly concerned about because it is a realistic thing that can happen but also it's A little bit more mandate to you know, go after and deal with things that are election-related and some of the tops with trick bought selling access rather actors on North Korea's one example incited. Does kind of tend to nations day territory. Both of those things are a little bit more in McMahon's wheelhouse than just like straight up criminal stuff and we've seen some people kind of suggesting that even if the technical risk to elections perhaps as pot credible who knows Hang on hang onto picked off. The trick on state and county systems right that could be involved in the election process some house I you know it does it does actually connect up pretty well I. Think and I had brief chat with Bobby Chesney about this he wrote a piece on it. For Law Fair and he says, yeah, if this is squarely aimed at ta protecting the election, then this type of activity would fall squarely within. The parameters of Cyber Command statutory authorities, right. So it which actually makes it less interesting because if they have done this because of the attacks against hospitals that would be crossing a big line but doing it because of the election actually less interesting. Yeah. It's funny. Funny because. It is a really interesting example of them acting against the network like this where election interfering is probably only one thing that trick part could be used where we've seen it being used for. But. Yeah. You're right. It would have been and we don't we taking action against the theoretical attack instead of the actual one which used down hundreds of hospitals. Just seems to be crazy. A place in the side effect right? If I do disrupt right but on that's it's also not particularly here to what extent this really has caused in payment. The operation of trick bought in the short term perhaps some in the long term doesn't really seem that way. You know we've made him a difference. We don't really know but anything that goes after those actors makes their lives more difficult is a good scientific even it wasn't the primary reason and we've also seen you know one kind of pot in public here and may well have been other actions going on and you know we may see ongoing. Activity against trick bottle you hang on hang on that's the part that's the part that comes next but let's just stay with the cyber command bit for now this could be signaling right? They are talking about this. The Washington Post comes out with four sources on this. They clearly talking about it to certain meteorite. Let's they're talking about it for a reason. Sorry. When people say this could be signaling I tend to think the fact that commanders even discussing it. Supports that theory. Yeah. I think that's a pretty straight line to draw. Obviously, Siva combines don a bunch of other things in the last year or two, and we haven't necessarily seen them discussed the same way as this during the previous mid Tim elections. You know he did see them saying you know we did the was some signaling. Russian ACA saying, Hey, we are up in your stuff we are watching you just. You know kind head things off. So the fact that we had some signaling then I think this has signaling now totally make sense it does. Now, where it gets interesting. Naira. As I said this isn't about the hospitals it's about a theoretical. That could could fall on election related systems right in a few weeks from now. But this begs the question couldn't you make the same argument for all botnets couldn't make the same argument for. In that case in that could be theoretically leveraged a state to undermine the election right and if that's the case why not attack them to? Know that there's any good reason not here I. Think it's very yeah absolutely you we've seen plenty of evidence of other Boston. It's being used to drop initial access as cover being used as unwittingly You know by other intelligence agencies to as vectors into places like there's absolutely a line to be drawn from all of the other big operation is such a natural good place to starve deniable they provide access the indeed they less well protected them. The networks are trying to break into our operation themselves. There's no reason not to go after the other ones under the same kind of logic to me. Well, that's the thing. Isn't it? Doesn't even though we're saying it hasn't crossed a line it kind of has. Saying, is that this? Is a national security risk that justifies the involvement of military organization. It's almost like this complicated. It's almost
Senate Judiciary Takes Up Barrett Confirmation
"Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett get underway on. Capitol Hill next week. NPR's went Johnston reports. Senate. Republicans. WanNa confirmation vote before the election. While Democrats continue to push back Senate Democrats are expected to press judge Barrett on several key issues including abortion and whether she would recuse herself from a potential presidential election dispute. Georgetown law professor Paul, Butler says, Barrett will also face questions about a pending challenge to the affordable care act. Herself with regard to this case, it's likely that she would tip the balance in favor of overturning obamacare either in a narrow way based on the specific provisions that the court is considering four more. Supreme Court is expected to hear the legal challenge to the ACA next month Windsor Johnston NPR
"aca" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Access to quality affordable healthcare the ACA's ban on annual and lifetime limits young people staying on it because being a woman no longer pre existing condition forget about it initiation wants to do away with all of that as bad as that is they think they can get away with saying all week supports a benefit for pre existing conditions when they don't so when they say that understand they are in court to overturn that now they continue to be and now they've filed a breeze that was house speaker Nancy Pelosi and joining us now is Susannah Luthi healthcare reporter with politico is Lucy what was filed by the trump administration with the Supreme Court late last night as he turned the ministrations the deadline to file their argument in the afternoon the current court I had a better okay the constitutional or not and and ask and the fact that because back then trump and said we could add that and ministration repressed asking you and I don't want to be overturned I will not last night and that those bad bad and with the pelicans penalty by insurance and insurance and the baton depressed as he arrived at the state level and they have to go this comes it's been pointed out during the corona virus pandemic but you saying it was the timeline of the case that required this last night yes yeah and so the democratic led by California who depending on when the trump administration not too bad and this was back in twenty and after the good that the public can access decided to obamacare and so the and there are a few lower court decision which said that I thank constitutional law and the court of appeals ruled it was unconstitutional and bad that I'm a conservative district judge intact and could sort out whether no I'm not and that's the way that corporate potential and democratic state that we don't want all that the thing a pretty quiet and bad political move by the trump administration and allies by popular that happen now and and we're hoping not to at the end of next year but the critical group and and so that that line by line by line by line and the ball and will be very much that's right around election time and with the Democrats exactly looking at that as this is happening house Democrats plan to bring up a bill shortly to expand the affordable Care Act what what's that about right so I did and hit the jackpot I left behind by a family trip and it's my moderate kind of done a better read and the progress that question the last and to move the party left on there and then talk about Medicare I don't know the unified right now and to defend the contract which as well it happened and everything that I don't have to repeat that success thank you twenty and and obviously at present your pride and let your mind have been whispered about track and so here I am and then the crap really looking at that program the backup strategy and so the Democrats and the fellow that where we're at yeah I'm doing okay and further subsidized at the credit coverage and then and try to drive more ad more but haven't kept that Medicaid expansion and to expand and thank you Matt and income Americans and I think the falcons in the middle of the pandemic and other Roscoe Jarboe and the crime little better people get insurance and that that's just what I can accomplish could not right now and Mike that Medicare I don't have that option he says in the loop the health care reporter with politico find her work at politico dot com thank you very much meanwhile in California federal appeals court today ruling the trump administration's use of Pentagon funding to fund a wall along the U. S. Mexico border is illegal Washington today continues in a moment with police reform protests and a corona virus continuing to affect the country watch our live unfiltered coverage of the government's response with briefings from the White House Congress and governors and mayors from across the country updating the.
"aca" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Market place under the ACA because if you lose access to your employer sponsored plan or employment you now have what's called a special open enrollment period both of those fall on a sixty day window though so it's sixty day from the actual loss of coverage so that the time is ticking if you lost your job in March you really have to the end of this month to get enrolled all right so cobra generally goes for how long does that vary say company to company well it's going to very based on state to state so standard cobra extension of about eighteen months under federal law there some parameters around that and you know but it's typically eighteen months some states based on their own specific walls may extend that for an additional period of time but the key to remember though under cobra is that if you're if you're enrolling in that typically you'll be responsible for a hundred and two percent of the employer based premium so of the roughly forty million Americans now who filed jobless claims since the pandemic struck how many of those likely lost their health insurance coverage the current estimations are that about thirty million that are doing that now that's thirty million Americans so you gotta think that certain people have their spouses on plans are their kids as well so but with the current estimations are about thirty million folks she's does a a pandemic like this as it's done for many industries make us rethink health insurance coverage in the U. S. like tying it to an employer for example they're certainly discussion going on right now and obviously those that are proponents of of removing it from the employer based system are are are using this as an indicator of what we might want to do that the challenge that we have though is that lawyers in the United States you know how about providing health insurance of the huge recruiting tool but I would tell you that that may not always be the number one issue with the tax break tool to show employers have the ability to write off the expense so it's not likely will see any movement of taking this out of the employer based system that we have now but certainly there are those that are screaming for we're speaking with Seth Denson he's the co founder of GDP advisers said employee benefits firm based in Dallas were talking about the best options for health care if you've lost a job and your health insurance that went with it during the pandemic okay so if it does the sixty day window is closing here step one for somebody should be what Steph's yet look at your options and make sure you don't delay you know again you wanna look at what cobra options are available to you many employers are subsidizing cobra premiums so you always want to check with your employer to see if they had any programs available to do that the second thing though is that you'll want to go to the federal market place and I would encourage people to do that there's a lot of companies out there that want to get your data this is valid to insurance agents to try to tell you something and so what I tell people and encourage people all time to go directly to the source the federal marketplace and and depending on which state you live in many states operate their own exchange but the federal marketplace which is health care dot gov will allow you to pick your state and if you do indeed have are living in one of those states that have their own exchange it'll direct you to it how difficult is this gonna be for some folks I presume gonna pay more now if you don't have a subsidized health insurance plan from your employer and you might also be out of work and not making as much money yeah there's a couple things in again one of the benefits of the affordable Care Act is that there are federal subsidies tied based on your annual income now I can't what we're finding is many people receiving unemployment me additional six hundred dollars a week that was part of the care that but now have have exceeded the qualification to get the sub city but it is something that you'll want to consider when you go in and there's a way through healthcare dot gov that you can plug in your annualized income it will let you know whether or not you're gonna qualify for a subsidy set sentencing co founder of GDP advisors and employee benefits firm in Dallas.
"aca" Discussed on Iron Advocate
"The young people he testified about the impact that decisions from the supreme. Court would have on their lives. There's a young man who was testifying about the role that the ACA had played in covering. Particular treatment that was absolutely vital to his health. He had a pre existing condition without the affordable care..
"aca" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"The ACA all right so with that decision by Congress in with that becoming a law that led to Republicans then saying Hey the rest of the law has to be invalid because of that is no longer an issue with the tax that was levied then you don't have an obamacare right that's exactly right and that's the argument that has been put forward by the lead Republican Attorney General on this case case Ken Paxton he says without the individual mandate the entire law becomes unsupportable he argues that the federal government cannot order private citizens to purchase insurance they don't want and that's the reason he says he looks forward to arguing this case before the Supreme Court all right now with the Democrats argue walks in response like Bob easily Republican about the whole thing thrown out what Democrats say well the law supporters those are democratic states that we mentioned at the top of our conversation they say it doesn't make any sense that the mandate would suddenly become unconstitutional now that it is less burdensome and so that's the argument that they'll essentially make before the nine justices on the U. S. Supreme Court and keep in mind the last time that this of cream court heard an obamacare case was back in twenty fifteen and of course it's twenty twelve that the Supreme Court ruled on that the ultimate constitutionality of the ACA but there's a different make up for the Supreme Court right now why because president trump managed to get two of his nominees confirmed on the U. S. Supreme Court so Brett Kavanaugh justice Brett Kavanaugh and Neil gore such justice Neil Gorsuch will hear this case in the October term that last case John referenced five years ago was another victory for the president I'm holding a key obamacare provision allowing subsidies to Americans in states that don't have a state run health exchanges after more than fifty votes in Congress to repeal or weaken the small after a presidential election based in part on preserving or repealing this law after multiple challenges to this law before the Supreme Court the affordable Care Act is here to stay in twenty twelve months before president Obama was reelected the first Supreme Court decision upheld the law five to four with Chief Justice John Roberts of setting Republicans by siding with the justices considered more liberal upholding the provision requiring Americans to have health insurance or pay a penalty and Roberts had his own take on it and what he said is that the affordable care act's requirement that certain individuals pay a financial penalty for not obtaining health insurance may reasonably be characterized as a tax and because the constitution permits such attacks it is not our role the supreme court's role to forbid it were to pass upon its wisdom or fairness so that was his interpretation he was the only member of the court to view this issue in this way but he was the deciding vote essentially because of the four other conservatives on the court held strong in voting to essentially invalidate the affordable Care Act and what's interesting is that that isn't even not the window the hard you meant was made in favor of obamacare the president at the time they never called it a tax well that's right and that's why I use the word his interpretation so they did not make that argument during oral arguments they did not make that argument in the briefs that were submitted to the U. S. Supreme Court it was Chief Justice John Roberts own interpretation of the affordable Care Act that lead to his ultimate conclusion supporting the the affordable Care Act and allowing the law to remain as is Democrats wanted the court to rule and get involved right away but they're not wanting to do that correct that's right there is no xcelerated schedule that the court placed on this particular case and that the tiny means that the decision will not come before election day it leaves the affordable Care Act in legal limbo essentially until then it becomes a talking point as well in the political realm in the presidential campaign of president trump obviously has wanted to scrap the ACA for some time repeal and replace we heard that quite often and I think that regardless of who the democratic nominee is they want to either keep it in place augmented in some way or Bernie Sanders is talked about a national health care system but that being said Bernie Sanders idea doesn't have a lot of supporting Congress does the court the court doesn't want to wreck the health care system the court doesn't want to affect too much change I wouldn't think if they rule obamacare is unconstitutional throw the law how does that throw chaos into the healthcare system well it dies you know you say the court doesn't want to do certain things the court is only focused on one thing and that is the case before them and the law that they are evaluating and so John Roberts doesn't have a larger view I don't believe that any of the justices should have a larger view in the sense that they are ruling on the case before them and the repercussions of their upper down vote you know should not be taken into a fact in terms of the way they ultimately will rule on this case that being said will there be some justices that may have that in the back of their mind in terms of casting their vote perhaps we'll have to wait and see when the case is argued a what the questions that are asked during oral arguments and ultimately the opinions that come out of the opinion by the way will come out of perhaps as late as June of twenty twenty one so it's going to be a long time before we hear what the ultimate determination is in terms of the constitutionality of obamacare the affordable Care Act which means that it is in limbo it is in legal limbo but it's in legal limbo until ultimately the supreme court hands down its decision on this case John decker at the White House thanks so much for joining us thank you Dave your fox news rundown stay tuned for Armstrong and Getty starting at six radio five sixty KSFO it was shocking that your home could be stolen this easily that's the brutal S. and Debra learned when thieves found her home's title online forced it and literally took ownership of her home in an instant feast legally own Deborah's home she got evicted and spent a fortune in legal fees trying to get it back the F. 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"aca" Discussed on The Cool Kids Table Podcast
"Mike. Okay we'll and and I told myself like if you get back up to this way then you're gonna go back back on a strict one and make it might not be healthy for myself body. Wiser Fuck my health way. Look if yes. Yeah how am I going to say. You can't beat the jokes about like take You know like Kinda take myself out. Gather Style and Shit Book. I I liked the ending but I don't know are you doing the sixteen looks I I think I am. I think I think it's one. There's a cheque. Just check go until you like other ones that I can tell myself like ACA pie. Do those are the ones that I agree to the Vegan. One I'm aiming try- okay so the first one was run by the three sixty five miles which I still don't know if you mean physically run on land on man. I think we're going to do. What will it's up to us? As long as a treadmill on land to regard no read sixteen books which again my question here was like. Am I supposed to freedom to myself like what if I could find a faster reader an audio book and he could be like on a charge. Not Don't do it because it let's say I'm I'm in my vehicle that's already send reading to you. That's what's the point of reading to like make you cannot support a reading the reading too. You know okay what. What's your point of reading a book? Is it to learn to story to read not to be ready to make what you get from reading.
"aca" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Ago that Congress passed the affordable Care Act it was challenged in court ruled that the ACA was constitutional Republican members of Congress tried seventy times to repeal the affordable Care Act it's when you saw people take to the streets in town halls in protest and ultimately they failed in the effort to repeal now what happened is a group of Republican state AG's and governors filed a lawsuit to try this from a different angle and that is to challenge the A. C. A. in court and at the time the justice department was supposed to consistent with his constitutional duty and obligation to hand the ACA but what happened unfortunately is that the justice department is not defending the ACA and and number of states like Massachusetts California New York and others have joined now to defend the affordable Care Act because it is imperative that we keep this law in place lives depend on it for health care markets depend on it and unfortunately this is just another effort to sabotage access to care and really wreak havoc with when the Texas judge struck down the law in December many legal experts said it was an out liar decision it wouldn't survive an appeals court but most observers at the hearings yesterday say that two of the three judges appeared to side with the Republicans states arguments well let me take a couple things first.
"aca" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Eight five five four fifty free as in freedom with you tonight. It's aria Ridley Edmark. And we've been talking about tolsey Gabbard, which followed a discussion about the Ridley report and some changes being made to it. And we actually are joined now by bad slave. Who is calling it? I think from New Hampshire. Correct. Bet slave, your own freetalklive. Yes, from New Hampshire quiet. Thank you. Rakes talk to you guys. Thank you day. And mark. I. Fat slave nothing. Go ahead. I, I wanted to talk about Facebook. 'cause, you know, since it came into being, I originally didn't want it get on Facebook guy. You know, I chose I took a chosen name and came, you know, announce up new. And, and I wanna have that with my mobile phone, too, and I, you know, so I, I have somewhat of a barrier. I it's kind of broken down over time. But I you know, I have operated within this realm of Facebook, which, you know, I think is probably the one place that the, the New Hampshire, liberty people gather. I mean, a of Albany, other plights alive. Catherine forum, Tut's Shire, society dot com. They do. But I that's, that's just a subset not nearly the size. I you know, I'm I've got over. You know, thirteen hundred friends on Facebook can, and they're all kind of liberty related somehow, not necessarily all in New Hampshire. But, you know, I, I actually have good dialogue with people on Facebook and changed minds. I got four women that were occupied people, you know, when we were kind of joining with the New Hampshire occupiers and we I convinced of four of the ACA pie women to join a. Second, amendments troops. Every likes guns. They're always fun to get out there. It's like shooting off. Yeah. You know, and, and more recently, I had a guy eight of the, you know, had really bad words for the Free State project, and I think I converted him. You know, I see coast, but. Aren't over estimating the impact you're having on these people because converting someone that's pretty. I got to admit, Dan, actually changed my mind on something. Once that I really. Yeah. You remember this, don't you sorry I called you. The, the person whose name is not Dan, told me. That. No, you, you we were talking about whether that time that I got arrested for trying to film outside Joe Biden's event. We're gonna they were gonna offer. Me. No. They're going to file it or something like that. Right. Instead of going forward with any with any, you know, fines or anything. Oh, you listen to me about you said, you, you advocated. No, I, I should not let them file it. I should go out and fight. And I think he might have been the deciding factor because I really was on the fence is to, you know what not actually having to help the government. I'm not necessarily against them. You know filing so, but anyway, we had we and took it to court and it was a whole shave bang and they prosecuted me. And then we, we ate their lunch. Yeah, good for you. Did not. We actually do that over Facebook or what's number Facebook. It was in person we were talking before. Yeah. Yeah. Housing. Man. I'm out there, too. I'm, I'm meeting people and, you know, I go and have a beverage every now again and. You know, when I talk with people, and, you know, I've, I've gathered Facebook friends that way, people that he didn't jaded you know, because I go out I you know, pet beverages with people, and if anybody talks about the Free State project..
"aca" Discussed on WLAC
"Not observing it. And so that's the current status. And and so we're exempt from that requirement. But Secondly, we're exempt from all the other mandate of the ACA which allows you, and I and all the other members to engage to participate to lend our voice an opinion as to the way in which we shape our sharing program. So every year, we're submitting different aspects of the sharing program to members for their vote for their participation, and so it's member engaged member driven member decided, and that's really the dynamic that makes it person to person member to member participation and is that something from the beginning. When you founded it was that that just a rooted passion of yours to see that happen to see it. Multiply to see that be a standalone piece that anyone could choose. I was just convicted the only way in which we could proceed was to be in connection in community in harmony with each other not only meeting each other's medical expenses, but really being like-minded, and that's proven to be the case that as we attract health conscious and health aware individuals who join in with the mentality that their dollars that were here on earth. To another person whenever they're in need those dual emphasis, I has really proven the foundation and the basis for our continued success amazing, and they can choose their own doctors their own providers is that right? That's really essential to what I believe is our is our freedom of choice in terms of caring for our health. So we leave it up to the individual member to choose their own doctor their own hospital. Obviously we stand with them. Support them help explain the.