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Fresh update on "cigna" discussed on Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour

02:08 min | 2 hrs ago

Fresh update on "cigna" discussed on Woman's Hour

"So it is. It's quite upsetting to hear that to be honest with you. That they didn't have anywhere to sleep on the floor and and also at the they had to stand there and wait for the soldiers to cool them out so she was worried about her family's occurring And she's scared about the well-being i'm what advice are you able to give them from your own experience. What do you say to them. I'm to be honest with you. I think for me when i first came here. It took I did feel kind of depressed. Because i was away from Always used to It was very upsetting for me. But i is sites. Them is going out will i could say for them is going to take time. You will feel it's okay to feel like this is going to take time you just gonna. You can either come these feelings. It's not it's not an easy thing in being away from family being away from you know the the atmosphere that you used to so It will it will take time. That's what i've been saying to them what he'd have. Thank you very much for speaking to me this morning. Now as children of being returning school across the country many find themselves unable to attend you too severe school-based anxiety often. The result of mental health issues or unmet special educational needs however unless parents can provide medical evidence of mental health issues. Some schools mark this down as an unauthorized absence. Leaving parents open to prosecution unless they force children to attend school however obtaining medical evidence from camps children adolescent mental health services or an educational health care plan can be a long and difficult process. Somebody who's lived through the experience of this is collect and collect joins us now. Good morning colette. Let's let's talk about your son. He was struggling with severe school anxiety when he started secondary school. So what happened well. Basically he is a mainstream wrong women. Six weeks he will stocking mid the school refusal so the headaches feeling say that you typed the general not wanting to go. So what did you do one day. I tried to get into scale. They attendance also mass racial into skill a few weeks when they around a easily Became obedient last. Non went to spill because he musk's so while in school so my goes east diagnosed with adhd and autism Things you affection differently to normal kids and we went to hell and by because as soon as he stops the refusal of teach thanking going to seal and he had violence. He's exceptionally challenge us attacking may she more is smash la volts. The teachers did see the anxiety. Monica cigna as violence and they just saw of a kid that was her pay and you will eventually prosecuted by local authorities. What happened how. How long have you been out school. How long do you schedule. I'd say it was view. Moans the skill antibiotic on on. Then how much how much we fund pounded he painted in survey will On then i bought issued with an while Late attendance contract. So basically say that we will prosecute you again. You don't get him to come in one hundred percents german. The next the. He's about to molds enemy. Just happen a has said. I didn't look holt about it. I get my own evidence and it was the first time i felt Actually listen to will. Dispose was was by the magistrates. Which seeing. That would be dealing with..

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Biden Calls Xi as US-China Relationship Grows More Fraught

Monocle 24: The Briefing

01:10 min | 2 weeks ago

Biden Calls Xi as US-China Relationship Grows More Fraught

"Us president joe biden has held a lengthy phone conversation with his chinese counterpart xi jinping the first time the leaders from the world's most powerful countries have talked in seven months. A white house statement said both men had discussed. The responsibility of both nations to ensure competition does not veer into conflicts. Let's get more on this now with former. Us diplomat. Louis lukens lose now. A senior partner at the consultancy cigna global. Good afternoon to you lou and tell us this phone call after a hiatus does he represent a real meaningful breakthrough in your view. Hey tom i think it's too early to tell. If this is a meaningful breakthrough. But i think it is significant. As you mentioned there was a quite a height as they hadn't spoken the two leaders for seven months and this book for ninety minutes yesterday which include interpretation that that's forty five minutes of substantive discussion so it's meaningful in the sense that it's important. The leaders of these two countries communicate and talk and try to find areas that they can cooperate and work together. And that's what joe biden has been trying to. Do i think so whether this results in a ratcheting down of tension. I think remains to be seen. But it's certainly a step in the right direction

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Will No Longer Waive All COVID-19 Treatment Costs

Business Wars Daily

01:52 min | 2 weeks ago

Blue Cross Blue Shield Will No Longer Waive All COVID-19 Treatment Costs

"The early months of the pandemic people who were hospitalized for covert nineteen infections and had private insurance could be reasonably sure. They wouldn't end up with crushing medical bills analysis. By the kaiser family foundation were kf f found that in november of last year nearly ninety percent of people with insurance had their co pays co insurance or deductible costs waived if they had been hospitalized for a covert nineteen infection but the times. They are a changing last week. Blue cross blue shield of michigan announced that it will no longer cover all costs related to cova treatment. Starting october first hospitalized patients will be responsible for copays deductibles and co insurance for treatment of the virus. The insurer will still cover. All vaccination costs making them free to members including booster shots. The insurance company is the latest join a growing number of private insurers who were taking similar action now that vaccines are widespread and cova treatment so expensive. Insurers are holding patients responsible for their share of the costs again. Blue cross blue shield research found that the average cost for a hospitalized. Couvert nineteen patient could be as high as forty five thousand dollars. That quickly soared to over one hundred thousand dollars if the patient was in the icu. In a report out this month. Kf analyzed the two largest health plans in each state and washington dc which includes companies like kaiser cigna and united health. All of them had waived out of pocket costs at some point during the pandemic most have stopped doing so or will in the near future by the end of the nearly all will have ended such waivers. There are a few holdouts like humana which will continue cova coverage for its medicare advantage members. According to a report by fox business

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The Emerging Role of Bitcoin in Spreading Malware

Cyber Security Weekly Podcast

02:01 min | 3 months ago

The Emerging Role of Bitcoin in Spreading Malware

"So professor what we are talking about here. Today is the work that was undertaken by yourself and your colleagues on the emerging row of bitcoin empowering advanced malware and what we're really looking at here is the use of bitcoin blockchain to cigna the location of the master bought and for some of our listeners. Who are not too familiar with this. Concept are some call it the command and control infrastructure or the c to order. Cnc which you be able share with us the inner workings of this See to cnc infrastructure in spreading propagating executing malware to launch ransomware. Didata tights certainty. So when you are a criminal and you want to infect machines for your personal gains for example to use them to send spam messages or to mine cryptocurrency or to do advertisements. These kind of things you are going to cast a wide net and you're going to infect machines on the checked for example by by fishing or by drive by most these things but then the problem is now you've infected a number of machines let's say hundreds or thousands of computers which are now running your mail. We're how'd you get commands to them. How do you instruct them what to do. So what you need is a commodity control server some machine some central point way. All of these infected computers are contacting asking for things to do for example which emails should send out or whether uploading some too because some of the malware might be stealing your credentials. Your passwords credit card information somewhere this inflammation needs to be dumped so that the cyber criminal can actually make use of it so this is what we call a commodity controlled server. And that's kind of essential point the over your point where the buck nassir has an oval. That's currently going on. Like how many butts are there with. They can send commands and we even know about the si infrastructures where the buck nasa can take chunk out of the button it and rented out to other people

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Biden Tells Intelligence Agencies to Probe COVID-19's Origins

Monocle 24: The Briefing

01:46 min | 4 months ago

Biden Tells Intelligence Agencies to Probe COVID-19's Origins

"Us president joe biden has called on intelligence in the country to redouble their efforts to investigate the origins of the covid nineteen pandemic. The president's ordered a report to be issued within ninety days amid growing pressure from republicans and the broader scientific community which owning us now is more nichols health science correspondent. Dr chris smith also on the line is louis lukens format. Us diplomat now. Senior partner at cigna global advisors. Thank you both for joining us on the program today and lukens actually start with you on this political pressure. I guess that joe biden is perhaps reacting to can you characterize what what. What is that pressure i can. Who are the main players. The main actors here who are low to offer these tough questions. Well martha sure. I would describe it as pressure on joe biden from from other parties to to carry out this investigation i think he genuinely and and his top scientists agreed that they that we need to have a better understanding of where this virus originated and how it originated. He asked president biden s the intelligence community to do an initial report which he was briefed on recently and he was unhappy with the results of that because the intelligence community was split some of the agencies felt that it was a lab accident and others felt that it was more likely animal to human contact and so he is now asked intelligence community to redouble their efforts as you said an in ninety days produce a report i think he recognizes that they may not have a final answer. He he he wants to say. He says he wants to bring us closer to definitive conclusion. He doesn't say bring us to a conclusion. But i think he feels is important that we have a better understanding in order to prevent future pandemics.

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U.S. Sends More Firepower to Middle East

Monocle 24: The Briefing

02:05 min | 5 months ago

U.S. Sends More Firepower to Middle East

"It is a truism of foreign military adventures that getting one troupe. Getting one's troops out rather can be at least as big a challenge as sending them in. The united states has deployed additional aircraft to afghanistan to protect its troops as they packed their kit prior to the anticipated departure later this year nearly twenty years after their first predescessors arrived that the us withdrawal will be popular with. Americans is in little doubt but there are political risks for president. Joe biden as well. Especially if a taliban resurgence this look less like withdrawal than a surrender on joined with more on this bite lukens former. Us diplomat now senior partner with cigna global advisors Lou how worried should the joe biden administration be about the next few months. Obviously what they're keen to avoid is people dredging up all that archive footage of people fleeing saigon by helicopter andrew. Yeah so i mean the irony. Is that in in an effort to withdraw. Our troops were sending more troops in in the short term to secure the the The removal of equipment and the withdrawal of troops but joe biden is definitely determined. Have all the. Us troops almost all us troops out by september eleventh. The real danger. I mean there's two. There's two dangerous here. One is at afghanistan just descends into prolific political turmoil and chaos and the other is at it reemerges as a base for terror attacks on the united states. I think the first scenario. Political chaos in afghanistan. Americans won't care that much about that. There are those within the political and diplomatic establishment. Who will care deeply. But the average american won't care that much. Afghanistan is just too far removed but if the al qaeda and taliban are able to re form the country as a terror basing site An effect terror attacks on american soil. From there that will will will send a strong message to joe biden. That you've got to do something maybe go back in there.

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"cigna" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

05:02 min | 6 months ago

"cigna" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"On parade. You could dedicate your life. Looking for better music than that. And you'd never find it. Go So that music It's so great Know when you have perfection. You stop your painting, right clip number. 40, Sean, please. Any sort of general language calling your mother your mother calling your girlfriend your girlfriend calling your wife your wife. Employees there suggested not not to use that kind of language. You mentioned Brown bag lunch that's for boating. Things. At a birthday party, for example, you can't say hip hip. Hooray! What's just like you're gonna have to fill me in on these. That is, why can't you say hip hip array and what's wrong with brown bags? They hit people right one. I don't remember this. Maybe it's a British is, um, I think Employees at one of that's Joe Awas Simonson. Yet Joe Simonson of the Washington Examiner employees at one of the largest health insurance providers in the country, Cigna are routinely subjected to far left critical race theory lessons and, according to leaked documents and chat blog's obtained by the Washington Examiner. People who worked at Signal told the Examiner. They're expected to undergo sensitivity training they consider racist and discriminatory lessons include, of course, white privilege. Gender privilege, something called religious privilege. Etcetera. Employees air pressure to comply with inclusive language instinct that suggests replacing terms like brown bag, lunch with lunch and learn or grab and go big. But But why? Well, Brown Jack Brown bag bag You could cheat. It's like brown people. Joe's using a lot of facial expressions of hand movements. That doesn't that doesn't help me understand what's wrong with the term brown bag. Oh, you don't know what's wrong with brown bag the white man. The bag is brown around people. There are colors. There are colors in the world. Oh, my God. These people are so freaking nuts. I have more terms usually uses hilarious. You know what I tell you. What next segment? I want to do More of these suggested terms you should do but don't use no can do replace it with unavailable. Micro Aggressions are questions such as Do you even know what Facebook is? Or are you a nurse? I guess it has to do with it. She's a woman, and she can't be a doctor's something. I don't even know what Facebook is, is a micro aggression. Well, some of the craziest, craziest stuff Is what Joe Simonson was talking about. You're supposed to avoid gender language. When discussing that used 100 language. We know dressed everyone. Yes, I don't know. You took you took Yankee So here supposed to refer to your sister as your sibling, Your wife is your Partner or spouse, Your mother as your parent don't use gendered language, its parents and of course they're using the pile of horse s white fragility. By Robin D'Angelo. The dangerous racist to text book how to be an anti racist by even ex candy. Among their you're even forced to read books by Angela Davis, who was a terrorist C 00, and they systematically exclude white males from hiring decisions. I mean, like, literally don't hire him. He's a white male. This is signal the racist, racist. Cigna in my opinion. Mm hmm. Is there? Is there anything else? Yeah, right. Yeah. Yeah. I don't get it. Can you imagine? And you refer to yet my sister's coming to visit? What'd you just say? I said, my sister's come would you say? Well, there aren't many people who would react that way. But there are some well its signal. They would apparently check your privilege. You've got to admit to racist course your crimes that the point is not that I'm going to run in the actual human beings to react that way. If a company has those rules When they have those rules, and I could get in trouble for him. I'm confused In this scenario. You're sharing private information with your co workers. Why would they have any clue what my my siblings travel plans are? Well, I just think if you said at work and my sister's coming to visit And somebody witnessed you saying that you could be in trouble. You used the term that is, ah, it's it's similar to what used to be, You know, sexual harassment, that sort of thing. Exactly. It's it's very jungles ugly. I've got the list of terms you shouldn't use and their suggested substitutes. It's great. It's unintentionally hilarious. What do we do that right after the break, don't go away. Are strong and Getty. Hi. This is Joe Cordell with the law firm Cordell Cordell. Divorce can be.

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"cigna" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

09:10 min | 6 months ago

"cigna" Discussed on 600 WREC

"So Cigna. Which is a fortune 500 company has 73,000 employees, the 13th, largest in the country as a corporation is measured by revenue. Has started the critical race lessons so It's really good. It's really good. Now scrape some of these. Some of these things are, you know kind of being pro tested quietly, of course by probably white men. Chat logs between an employee and a hiring manager viewed by the Washington Examiner. The tail an incident where minority candidate was strong credentials, performed exceptionally well in an interview. When that employee suggested to the hiring manager that the company wave the candidates through to the next step in the process. The hiring manager dismissed the candidate because they said he was white. That's when the other manager that did the interview, said. No, I interviewed him. He's black. Oh, then tell him we're excited to hire him. And they didn't need any more information. Given the hiring practices they have in place where white male candidates are blocked, regardless of qualifications. I have to say yes, there's obvious discrimination at this company, One employee I spoke to the Washington Examiner, so they're having their They're having their critical race theory lessons And of course, we got Screenshots. Of some of the things they're teaching. And still, I want you to stop. Think Because your words matter. Okay, I'm going to stop and think. OK, So, uh, when something is, you know a law that is been we don't do it really anymore. We can't make new exceptions, but It's kind of covered because it's been there for a long period of time. It's a law that is You're protected. Really? Because it's a grandfather. Grandfather. Oh, my gosh. Why would you say that? No, I didn't stop and think doing stop and think, And this is that's a continuation of a legacy that you can say that But don't say the G word. Okay, so Grandfather is bad. Sorry for saying it again. All right, when you when you are going to bring lunch Sure, and it's in a Uh, sack, uh, on, it's something that you would carry lunch. Yeah, the color of the brown back. Brown bagging it. Stop and think of your words matter you can't say in Signa. You can't say brown bag lunch anymore. You could say it's grab and go. You can say lunch and learn which lunch And then I say lunch and learn all the time. I'm like, you know, I'm lunching and learning to play. Let's alert I've never heard of stupid. Wait, so you can't describe the bag color. No, it doesn't give a reason. It just says that those air terms and phrases that matter. Got it. Okay. You shouldn't use anymore. By the way, I apologize. I apologize to every family that I've heard by saying brown bag when I say Hey, friends. Hey, all Hey, all people. Yeah, uh, any other thoughts on another thing that you could say? Hey, you guys! Oh, my gosh. Stop. Think words matter. You wouldn't say that. Because the G word in it. They may not all be jeez. Which is different than the other G words That's not supposed to say. Okay, Okay, now I think that when you can say no You could say gay. It's okay to say gay now. If you just can't say Guys can't say guys guys knew. Okay? Got it right? Was, I would say that you're so articulate here, but that's another thing. I can't say You can't say I'm cancer. You're articulate. I can say good job and say that Good job. Good job. Who's your good? Good job? Good job. But you can't say articular know you're You're so articulate. We should alert President yes of this because he famously called Barack Obama, a clean, articulate African American, which was like a storybook Imagine is imagine the fantastical ST tail and I would need to be wolf in tow. Have a black person be articulate and clean. That was what our president said. Yeah, well, he's in the Oval Office, and we don't talk about that. That's another thing. You don't you don't talk about now, if we're having a party and you say who can come? You'll say, Can I bring my Significant other good for you. You stopped and you thought I thought, Okay, good. You could say, spouse partner, But you wouldn't say I'm on Lee doing this for demonstration purposes. Only be careful wives, husbands, boyfriends or girlfriends, they know. No, I don't know who you're talking about, Bill, But even if it is Your boyfriend. Like as you know, it's not like you're guessing. Hey, are you gonna bring your boyfriend Because you might be guessing at what they may or may not have. But if it's you, you do know if you have a boyfriend or a girlfriend and therefore would be able to say with accuracy. This is my girlfriend. Yeah, well, no. You know, you can't see it because it might be offended. You have a girlfriend. It's a girlfriend doesn't mean that she is significant. You know, I mean or a boyfriend. She's just an escort. Yeah, it's somebody. I'm I'm seeing, you know right now because we're on Craigslist 20 minutes ago, so I wouldn't say she's a significant She's another. She's in others and others until the next other When you say you're flying without instruments, or you're going into something That you just don't know what you're doing. You're flying. You're flying blind. Oh, my gosh, Don't say that. No stop and think you matter. I didn't stop for thinking that. Okay, You don't say that. You say I'm going in unaware. Going in unaware on all on I'm not No, I don't know what to expect. What happened to the the liberal approach of wanting our language to be colorful and descriptive, and we don't want these businesses cracking down and making every speech seem like it's a board room. What happened to that now? It's now they're the ones enforcing this craziness. Oh, yes. That is the next word. No. Yes, it is crazy. This Yeah. If you say I had a crazy crazy day, crazy day. Oh, you wouldn't believe it. I had a crazy day. You can't say that why you had a busy day. You had a stressful day. You had a long day. But you did not have a crazy day. You can't say so stressful is A pressure that would come psychological pressure or emotional But crazy is a different thing. Now. I don't know if you work. In some sort of a mental institution. If you can say I've had a crazy day crazies just eliminated for the language because you can't say it as a descriptive term as a person who's nor in normal workplace. Maybe you also can't use it as a medical disconnect. And maybe you could use it if you are the person In the mental institution, But I don't know it might offend others. If you're like, completely nuts, and you're like His had a crazy day. I don't think it's appropriate. I just feel like the Patsy Cline song. Is no longer going to be popular because no The time. For love. And you Okay, Here we go. So of what I like is, you know Grandfather. It's inclusive term or phrase. You change that to a continuation of, or legacy the brown bag, lunch lunch and go grab and go lunch and learn. Hey, guys. Hey, team friends, you all all people? You're so articulate, Good job, then we get down to China Virus Jenna virus. And, uh, with two ass tricks, uh, and capital letters, no alternatives. Discontinue all you so you can't even you can't even talk about coronavirus Covert 19 just well, you can say you can't call it a jet a virus, but there's no alternative alternative to China virus would be covert 19. E like that something maybe you just get here. Let's go over it. 19. Here's one. I think we've all will understand why they If I said Hey, Knock it off. You people up in the Cheap seats. No, no, no. You know, like the two old man and the Muppets..

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Biden announces US will sanction Myanmar's military leaders following coup

Monocle 24: The Briefing

06:53 min | 8 months ago

Biden announces US will sanction Myanmar's military leaders following coup

"Last week's data in myanmar provided the new us administration of president joe biden with its first major foreign policy crisis. We now have an idea of america's response. President biden has signed an executive order imposing sanctions on the coup leaders. This will be followed by measures to block the myanmar's military access to government funds held in the us. Further measures seem likely showed the gionta not to american demands that democratic order be restored one by louis lukens former. Us diplomat now senior partner with cigna global advisors liu first of all this all seem certainly measured against the last four years widely normal. Doesn't it well it does. You're right andrew. It does seem normal and there is a policy process in washington. That was carried out there. Tony blinken and president biden consulted with about this issue and then came to a decision to impose sanctions so very normal. Didn't learn about it by tweet. Sort of back to the good old days of foreign policy. I think not that. I'm wishing to sound overly nostalgic four the immediately preceding four years. But in an instance like this is this orthodoxy helpful. I mean the demand. Maurice generals rather priced this in. Wouldn't they well. The process and the consultant with allies is helpful whether sanctions themselves will be useful remains to be seen sanctions. Tend to have very limited effectiveness and the people who are targeted by sanctions. In this case the military leadership Tend to be able to to be somewhat immune to the effects of the sanctions. They and so the. Us has walk a very fine line in trying to punish the leadership but in a way. That doesn't actually trickle down and really hurt. The the average burmese people who who are responsible for the the off course well just as a general principle then. Is there any reason to imagine that the people behind the coup. D'etat actually care what. The united states thinks that. This point probably not much reason to think that they care you know. China is their number one trading partner. They do roughly three third of their trade with china and the us is not even in the top five list of trading partners So you know it's great that the us has a couple allies on board. And i think the tony blinken talk to his japanese counterpart yesterday to to sort of coordinate a little bit on this but if china is not going to impose sanctions which they won't it really reduces the effectiveness of what the us can do in that especially in that country where we have very few ties. So how much of the american response. So far and i guess what we might still see often. American response is not so much the new. Us administration hoping it can affect an outcome in this specific circumstance but is more trying to set a general tone trying to establish. This is how this administration is going to do business. This is how we're going to react to things. Yeah look. I mean even if even if the sanctions are completely symbolic sends an important message that the that the united states will not tolerate this kind of activity and will work to promote the the sustenance of democratic governments around the world if the united states had ignored the coup in myanmar mar. I think that would send a message to people thinking about overthrowing governments around the world that hey we can do this now and get away with it now. The burmese military leaders may still get away with it remains to be seen whether the us sanctions will have any effect or not but the us had to send a message in some ways. This is a new administration and we're gonna take democracy seriously. How much more. Careful is the united states being about me on mob this time than it might have been during the previous stretch of military rule because in that period of course it did seem like a much more straightforward good guys versus bad guys proposition than you had this. All neha canonized a leader in waiting under house arrest on sang suci Whose stature. I think has been somewhat reduced by her own complicity with the people who've just thrown out of a job. Yeah i mean certainly. Her stature has been diminished over the last years in. Not just yeah. i mean. Basically because of her alignment with the military leaders in sort of her reaction to the the genocide in myanmar. That said i think the united states is trying to look at is not from the perspective of individual personalities but from the perspective of the principles of democracy and our unwillingness or or distaste for To go along with with appearing to support a military coup so we have to come out. The united states had to come out and strongly against this coup and short of military action economic sanctions against the people who perpetrated a coup really. The only way to go for now. The united states does of course have a diplomatic relationship with me on march for the moment at least any way you have been a diplomat serving abroad for the united states in a in a circumstance like this is there anything ambassadors another embassy staff on the ground candu or is it more likely case. They've just been told to make as little noise as they possibly can. Well i think the probably been quite vocal. I think in and you have to walk a fine line. You don't wanna be so vocal against the new leaders in the military that that you get thrown out of the country because certainly that is a possibility now. But you wanna make america's presence known and you wanna know you wanna make america's policies known so my guess is that Certainly through social media which is of limited value in me mark. I think the government has cut down. Cut off a lot of the internet but they they will be trying to work through their networks of of Dissenters and people in civil society to try to get the word out that the united states is with you. And we're working on this. How important is it to the united states to get at least some sort of result out of this. I mean i understand what you're saying about. How the united states is obliged to lay down the law here especially with the new administration but he is there a risk that they are seen to have done exactly that and have not make the blindest bit of difference to anything. Well there is a risk. I mean if if the us government left it as it is now the just the sanctions. That would be a worry but my guess is that Tony blinken will be is embarking on on a of diplomacy with counterparts around the world to try to to you take it to the next level not necessarily only through sanctions through a global reaction against this coup again. It comes back to the challenge. That is hard to do something. The un security council If china doesn't go along with it and china's unlikely to go along with any condemnation of the military leaders in in myanmar But i think tony blinken will certainly be trying to rally allies onto the us side honest

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Health and tech leaders including Microsoft and Mayo Clinic are developing digital COVID-19 vaccination passports

Coronavirus 411

00:22 sec | 9 months ago

Health and tech leaders including Microsoft and Mayo Clinic are developing digital COVID-19 vaccination passports

"Oracle and healthcare company. Cigna and mayoclinic are part of a coalition pushing for digital records of those who get vaccinated. It's called the vaccination credential initiative and the idea is to let people get encrypted digital copies of their immunization records stored in a digital wallet of their choice. No smartphone you'd get a paper. Qr

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"It could have been worse": GroupM's Brian Wieser explains their US ads forecast report

The Big Story

02:42 min | 10 months ago

"It could have been worse": GroupM's Brian Wieser explains their US ads forecast report

"All right so turning to your Your group project. The group on projections up in summary seems group am expects total media growth down eight point eight percent in twenty twenty two two hundred and fifteen billion it will grow again by eleven point eight percent twenty twenty one and those projections include digital excludes political digital speaking of which will grow by five percent in two thousand twenty next year expected to grow around eighteen percent and by two thousand twenty one digital will be fifty five percent of all advertising by two thousand twenty one so that prediction not as dire as group initially projected in june when you guys anticipated thirteen percent decline It's certainly not as bad as the two thousand and eight recession and as you just said earlier it could be a lot worse so you know why did things start to look was it strictly because of the growth in digital i think first of all that was a great summary of everything but i think that it is it to say that the resilience of businesses small and large and the use of digital technology. Any commerce more generally really helped make this. Your are better than it should have been as if advertising were solely responsible economic signals. Because let's remember that in the. Us is the worst economy since the nineteen thirties and You know part of the issue is that yes. Marketers were able to do things ever benefit from advertising Even if their own businesses were in some cases struggling as case Small businesses But at the same time it's also worth noting that this in the case shaped recovery Was maybe under appreciated. The degree to which Most of us are doing fine in some of us are doing terribly minded impacted advertising. So you know spare thought for your local weekly because if they were dependent on In restaurants in bars for advertising. They're probably in a pretty terrible state but most media owners are not dependent on that cigna. The popular of of the market cutie of the relatively few me are dependent on travel somali Those are the two sectors which have been just just crushed and It may have a disproportionate impact on the economy. But it's not gonna have a disproportionate impact on the advertising economy

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Shopper's Guide: Cheap TVs

Talking Tech

04:04 min | 10 months ago

Shopper's Guide: Cheap TVs

"Those new. Tv's on sale during the holidays are pretty amazing. Two hundred dollars two hundred twenty five dollars one hundred and fifty dollars some as low as ninety nine dollars. What's the catch folks. What's the catch will here. It is many of them use different software platforms that you really need to be up about before you make the purchase for instance. Would you like to watch. The sequel. To the wonder woman called wonder woman nineteen eighty-four that is debut on christmas day on streaming television in a few theaters. Why no. I'd like to see it. But if i go out and buy the new. Tcl roku branded tv. I can't watch wonder woman nineteen eighty-four because roku doesn't do business with hbo. Max the channel. That is running. Wonder woman on christmas day. Confused let me fill you in on the different platforms. Starting with roku they have a wonderful tv. These tcl td's that roku branded you don't have to buy a streaming stick everything is built in there's hundreds of channels everything but hbo. Max which is the new channel that debuted in may. It costs fifteen dollars a month. It gives you plus the warner brothers library films. Like wonder woman nineteen eighty-four the friends reunion. It's coming next year. Reruns of the fresh prince of bel air. Lots of really good stuff. Beyond that roku has disney plus it has peacock it has the roku channel which is ad-supported and shows everything from the hunger games movies to older. tv classics. Like bonanza roku is a great tv. But if you're gonna wanna see wonder woman you're going to need to buy an amazon fire stick streaming device for about twenty five dollars plug it in and watch wonder woman on hbo. Max on your tv. That's the workaround speaking of amazon fire. Tv addition amazon branded. Tv's are available from cigna. Which is the best. Buy house brand and toshiba. They're aimed at cord cutters the advantages that you don't have to buy a fire tv stick to get streaming since it's built into the set. The good news is amazon. Has disney channel and hbo max but it doesn't have nbc universals peacock which is another new channel. That debuted in july amazon promises voice control with these sets to direct the alexa personal assistant to turn on and off the tv and select channels for you but to do that. You need to enable the alexa skill in your app. Repressed the voice command on the remote control. Plus channel selection won't work with the cable box just antenna tv android google tv. While the google platform is best known on sets from sony. Tcl and high sense and they had the google assistant and chromecast streaming platform built in well in september. Google announced the new google tv with takes more. Google centered approach tv by offering personal suggestions to tv shows. It thinks you wanna watch. The suggestions come from google following your taste on google search and youtube us additionally google tv will enable you to run your smart home the google nest devices and use and use your google photos collection as a screensaver however google tv is currently only the the the twenty twenty fifty dollar chromecast streaming device. Google says it will come. The tv's from sony and other android partners in twenty twenty one with google no issue with hbo max or peacock. They got them. All finally ties in. That is the name for samsung's tb operating system and several new models. Answer to many including google assistant amazon's alexa and samsung's own bixby. Samsung has its own free channel. Which is similar to amazon's imdb and the roku channel called tv plus any resemblance to blow. Td is not accidental. Pluto runs the samsung channel under the samsung name questions about tv platforms. I'm here to help. I'd love to hear from you on twitter. Where match jefferson graham. You've been listening to talking tech.

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"cigna" Discussed on Criminal

Criminal

05:50 min | 11 months ago

"cigna" Discussed on Criminal

"Grew up there. And i remember the monster feet being in this like wooden crate underneath one of the workbenches at the shop just out in the garage. It was kind of an open secret in that sense that they were just sitting there and that we knew about it but it also feels like just a kind of cool family thing that makes me feel like i can. I can do cool stuff for do silly stuff and the important thing is always just to try to make other people smile. The family kept the secret for forty years. And then tony cigna rini decided to let everyone in on the joke. Williams had passed away and it was tony secret. Tau he invited a reporter to the auto shop and pulled out the feet which were still in their box under the workbench. The reporters headline read. Clearwater can relax. Monster is unmasked proud of it. Oh yeah absolutely absurd must be a thrill after having hidden something for so long to finally be able to say it was me absolutely tony. Rainy died in two thousand twelve. Jeff wrote in his obituary that his father and mother were high school sweethearts. His father was devoted to his church and was famous for being the clearwater monster. I just couldn't imagine it not being included. It was a part of who he was. All the other things that were in there about is Service in world war. Two and what he did and where he worked and how involved. He was in church and everything. Those were all true. those were all primary. Parts of his life They were all the things that were so a part of him and the man that he was. but so was danny the dinosaur. it was just. It was an alternate thing. That could not not be included. It was something he took great joy in. I don't know about pride. Maybe pride but mainly choi in the entire episode and the fulling of everyone with it and it just it was part of him and it had to be part of his story. The last line of tony. Cigna rainey's obituary reads men like him are few indeed. Do you think of your father when you pull a good prank. Yes absolutely anything that's done. That's the know he he became. The guidance stood in that way. Jeff cigna rainy has inherited the huge cast iron that his father wants war and he says that now the secret is out at least two historical groups have asked him to donate them but he's hesitant to let them go. He wanted to keep them. It was a family kind of a thing. I have them. It's a part of him it's a connection to dad..

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Health insurance whistleblower: I lied to Americans about Canadian medicine

Planet Money

02:32 min | 11 months ago

Health insurance whistleblower: I lied to Americans about Canadian medicine

"When I first moved to New York from Canada back in two thousand, I went to visit a park. And I made the mistake of sitting down in the grass and something bit me. In New York. That's probably the best thing that could happen to you sitting on the ground. So the bite got worse and I didn't have any health insurance but I had to go see a doctor who so I went to a clinic in my neighborhood and they were gonNA charge me like a lot of money. No welcome to America me a lot of money and I was not used to paying money to go see a doctor. So the whole thing was like super foreign they would try to explain to me what was happening and I did not understand and I would talk to my friends and people about what was going on and I was like trying to figure it out and they're like, yeah. But isn't this better than what you had in Canada? and. They would say things like. You know I thought Canadians waited forever to go see a doctor and I thought Canadians couldn't get the treatments that they needed and and I will always remember this detail. They would say Canadians die in hallways they die lying on gurneys in the hallways of hospitals waiting for treatment and the people that said this to me were not conspiracy minded types. These were people who I knew and I respected and I just was like, where are you guys getting these stories from? So, flash forward to this past summer, and I'm scrolling through twitter I. I see this article by someone who used to work in the Health Insurance Industry and the headline according here is. I sold Americans ally about Canadian medicine big old lie. This was the guy who had made up all of those lies I'm I'm at fault here, and then the work I'm doing now is to make amends for all the work that I did. To perpetuate those beliefs those miss about the Canadian system. This is Wendell Potter he ran the PR DEPARTMENT OF CIGNA Health Insurance for a long time. Now, he's a whistleblower when I talked to him, he told me that part of his job was to run campaigns to specifically bad mouth. Healthcare. Because for decades, one of the biggest fears of the insurance industry in the United States was that Americans would discover that just to the north was a place that had essentially no health insurance companies. A place where the government ran healthcare systems a place where people live longer than Americans and have lower infant mortality rates of place called. Canada.

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3 weeks away from US election

Monocle 24: The Briefing

02:43 min | 1 year ago

3 weeks away from US election

"It's now three weeks until the US presidential election. If polls are to be believed, it's now nine thousand nine days until Joe, Biden is sworn in as the forty sixth president of the United States. However, those of us with memories stretching back for years will understand the gravity of the polls ought to be believed qualifier if polls were to be believed in two thousand sixteen President Hillary Clinton. Might now, be running for his second term and Donald Trump's candidacy dimly recalled as a surreal version. So with all due acknowledgement of the folly of tempting fate is anything much different. This time will on joined by Louis Lukens, former US diplomat who has been analyzing the polling data for the political consultancy CIGNA Global Advisors. I'm also joined in the studio by Monaco's News Editor Chris Mc Chris First of all is Biden's Paul lead meaningfully different from Hillary Clinton's. Yes and no and. The Way to answer a question like that let's look at it. This way nationally speaking if you look at the national polls yes, Joe Biden is up. If you by many poles more significantly more significantly than Clinton was at this point in time and he's also been up consistently in the polls more than Clinton was at various points in time over the last few months of, for example, now, according to the realclearpolitics average, which of does a average of all pose. He's up about ten points. That's about three points more than Clinton was at this point in time. But of course to give a brief summary for our listeners of the. Complicated system that is the US we have the electoral college and the idea of that is national polling does not matter. It matters what happens. In two. Thousand Sixteen in Theory New York and California could vote ninety percent for Joe. Biden. But if if Donald Trump managed to snap up a bunch of swing states and battleground states in the middle, he could still win the election and Biden could win the popular vote. What's happening in those battleground states that's a little bit less clear. Biden. Is Ahead. That is true. He's ahead by about five percentage points four point eight percentage points in the key battlegrounds according to real clear politics but Hillary Clinton was ahead by basically the same amount. At this time in two thousand, sixteen, the best example to point that out and this also comes to the question for for Lou about polling. The best example is Wisconsin Clinton led by six points in the polls. Ahead of time, she lost Wisconsin by one percentage point in twenty sixteen. So a five percentage points gain for for Joe. Biden, is still something that could be up in the

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Online therapy is thriving now, but can it remain viable?

Business Wars Daily

03:21 min | 1 year ago

Online therapy is thriving now, but can it remain viable?

"If you've ever been in the market for a new therapist, you know the drill I ask your doctor or a trusted friend for some recommendations next search online to verify they take your health insurance. Then when you finally find someone hope that there is don't get wide with horror once you start talking about your childhood otherwise he gets weird and you have to start the process all over again. But like most things. These days a combination of technology and covid nineteen have disrupted mental healthcare. Only this time that disruption may have actually made things better now that in-person counseling is largely lockdown online therapy. APPS. With their simplified pipelines and virtual options are looking more appealing than ever in May popular option talk space told The Washington Post that it's volume was up sixty five percent since the beginning of the pandemic rival better help told Mashal the business has doubled during the shutdown and that more than ten thousand people per day sign up for it service. Deciding which services right for you depends on what you're looking for better help offers unlimited therapy sessions while talk spaces offerings while not unlimited include psychiatric help in addition to traditional talk therapy, the online therapy landscape has changed significantly from the beginning of the year in March. The federal government issued waivers allowing insurance programs like Medicare and Medicaid to cover telehealth services for a variety of treatments including for mental health care and many private insurers lined up to allow coverage to the combination of lower cost online therapy sessions, and. Expanded Insurance Coverage helped more people afford the help they needed during an anxious time but success is not without its obstacles. The companies that create these APPS aren't just altruistic healthcare providers. Their tech companies to that means they need to be able to scale their software for growth and they need to do it fast for that they need funding talk spaces raised one, hundred, ten, million dollars to fuel its growth better help was acquired by Telemedicine Tele Doc in twenty fifteen even so each company is facing some growing pains. First, there's the issue of the industry's uncertain future. The relaxed regulations in Medicare waivers that allowed this growth may not be long-term wants the pandemic has passed will the regulations remain in place maybe Maybe, not the other issue is finding enough therapists to keep up with demand. Each platform is actively recruiting mental health professionals through its website and employment advertising. But the hiring bar is high therapists must be licensed in their state and have at least three years of experience. They're paid as independent contractors by the platform verge reports and the competition is tough. There are dozens of online therapy. APPS now, competitor Ginger has raised one hundred, twenty million in its latest round of funding secured in August CIGNA ventures. In Kaiser, permanente ventures both participated giving the startup, some important insurance and healthcare provider muscle in the Mex- online therapy does make mental health care more affordable and accessible, but questions remain about how the highly regulated world of Healthcare Meshes with the grow grow world of technology companies. One thing is certain demand for mental health care is only growing between the pandemic, the recession social unrest in a slew of natural disasters. Now, there's plenty of anxiety around.

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Trump ends preferential economic treatment for Hong Kong

Monocle 24: The Briefing

05:33 min | 1 year ago

Trump ends preferential economic treatment for Hong Kong

"Taking office in January two thousand seventeen. US President Donald. Trump has spent many of his non golfing hours inventing new ways to pick fights with China in recent weeks. China has made this part of his job a good deal easier in imposing a repressive news channel Security Laura upon Hong Kong. Beijing has presented trump with an opportunity to strike back at China. Foreign actual reason as opposed to an invented or imaginary. Imaginary one and trump appears to have seized it, and made a stream of consciousness at the White House yesterday trump ordered an end to Hong Kong's special status under US law on joined a four more on this by the formulas diplomat Louis Lukens Lou is now a senior partner with Cigna Global Advisors, but spent the early part of his diplomatic career in China. Lou rawls them back to the briefing the president's announcement first of all what practical consequences is likely to have. Thank you, it's great to be back, so the practical consequences that take a little bit of a while to play out, and you really nailed it. Donald trump has been in some ways looking for a fight with China and China has given him a great excuse to ratchet up tensions. Down, trump spend a little bit conflicted on China right because he is really pursued, wanted this trade deal for the last couple of years at the same time he likes to talk tough on China and what we're seeing is the election comes closer and closer and were less than four months out to election day the United States is a bit of an. An arms race between Joe. Biden and Donald Trump both of them, trying to be seen as tougher than the other on China and I think we will see tensions ratchet up over the next four months as November third becomes closer in China becomes the common enemy that both candidates can agree on them. Both try to outdo each other on being tough on. I mean we'll try to be overly concerned about this. Because they ll affected this kind of response in they they they would have assumed that there would be consequences of some sort to imposing this new security lore on Hong Kong. They they will have thought it through obviously and and anticipated. The reaction would be I wonder a little bit of China hasn't overplayed his hand. I think there is such a court. We're seeing more coordinated international response now to China's aggression whether it's military aggression whether it's you know. Intellectual property, theft and and use. Of Technology. We're and then go human rights issues including Hong. Kong and what's happening with the weaker people in northeast in north western China. I think we're seeing. Countries have reached a tipping point and the Corona Virus in China's initial response to it is also leading countries i. think a little bit bolder and a little bit better coordinated in their measures to counter China and China maybe anticipated that in his plan that, but I think what we're seeing now for the first time, certainly in recent history is a better coordinated and methodical approach to China from Western. Allies working together with more of a common purpose I. Think than we've seen in a while a how coordinated can that response be? Though if the United States as led by President, trump applies his usual attention to detail and attention span to it again. Might this be a calculation that China of made that trump as usually his response to everything will have an puff, but signally failed to blow any houses down. Absolutely I think this guy is very possible and I think they'd be trying to get away with what they can before a Joe Biden presidency, which would start next January and I think we will see with the Joe Biden presidency in foreign policy under Joe, Biden of much more concerted effort to coordinate with allies, and to have an approach facing China and Joe Biden has talked about working with the European Union and Canada and Mexico and other allies to to deal with China's trade practices amongst other things. It is the united. States can't do that now or won't do that now. Because President, trump's policy is so sort of sporadic and incoherent, so China may be may see this as a window of opportunity to strengthen their position while they have a president in the White House who is is somewhat focused on China, but not really in the details, and in unable because of his actions over the last three years to really pull together a global coalition. How potentially dangerous is that? The you spoke earlier of China perhaps overplaying their hand way of Hong, Kong is concerned. Is there a concern that if as he suggested, it seems a reasonable analysis. They are trying to make hay you. All the sun is shining where president trump is concerned that they might overplay their hand further with potentially dangerous consequences. Will absolutely, and that's was you know is scary about this time that we're in right now because China, not justice is not just pushing on human rights in pushing on. In commercial interests around the world, but they're also being quite aggressive militarily. India of the south. China Sea and there's always potential for a misunderstanding. Or an accident we've seen this before you remember when they accidentally shot down an American plane that landed in on Hainan island some years ago. It's very easy for a miscalculation to happen, and when tensions are this high to begin with, it makes the diplomatic walk back from any military accidents much much harder to carry out.

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Sentiment Preserving Fake Reviews

Data Skeptic

05:00 min | 1 year ago

Sentiment Preserving Fake Reviews

"My Name Is David Delaney repeal today at Zaylon inversely I walk with a spoken language system who will do research on natural language understanding like some speech recognition on mostly natural language processing very cool. Definitely some exciting areas. Do you have a particular focus within that field or a special problem? You're tackling. I'm walking mostly on privacy. Preserving looks stems, but I'm working on the test. Side this guy when you're ready, do speech recognition on you? Try to remove over private information. Ice remained in his. His speech transcript, so we have focusing on out the way neutralize. Every private sensitive was in speed transcripts I see a lot of challenges in that. If you don't mind before we get to the main paper loved unpack it a little bit more. It would be natural that you could recognize someone saying okay. My pin number is one two three four, and you know to blank that out, but I imagine there's some trickier problems to. Could you give an example of a really tough situation that's. For Algorithms phase ample warn really difficult task is style the rightist time on speaking style, so dare ways you could kind of hot noise to dispatch cigna in such a way that you're not able to independent voice, or was it get to speak transcript? Everything isn't next I. You can analyze the style of the writing or the person against. The Pistons. Information and this doesn't relate to what you can automatically detect like credit card, number or four norma. Do some patent much into. So these are more difficult task. Will the main paper I asked you on to discuss is generating sentiment preserving fake online reviews using natural language models, and they're human and machine based detection so a Lotta great stuff that is right in line with what we talk about data skeptic. Maybe we can begin at a high level, fake reviews or nothing new. What's becoming more interesting? What's changing right now? It's very problem probably is one of the reasons why Amazon hard like. By and you're not from a big defense we have now is. We have very good motives that gone generate through ain't synthetic text, as it's very difficult to distinguish from humans and technology, ordinarily talk models gets bit day by day at by professor used to say like what is the new this month? So this guy like almost heaven wants you have. That's along with coming out. As assistant improves also the difficulty in disagree real awesome, the difficulties I Siam. We'll given the state of the art when you as a human being read certain reviews, does it pass the imitation game? Can you tell those that are fake in those that are real? I think this is really difficult. Phase observe in our paper is always by run on chassis, so must just get lucky spearmint where we give us as far views allows them to identify one review from four options. I think he accuracy was Sarah five percent, which means that. That is just like a game of chance I guess what. What's the point of these fake reviewers? Why are the producers of such things producing them the reason start? She could use it to in France. It was decisions. Example from by officials of customers can visit to increased profit on visit to pack your competitors, so they'd have less customers, so I think also about from Dave reviews this time. It also used the same technology of politics by on twitter. Just four. Please benefit to where you just try to drive attention of people to. Tear your organization and maybe someone who's very cynical might say oh. Who Cares about the fake reviews? Let's just assume reviews fake, and I have to take everything with a really really big grain of salt. Why do we need a systematic algorithm approach to help I think long be differences that people are not only in phrase, the content of the review, but they also influenced by the volume on much shove reviews. It's not put get so this kind of for affect decisions of able for example to buy decisions report one thousand reviews Amazon or you want to just let because you have ready to all you know when I, fake story, and this kind of affect was. On if you take some time to read that, and it's very difficult to originally views at it's difficult to really disagree what idea fake on. Charlie you will just go for this. There's a need for automatic way of removing his facing. They. Get an assistant I use a do not use just a volume of number for this decision.

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Erin Spaulding, Connecticut - Achilles International CT

I Run Because

02:57 min | 1 year ago

Erin Spaulding, Connecticut - Achilles International CT

"The coolest thing when I graduated Rehab, she had received this trophy when she the first New York City Marathon and it was a it was like a little bronze sculpture of a runner. Right on a on a base. And attached to the base by foot Reina sneaker, but had broken. And literally my graduation day, she brought that into my room. And she's like you're going home and I know you're going to run again and all these races you want you WanNa. Do I know you're GonNa be in them some day. Just like giving you this runner when I did my first marathon. In New York, my family gave it to me. Years I threw it in the closet. It broke. It reminds me of you. She's like. You fell off your base your little wobbly. Balance. She's like. I want you to take this and when you're standing upright again and you're running I. Want you to glue the runner back to the base. And I'm like volleying and she's falling in my family's balling. By took that home and I, I kept khanate stand and. I actually because you know even though I got back into running. For some reason I I don't know. either. I forgot because I. You know member got dinged on the head. But I never, I never be attached it. Still to this day to this day now, so now flash forward to about six months ago. I met somebody in Rehab, so we get referrals now from all over. And his this man who is in this Rehab Facility. His son works for Cigna one of the big sponsors of Achilles rate. and. His Dad had bosses leg and he was in this Rehab. Facility and he was down that Rabbit Hole Joe Right and He knows that Achilles through cigna and he's like. Can You go meet my dad? And Todd Kelly's and maybe this is the hope that he needs to. You know to get through his Rehab and to get back active again in so Johnny Griffin and I from headquarters we when we met him, and I dug that statue out. Still my nightstand, but it was in a drawer. And I thought. This is the perfect time to pass this on out. It's great, and so we went in, we met. His name is Bruce and we went into Rehab. And I told him. You know a similar story. What I'm saying now here with you tonight. And took that statue out of the bag, and I said I. This is now me giving this to you and use some day will be able to. Get through your rehab to you know. Get on your journey, and this is here to remind you as then. We're all bawling again. Can't we hope. At the next Connecticut hope impossible by natural.

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Erin Spaulding, Connecticut - Achilles International CT

I Run Because

02:57 min | 1 year ago

Erin Spaulding, Connecticut - Achilles International CT

"The coolest thing when I graduated Rehab, she had received this trophy when she the first New York City Marathon and it was a it was like a little bronze sculpture of a runner. Right on a on a base. And attached to the base by foot Reina sneaker, but had broken. And literally my graduation day, she brought that into my room. And she's like you're going home and I know you're going to run again and all these races you want you WanNa. Do I know you're GonNa be in them some day. Just like giving you this runner when I did my first marathon. In New York, my family gave it to me. Years I threw it in the closet. It broke. It reminds me of you. She's like. You fell off your base your little wobbly. Balance. She's like. I want you to take this and when you're standing upright again and you're running I. Want you to glue the runner back to the base. And I'm like volleying and she's falling in my family's balling. By took that home and I, I kept khanate stand and. I actually because you know even though I got back into running. For some reason I I don't know. either. I forgot because I. You know member got dinged on the head. But I never, I never be attached it. Still to this day to this day now, so now flash forward to about six months ago. I met somebody in Rehab, so we get referrals now from all over. And his this man who is in this Rehab Facility. His son works for Cigna one of the big sponsors of Achilles rate. and. His Dad had bosses leg and he was in this Rehab. Facility and he was down that Rabbit Hole Joe Right and He knows that Achilles through cigna and he's like. Can You go meet my dad? And Todd Kelly's and maybe this is the hope that he needs to. You know to get through his Rehab and to get back active again in so Johnny Griffin and I from headquarters we when we met him, and I dug that statue out. Still my nightstand, but it was in a drawer. And I thought. This is the perfect time to pass this on out. It's great, and so we went in, we met. His name is Bruce and we went into Rehab. And I told him. You know a similar story. What I'm saying now here with you tonight. And took that statue out of the bag, and I said I. This is now me giving this to you and use some day will be able to. Get through your rehab to you know. Get on your journey, and this is here to remind you as then. We're all bawling again. Can't we hope. At the next Connecticut hope impossible by natural.

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Fighting Loneliness? Try Friending Yourself.

SoberSoul Recovery: Addiction, Sobriety, and Beyond!

06:56 min | 1 year ago

Fighting Loneliness? Try Friending Yourself.

"Hey all you sober people hand anyone else. Who is interested in listening to me talk about mental wellness? Some of you might remember that my word for the year is clarity and especially with. Cova did that word has not changed my journey. This year is very much about taking the noise out of my daily life and boy has that been difficult in this time of lockdown and isolation and loneliness which is why. I'm GonNa talk about loneliness today and what it means. Not only to me but to you all as well. The statistics are growing. Not only because of covet but prior to Cova. We are becoming more and more lonely. And why is that and more importantly what can we do about it? I live alone and if I am feeling the loneliness even though I have people built into my daily work. I can't imagine how other people are feeling who don't work any longer or don't necessarily engage with people daily in their line of work before Kovin. I liked living alone. I enjoy the peace and quiet and frankly I like my relationship with myself but now that I'm confined an had been confined by the way. I'm still very much. Laki myself down except for a walk that I take almost daily with some friends Monday through Friday but we social distance or physical distance during the walk. I carry a mask with me so although I'm getting Interaction I still spend most of my downtime. My non work time by myself and it's become more difficult. I only imagine how difficult it is for some of you who live in bigger cities and can't get out to walk every day on walking past like I do. It has to be really tough. Interestingly the rate in which we are living alone has been on the increase for the last fifty years Grand Julie Aching up to about twenty eight percent in two thousand nineteen of our total population here in the US which means at thirty five point seven million people here in the US live by themselves in a recent study by CIGNA which is a health insurance company here in the US of twenty thousand people. Us adults they found that half of Americans feel like they are alone. Only slightly more than fifty percent of the respondents said they had meaningful in person. Social interactions on a daily basis and fifty percent said that sometimes or always they feel that the relationships are not meaningful and that they're isolated from a smaller but still surprising number of people. Twenty percent of the twenty thousand said they never or rarely feel close to people and eighteen percent felt like they have no one to talk to and this same study by Cigna revealed that Young People Age Eighteen to twenty two are far more likely than senior citizens to report being lonely and Import Health. Making them the loneliest generation and well loneliness itself is not an diagnoses or a mental health disorder. It goes hand in hand with many of the diagnostic criteria in the DSM. Five diagnostic statistical manual. That most of us in the mental health professionals zone us. Furthermore there's no accepted definition of loneliness. Sometimes it gets jumbled together with social isolation but the two concepts are very different social isolationism indicator of how much contact. Somebody has with other people. Whereas loneliness is the subjective feelings of isolation and there is no agreed. Tipping Point at which acute loneliness transitions into a chronic problem with long term mental health and physical health ramifications. Alone doesn't necessarily mean that you're lonely nor does being around people mean that you're not loneliness is a very subjective. Feeling loneliness is a feeling that only you the person experiencing it can truly identify the fancy schmancy definition of loneliness is the distress that results from discrepancies between ideal and perceived social relationships. That's according to the Encyclopedia of human relationships. What that means is that loneliness is a feeling and a perception. It involves a wave seen ourselves and the world around us. We can feel lonely. In a wide variety of social settings and circumstances. It doesn't take being alone. Some studies have shown that people who struggle with loneliness may actually perceive the world differently. Does that sound familiar to some of us. I know it sounds very similar to the world that I grew up in the world that I created for myself through my perceptions and certainly when I was drinking boy did I create A world within a world one researcher even found structural and biochemical differences in what he labeled the lonely brain. Okay and I'm going to murder his name. I'm sure John Casio Gosh. His research revealed that a lonely person can experience more difficulty recognizing positive events and have more trouble picturing the thoughts of others known as mental ising.

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Eerie Emptiness Of ERs Worries Doctors: Where Are The Heart Attacks And Strokes?

Erin Burnett OutFront

05:10 min | 1 year ago

Eerie Emptiness Of ERs Worries Doctors: Where Are The Heart Attacks And Strokes?

"Across the United States doctors are seeing a drop off in cardiovascular emergencies during the corona virus pandemic and they're calling the drop staggering unlike anything they've seen before Dr. Jonathan Reiner joins me now. He advised the White House medical team under president. George W Bush and he is the currently the director of the Cardiac Cath Lab at George Washington University Hospital. So honor your cardiologists. You're you've been you know in with patients doing surgeries as I know daily. What are you saying? Yeah this is really fascinating soon. After they stay at home measures were begun. Almost two months ago cardiologists around the country and around the world started to notice something really unexpected. Which was there almost daily cases of acute myocardial infarction heart attacks stopped coming and all over the world. Physicians noted a decrease about forty percent in patients presenting with heart. Attacks was really very hard to explain. Some people suggest that maybe there was something about you. Know Our our new daily routine. The lack of commute maybe the cleaner air more sleep that was reducing heart attacks. But I think what we've really come to understand is something much worse. Which is we think. Many people just aren't coming to the hospital and people are staying home. Places like New York have seen up to five six or seven fold increase in out of hospital deaths and we think many of these patients are simply not coming to the hospital for fear of contracting copay nineteen so they're dying just dying outside the hospital and maybe they wouldn't have died if they were able to if they came to the hospital where you could help them. That's right and the New York. Times recently published an analysis of all cause mortality data from the CDC and if you compare basically mortality in places like New York since mid-march. There's been this huge success. Death Twenty three thousand more people have died during that period than last year. But only some of that can be accounted for by cove in one thousand nine hundred so either undercounted covert nineteen which is which is possible. But also just as likely other things are happening cigna published utilization data from their members and they've noted similar decreases in hospitalization for things like appendicitis and Ti mini strokes and guess for tests no bleed to neutral fibrillation. So we think what's happened and this is going to be. Collateral damage to the actual viral infections. Is that people haven't sought medical help for for serious illnesses over the last two months. Which is which is pretty an an incredible statement because I mean I suppose you could be both under counting. Covert nineteen and having the the. The access is is so enormous that both things could be true. I I realize that But but you do believe it. The bottom line is that is it possible that you have more people and I would presume the answer to this is yes because people are going to the hospital you would save. Some of these lives is possible. You have more people dying of heart attacks now than you had then you had before just we just aren't just aren't categorizing them that way. We're seeing this New York where it used to be in New York City. There would be thirty five out of hospital deaths now. They're seeing two hundred out of hospital deaths per day now. Some of that may be Cova deaths but a lot of that is also probably other illness. Not Treated in the hospital's so earlier this week. A Doctor Reiner you and I were talking about Brazil. You trying to understand what's happening in the warmer countries and what that means for the United States in the summer in Brazil Where obviously The YEARBOOK SCENARIO. The president has called this a little flu. He's been going to massive rallies against social distancing. Right he has he has done this at a level that that perhaps We had a huge spike in the past twenty four hours. I don't know if you just saw these numbers. They just came out ten thousand five hundred and three known new infections. No I should emphasize in just twenty four hours in Brazil. I mean it's huge surge. What is the significance? Here I in terms of it's clearly not control there and there's very little effort to control. It was obviously cautionary tale. A very ominous cautionary tale. Both scenarios been a president who has a denied the significance of the undoubted the significance of the corona virus. He's gone to a rally and has shake the hand hands of protesters. He's called the virus a little flu and that resonates through the population. Look what we know. Works is mitigation strategies. Such a stay at home and social distancing and when people start to move away from that the virus spread and you see you seeing that happen in Brazil now. We need to think about that as we start to open up the United States economy. We need to. We need to use it. As an example of what happens if we lessen our guard and we open too quickly or imprudently dot Reiner thank you

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"cigna" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

03:35 min | 1 year ago

"cigna" Discussed on KGO 810

"Prankster in Clearwater was a fellow named al Williams who ran an automobile repair shop with a his partner Tony cigna Arini they where the suspects now Williams was one of the famous then they're just sitting there quietly watching out Sanderson by nineteen sixty seven he's got books out saying it's a giant penguin by that point they had found fossils of a penguin that got grew to be seven feet tall so apparently by Sanderson's logic if it could reach seven feet it could reach fifteen feet they've never found a fifteen foot the fossil record but how Williams died in seventy Sanderson died in seventy two and I think they're really took over the business could never got it never really gave it much thought until he was holder in recent retiring and his kids said you know you really ought to just tell people so they contacted a local newspaper person he pulled the box out from under the bench in the shop and there they are a pair of sneakers that have been bolstered to a Castilian set of three toed footprints and according to our was the mastermind tell me signal he just put him on and did all the heavy walking and they would put him in a boat drop them off at the shore he walked a few feet and then come back at the boat because you couldn't go very far with thirty pounds on each foot he came out with that sixty years it took in this discover this most of the crypto zoology pretty much was not surprised by that point the international society cryptozoology ran out a copy of the article from the Tampa paper and they admitted it was a hoax and they kind of blame the Sanderson for letting it go on and they could have this fascinating quote by James Randi the the magician and CAS stick and it says Sanderson was in the business of writing books about strange subjects he would never allow ugly facts to interfere with an otherwise attractive story in person he left no question about his doubts in print T. successfully resisted expressing any serious reservations that must have done a lot of damage to the to through this whole arena of cryptozoology I'm guessing yeah and I mean it and in this particular case it wasn't supposed to be a hoax it was supposed to be a practical joke about dinosaurs walking around what makes this one fascinating is first of all it took him forty plus years there actually get around to figuring it out but there are still people who think Tony cigna reading with the shoes and the boat whose father was worked in the foundry so they could cast these things there are actors claiming that he's the fate because otherwise people are saying the hoax some news that the hoax it's a hoax or is being held some legends Die Hard Dave will.

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"cigna" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

02:53 min | 1 year ago

"cigna" Discussed on WTVN

"And we'll get more from cigna Reno and barley's but we are showing turning in a studio flying in to talk to willow find out to did you did you do that was it the parlor is that this is not the name of the place and I did I finally got to play the parlor how how was that well it was it was it was definitely lives up to all the hype I highly recommend a visit to the parlor and where is that located I'm not allowed to say hi can I took off so it's like a true speed is it really is I truly had to take a vow of secrecy very well the locations so I'm not allowed to disclose it it is downtown let's all say that man that's cool that adds a whole different mystique to the procedure it's a cool thing if I was supposed to play there back in August and I had some scheduling issues and things things that things didn't work out till till December Phil I finally got in there but like Quentin Tarantino hanging out in there did sounds like what it is might be the kind of place you meet somebody later Dinero Pacino about tonight you played anywhere to yep I'll be at I'll be at the mud flats up in galena tonight okay joint rockers and joint rockers once again that's that's the the full band right band he up and how many folks in the joint run I'll be five pieces tonight sometimes it's more horses live tonight with the horns yup and what you get is Boris and on matters that different bass players to Sammy Sammy ray on the base tonight all right and then what about the rest of the weekend anything going on Saturday or Sunday now I'm off the rest of the weekend get ready for the next please freight Tuesday which is January the seventh at Natalie's and I've got to Harper who's a Australian blues harmonica player he also plays the didgeridoo and obtain a blues what is that well it's a it's a a indigenous Australian instrument it's a it's about six feet long it's like a long tube and they they blow into it and it it makes a really strange guttural low sound okay but Harper has you he's an Australian guy and he studied that studied the didgeridoo from the it from the indigenous Australian people and learned it I will be going back to Google and YouTube so that'll be the chance to hear the didgeridoo an accessory deal on January seventh at Natalie's and then anything big coming up for the holidays are you still in love pretty much lay low things are kind of slow through December all right well we'll get back with more from showing on guitar more from Angelo cigna Reno brewmaster it barley's coming up next right now your shot at a million Bucks with this key words.

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"cigna" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

05:37 min | 2 years ago

"cigna" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"Now quite to Cigna, the costs for customers with insulin plans managed by Express Scripts was up at forty one dollars and fifty cents just for thirty days supply talking well over five hundred five hundred year five dollars a year just for insulin. And I'm just gonna take right now. If you are an insulin dependent diabetic, Kansas are that's not the only medicine, you're on you also probably have issues with cholesterol or other things. So for people with diabetes, your insulin is as a central air vice president Steve Miller, we need to ensure these individuals feel secure in their ability to afford every fill. So they don't miss one dose so out of pocket 'cause ACLU's devils co pays co insurance. The insurance company says most cases patients will see lower costs without increases in the plan premium there, we go. There we go. The insurance company said in most cases patients will see lower cost without any increases in the pre planned premium plant premiums going up somehow. He believes the new program will remove at least one barrier cost for people enrolled in plans need insulin. Okay. So what'd you guys are going to see and good for Cigna? Cigna I worked with Cigna for many years. I'm big fan. But. Right now, that's like the low hanging fruit, the insulin issues, and our diabetics being able to insulin is getting all the news in the media. So the insurance company is going to what rob Paul to pay Peter. About from Peter to pay Paul. And so they're going to we're going to get into down. But some buddy else's going to take a hit. Someone's gonna take a hit. That is going to be probably those of you that don't need insulin other things cost money. So somebody s today about the free physical on ObamaCare because they ended up having to still come out almost one hundred bucks out of pocket. And they went in four physical. They were told physical covered physicals now been covered under the ACA for years. But they always get a Bill. And so tried to get a little bit more detail. What tests run one of the things run, and it was basic basic, Pat, basic, you know, things done passer that patient didn't ask for any extra just their free ObamaCare physical. Almost a hundred bucks out of pocket. So what what's going on here in many guys does the same thing? I notice that I was so excited when I heard the physicals we're going to be covered because my Medicare patients, I couldn't get your analysis paid. I couldn't get a chest. X Ray I still couldn't I don't think anything's changed last years. But when I close my practice three years ago, I still no matter what Obama promise in terms of the free physical urine was not covered. Chest. X ray? Now true. They now changed things to say. Well, if you're smoker. Scan. But my patients would use their free physical, but they were promised under ObamaCare when they needed a pre op physical for surgery. You know? So if I say, okay, we need a physical you now get a physical get your yearly physical. Look, I'm about to have surgery that doctor is going to want certain things do the physical then. So I don't come back for pre up because most pre physicals have to be done within thirty days. You have physical before your surgery, which makes sense don't be doing a physical six months prior. And now, you have a pneumonia. So we'll do your physical right before your surgery. So I'd be like all right. Great. Then that have Medicare the Covent would do their physical. I don't really recall anything different in terms of submitting the claim and actually getting paid. I wouldn't. And then I would hear that. When I have to send the for pre-nup chest x Ray that they would be charged cash upfront at the radiology place because again Medicare pay for the x Ray. Now Medicare does cover x-rays, but for pre-nup x-ray Ray, they weren't. And I didn't understand that. Now, somebody could say, well, maybe, you know, it's bad. You know, you don't have a good biller. But we're talking about radiology place say just pay us a front. The X Ray is not covered. This is my billing now this is radiology company, a huge one. So what I think happened. Most recently with this person yesterday is when in. Dr does what they do for physical cultures. Urinalysis? Maybe they also pregnancy. Hello. But that's not what the insurance considers a physical. The insurance might have only thought all right? You do the heart. You do the lawns. Do the pelvic exam. You're good. But no urinalysis analysis is not technically covered because it's not recommended now. I'm sorry. Okay. If I when I did physicals. Let's say you're over fifty. You got your analysis. You got an EKG if you were a smoker before the new cat scam guidelines give the chest. X.

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"cigna" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

02:15 min | 2 years ago

"cigna" Discussed on KOMO

"The Dow Jones industrials rose thirty nine points. The tech heavy NASDAQ gained forty six the s&p five hundred managed to gain of six points. Cigna corporation and Express Scripts today announced the patient assurance program which caps costs for thirty days supply of insulin at twenty five dollars for eligible people with diabetes. The average out of pocket costs in two thousand eighteen for users of insulin through plans managed by Cigna and Express Scripts which Cigna acquired in December was forty one fifty four thirty day supply. That's your money now after nearly three years cross party discussions kick off in earnest to try to find an acceptable rags Adeel. These are your world headlines from ABC news with just days before a looming exit deadline the prime. Minister is now reaching out happy sitting members across the house will continue to do. So in order to ensure that we can find a way forward that this house counsel facilitate this Theresa May must ask the European Union for Brexit delay extension to hammer out an agreement. Venezuela's foreign minister says opposition figure one Guido is in breach of the constitution. And the judiciary has to take care of it. L Bainian opposition parties have continued their weekly protests calling for the government's resignation and an early election, and the priest northern Poland who led a public burning of the Harry Potter series deemed by their owners harmful as apologized and stress. It was not aimed against books or culture. I'm Tom rivers at the ABC news foreign desk in London. Training for teaching assistants who work with special needs kids at risk. As komo's Corwin Hake. Reports. Budget writers Olympia are struggling to pay for it public schools. Statewide would be hard pressed to educate students with autism or intellectual disabilities without para educators, teaching assistants who give these kids the individual attention. They require but along with being underpaid Peres are typically undertrained, Dan steals with Washington association of school administrators. We think it is positive better trained, para educators, and we support that training Harkinson is the lack of adequate funding for state law signed two years ago mandates four days of para educator training a year. But still says neither.

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"cigna" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

02:39 min | 2 years ago

"cigna" Discussed on KOMO

"Dow Jones industrials rose thirty nine points. The tech heavy NASDAQ gained forty six P five hundred managed to gain of six points. Cigna corporation and Express Scripts today announced the patient assurance program which caps costs for thirty days supply of insulin at twenty five dollars for eligible people with diabetes. The average out of pocket costs and twenty eight teen for users of insulin through plans managed by Cigna and Express Scripts which Cigna acquired in December was forty one fifty four thirty days supply. That's your money now. For what it's worth, I'm Sherry Preston. Valerie Jarrett born in Iran raised in Chicago for eight years the top advisor to President Barack Obama when I met her. She was taping an Instagram story. So I asked her if she was a fan of social media, especially in light of the whole Roseanne Barr episode as I said at the time, I put myself in the arena. And so I'm fine. I have an enormous amount of support. But I think that it's symptomatic of a big problem. And I think we've got to figure out a way to communicate with each other without making it personal without turning into name calling roll adults here favorite platforms Instagram. Her least favourite is Twitter. One of the challenges that we have with social media is that we have the ability to hide behind the veil of anonymity and not have to look into the eyes of the person to whom you're speaking Jarrett's developing those interpersonal skills as important not just in government or public service throughout life. Well, I think we have to figure out how we can disagree without being disagreeable. For what it's worth, Cheri Preston. ABC news US immigration agents have detained family from Snohomish county. Now a social media campaigns underway to set them free. More from komo's Corwin Hake. Thirty rolled urban and Rica's. Oh, vera. And his parents were on vacation in Arizona last Thursday when US customs and border protection agents, arrested them and their rental car southeast of Tucson this. According to information on Facebook page, urging the government to free the family, the page says democratic congresswoman Susan Dell Benny is spearheading their case, according to the page, the arresting agent told the family their visas had expired, and they had no other documents proving their immigration status now Facebook friends have launched a phone and letter writing campaign to secure their freedom. The Everett herald reports in Rick has VERA is pursuing a U dub degree in biology and is interning at Seattle Children's research institute with hopes of becoming a pediatric trauma surgeon. Corwin hake. Komo news. Komo AAA traffic.

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"cigna" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

News Talk 1130 WISN

08:01 min | 2 years ago

"cigna" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"Employer health insurance information later in the program, but you want to start with things that have already developed this year. Exactly. Because it's rather fascinating. There've been some major developments, and I think major developments that will have real consequences or opportunities going forward. The first are the two major insurance mergers that all were completed at the end of twenty eight teams. So the first one was CVS care. Mark CVS care. Mark many of us know them as the pharmacy stores, but they also are what is called a prescription benefit management organization. So they process prescription benefits under health programs. They acquired an insurance company in this case Aetna. So now there is no longer. You might say Aetna. As an insurance company still waiting. To see what this new merged organizations name is going to be. But also more fascinated on what they will bring to the marketplace because you have the combination of an organization obviously involved with pharmaceutical as well as an insurance company now merged together. And as we have talked about in previous shows pharmaceutical is becoming a major portion of our overall healthcare spend the second merger that just was completed this one was completed December twentieth. It has Cigna which one of those top five insurance companies get no was in this case the insurance company acquired a prescription benefit management firm. So the inverse of what we just talked about with CVS care. Mark buying Aetna. In this case, we have Cigna the insurance company buying a prescription benefit management firm. Now, express script doesn't have pharmacy stores. They're just a a prescription benefit management firm. So again, it'll be interesting to see what they do as a combination organization. Going forward with healthcare in their health insurance offerings that first one you mentioned CVS a did acquire Aetna. Not the other way around. Correct. So they acquire at now that that must make CVS one of the larger pharmaceutical I mean, we've Walgreens with CVS correct big. I'm just thinking off the top of and not only are they large retail store. They're one of the top three administrators of all the prescription benefits paid out under insurance programs. The top three are Express Scripts which is now owned by Cigna, CVS care, Mark and Optum who is owned by United Healthcare. The combination of those three represent more than seventy percent of all the prescriptions process through insurance programs. They are one of those processors, so very large organization not only with the retail stores, but with the whole processing of pharmacy benefits, talking nationally, right? Exactly. Yeah. Okay. Just to make sure I mean, everybody listening probably recognizes those names. Exactly, that's where we go and get a prescription. And I often tell people you may have an insurance card. Maybe your card says anthem Blue Cross Blue shield on the frontside flip it over on the backside in the back side. You're gonna see information about your prescription benefits is gonna have expressed scripts logo because anthem contracts with Express Scripts to process their prescription benefits. And this is new again, these changes this was at the end of twenty eight exactly so we're not even seeing what this all means going forward because this all just took place at the end of the year one of the other developments. I find rather fascinating. Is we talked about Paul when we talked about pharmacy last year in our show that the president his administration came out with what they call the blueprints on pharmacy, in fact, directly looking at what's going on. And why pharmacy costs are so expensive and one of the things they talked about in their blueprint was there's never disclosure of the cost of medications that are continuously being advertised to us as consumers the old direct to. Consumer marketing, so the pharmaceutical industry itself big pharma, if you wanna call it the pharmaceutical research and manufacturers America that organization met in October and they came forward with new principals. So you might say self policing themselves that beginning April fifteenth, they are expecting their members of their association to as they advertise medications, for example on television. They will provide consumers either with the disclosure of the retail cost of that medication or with directions on how they can find out more about the costs through a website. So one of the more recent developments is ally. Lily is the first to come forward and start doing some of this disclosure. They're very popular medication. They have in the marketplace for diabetic treatment is called true listening. They now have a website where you can go out on that website, and you can see that the retail price of Treliske eighty eight thousand seven hundred. Dollars a year. Or seven hundred thirty dollars a month now on that same website, you can try to figure out what your costs might be relating to your insurance plan. But as Paul you, and I know we both have high deductible plans that means we're going to bear most of the cost of that medication because we don't have a copay. We have a six thousand dollar deductible, for example. So we're paying six thousand dollars just for that medication alone. Yeah. And that gives you a baseline to kind of gauge what you're paying against what what the retail cost is exactly. Imag nappy. Good news. In other words. It may be I and maybe motivate consumers look for better value. If it's something that's not gambling affordable. That's it's weird. Because we when they're transparent, and they tell you the price we care more. Correct. When we just go in. Well, it's four hundred a month. There's not much you can do about it you pay it. And you just kinda you go on with your day. Correct. And I was used the example of the epi pen a few years ago. All of a sudden the price was changing almost by month from one hundred dollars a two hundred dollars almost six hundred dollars a nervous human outcry. And that was because so many people are in high deductible plans. They saw directly the step up in price where if they had a fifty dollar co pay that price kept increasing. They didn't see it because they were paying a fifty dollar copay, but most of us are paying a lot of those drug expenses. So this disclosure is a positive first step Johnson and Johnson you here locally, of course, on February seventh they are going to begin disclosing the price in their ad itself. Along with. The disclosure of a website. So for example, one of their more popular medications is a blood thinner, and I'll probably really mess this up, and then they tried to pronounce it. But our electile is my best guess at how to pronounce that a good, okay? Good job. And even if it sounded good that medication sixty five hundred dollars a year is the annual retail five forty a month. Exactly five hundred and forty dollars a month. So you can see the theme the drugs that are being advertised direct to consumers, those are the very expensive specialty type medications, and that's why I say, I think it's refreshing that we see the value and the benefit of those meds. But we start to see what are the costs associated with those meds to you got it. It's good that they're disclosing it. That's a positive thing. Right. Exactly in. We've always said the hardest thing to be in is a consumer when it comes to healthcare because generally, nobody wants to disclose prices to you. Oh, I mean think about it. When you go in for. I mean, this is way off topic. But you go in for surgery, you have to have something done you consult, you you set a date and you go for it one of the final things. Oh, that's right. We should check on how much we have to pay for insurance. But you rarely get the full price the actual price of. That surgery. Yes, not only do you not get the actual price as we'll be talking later about surprise bills. You may find out a surprise in the end of a service that obviously you never contracted for and never expected to find that it was going to be outside of your insurance plan. So that's what you meant by surprise medical bills. Yes. I wasn't talking about Christmas in two thousand nineteen yet. And not a good surprise. All right. That's coming up later in the show..

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"cigna" Discussed on Psychedelic Salon

Psychedelic Salon

01:31 min | 3 years ago

"cigna" Discussed on Psychedelic Salon

"We didn't say, why did you do just become to be. You know, you have the drug which changed the world, you kind of have the only drug to be bad because it changed the way people think a no understand what it doesn't gonna force. The study's been remarkable when we too stupid nature of listens. We've understood the nature of the change in ego, the sense of becoming part of the university's. You hear about the next week we can. Now we can show you bring map, make sense of this, and I think that's critical because we, we cannot win the argument of drugs by relying on commonsense. We've Cigna, we can't even now the moral argument. This government has told us start taking drugs as moral unless you take any other psychoactive drug other than the whole that changes the way you feel is legal. So that's what they made that moral decision. They told us it's not based on harmony Moore is based on it so we can't win the moral argument. The only way you can win. The argument is silence. We have to show them, scientists like me have to show that the science is really worth one. That the science underpins the central therapeutic value. And the very least these drugs should be made available for medical treatment and research, and whether they go into recreation useful who cares because the reality of dangerous anyway. Thank you..

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"cigna" Discussed on Short Story Long

Short Story Long

03:07 min | 3 years ago

"cigna" Discussed on Short Story Long

"But at that point, I mean, I knew. I knew I wanted to give it another shot. I didn't want to prolong in waste people's times. You didn't even really explore like the Laker option. I I, we did. I did like a little, you know, docu many docu series typing leading up to free agency and actually like midnight afraid the chose wells going because you had that like gnaws party way CIGNA's Oklahoma party. Yeah, it was. It was other the chain. So there was no question. There was no question I wanted to get it done with an over with. Yeah, I was just hoping selfishly that you'd be here. I wanted to, honestly, I wanted to. I wanted to come back home. Yeah, but you've got plenty of time. I'm I'm twenty still. Another contract ego. So I guess that leads to like the the big sort of ender question is. Obviously, the goal is obvious right continued to dominate, you know, whatever. Do you have any big, like check boxes that you really want to accomplish? You have a lot of time left anything like that or is it just trying to? I mean, it now in my career is just win. I don't. I'm not a static. I note I can do note. I'm capable of not. I'm not looking to like, are the sheer gotta be in top three or lead the league in scoring like I'm not looking at those type of numbers now is like a wanna win. I wanna I wanna win. I wanna be a champion. I wanna. I wanna work for like, I don't. I don't wanna go to a team loaded. I wanna work for champion like in. Honestly, that's the only thing that I feel I can accomplish. Now I'm being lost our USA champion. You know, list goes on now, if is is to be a champion. Yep. That's like it only thing that matters now though. Good. You still love it every single bit as much as you'd ever did. I do. I do. It seems like you're in like a real. I don't know. It seems to me like this would be like almost a high point your, you know what I mean? Because I mean. I feel like it's a cycle that goes in with not even basketball, but just pro sports is a cycle. You start out, you're young, you don't necessarily when you're young, you don't necessarily play for the best team. So it's like a learning curve. You figured a game out. You learn how to play. Then you reach a point where it's like, all right, I know who I am as a player. Note. I'm capable of, I know what I have. And then now it's like where I'm at is like, all right. Now, how do I not only give back to young guys to help them so we can all achieve the mango. But, but now it's like. How do I get better? How do I learn and still be a student? And that's what like the fun part now is, I know I can go out and do this, but like all right now, let's listless work on like other stuff. This work onto the doing this on a daily basis. Yep. How's your sister feel about being Paul?.

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"cigna" Discussed on The Bobby Bones Show

The Bobby Bones Show

03:54 min | 3 years ago

"cigna" Discussed on The Bobby Bones Show

"Pile of stories. It's just seems so cold and wrong. But Broncos fans have started a gofundme page to raise enough money to buy out the current quarterbacks contract. Well, let's be real for second. That's so rude was reading the first round last year. Yeah, he's not played that well and then also have another two quarterbacks are playing better. It's unfair. What if they raise enough could? I mean it could really happen. It's never happened. They're not going to. But yeah, they're being haters a little bit come like that just seems so wrong. Lift them up and give them confidence so they can go out there and play play better that way. If you bring someone down her, I mean about taxing Lynch, their name on there. Yeah, Paxton Lynch. They want to find someone back like when they had Peyton Manning. Gover for manning. Tonight? Yeah, yeah. In last year for Dollar General vote. What else? Okay, so a fourteen year old is running for governor in Vermont. His name is Ethan. He's too young to vote, but there's like like their law doesn't keep him from running age fourteen to run for governor after I saw the failure by so many in politics to work for their constituent instead of working for lobbyists incorporations. I felt like there was a new generation of leadership that could be doing a better job in our state. Let's. Fourteen anybody else. I don't like the politics, just everybody's so heaven. Oh, people to give them money. We're all in lobbyists. Nothing's real anymore for a dog. Oh, caps. Get voted. Yeah. Mayor. I don't even know how that happens, but it does. McDonald's started testing a new French toast mic Griddle. So the normal one comes with like mini pancakes, the buns with some sausage. But this one is going to have bacon and sausage, plus eggs and cheese, and it'll be between two pieces of French toast for chosen. Interesting. I'm in the French toast too. I donate a lot, but it's interesting reading the story of Cigna food at Buffalo Wild Wings and they're gonna have probably gambling at the restaurant. What is that. So even in states, gambling is not legal. Well, the US court opened the doors for sports betting across the country now, oh, Buffalo Wild Wings is already looking into putting it in the restaurants and think it happened the next six months. And so it'll still stay kid-friendly. Okay. You can't gamble. Hang your kids much. I do not much will really change said you can't. You know, there's go apply. She. People more competitive. Like is there gonna be like fights, drinking and gambling, and there's already drinking kicked out Ray got kicked out of some thing recently. I saw on Instagram, Reggie Raymond, or audio producer on the glass room. Did you kicked out somewhere? Got kicked out in Las Vegas link sportsbook I can't go back. I don't think for the rest of the year. Why I ended up. I was yelling at the TV and I had multiple complaints. One security guy came over. He wasn't big enough. So they brought over another big enough, your your word. That's dead serious, and they ended up taking me out of there and they said, you're never welcome back and we have your picture. I believe that they monitor faces. Yeah, I think that's been proven. Yeah, they have that technology. Don't think that's a fair thing actually shown us on twenty twenty Facebook. Hey, Ray, good. Dude. I know just got way too into a bed had bases loaded with one out and I couldn't score a run man. The problem is if you get in trouble like you could get in trouble from the show that was that was a legal thing. That wasn't a show thing. I wasn't giving the show a bad name. It was just me and this book that was the issue. Some old lady yell at us. You did those on out the door and all respect her for she said, get a life..

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"cigna" Discussed on CNBC's Fast Money

CNBC's Fast Money

03:25 min | 3 years ago

"cigna" Discussed on CNBC's Fast Money

"Welcome back to fast money shares of Express Scripts, getting crushed today. Now, volatile in the after hours session after reporting earnings, this as billionaire investor. Carl Icahn is now taking aim at the company's merger with Cigna, get to our own make to relic very latest Meg as Scott well Express Scripts digits report at second quarter earnings. Those looking basically in line, but analysts essentially saying those almost look like a non event. When you think about the bombshell that was dropped in the form of car, like on news this afternoon, the activists investor reportedly has built a stake in Cigna and glance to oppose its proposed merger with Express Scripts worth about fifty, four billion dollars this being reported by the Wall Street Journal. The journal also reporting that he may seek to influence other investors and encourage them also to vote against the deal. Reportedly his issue with it is that the price is too high. It was worth about fifty four billion dollars when it was announced or about ninety six dollars per Express Scripts shares. And you can also see that Express Scripts has not traded up to that. Mount, it's about seventy four dollars a share right now. So about a twenty percent delta from when the deal was announced. In addition to the price issue that icon reportedly has with the deal other a couple of other things that have emerged as pressures to Express Scripts as industry since the deal was announced. A one of those analysts point out is Trump's drug pricing blueprint and his focus in it on the pharmacy benefits managers industry and the rebate structure in drug pricing that causing a lot of pressure in that space. Of course, the other one is Amazon's acquisition of pill pack getting into the space and causing a lot more pressure on this industry guys, those emerging and even building since March shareholders are scheduled to vote on this deal. August twenty fourth. So a lot of activity to keep watching until then Scott, looking forward to this still developing story make thank you so much with I now attempting to block the deal. What does it mean for shareholders of Express Scripts guy? Well, Express Scripts can't be happy, and I never thought really Express Scripts is all that. Interesting. Anyway, I think Mr.. Dot com is onto something. I think the real play is, and we've been wrong for a while because I thought it was value for a long time, but signatures to cheap on valuation. I mean, this stock got crushed earlier this year. If you like, Aetna close to eighteen times, I think you gotta love Cigna, twelve and a half. So just in terms of value play with icon and it now I think its signal all the way. No, you don't wanna ask Peter cannon. I mean. I was waiting for somebody to offer something waiting brick. Huge numbers, lowercase, Lena, Humana. I mean, giant giant in the space. Cigna probably would. Well, we're reports icon, could shake up the signature express. Merger sent the options market into a frenzy might San Francisco with more Mike. Other, yes. So we did see more than four times the average daily volume and Express Scripts today. Some of it was pretty interesting because actually we did see vibe over four thousand of the weekly Seventy-nine puts and that was actually before this news came out, those are obviously profitable already. And then we sent you only have five about a thousand August seventy puts which obviously is an indication that the stock is going to be going lower after this news. Yeah. Mike. Sorry, I realized my microphone was open. I was talking to the gang here didn't mean to distract you there? No, that's quite all right. My co out in San Francisco. It's a live television. That's all right. For more options accents. Check.

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"cigna" Discussed on The Global Politico

The Global Politico

02:08 min | 3 years ago

"cigna" Discussed on The Global Politico

"The global politico is brought to you by cigna remind your employees to schedule their 2018 annual checkup encouraged in the learn therefore health numbers and take control of their health to learn more visit cigna dot com slash take control cigna together all the way i'm susan glasser and welcome back to the global politica i think this last week these last ten days of him is the presidency he's dreamed of doing of being yes all there's there's little scandal over here will that'll entertain the troops over there but i look at everybody's begging me to save them from the tariffs but i'm getting tough steelworkers love me and look kim jongun wants to beat with me i'll be able to handle this if you think the last thirteen months have been to modulus you ain't seen nothing yet this week our guest is chuck todd the host of meet the press and are subject is a priest simple one that can be boiled down to this what's it like to be randomly called a son of a bitch by the president of the united states on a saturday night and keep doing your job first of little bit of explanation is probably in order we've been working on arranging this interview for a few weeks i've known chuck for years and consider him one of washington's best political handicappers not to mention an excellent and insightful trump allah gist of longstanding i thought we talked trump the 2018 midterms 2020 presidential election and maybe give some insight into covering this most unusual of white house's amid the chaos and upheaval of the last few weeks as you'll hear in this conversation that we recorded friday afternoon at nbc's studios on capitol hill we did in fact cover all those topics and more we also talked about what it's like to be attacked by trump and his longstanding obsession with chuck which goes back years the next day after our interview president trump pounced on truck again in fact calling him a sleepy son of a bitch in the middle of a saturday night campaign rally in pennsylvania the comment came from nowhere but then again seemed perfectly.

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"cigna" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

01:31 min | 3 years ago

"cigna" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

"The political graphist is brought to you by cigna remind your employees to schedule their 2018 annual checkup encourage them to learn their four health numbers and take control of their health to learn more visit cigna dot com slash take control cigna together all the way hello and welcome to the slate would have a gap us for february twenty second 2018 be enough thoughts and prayers edition i am david clock for that s obscure i've in washington dc john dickerson cbs this morning is back fellow john i'm i'm very happy to be back i'm sorry i wasn't with you last week and john you are in new york cbs new york emily however is gone it did she take the midnight trying to georgia is she visiting the antigreen gable's house and prince edward island i don't know i don't know where emily is maybe she went to caroline and her mind i don't know but it doesn't matter because any lowery of the atlantic gap as veteran yuban if you've been on our show yes so yeah yeah of course any lowery of the atlantic joins us hello any in washington with me hi it's nice to be here again i was touch the you went back to the old slade office where used to work yeah as you didn't know that slated move it was i new some part of my brain new that slate had moved in some other more lizardlike part of my brain just was drawn backfired there.

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"cigna" Discussed on Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"cigna" Discussed on Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

"Amicus is brought to you by cigna remind your employees to schedule their 2018 annual checkup encourage them to learn therefore health numbers and to take control of their health to learn more please visit cigna dot com slash take control cigna together all the way dan the courts have actually succeeded in slice of off the low hanging fruit and now we're actually having a serious debate about how much discretion the president has an immigration policy hi and welcome back to amicus fleets podcast about the courts amazon bring court and the law and the constitution and all that good stuff i'm diet last week a cover the courts in the law for slate magazine and this week a high court is out still on its long winter break but the team here amicus thought might be a good moment to talk a little bit about america uh this just going to go with that and this sort of large roiling conversations were now having in the courts around dhaka uh around the travel ban around sanctuary cities uh it seems as though there is this new urgency to figure out who belongs here who doesn't and who gets to pick uh and there is no one i'd rather talk about that with then steve latic he teaches law at the university of texas his teaching focuses on federal jurisdiction constitutional law and national security he's also uh cnn's supreme court analyst and co editor in chief of the just security blog and so steve i you've been with us but it's been a long time so thank you for coming back to join us on amicus there hebron so it so let me ask you that same framing question i just herded with which is uh it seems as though there is a tremendous amount of litigation right now in this country surrounding these existential questions about.

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"cigna" Discussed on The Upgrade by Lifehacker

The Upgrade by Lifehacker

01:48 min | 4 years ago

"cigna" Discussed on The Upgrade by Lifehacker

"Man the number of bird the upgrade is brought to you by cigna in partnership with tv doctors of america reminding you to get your annual checkup and learn your four health numbers blood pressure cholesterol blood sugar and body mass index don't put it off make your appointment today visit cigna dot com slash take control and learn how an annual checkup and knowing your four health numbers could save your life go no take control of your help cigna together all the way two in the beginning of so i've got a question glutton's myths and how you guys come up with metz what constitutes a myth so we have a lotta sources like there's obviously websites you can go through signed shell has went up now where you can suggest a myth but our producers come up with them everyone on the cast and crew anyone comes up with any idea but behind the myth has to also be a mythbusters story we have to be able to turn whatever it is so sometimes myths are too small or too easy to test where you don't have some way to learn something from one test to apply to a bigger test in that's the story we want to tell we wanna be able to gain more out of it than just a yes or no absolute and it becomes a sort of suggest amid maybe we develop it in a falls apart maybe we think it's undeveloped old bowl but we give it a shot and we make something incredible out of it and service great collaboration of everybody getting together and go.

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