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

Business Wars Daily

03:21 min | 2 weeks 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 | 2 months 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 | 2 months 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 | 3 months 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 | 3 months 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 | 4 months 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 | 4 months 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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Travel to Tbilisi and Eastern Georgia

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

09:06 min | 5 months ago

Travel to Tbilisi and Eastern Georgia

"The traveler. I'm your host Chris. Christensen let's talk about Georgia. I like to welcome back to the show. Tomo and Mexi from food FUN TRAVEL DOT COM who've come to talk to us about the Republic of Georgia's we're gonNA start with intimacy and head east. Tomo it makes me welcome back to the show. Hey thanks as always glad to be on the shore tomorrow makes me Williams. I didn't say your last name. Yes that's not married since we love to see you thank you. I didn't mention that I think because I not used to referring you'd as the same last name and someone makes me. We're on the show once previously in Philippines wherever the Yucatan Mexico you could join. That's right that's right. The more recent episode we have on the Yucatan merita excellent will. Why are we talking about the Republic of Georgia well? We actually moved to Tbilisi about a year ago. It's our third time living here the second time where here. We got married here a few months after that we decided we actually wanted to live here permanently and now we do so. We used to live in Merida Mexico for a while. That's why we talked to you about that a couple of years ago and now we live Tbilisi so when you say permanently. This is permanently from the context of a travel blogger which means more than a couple of months. I think this is more permanent than decisions. Cassia already almost a year and we've got no intention of leaving at this point. And why should someone else come to the Republic of Georgia? I would say the main draw here is firstly. It's quite undiscovered. It's a little bit out of the way for most travelers but it's beginning a huge amount of press internationally recently especially because of the food and the wine. It is the birthplace of wine according to the most recent archaeological evidence. And but yeah and that's eight thousand years old eight thousand years ago. They found pottery stained with wine from eight thousand years ago so at a definitive evidence that it was actually going on. People were making wine and drinking wine interesting. And what kind of itenerary are you going to recommend for US? So obviously there will be some wine to try but there's also a lot of history here because we're right in the e east-meets-west sort of area. We are nestled between the Caspian Sea and Black Sea with Russia to the north and Turkey to the South West and on Mesnier and Azerbaijan to the south and the east. So there's been a huge influence of all these different coaches for the itinerary. We're GONNA start off in the capital Tiblisi and it is quite a big city with a lot of history so this was founded in the fifth century. Ad. So it has been around for a long time. There's lots of different things to see when you fly in on the first day the flights that come in from the US and via Turkey or quite early. Morning arrivals cold yes. So we'd say the first day that you'RE GONNA be here. It's probably going to be a solid half day of recovering and sleeping and then you have like a half day in the afternoon to go out and see some things and then enjoy the evening and then have a secondary Tiblisi. It's quite a fun city and there's a lot to do here day. Three we'd be heading east towards Kakheti. Which is the primary Wine Region? But of course it's also a very historic region that changed hands between different cultures the Persians Arabs. And of course the Jordan's at the moment firstly we'd be heading to the hill town. Well it's a mountain town of Cigna guy the city of La City of love actually a town. But it's very beautiful nestled on a little hilltop with views down the valley and towards the Caucasus Mountains in the distance the next day staying in the wine region and moving too quickly which is right down in the valley. It's like a very central part of the wine region down there where the river valley runs through where the river runs through the Amazon Valley is the name of the valley and then day five heading north through the valley towards to Lavi which is the capital of Kakheti region. Kakheti actually used to be an independent state for a while as well with separate from Georgia. Now it's integrated with Georgia Day six. We'll be heading back towards Tiblisi through Tiblisi. And then there's a number of important historic sites just north of Tiblisi which include the ancient capital before Tiblisi. Which is called mosquito and also hopeless. Which is an ancient cave town slightly to the west of mosquito and also towards. Gori which was the birthplace of Stalin. And this will wind in that area for people who are real wine lovers. You can have some different wine region. They different groups in different regions. Definitely thinks to explore and then heading back on the seventh day towards Tbilisi so that people can catch they're flying out or if people flying out of Kutaisi. Which is the other main airport then heading from gory towards Kutaisi. Which is about a three hour drive so this couple of flexible options bad us the refinery excellent and we'll go back through that in more detail so before we get into that we should say that although it may be undiscovered it's not undiscovered on amateur travellers to other episodes of the first one at least ten years ago and the second one more recently and so we'll put links to those in the show notes and Tillman makes me have listened to the most recent one of those two so some of the things that are mentioned in there they may skip over. We'll see how that works for time but you started us in Tiblisi. Yeah so let's talk about. Maybe doing a walking tour covers some of the attractions. A few of these mentioned in the previous episode. But it's definitely worth mentioning a few of them again just briefly so that people get a general feel for it. Yes I mean generally in Tiblisi. It's this really vibrant city to visit. You can go out almost any time of day or night. And they'll be people out and about doing stuff in a good wholesome way. There's like restaurants that are our opinion as Baas. The repin sort of dining really is a little bit anytime. A food and wine is exceptionally important. Culturally he'll and as I mentioned earlier. It is surrounded by all of these really strong cultures. But when you actually come to Georgia and come to Tbilisi you'll realize just how unique the culture is here as well so there are definitely influences from those other places but it is very very strongly George into the core. They have their own alphabet one of the unique alphabets of the world. Always done that. Okay so some people say that has some similarity to Amin but when you look at it really doesn't lie. The symbols of very very different says a completely unique alphabet and lots of unique words and the way people pronounce stuff tight is one of the hardest languages to learn. For sure will. In one of the things I've always had trouble with with Georgia in on the amateur travellers site is I take every country and I- lump it into a continent and Georgia. I have placed in Europe. But you look at a map and it looks like I don't know what I'm talking about. Yeah exactly I think Georgia in particular would consider themselves Europe and I think visiting. Here's a country. I also would just architecturally and culturally. I would consider it Europe as well definitely like Eastern Europe. But as you said if you look on a map would probably consider it to be Asia. I sometimes have a hard time putting my time zones in I can never find Tiblisi in a time when I'm changing from different countries. It's because it's always like nestled in Asia. But I think I would definitely say Europe and if we head straight south would get to Armenia Iran and Iraq and so Armenia. I would also be one of those that I would put in Europe culturally but Iran Iraq. I was certainly not Oshawa. John is just to the east and Turkeys just to the West. But it's the usual part of Turkey's eight is one of those as you say regions where cultures meet. Yes and I think at least from that perspective. It's because of the Orthodox religion right the Docs Christianity. I founded in Armenia in the fourth century or late third century century earlier than that. Armenia was the first Christian nation the first nation where Christianity became the main religion so it predates Rome becoming Christian in the three hundreds in Georgia was the second country they took on not too long after that. The estimate is somewhere between three nine three twenty six. Ad Different people have different opinions. And that was when Georgia took on the Orthodox religion poorly Al mentioned a little bit about that when we talk about some of the important attractions that relate to that a bit later on.

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Coronavirus: Germany shuts down borders, halts public life

Monocle 24: The Briefing

06:36 min | 5 months ago

Coronavirus: Germany shuts down borders, halts public life

"We begin today's broker In Germany where people are being urged to stay at home because go with nineteen infection rates are rising. The country hasn't been as badly affected US off European power hoisted hoses like the UK France and Italy but there are fears that could change if lockdown measures lifted too quickly. Let's get more on this with on Rosenberg who is head of Europe and the UK at the political consultancy. Cigna M- Global an-and. Choice me on the line from the black forest in. South West and Germany good afternoon. How much has changed in? Germany changed since we spoke to you last week. Actually there's a lot of ambiguity about the fact if it has changed at all. There was a bit of noise yesterday because new data was released that showed that the infection rate has gone up somewhat marginally to one which is a measure that using here to see if it's going up or down and one or one point one is considered a dangerous state that could overwhelm the healthcare systems. But since the data was released yesterday there have been conflicting news coming out showing other numbers that actually show that it hasn't increased much. And that's just a normal fluctuations so all in all. I would say it has not changed dramatically yet so it is normal fluctuation when you look at those numbers until they they are not the same one all the time we see different reports. That's right that's how it seems at the moment however you have to keep in mind that the lockdown measures would just released a few days ago last week so in a way it takes at the minimum ten to fourteen days to see changes in infection rates because people have been stepping out more going more to shops etc. I would expect and a slight increase once the the numbers actually show the reality because just walking about over here at considered me say that there's much more activity on the streets. People are now going into shops more frequently. You even see kids playing with each other which they shouldn't be doing but you certainly see. That behavior has changed. Germans have been advised to stay at home as much as opposable is there. John's Berlin will still needs to rethink its next steps when it comes to easing restrictions. Yes there is a chance. I think that's not just the case in Germany. That said likely going to happen at one point throughout Europe. However the key thing about Jimmy's that these decisions are not taken on a on a national level for the most part Gemini is a Federal Country. Where with sixteen states where each state is pretty much responsible? For the lockdown measures it wants to implement and as a result you have very different measures and also some states. Favoring script lockdown measures over others for example. Bavaria has been on the forefront of very strict lockdown measures versus not invest fine which have been much Keno on prioritizing. The economy over health concerns. If you will so much disagreement. Has there been in Germany. Then over the speed in which. The lockdown measures should be east so over. There's an interesting shift in rhetoric occurring at the moment. Initially there was very strong support towards keeping the lockdown measures very strict. Everyone was in favor of that. I would say since the beginning of the week since the weekend that has been a clear shift in rhetoric towards the critics of lockdown measures becoming much vocal and everyone's starting to criticize the drastic measures and the impact on the economy arguing. That the deaths that we have currently seen do not justify the crippling of the economy. And we're hearing more and more prominent politicians make that point so even if you see an increase in infection rates. I think it's going to become politically more difficult for individual states and for for merckel overall to reimpose stricter lockdown measures simply because the the rhetoric and the discourse has moved on from where it was at the beginning Goodison. Could you tell us more about the situation? Merck finding herself in at the moment. So she has had an interesting few months obviously. She was a prior to the Kobe. Crisis in a very difficult spot with her party going through severe scandals and with the governing coalition being really close to collapse that was even talks about early elections. She has benefited tremendously from this crisis. Simply because this has happened across Europe by the way in times of crisis people want strong leaders. They do not want arguments between the opposition and ruling parties. So she has benefited from that. She has seen a surge in popularity whereas other parties especially the Greens and the IRA has seen quite a huge loss of popularity. And so she's been doing quite well but I do expect that we are now at the beginning of that popularity being eroded again and you can see that by the opposition voices becoming louder. Angela Merkel is due to discuss own thirsty as a matter of fact the next steps folded easing off lockdown restrictions with the state's premier's. What do you expect? We'll be destroyed them. Yeah so I don't think that. So many groundbreaking things are going to be decided. Some of the things. That aren't the agenda is to try and increase testing capacity further and also include new meshes in into that those testing results for example. They want to start to collect the people getting getting well again in in national figure something that they haven't been focusing so so much on they want to provide more financial support to 'em to care workers to healthcare workers. They want to increase a shorter works schemes. Germany has been quite helpful in providing salary support schemes for companies. They want to step that up and they're also going to increase the the ban on foreign travel. If you will so I think borders are going to remain closed for a little bit longer by the sounds of it Rosenberg. Thank you very much for joining us. Anna joins us from the black forest in southwest

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Dating at a Distance

Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction

08:44 min | 5 months ago

Dating at a Distance

"Should PEOPLE STILL DATE? Everything is aligned. Date no no no no blind date center definitely not but even before this tender. I'm kidding that was mean on the late show with Stephen Colbert. A month ago before most of the country was staying at home at the time. A conversation about dating during a pandemic may have felt like late night comedy fair. You know Stephen. Everything in life is is a risk reward. Proposition is riskier to do things versus before. Perhaps being in close contact with somebody especially somebody. You don't know Is Is. It's a different time right now. But as their new reality has evolved so as the act of finding love people are using dating apps more both tender and bumble have reported an increase in daily messages and user engagement. Other APPS had a video chat feature and some people are reaching out in ways I would have never imagined a look out my windows. Bill dancing traps to take and needed to say here down. She waved back. That's the start of the story you may have heard before. It's from a video on Tick Tock by Jeremy Cohen a photographer from Brooklyn New York. After Jeremy Waves to the dancing girl he flies his drone over with his cell phone number. She picked up my job and I guess it works. 'cause I our lady's Jeremy's video went viral if we're still allowed to say that it has over thirty million views on talk now. I'm not at all surprised. It's the meet cute of our time if our time is defined by isolation and physical distancing Jeremy and Tori Cigna Rela. She's the girl on the roof have gone on a few dates after that. Here's Jeremy and Tori. The first date was we had dinner. There was another restaurant she is on her roof and I was on my balcony. It was so funny because we'd be talking to other on facetime and then sometimes I like look over like I'd see him there and then we'd look at each other. It was like such a weird scenario lovely on another date. Jeremy win inside a huge plastic bubble so he could take a walk. I just couldn't stop laughing. I like hit the ground. Basically I was not expecting to see him in a bubble. It's a lot more effort to go through than your average date and it's hard to express the usual social and physical cues when you're six feet apart but there things about this new normal that for Jeremy Cohen. Surprisingly work well. It's really nice to get to know her. Just not have any of this pressure at the end of the day like okay. Am I going home or am I gonNA invite her back to my place? This awkward moment of okay. What what is the other person thinking? I don't WANNA be too forward but I also don't want to be a scaredy cat. Jeremy isn't immune to the loneliness of social distancing of not actually being physically around someone even though he's found this new connection I am in my apartment either remained but he's with his family in Minnesota. So I'm alone in this two bedroom apartment for about a month. Now it makes me realize how much the small things in life such as a hub. Like hug skill great. I've actually putting myself a couple of times. It doesn't feel the same because it isn't the same. There's a lot of research that shows. That physical touch is important for health and wellbeing. One behavior that we have focused on in some of our research is interpersonal touch or affectionate touch. We've shown that touch has powerful effects on our physical. Health are mental health. Our relationship health. That's Professor Brooke Fini. She's a social psychologist at Carnegie Mellon University. She studies how relationships impact our health throughout our entire lives. It increases feelings of security so it just makes people feel more secure. It increases people's willingness to embrace life opportunities affectionate touch has been associated with lower daily stress lower reactivity to stress A lower likelihood of even perceiving something as stressful in the first place for Professor Feeney affectionate touch has benefits even above and beyond sexual intimacy. Which is something else were missing in? A time of isolation can engage in sexual intimacy for a variety of reasons that have to do with reproduction and drives and less to do with communicating care and acceptance and love and value. And so on. They're both important forms of touch and Communicate very important information to significant others But we think they are very different types of processes hearing about all the benefits of touch at a time when a lot of people are deprived of. It isn't exactly comforting. So what happens when we do lose it in our everyday lives? Here's Professor Brittany Kubiak. Who Studies affectionate touch in romantic relationships? Children form attachments with their caregivers in a lot of ways through touch and in adulthood we think that some of the same processes happens you form an attachment to your romantic partner just like you form attachment to your parents. Although the relationship is obviously different long-term not having the ability to touch. I think there's the possibility that you may not be able to form as secure attachment to that person but Professor Jacoby Act doesn't want to overstate the benefits of touch. Either it is still possible to have meaningful connections with each other without it. We know that people maintain very satisfying long distance relationships. Even when there's not a pandemic going on people do things reminiscing about times that they did spend together or planning times that they will spend together and so I think we can find ways at least if this is going to be a somewhat short term separation to make sure that we're maintaining high quality relationships even through physical distance for Professor Feeney. There is a positive outcome at least in terms of human connection about the fact that this is all happening to us together our rates of loneliness and social isolation even before they pandemic had been increasing and people have just been feeling more relational disconnected across the board. One positive thing that I think has come out of this. Pandemic is that people first of all are all in this together. You know so. We're now all part of a big group of people who all this happening to them. When people are facing adversity together they usually reach out to each other more and try to connect stance. Oh I do see one positive side effective at this is that there are these more creative ways that people are trying to connect and help each other out and so on like Jeremy and Tori and whether or not they do end up together doesn't even matter to them anymore. We're absolutely going to meet up. Probably something a little bit more low key like drinks but definitely still could never forget it honestly no matter what happens between us like we're going to remain friends like there's nothing like this that doesn't bond to people and said it's just like look if he's not like in my wedding he'll be at my wedding like that's. I certain that's a powerful connection. Now there was a study from Harvard. That came out this week. Saying we might have to prolong intermittent social distancing measures. Up until two thousand twenty. Two professor. Feeney doesn't know what that means for physical and mental health. No one does she and a team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon are just about to begin a study on this if we don't find these other creative ways to connect It remains to be seen. How well We can continue to abuse remote connections as a proxy for the more physical connections but I think the the core issue that underlies it all is. What touched communicates and so I think what we have to do. During the pandemic is just find other ways to communicate to our loved ones that were available to them if they need us even though we can't be physically proximal to them right now and might be more difficult to communicate that remotely but I think we can do it. Human beings are social creatures by nature. We crave connection. We're not meant to be isolated. These days. Some people might not have the security that comes from physical touch. But that's not all our relationship is built on find those other connections and lean on them. I think you'll be surprised by how strongly though resonate in your life.

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Changing the Healthcare Space with Voice Technology with Dan Messina Co-Founder & EVP of HandsFree Health

Inside VOICE

02:50 min | 6 months ago

Changing the Healthcare Space with Voice Technology with Dan Messina Co-Founder & EVP of HandsFree Health

"Now Dan. You've been in healthcare for over thirty five years. You've been the CEO of Magellan. House the CFO AETNA HOUSE. And you served as a partner of health advocate which showed for nearly ten one hundred times. Excuse me of the outside capital invested. And I'm curious. Why did you begin a journey into healthcare so many years ago and then why in the last few years did you decide that the next right move was to found lead a voice based healthcare company? A great question. I mean I think that I wish I had some really glorious story to tell you but the fact that matter results in the right place at the right time I had been with AETNA and Cigna in the late eighties early nineties and during that timeframe there was a big transition from multi line insurance coverage to healthcare and healthcare began to grow rapidly and I was right in the middle of that so gaming opportunity to be part of the process of transitioning CIGNA and Aetna from their multi line offerings to just healthcare and you know put me in a healthcare world. Which was you know? Maybe a lot of sense balance sheet perspective but I don't think necessarily it was beneficial for the end users perspective and all these companies grew rapidly and You know worked for them but I think the members found themselves facing a lot of difficulties in trying to figure out the healthcare process. That's what led to help advocate about twenty years ago me and others from the large health plan companies realize that the to get through the healthcare process was nothing easy and we thought whom better to help them figure out their way through the maze that people to help contribute to the maze and so we started health advocate opposite. Frankly couldn't believe how successful that company became basis form. It was simply a company that was providing any response and you healthcare question. Any individual may have nobody that twenty year span at grew from two forty four million members with over a thousand employees and yes we were able to sell it for about one hundred times. The invested capital was which was obviously very impressive. That then let me two hands. Free health with my colonel the other CO founder of the company hands. Free Health is really in some respects like health advocate where it's responsive to questions that people may have but it does in a voice recognition fashion voice responses service. We think that voice response is a direction that the whole country's going and healthcare is kind of catching up but getting there right now and of course. Healthcare has unique difficulties voice response because of the terminology and being able to convert that terminology voice. You Know Bill Gates. I think twenty years ago the healthcare the content is key and I agree with that and and Between the content and the voice. There's no simple task and I think that's one reason. Healthcare is behind. But if you look at all the stats. Everyone's growing dramatically voice annoys people are increasing utilization voice so it makes sense to have health be part of the growth model and that's where hands free health does come into

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Jameela Jamil Has an Ambitious Goal: To Feel Things

The Hilarious World of Depression

09:16 min | 6 months ago

Jameela Jamil Has an Ambitious Goal: To Feel Things

"It's the hilarious world of depression. I'm John Mel on this episode person who has become famous in America rather quickly as a Sitcom star and an outspoken activist. The Sitcom has ended but the activism. Who It's just getting started. Hello my name is Jamila Djamil and I am at the Hilarious Weld Off. Depression and And what do you do for a living? I'm an actor and activist at a pain in the US. Three job titles multifaceted. Jamila Djamil was a TV and radio host or presenter in England for several years. Welcome to fish. Wrap up with me. I am here to deliver onto you all of the latest chart news and gossip in less time than it takes to make a couple of so last Sunday Cigna American audiences. I got to know her playing honey. Djamil the name-dropping high-society Londoner on the NBC. Moral Philosophy Sitcom the good place. But we've been through a lot swell you. I haven't been this upsets. My good friend Taylor was rude. Yep Stage in Konya was defending my best friend. Say Jamila grew up in London. Her parents emigrated from Pakistan and India says. Her family had a lot of mental health problems. Schizophrenia OCD bipolar depression suicidal. Ibm for Jamila. There was anxiety. There was depression and coming to grips with a lot of trauma. I wouldn't say who within my entire giant family unit because South Asian families huge. But there was an abusive background. Came From and A lot of bullying at home and at school That happened to us. Because we were Pakistani and My Dad is I think. Technically Indian We were South Asians living in a very racist time in Britain such as very tense existence to grow up in where people constantly hounding you with racial slurs calling you a monkey and not wanting to sit next to you at school and just a general night Great doesn't doesn't so no it was really bad. I'm amazed I made it out of my. I've made it our of my twenties even but I've had like a full nervous breakdown gone completely just totally lost it looking back on it now. It was pretty bleak. She had big time mental health issues but she says South Asian immigrant. Culture didn't talk about that kind of thing and neither did British culture. What was being talked about? Was the necessity for girls to be ridiculously skinny. And Jamila Developed Anorexia so I think is a combination the fact that I was growing up in the nineties and so- Heroin Chic could time the adults using non ironically. Where you to? In order to be beautiful you had to emulate the look of someone who does not eat and only Consumes heroin is also look a famine? That people were trying to achieve which is fucking insane considering that famine was and is still occurring in this world and millions and millions of people are suffering and dying from it and how much those people would love to be able to eat something Having their own physiques considered chic in this Bizarre and shallow industry. I was seeing people in my own country. Flights Pakistan and see 'em like skill lethal people on the side of the street begging for food. And then I would come here and see people starving themselves deliberately to emulate that look in order to fit into runway closed just so tiny so the look was just everywhere you were supposed to have jutting out hipbones and believe me. It was a badge of owner. It wasn't something that you hid. There was a long queue outside the girls along line outside the girl's bathroom. Everyone throwing up at lunch one. After the other. The other there was a girl. Easter bring her weighing scales in school and e on them. I remember without giving an interview saying she eats nude in order to stop us from overindulging. In Your Kate Moss talking about nothing tastes as good as thin. Feels well tacos. Pizza cake was their decision that you remember making A. I need to start eating way less. I need to start. Was that a conscious thing or do they just emerge suddenly it was a very very conscious scarring moment of my maths teacher wanting to teach us about graphs and pie charts and she weighed all of us to collect all of our weights as data to show a chart. The dumbest thing you've ever heard how I was. Eleven I was one of the tools guarding was the second oldest girl in the year and I was choppy. Because you gotta get like why toget- toll and also I was just. That was just my build at the time I was loving the curry and I had no self conscious about my body whatsoever. I loved having a tummy. I didn't know about thighs very innocent child. I wasn't remotely interested in the way that I look and That moment changed everything because I was the happiest girl in the class. I was ridiculed by the entire year I came home. My family founded shocking upsetting. I was the happiest girl year and I was immediately encouraged to diet and so I started my first I about eleven and it was. I was dieting. The way an eleven year old were diet which is with no understanding of any nutrition. I was living on somewhere between like two hundred three hundred calories. A day sometimes lasts which is insane because I was very tall and even by the time I hit five ten in my early teens. I was still consuming sometimes. Want two hundred calories a day a belly move passing out all the time didn't did stop menstruating and thought that I was winning. It never struck you as something wrong with us. No everyone was doing it. Everyone was doing everyone who's taking laxatives. Everyone's drinking teas that. I now rally against so hard There was slimfast cans all over our school. I want you know fell over. One on the steps steps passed out a tiny like fake chocolate bars instead of meals. It was just people were afraid of carbs and Pasta and everyone was on the Atkins Diet. So everyone's smell like metal and also it was just disgusting. It's terrible time and we were all on it so it didn't even feel like something. You really hit ego also at the time because of Hollywood there was this fucking Brag that I think kind of still exists of women pretending they eat so much just unnaturally thin. What a dumb witted Brag finding other mental illness conditions emerging with the eating disorder or. Were you just two out of even notice a depression or an anxiety? I wasn't even out of it. I was high on it like I was just sort of I was I was such a devoted anorexic and I was so it's so time consuming beyond our exit. The amount of time you spend learning new tricks trying new tricks hiding your food all of the all of the things that you have to do with so consuming. The I didn't even know that I had any kind of mental illness. I didn't think I had anorexia. I didn't think there was no. I didn't think there was anything wrong with me. The only thing I thought was wrong with me that I wasn't enough I was never thin enough. Do you understand what Anorexia was and just think it was something other people had. Yeah I used to be jealous. I thought Anorexia could only come in the form of of someone who weighs like three or four stone forty two to fifty six pounds and I would be envious if those people for being able to achieve that. I really didn't get it. But that's the problem is if you give this misinformation children. We don't have the whole picture. We do we also have this like youthful arrogance to us where we think our health will last forever. Our lives will go on forever will never be Will never face the side effects in. No one knows about osteoporosis. Kidney damage or liver damage all the IBS. All the different things that happened to people who mess around with their health my thyroid. My drains. Everything is exhausted. I mean I even now sorry twenty years after I started sobbing myself. That's what I was gonna ask because so often people think of it as. Oh anorexia is when you're not eating enough but it is a mental thing that even if you people can have anorexia yeah and and even if you find better eating habits later on the reasoning the processing of the idea of food is still always there. So many of told our weaponized food in our minds. So we're taught that like food. Is You know if you have a parent who beats you and then feel bad about it and then gives you a meal afterwards. You start to associate that meal with love or if your parents are. You're not supposed to eat then. Food becomes rebellion and food. Become self harm so we can. We can give food all these kind of different personalities and I think a lot of people lot more people realized then they realize even during the the guilt associated food and the coding and the words that we use around food of clean eating dirty foods. This is just this shame Sort of slipped in an envelope within all of these ways of discussing this thing that we need to give our body nutrition so it can function food fuel and I didn't know that until I hit thirty

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Wall Street jumps after Biden's Super Tuesday surge

Midday News

00:34 sec | 7 months ago

Wall Street jumps after Biden's Super Tuesday surge

"Marlys super Tuesday's having a major impact on stocks this morning the Dow rising six hundred forty four points the nasdaq up a hundred eighty three the S. and P. sixty six points almost a third of the Dow's gain is from United health alone that stock is surging up ten percent the most eleven years humana cigna and other health insurance companies are doing just as well and traders are giving credits to Joe Biden's super Tuesday showing senator Bernie Sanders has pledged to replace health insurance with Medicare for

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Stocks climb after Joe Biden wins big on Super Tuesday

WBZ Midday News

00:32 sec | 7 months ago

Stocks climb after Joe Biden wins big on Super Tuesday

"Or told that is super Tuesday is having a major impact on stocks the Dow is rising four hundred ninety two points the nasdaq up a hundred fourteen the S. and P. at forty six almost half of the Dow's gain is from here a United health the stock is surging twelve percent the most eleven years humana cigna and other health insurance companies are doing just about as well and the traders are giving credits to Joe Biden's super Tuesday showing health insurance investors have not been fans of senator Bernie Sanders and Medicare for

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"cigna" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

05:14 min | 8 months ago

"cigna" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

"Spending too much money on buybacks and not enough reinvesting the business as Elliot sees it that limits upside they were never due to invest substantially more money in its electrical system in particular they went the company to roll out more renewables shrinkage carbon footprint. They either want management to get busy making that happen or pursue a stock doc for stock merger in making that all told Elliott please everybody create five billion dollars worth of value for its plan which is pretty meaningful. This is a sixteen billion dollar. Doc Business what you did this story in the first place okay. Everybody is a bunch of top notch regulated utility acids in Kansas Missouri. So well known as well light. And they have multi deregulatory agreements meaning. There's a lot of certainty about the rates. They can charge their customers on top of that terrific region bill windows and as the balance you pay for and short Elliott please. Everybody is a bunch of natural inches but the stocks been an underperformer for a couple of reasons they even. He's one of my favorite words. Qc Management of having a sub optimal Komo plan. That said Jimmy Award. Maybe they watched the show up there. Spending too much on by banks and the execution has been great since the merger in two thousand eighteen as always let her explain okay not quote. Averaging implemented a unique strategy premised on using cash flow and capital to repurchase shares rather than driving sustainable value creation but they can critical long-term systems invest system investments. They continue ever. Ge Current Plan Belie some holding based growth two to three percent for multiple years while rely on share buybacks to manufacture your growth interest share end quote. Most utilities are looking at better rate base increase in two to three percent. So there's a real lack of conditioner. Plus Elliott also points out a string of operating issues including the prolong merger integration nationalist. Recent Guidon cuts yeah. They cut guides even with this great area. Home of the Super Bowl. Champion lombardi trophy. So you can understand why these activists want change but why the heck are they calling for this utility utility embrace environmental say sixteen ability. What doesn't hurt? Missouri recently passed the wall designed to encourage more investment in the states electric grid. But that doesn't tell you why Ellie wants to embrace wind rather than core natural gas yet they're talking about how could be a leader in decarbonisation. Well it turns out. Renewables had become a heck of a lot more efficient ever. She has struggled with. It's pretty maintenance costs in part because it's sources forty percent of its energy from coal which is now more expensive than natural. There's a win because it's so dirty. Meanwhile Kansas Missouri Capacity for seven hundred eighty five gigawatts win capacity. And once you've got the windows up and running wow we ended so cheap deep. Put it all together now please. Every January eight to ten percent earnings growth under their plan. That's up from four to six percent under the status quo. And if he can't do that on their own Elliott talks about trying to bring in new directors with more utility experience or pressuring the company consider sale basically they're implicitly threatening to launch a proxy fight if they don't get their way back in response to socks caught fire jumping from around sixty three before got involved to seventy one as well. Let's say Wall Street likes what it's hearing. Plus Elliott is such a good creative created value. It's really kind of weird though. Have the hedge fund call for more renewables management saying things that you'd never really hear from an activist these these guys are supposed to be vulture capitalists when we came up short term. You rarely hear them. Criticize criticize a buyback and when hedge funds talk about the environment. It's usually one of these funds with money money specifically earmarked for good corporate citizens so when Elliott comes in and says actually want you to stop buying back stock and instead built a bunch of windmills in quote well. Won't that tells you something in the world has changed. These are soft quote mark. Sure enough two weeks ago. Moody's publishing note saying Elliot's push from were investment. Rubles is a credit positive husband then forever they agree spending billions of buybacks. Thanks a lot less sense than putting money into infrastructure now. Everybody's not thrilled about this while they're taking a constructive tone about some of Elliot's proposals they're also pushing back. Magin puts out that they're already on track to deliver big cost savings and they want to return some of that money or shareholders via by Axon in dividend booths. which is the kind of argument? That wouldn't really make a week ago. Average made an announcement with the new democratic governor of Kansas. They have a plan to reduce through carbon emissions by eighty percent by two thousand fifty and add a ton of wind power to the portfolio but then by the end of this year the company says that already have chief percent reduction versus two thousand about levels however energy also points out that they had to make some agreements with the regulators to get the big merger prove which means the dish investment won't really pay off anytime soon because the rates will stay about the same price same place. Meanwhile it's not safe to cut much more from the opportunity management costs and even if they put themselves up for sale. There's a good chance. The raiders were simply bought. The deal my my view energy makes some good points but I think Elliot's plan is worth shot. That's what they really seem to want. Is a sale perhaps to another opera like next era which increasingly sold said. It's on the hunt for deals in the mid West. I liked that company bottom line even if Elliot's plans for a sale or a great transformation might be difficult ducal to achieve. I like what they're trying to accomplish. I don't like how much the stock has run since the news broke..

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"cigna" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

01:33 min | 8 months ago

"cigna" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

"Very bizarre has been happening over the last two weeks powerful money measures are pressuring publicly traded companies to go home and I think a lot of people are having trouble seeing. Just how much of a sea-change this is the most stunning example actually last month Elliott manage. Yeah one of the most hard headed activist his hedge funds on earth. All right wants a new campaign targeting ever g ever g well. That's the Missouri and Kansas based utility ability was created by the merger of West Star and Kansas City power and light in two thousand eighteen. La says ever g should spend less money on buybacks and we're money. Investing ruble energy sources normally only activists love packs but seem brace of wind solar. That really shocked me in this one. You GotTa understand these guys that are the furthest thing from a bunch of bleeding-heart environmentalists they're practically the embodiment. I remember patients capitalism. They're not doing this out of characteristic commitment sustainability this is about politics not about politics people talking about politics. It's about prophets see ever since the merger that created a little over a year and a half ago ever g which is the red line but behave like you're typically typically stock but only worse disparity for mid twenty two thousand eighteen through the end of the stock at twenty one percent turn including the dividend. Okay we liked that. But the utilities had a thirty percent return using utility F Elliott this season that underperformance when they entered the fray last month. If you're taking a five percent stake in.

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"cigna" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

02:43 min | 8 months ago

"cigna" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

"The right thing to do but it was pretty got a wife but she cooks all right. Thank you Lord Lawrence curves is. He's the chairman president he'll McCormack. What a great stock? This is the time you buy something like this dead bodies back. It is the Labor through newsletters and then the lightning round is over. Are you ready skied. He'd Little Johnny Littlejohn calling get your thoughts on f. m. Mike go let's Toronto. I think that's a good semi company was leading the way again. Let's go to Chad in Iowa. Chad Julia Julia. Jim How you doing. I just want to say a huge fan. I talked to you last week on Monday. Okay and I think you're awesome great job dough cheese. Glad they won on the I ryan tip. We like what's up anyway. I'm calling about CONCL- Phillips I have some stock in that. And what is your us. Well I'm not a big fan of the possum fuel you'll stocks for variety of reasons. You are in the one with the best growth profile the large ones so if you want to own it percents yield. It's okay. Let's go to Chris in New York. Crass Crass Jim Wanted to hear what your thoughts on Nucor or If you like steal any it's the best deal company. I don't L. prefer steel companies. I think there's too much competition. But if you like them they are the one. Let's go to Ross. Ross at did you Kramer. y'All hey I'm twenty three years old and I'm a senior year at Clemson University. Yeah Clemson her and I want to give a sat out to my dad. Shot up so My stock has growth Plus the great yield and it looked ready to capitalize on the rollout of the DOT com calling about today Crown Castle. Go on you're absolutely right tower stocks driven number tonight. I think you're in good shape. Let's go to John in California John. Eight Jimmy Chill man all the way here from Seal Beach California listen decades plus Paul Watcher. I Taylor okay. Deal Kneels on my mind been watching it. I got peas and carrots crossed. My chart don't know what to think is their latest dice raw. Get some Guy Yourself. Do I like to do more than just ice rolling. Let's go in California brand. I Jim thank very much for taking my call and in with them thank. My question.

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"cigna" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

09:10 min | 8 months ago

"cigna" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

"The quota virus how can be trading up this week helping this fits with the hotel business in the cruise business. They're all going up. I've been saying I I did. This is not right that the stock shouldn't be going up and people should be careful. You and I are in the same boat. But you know what Nelson here's the PROB. Everyone's saying the same thing hanging in the buyers. Don't WANNA listen. Maybe they have to lose some money. Maybe that's what will make them Sir uncertainties before we certainly we have when it comes to virus outbreak outbreak. Trying to call it. Play out much more money. From salt and pepper more exotic flavours Uku defined consumer giant mid-quarter. McCormick in your kitchen cabinets but is it stock the secret ingredient for your portfolio. I've got this user. Then the tourists were up by rate gut but within groups next gains uncertain. How could Elliott Management's moving to ever g impact the sector uninvestigated daughter calls rapid fire tonight's edition of the lightning round? So stay Ed Bremer and all week. I've been telling you that I'm a little. Oh skeptical about this rebound and that position gets harder and harder to justify with every passing day while the average keep marching higher. I'M GONNA stick my guns. I think this could be another shoe to drop Either from the corona virus outbreak maybe Bernie Sanders surge in the primaries or maybe from the upcoming slate of retail earnings when that shoe drops who wants to be defensive defensive a position and when it comes to playing defense doesn't get much better than McCormack number one maker spaces sees last week. This company reported a slight rather mistress driven by currency fluctuations. Little little lighter guidance because they're investing were in their business and the stock tumbled nearly four percent on the news. Cincinnati stopped just keeps getting hammered. Because this is the kind of thing people buy when they're feeling as euphoric as the average indicate so. Could this be the buying opportunity. Don't get many in this one. Let's dig deeper with Lords courteous. He's the chairman CEO McCormick. Get a better read on on the quarter. Where's companies headed by to this by Mr Kerr's welcome back the Lord's good to see you? It's always great to see because every one quantities is in my kitchen every single one I tell my wife you ought to watch because she is the biggest user of McCormick. Well Jim. That's great to hear and it's great to be here to talk talk to you because you've got to be feeling good. I came on this show for the first time. Two and a half years ago after we adjust done the deal buying French francs and you told did your viewers that that was going to be a great combination and if they had bought stock that day with reinvested dividends they'd have had a total return of of about eighty percent since then which double the market in. This Friday go was that could I knew what I like. Okay and I try to tell our people who watch if you like French is like I do. I'm from Philadelphia Myself Pencils if you like Franks because you put it on. Everything didn't know how could miss in the make it. But the analysts was is not used the product they were looking at some sort of spreadsheet but you and I both know these while wildly popular but they had been doing nothing with them. And you've changed that big time. Yeah and they feed right into consumer trends. Gem consumers want more flavorful boulder products and there's a real movement towards hotter and spicy flavors especially among a younger consumers and so these brands were terrific. Hits with millennials and Gen Z.. Consumers literally the younger you are the more likely already using friend. Lord there's a there is a you holding going on in this country right now. My favorite spice is he is is all day and I put it on many more things than I should. I love hot sauce. People can't really get this can Jim. This has been an an unbelievable ebel hit. We introduce this through our online store and sold out literally less than thirty minutes. How's that possible? It's it's incredible well and and I tell you. This is an example of what they call the Revenue Synergy. We've got great brands. And now we have this great capability and hot sauce. And so here's a chance chance to bring old Beta lovers but this is not even grilling season. Yes what's going to happen. How can you are you in twenty four seven to get out? Ah Believe me to be out is is not something that I want. I want to fulfill that demand. We wanted out there. How did this happen? Let's think about this. This is millennials. Eleni owes deciding that they want to be able to stay thin and have something that tastes great. I think that's a big part of it. You know that's great flavor. Hot Sauce delivers a a Lotta great flavor. Besides the Heat Franks has a very distinctive taste profile and of course obey especially if you're in the mid Atlantic states I mean there's there's nothing ED stands up shirt orders right exactly now. I own a Mexican bar and what I go through more than anything else. The world is hot sauce. Many different kinds. I wish you made it or I wish you would buy one because it is hard to keep in stock the Minos go crazy but I need a McCormack brain one one that I trust. Oh well well you know Franks is a powerhouse right now. But we're committed to be the number one maker of hot. It's awesome the world so when we acquired Franks that made us number two in the world and it's a number one and number two in the world and our goal is to be number one so I'll take the advice under and what we can do about. I think it'd be pretty good at the time. There's a lot of moving parts that are going on. You're doing something and people get confused about it you're doing. ERP Your Dreams. Enterprise Resource. It's going to cost money to do right. You bring in an outfit. That really makes him. We're organized you haven't done it in a long time. Tell people why you have to do that so they don't think those money wasted. Yeah sure so. So first of all I want to say that our underlying businesses to rip strong growth and we've continued to invest behind our brands. And and and doing you into things to build the McCormick the future and this is part of building McCormack or the future our ERP system the software that we run our business on was was We went onto the platform that we're on right now in two thousand and two and we were a much smaller company then much less international than we are today and the in fact as technology has moved a long way since two thousand and two and so the run our business efficiently and effectively at the larger scale and the larger size with today's technology analogy this investment to make all right good. Because I think that some of the analysts are saying well listen. You really have to spend that much. I want you to be equal to your expansion plans which are important global system. So they are. They are inherently expensive. But Jim it's like a it's like a the cost. It's like the pig python. Okay okay you know it goes in but then it's going to pass through and so right now in in two thousand twenty. We're going to have the ramp up of expense but we'll be back on our growth algorithm after that that will not stop our growth album. This is again. Why the opportunities there now there was something that you mentioned you have you level division in China and I have is under the mistaken impression that something is terrible is what's going on? There would mean good for you because the more people Eh Cook at home and not go out but you did say look. It's not a positive. Yeah it's hard to say that it's positive right now. That's it's hard to know the impact the closest fires in in China. We have a large business in China. A part of it is supplying consumers. Part supplying restaurants sooners are. We're not going out a lot of the countries on on on lockdown. I'd say that right now. Our number one concern for the health and safety of our employees and quality integrity of our products. And it's a little soon to know what the financial impact but it can't be a positive you know when people aren't going out to restaurants and consuming our our customers products and and it's a tough time there. I'm Craig criticized the what we do in China's for China so we manufacture manufacturer in China for the exactly you get daily updates of how they're doing it people people okay do and so at this point in time so we've got over nine hundred employees. Oh He's in Wuhan and a manufacturing facility there and and as of now there are no known cases among any of our employees or their family. So that's that's certainly good news. That's fantastic Aston. Lose one last thing I do want to ask you. I'm seeing this on Ebay more than it selling for the. How is that possible? Can I flip this. Can I sell this for thirty to fifty dollars which going after. Now let your conscience be your God has been going for fifty bucks on Ebay Actually I. I'm I'm not cooking this weekend. Going to be using well anyway. Thank you thank you for this kind comments. It's about knowing that it was.

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"cigna" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

04:04 min | 8 months ago

"cigna" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

"To deliver against that. Well great congratulations the express deal abiding talking about express crispy and so many other things. Go on but congratulations stocks. I'm doing everything and yet it's still cheap. Thank you so much thank you okay. He's president and CEO OF CIGNA which we liked sixty points ago. And we you still. Can we please. Please stop speculating about what's really happening with the corona virus outbreak. I'm tired heartbreaking stories about potential vaccines are tours. Just might work. Just let the research. Play out for heaven's sake as for the number of infected. I think you should take every update Luqueno assault not a whole container of Morton's ionized. Everything is in flux. You're in the. CDC might not even be updating correctly. I mean are we really supposed to believe that. They're only only eleven positive cases of krona virus the country as of yesterday when they're now twenty cases on a single carnival cruise ship off the coast of Yokohama Japan. Those those figures are accurate than we've been making mountain out of a bowl me really. Maybe the quarantine is working. Maybe we're wasting our time worrying about this illness when the garden variety flu blue kill so many more people this flu season we had fifteen million cases. One hundred and forty thousand hostels Asians. It Eighty two hundred desk just middle of January printing. The last few weeks have been even worse. According to Hill I and he's the doctrine demand who we spoke to earlier this week while the lack of new cases here. Isn't he comforting. I can't say the same thing about what's happening in China first off. I don't trust the Chinese Communist Party as far as I can throw them and they're not letting any. US entities Muir their numbers to verify them second the companies. We've heard from the two business. In China at painted very negative picture third the smuggled online videos from the frontlines of their absolutely devastating for the government has shelled without a massive amount of money to stimulate the economy and idly. They're using some of that to just flat out by stocks in order to prop up asset prices. They started before. It's not a great sign. The worst assessment so far came from Yum China which owns the Chinese Pizza Hut's and the KFC's when they're cop school last night they told a story of tremendous strain on the entire system across the country. It's something much bigger much worse than what's happening in Wuhan as A. CFO told US quote. The recent corona virus outbreaks have caused a significant eruptions in our business. The impact comes from temporary closure of restaurants as well substantial decline in sales to the restaurants that remain open in quote apparently wouldn't thirty percent of all young China China stores are closed and same store. Sales are down forty to fifty percent. The most worrisome line in the conference call who you can expect more bad news in quote maybe the United States has been spirit. Maybe it's just a public health crisis but China's in big trouble and trying to peek in this season's been fool's game two days ago. Count The dip in new suspected and confirmed cases in China. I got my hopes up that maybe they tried to become terrifying then yesterday. The number spiked right back up. It was warn the only thing less reliable. These daily numbers the dealer reports that someone has a vaccine or cure for this thing. Many different have been tried if any of them actually worked. I have to believe we'd find ended up pretty fast. Here's the only certain I can offer clorox kills the virus you use wipes you can protect yourself from surface transmission. which by the way is the way a lot of people are getting this everything else take it with a grain of salt? Maybe even a pillar salt because the truth is we just don't know let's go to Nelson New Jersey Nelson. Hey Jim thanks for taking my question of course sincere heartfelt. Thank you for help me. Put The marketing perspective perspective over the last fifteen years. That's why I really need your help with your great. I mean that is i. Try to tell people that said. What's the show about picking stocks? I said it's the opposite is trying to educate and teach. It was just picking stocks. I go back about Hedge Fund. Do that in a nanosecond. Let's.

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"cigna" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

06:51 min | 8 months ago

"cigna" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

"Seventy million customer relationships around the world We ended two thousand nineteen hundred and forty billion dollars of revenue. And we've you. It's a privilege privilege. It's a privilege to serve that many customers. It's a growing number We've just went from hundred sixty five million two hundred and seventy million and will rapidly make their way to two hundred million customer relationships around the world where we're trusted to help people with their health wellbeing and peace of mind and we're growing company that's why that number is so large a can you tell people who are baby. boomers for instance. What is he vantage of choosing SIGNA versus others? When it comes to the Medicare vange well appreciate the Medicare advantage question for two thousand and twenty expect to grow that business between thirteen and sixteen percent of new customer? Growth Corridor Medicare advantage businesses. We work very deeply deeply with the physician so we have what's called value based care relationships where we not only share information. We share clinical resources nurses health coaches case managers behavioral health professionals. Oh with the objective of helping to extend the physician's office to do more comprehensive whole person health as a result our Medicare advantage customers we earn and a seventy one point net promoter score in two thousand nine hundred nine Jim that's phenomenal. People aspire to achieve that five years hence and that's because we're managing being one customer at a time and one physician relationship at a time and those services are helping to coordinate that person's whole person health that is the highest group it is it is other. I think other than Kaiser which is a unique model right across our portfolio. That's the highest group right. Now I'm glad you mentioned Kaiser because there's a gentleman who ran as you did such a great job and he's missed burned at Tyson. Let me ask you something we all we. All Miss Bernard I agree with was just a remarkable man. He's a really nice to my wife do by the way we did her. She said who is this guy. Did you see run a big companies Pinkus and he is missed. He's sation man. Let me try to understand what is what would happen. Say Okay when you get new drugs. Let's say for instance of the GOP drugs for migraine. Do you are you. Are you an early adopter. You say wait and see. It's good so Jim. A part of the way. Our company is run. There's an independent panel of physicians. The group think of a group of about fifteen or seventeen seventeen physicians representing all areas of specialization. That group actually goes through both the pipeline of new drugs that come through. So they know what's coming through as well as the new drugs once they're approved and they make an independent assessment of in aiding our chief medical officer for the organization and they determine whether or not included all the time there included some time or they're excluded from that standpoint secondly we work with our clients commercial clients health plan clients or government agencies to make recommendations recommendations to how they should design their formularies or their access programs but it's all informed by the FDA approval and that independent group of physicians which is a backbone. Never Company in that group is independent multifunctional from that standpoint. Okay so let's say someone comes to you let's please. We hope. The Corona virus does not go. Oh beyond the twelve people that CDC talk about but there are many different formulations that I'm hearing if one of the lies was covered by cigna and they wanted to try to experiment. Would you pay for that. So when you come to experimental therapies. There's also a protocol relative to that from a review standpoint so the general answer would be it depends it depends on in two things is cigna covering the life as an insured or we acting as a facilitator for an employer health plan if he has a facilitator for an employer health. Plan that that it depends on the program. They're into it. Depends on the evidence. Typically when you're getting into experimental treatments be they drug or surgical or otherwise. There's an independent evaluation it's made and if there's a positive recommendation we typically are going to cover and facilitate that. But it's a case by case basis independent evaluation informed by the coverage. We are on top of this stuff so I have ask you. Is the country ready at the corner. VIRUS EXPANDS TO. We have enough beds do is your company set for it because it does sound like something that you have to. They uniquely no more than almost anybody in the country. Well we're global health service company so for example the World Health organizations a client of ours we have a business in China China. So we're we're managing that we see today. So first and foremost it comes down to the safety in that case of our co workers and the safety and service of our customers. We're able to get a firsthand look in terms of what's transpiring in China due to the nature of our joint venture. They're coming back to the United States. I think the United States the sophistication of our healthcare delivery system system the pandemic preparation that takes place in the United States on a regular basis on words. Ready as any developed country can be for this but as you know there is not yet. Hey documented cure for this strain of the corona virus. So that's why the world is coming together using pandemic management protocols to make sure it does everything possible possible to minimize the transfer of the illness in the current state but again from an OCD country developed country. The United States is prepared as possible. All right now and how do you feel China's doing right now just as a business person who's looking at Cigna but obviously as heart and cares about what is going on appreciate the latter part. Because that's what I was going to go. To first and foremost your heart goes out to the Chinese citizens right. So my co workers in China are first and foremost our orientation is their health health and their safety. So you activate work at home protocols immediately access to care protocols are open from that standpoint. The country is using every resource possible awesome. That's available to it as you know. China has a lot of state on organizational hospitals from that standpoint there are private institutions as well availing additional resources through the private five institutions as well and in cases of of tragedy or challenges like this. It's typically when you see the best of society come out so you see individuals helping one of that standpoint. So so from what we're seeing in terms of our co workers Broadly speaking Safety first health is largely in check. We have to affected employees in organization that are being supported in China today and we're working with the centralized government to provide services there as well Last question were you surprised that how how short a time and it took for the American population to figure that may be single. Payer's too expensive. Will I think as we step back from that standpoint our beliefs that as a corporation is that that in the United States every American workers access to affordable high quality healthcare. We do believe that what we should do is keep building on the systems that are working and strengthening them. That's I the employer's sponsored system Medicare advantage and aspects of the individual exchange system but choice choice resonates in America because about the unbelievable diversity of our population and importantly the diversity of the localized.

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"cigna" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

01:31 min | 8 months ago

"cigna" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

"Above two hundred twenty five dollars timber. Two thousand eighteen then slid the blow one hundred and fifty s lows last year in part because investors were terrified that the Democrats nominated presidential candidate wants to abolish private insurance. I put in part because some people didn't like an acquisition that I said was brilliant. Like I've been telling you the whole time. This is a great business to be regardless of how the election goes November. Nobody we'll have the votes in the Senate to impose single payer. That's one reason. The whole group came roaring back even after the move though sister she was real cheap maybe too cheap especially when you consider the company just reporting nice top and bottom line beat and sent the stock up to the darn thing for barely more ten years. or He's I don't get it I. I think it's a steal but don't think of me. Let's check in with David Cordani and we absolutely love from when they did the Acquisition Express Grip. He's the president. CEO Singa Sirkin dining. Welcome back demand money. Jim All right David when we saw you last time. Your stocking being killed and I said this express scripts script steel. It's going to be unbelievable. I don't believe many of these analysts don't like it. They're going to be wrong. You prove them wrong than you. Well we're we're proven. Even the combination works. We're growing the company. As you noted we increased our revenue guidance and earnings guidance each of the last quarter of two thousand nineteen and we ended the year with another other beat and there were stepping into two thousand twenty with a ten percent revenue growth outlook and another double digit earnings outlook in front of US and importantly Jim we're.

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"cigna" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

03:01 min | 8 months ago

"cigna" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

"We don't lie with clean imbalance. She's thirty. You can feel much more comfortable by socks. Any fears of a temporary Chinese slow-down tackled people. Doing third point. We were supposed to have natural sellers that were on the market every day. I'm talking here about the retiring. Baby boomers you might have expected them to be reading the register on a large part of their 401k's or the Iras at the beginning of this year because they've been up so long in the virus sure sounded scary. Here's the thing the boomers are stuck. Where else can they put their money? Short term great interest rates are very low medium term rates. Aren't that much better. This is the fabled situation where the stocks are the only game in town. I know a lot of you hate that and think that it's just soporific. If not fanciful. I'm quote reason. Can't quote logic have a dreaming. But it's actually rigorous analysis chores talks have run but you really want to put your money in the ten year instead of just when yields just one point six four percent when you got so many stocks that you'll much more filing as I always say whether you love love trump or you hate him. The president does want to see this market. Good Dan he likes. He's kind of like our money manager and chief in a state of the Union. We pointed out that twelve twelve trillion dollars in wealth has been created and you mentioned that earlier mentioned the success since he was elected. That's pretty good number and returns on. Retirement accounts have been among the best best ever he gave. She gave you some percentages depending on manager. It's kind of fun. Part of the speech truth be told. No President in my lifetime has shown this level of of interest in stock market. He's more students talking now than when I used to be a judge on the apprentice and he would ask about stocks. Always told my like verizon. This better rising known we ever got hurt recommended verizon. Nobody trump wants stocks higher. And he's happy to do things to help them. He sees the stock. Marcus being in reelection efforts any wants to be reelected. He sees it as a judge of himself. That means he's got to put his thumb scales to boost stocks. I bet will do it. It's pretty reasonable by the dip. said the bottom line up flow funds can be ethical way to investment. Right out of the market is anything but recruiter or arbitrary. It's regrettable it's implacable. It's resolute to buy. This isn't a stupid thing to do. It's the stooges who don't do the buying Aram in New York Aram. I good evening Mr Cramer. How you doing tonight? I am doing well because I've got McCormick spice on why all right what's going on you awesome. I have a soft called Sunko I bought it in May ask you had the CEO on on air. Yeah any and then in September is does she sold about two million shares and now we they really earning yesterday and it looked horrible. was wondering what your take. It was horrible the cell and it was horrible. I mean that was the guy that Google horrible stock and you.

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"cigna" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

03:54 min | 8 months ago

"cigna" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

"Physical fear of the actual disease and the economic fear of the fallout from the disease visible. We were worried about how well our government would be able to quarantine disease. That's been ravaging China turns out at least for now only doesn't people got through the net and now the president trump is closed the doors to Chinese nationals. I guess it's possible. That could pretty much be it. Of course we don't know how many students came. Ah from Mohammed. The virus there's two periods so the carriers might not even know themselves yet they could be spreading Ziesel over the place at this very moment but one. Thanks for sure. These public health worries. Turn out to be a real bad reason to sell the S. and P. Five hundred the economic fears. That's another story story. The companies that are linked to travel and hospitality China. They are hurting their stocks are up. That's wrong we know that supply chain problems was at haunted other examples apple own it. Don't trade it. They're short. We learned today. Forty five million airports because settlers can't get the ports apples lot going. I'm for it but that's going to quit their numbers at least the upside we see week. This store closed from retailers entirely starbucks Capri Holdings Yum China Nike antisne. Businees said there could be hurt. Some of the quiz lies. SOX have come down even as the response Think cancellations has apparently been pretty muted for me. This is all confirmation that the Chinese economy is slowing pacify as much as one percent but China's injected itself with massive amounts of economic stimulus. So once this crop grown viruses contain the so-called China stocks of America could be fabulous performance. We're pushing for action worse with starbucks said that today. The Club in a conference call in other words. Investors are treating beating the slowdown as a buying opportunity. The stocks of American companies with major Chinese exposure and it might just work. That's the second reason some y you don't see many sellers it'd be very different if these companies had bad balance sheets. They don't so therefore they can weather. This kind of pain other than Yom China. Are they all big. Cash flows from outside the PR. See many of them are buying back stock at this very moment and they might have the right idea when chipotle got hammered by its latest food scare not that long ago. The company fixed the problem while we purchasing ten percent of its share cap at very low prices. That was the steelers to police. Let's talk come roaring back as we know from speaking to see if oh Jack Heart tongue early this week I also believe that many of these declines truly are temporary today. Tyson foods imported okay number and failed veiled the spell at the possibility of a giant gained pork and chicken business in China. I thought there was particularly poorly done. But that doesn't mean I want to give up one I think. The stocks by below eighty specially if we catch them downgrades more than seventy eight. I would like to take those guys out and explain how to do a conference call but you know what I have a job watch a couple of jobs but it does not include teaching Tyson conference. Call Tesla fell from a high perch but then bounces here. From the balance you could be fixed by gigantic fundraisers Sumita even needs one you must. It's not my money but it's resilient I feel the same way about the Fang stocks. They have so much money to be bought into anyway just to like alphabet remember the other day out of the report. Apparently Google and I said hey you know what's good everyone's man that is so awful. It did make the number. Guess what the back door was before the quarter and so-called quarter and it's going to take that out and then some because it was actually good quarter. You hear your first since one hundred. I've liked it. How is this possible? Well look ever. Since the great recession most hosts large companies have been much better about maintaining clean balance sheets having cash on hand. They do not want to get the ones that occasionally try to sneak him beget what they don't even make it to the finish line. We hate bad balance sheets and.

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Cigna Uses AI to Check if Patients Are Taking Their Medications

Worry-Free Financial Solutions

01:16 min | 9 months ago

Cigna Uses AI to Check if Patients Are Taking Their Medications

"Two did you take your medication this morning here's the reason why I'm asking is that cigna is going to start using a I based systems the track a patient's drug intake even determine if they're following the prescribed treatment of things like for heart disease and diabetes I would actually all started last year with cigna merged with the pharmacy benefits manager called express scripts and they came up with a tool called help connect three sixty half a million signum amr's took our testing it which would analyze pharmacy claims along with medical lab and biometric data from devices to keep tabs on someone's condition so for instance people diabetes would opt into where glucose monitors and blood pressure cops and if a I'd notices something unusual that algorithm to determine whether or not you took your meds or if they're just not working there it also get alerts if say for example you missed taking your meds or you missed an appointment I mean think about this if your insurance company has this type of Intel how is that going to affect your rates now health connect three sixty will be off to cigna is more than ten million members beginning in January which means other health insurance companies are going to follow suit I mean I'm all for house calls but how uncomfortable would you really be if the doctor actually never left your

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Longtime KDKA Radio Anchor Bob Kopler Passes Away

The KDKA Radio Afternoon News with Robert Mangino

00:34 sec | 10 months ago

Longtime KDKA Radio Anchor Bob Kopler Passes Away

"Long time radio news anchor Bob cobbler died this morning KDKA radio's Poul Rasmussen has more he worked in Pittsburgh for over forty years at several stations his last stop KDKA worry anchored newscasts for nineteen years retiring in two thousand seven KDKA radio's Leri Richard first work with Bob and W. T. A. and then he came to KDKA with cigna and the K. team and then eventually I got to work with them again which was a great honor home says services will be private Bob cobbler is survived by his wife sandy in two

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Sondland Delivers for Democrats With Bombshell Testimony

Monocle 24: The Globalist

01:43 min | 10 months ago

Sondland Delivers for Democrats With Bombshell Testimony

"This debate. Shaky performance where he stumbled through. Most sentences has not done him any favor. I this is all happening as well as the potential late entry bed of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg looms in the background. There are seventy five days to go until the first caucus in Iowa and a lot can change until for Monaco in Los Angeles. I'm Kirloskar rebellion. Thank you a Lotta well we can now hear from Lewis look and he served as deputy chief of mission of the US embassy here here in London but he's now senior partner at Cigna Global Advisors. I'm delighted to say. He joins us in the studio. And you're listening to that but we'll come to the clearly very lively debate right in the moment but first we do have to deal with this impeachment testimony I is explosive number of revelations that came out from ambassador. Gordon Sunland saying saying that he was instructed by trump's personal lawyer Rudy. Giuliani Giuliani to put pressure on Ukraine. Well not only that. He was instructed by Rudy Giuliani. Hey but that a lot of other top officials were completely aware of what was happening. Mike Pompeo Vice President Pence Amongst others chief of Staff Mike Mulvaney so he he was is clearly willing to share responsibility for this scheme Broadly across the top level government. What will be the effect of his testimony? Well it's hard to say I mean I. I think it was a it was a strong day for the Democrats yesterday. And after a week of you know very methodical but somewhat UN Sort of unspectacular testimony from career government employees having someone who was much more closely aligned with president trump who is a Republican usual defenses fences that trump throws. He can't throw it Gordon Sunlen made it a very impactful day. What do you think is going to be the effect on the impeachment itself Given the fact that many people have said this season is this may get so far but it will be very very hard to impeach the president successfully while the president will clearly be impeached in the house and the question is what happens happens when it goes to the Senate and I'm not sure that yesterday was a strong enough day for the Democrats that they would sway any Republican votes in the Senate so far my impression is that the Republicans gins are solidly behind President Trump. I haven't seen any cracks in that facade yet. We'll be strong enough to get the Republicans to change their mind once a question and I'm not sure anything will be at this point point. I think they've they've sort of made their decision and they're going to stick with it regardless of the evidence. Okay well. Let's move on to the democratic debate. I mean it was a difficult difficult night if you were intending to try and get a message across because the headlines have been so heavily dominated by Gordon Sundance testimony to the impeachment inquiry. How do you think the candidates tried to cut through it while? It's an interesting because I think there is less There are fewer attacks of the candidates on each other. There were some but they seem more. We're united in trying to start focusing on president trump. They've got a long road ahead of them. The Democrats there are still a lot of candidates. They're only ten on stage last night but they're still about twenty candidates and and they can people continue to join the race even at this late date and I. I think there's a realization that they're going to have to coalesce around a candidate eight sooner rather than later and start focusing on not just laying out their policy vision but making the strong case for why they're candidate. Whoever that ends up being is a better candidate tended to lead the country then president trump how damaging is it for the Democrats to not have one strong leading candidate as our correspondent reported and in in that case there it seems as if Joe Biden Star is fading somewhat but there's no clear emerging voice? I think you're raising his stars fading. He came into the race with much greater name recognition than any of the other candidates but he continues to Sort of performing a lackluster manner and stumble. We'll he. He remains very strong candidates in in older democratic circles. But he's got a lot of challenges who are very youthful and energetic. Jedinak coming up behind him. I think I don't think it necessarily hurts the party at this stage to have not coalesced around one candidate but I think by the end of December early early January. They will really want to narrow the field down to. I'd say five or six top candidates and Really start focusing on hammering Out Their policy differences to the Democratic voters. Have a clear choice going into the year. That's that's a point that a lot of people seized opponent isn't it yes. We have a world wide range of of candidates but we also have among those kinds of that's very widely ranging messages and ideas and political positions. How much damage could is that different? Those differences make to the Democrats chances of actually being able to agree on candidate. And who can who can adequately in successfully Sakon trump. Yeah nothing there. Clearly two sides of the party there's more progressive side represented by Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders and then the more more moderate side of which Pete Buddha judge in Kamala Harris and Joe Biden are part and I think the danger. The party is that this happened to Secretary Clinton when she was running against Donald Trump. Is that the primary process pushes the party too far to the left and then in a general election some of the positions of candidates have staked out during the primaries. Come back to haunt them because they are really to the left of what the majority of American people want want and that's what they have to try to avoid the next couple of months. Louis Lukin thank you very much indeed for joining us own monocle. Twenty four still to come on today's program why the sense is catching up with net afflicts that Isis business news and we have a look at Thursday's newspapers too but I for the time seven thirty here in London. Eight thirty if you're listening in Zurich a quick summary of some of today's these other news

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An Interview With Nobel Economics Prize-Winner Michael Kremer

The Indicator from Planet Money

06:25 min | 1 year ago

An Interview With Nobel Economics Prize-Winner Michael Kremer

"Economics as a field it can have the reputation of being kind of abstract cerebral yes that's true if matty lots of CIGNA's you know complicated financial instruments ivory tower stuff Michael Creamer our newly minted Nobel laureate says he here's this from people all the time people have a view of economic says only about the stock market talks next. That's the question that you get when you sit makes people on airplanes there like is the stock market GonNa go up hopefully classic questions going to the I I also much place on that one now is a Nobel prize so you really want to know if he thinks. I got this doctor from a Nobel Prize winner and the response he might give to somebody who asks him for stomach that look development economics is something different branches mixed focuses on improving conditions in developing countries so Michael's research is looked at different ways to improve health care education agriculture social conditions all these different things in those developing countries Michael got started in this kind of economics when he was visiting a friend who was teaching in Kenya his friend was working for a nonprofit and had been put in charge of a bunch of local schools and they were trying to figure out how to best run these schools and where to invest their very limited resources we weren't sure uh what the best approach was they had several different ideas that they were interested in China and as we were talking I suggested that perhaps they could try some approaches in some schools and other approaches and other schools and they did that systematically they could learn what was what was working best and evaluate the impact of what they're doing much isn't Medical trial much as in a medical trial real world trials are used in many of the sciences but applying them in economics was groundbreaking in some of the most noted work of Michael Kramer and his colleagues they looked at where to best allocate resources impoverished schools in Kenya so for example would students benefit more from free textbooks or from free meals it turned out neither of those things actually made a huge impact for the students what did make a huge impact for the students another study uncovered a pretty unexpected answer to that hyphen free access to de worming medication. Hookworm whipper roundworm worms that actually used to be in the southern United States. take the medication to treat worms was quite cheap but it did still cost some money and there were a lot of parents who are still not getting it for their kids what made a huge difference was when kids were given free access to de worming medication Michael says the impact it had on their education was extraordinary we found that topic for much more like quitting school absence from school what by one quarter reflect when they had access to the medicine Michael and his colleagues followed the students for years all the way through school and into the workforce and they found that free access to de worming medication just kept paying off this was a while ago Alga young adults we see that they're actually earning more and consuming more and the girls are more likely to onto secondary school so huge impact relative to the really tiny costs lose medicines cost really pennies per does investing in De worming medication as it turned out had a much bigger impact on the educations professional lives of kids than textbooks or school meals and economic mixed figured that out the solution was not obvious it emerged after a series of rigorous experiments that were systematically trying different approaches until they found the most active efficient solution Michael and his colleagues presented that information to the Kenyan government you want to help kids and keep them in school put your money here in best in de worming medication and it will affect major change it will move the needle they were excited about it and they decided they wanted to launch an national program and then Indians state governments heard heard about it and then the national government of India introduced a similar program so now Aw Th Indian program is reaching more than one hundred million children every year and I think I remember reading that The program actually did a pain for itself through increased tax revenue because people did become more productive when they were healthier is that is that right that's exactly right recent follow up work we've looked at the economic impact of us now that students at the time of original de worming are now in the labor force and see the people are earning more Ah The free just do the calculations turns out of the extra tax revenue alone would have been more than enough to pay the cost of the program. It's estimated that the work of Michael Creamer in his fellow laureates this year has changed the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world and Michael Says he's very glad to see that a more hands on kind of economics is being acknowledged invalidated in such an important way we're trying to do work that is very rigorous that is using the Ah Tours of of economics but that is also engaged with practical problems it's easy to see the problems of global poverty and to think that there are intractable that we can't make a difference but actually there's been huge progress there will be more progress as economics is applied to different problems in the developing world he thinks he can help find simple practical solutions that can actually make a big difference. Michael says he is incredibly excited to see economics being used this way and of course peace excited about winning the Nobel yeah maybe we'll even figure out how to celebrate it properly congratulations thank you so much and I think you should upgrade to regular coke for at least a week paid lip balm yeah there you go there now we're talking we're talking

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"cigna" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

02:03 min | 1 year ago

"cigna" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER

"Wellness advice, that's a tougher sell the bottom line sometimes you just need to stick with what's working, and what's falling apart. That's why planet fitness even after this run is still very much a by. And I think w w is way too risky for me to recommend more in Florida. Mark. By Jim Laurie today. I am could more about you than Tadic. I've been hearing a lot of regulatory noise in the managed care space where they declines all week in the stock places of companies in the space. Now, I have a large position in Cigna. My question for you. If should I what I have to hold on. Or should I buy more of these lower prices? I don't want you to double down because I've had to deal with eating credibly intensive horrendous pressure that is CVS where I generally believe that that they have to take away my shoelaces in my necktie. So I'm not going to guess that you buy more signal. I am going to suggest that you hold onto Cigna, which has done a round trip from where it was going to be what it is being bought down fourteen percent. I don't want you to sell that stock. It's too low. I love Oprah's much as the next guy or anybody. You know what I mean? But I've recommending WW right now, it's too risky to this decline. A planet fitness will that still. What we're made money and can't WD forty can do just about anything anything that you can possibly want remove all oil from hands fix a squeaky. Hinge, moose stain saved my marriage. I'm talking to the CEO then this six stocks that gave the averages be six sense today. It turns me pretty fresh all your calls rapid fire in tonight's addition of wral to stick with quick. Great. A you could actually understand. Sometimes it's simple stores are the best ones. Take WD forty. You know, the canned kit that helps people do everything from fixing cars, squeaky hinges to aircraft maintenance, you've probably.

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"cigna" Discussed on KNST AM 790

KNST AM 790

02:23 min | 1 year ago

"cigna" Discussed on KNST AM 790

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"cigna" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

02:04 min | 1 year ago

"cigna" Discussed on KTOK

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"cigna" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"cigna" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Sector ATF, Mr Vincent Cigna, rela global macro squawk analysts four Bloomberg here with us in our Bloomberg interactive brokers studio, Vince, thank you for joining Taylor and myself exciting times, what are people talking about at the desk. Oh, lots of things. The we started with the equities little bit of a bounce this morning. Most of the traders, I spoke to myself included. We're looking at the we thought was a dead cat bounce. Didn't like it. It looks like bottom fishing looks like we're right at least at this point Dow's now four seventy s and p fifty to the twenty seven sixty six level us for the SNP. We haven't closed below that other than one time. I'm in the last two years. So if we do it again and sustain it. What was one support now resistance? What was another level that you were talking about ten percents? I'm spitballing this a little bit. But just call it roughly seventy three hundred and the NASDAQ were around seventy three twenty five at the moment. From august. Highs to that level that would be a proper ten percent correction for the textile. You talked about some of the smart money coming in at the end, maybe wanting to close out positions that they don't wanna hold overnight and some of the dumb money this morning, maybe often just headlines trying to trying to buy the dip where do you feel right now? I mean, nothing fundamentally changed in the last forty eight hours. Does a lot of this feel like margin calls does a lot of this feel like some of the rhetoric that we heard from the president and the fed about interest rates what sort of driving this don't pick. It's the president so much. I hardly the markets. Don't.

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"cigna" Discussed on Short Story Long

Short Story Long

03:07 min | 2 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 1075 KZL

1075 KZL

03:00 min | 2 years ago

"cigna" Discussed on 1075 KZL

"Cigna niger brendan maybe something story begin with go in now on the first day goal you can meet again suppose we taxi macready night now maybe moist audio on me manley the being a baby she's taking the shape of you mornings with jared katie on that number one hit music station one.

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"cigna" Discussed on BizTalk Radio

BizTalk Radio

01:54 min | 2 years ago

"cigna" Discussed on BizTalk Radio

"Five dollars his wait a minute i've got health insurance well it turns out that hospitals her contracting with these physicians and these positions are not network positions let me explain that member in last say by talked about shortterm policies and network and all the rest of it well there are certain groups of of physicians at do certain things that have chosen not to work under the health insurance for network models evidently these e r physicians who work is contract employees to these hospitals or part of that group so what happens is you go when he went to the er um he presented his cigna card the cigna reimburses in other words what what cigna pace the hospital an pace physicians in this this this is an aca obamacare policy is medicare plus fifteen which means it's a hundred and fifteen percent medicare plus fifteen medicare 115 as we call it in the industry that's while they're not accepting that reimbursement so they're building him this additional eight hundred seventy some dollars up the hospitals response when uh the reporter reached out of this is standard practice and that that this is how it's handled well unfortunately um i did some digging and there is truth than that and these physicians two in this eur group have decided they will not accept payment at at the levels being reimburse by the insurance carrier who has a contract with the hospital and therein lies the problem now if he had had a blue cross policy or even an aetna palsy there's policy language in those policies that precludes the hospital or anybody else from billing them this way but a net cigna policy which is an aca policy right an obamacare policy that language is not there right so as a result of that this gentleman is stuck.

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"cigna" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:26 min | 2 years ago

"cigna" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Is in on b feeling good health care space it is turning out to sea to really kind of spurs some interesting combinations when it comes to the health care industry and that includes a fifty four billion dollar deal between cigna and express scripts early serbrun lawrence mention it just a moment ago a lifesaver perhaps for the pharmacy benefits manager some are asking let's get more on this deal with jonathan palmer senior health care analyst at bloomberg intelligence joining us on the phone in new york along with andrea harris senior healthcare and said height capital markets joining us on the phone from washington dc jonathan let's kick it off with you surprised not a surprise tell us about this does this makes seal acc make sense a combination between cigna and express scripts accruing it really not much of a surprise you know the express scripts has been rumored to be bought by a number of companies over the last couple of years and so really there the last line uh i get that the damn her to speak uh we've heard rumors that walgreens was interested in buying them humanity imploded before so it's kind of not surprising that that this deal uh bubbled up when it did what are we putting the two together jonathan yeah it's an interesting model where they are marrying both to drug benefits and the medical benefit most people don't realize that there two separate kinds of ensuring that express scripts handles that drug benefit and cigna handles third your medical benefits and we've seen this move to an integrated model in health care and that's really been a spouse by unitedhealthcare who a few years back bought their own paediatric company called catamaran to really push this model of integrated delivery uh for our well let me bring in andrea processing healthcare alastair at high capital markets and grant safe to say on investors have been clamoring for express scripts to do something i'm kind of waiting as we heard from jonathan is this ultimately a good deal for investors is it a good deal for consumers thanks carol i think time will tell um for cigna in particular i think they're really missing a bigger trend in managing um health care costs for consumers by taking on other parts of the healthcare industry uh their competitor uh not for example is emerging with cbs they have.

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