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"headley heath" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA
"Particularly when it comes to mass of relative to covid nineteen still a lot of lingering confusion given all of the seemingly capricious and arbitrary mandates when it comes to mass but as had heath manning policy director for the independent. Women's forum says isn't it time to let them little children unmask eight thirty nine thirteen ten. Kfi k. a thirteen ten kfi k. A. dot com northern colorado's voice mornings with gail from the auto collision specialists studios joined this morning by headley heath manning halley. Thanks so much for taking the time. Of course good morning. Thanks for having me. And this Mask conundrum really resonates with you. Doesn't it it does. I've got three children. One who is four years old and we'll be starting kindergarten. This fall one who just turned three and so now is subject to denver. Cities mask mandate and one who was two months old today. Happy birthday two month old. john lucky. Fortunately she doesn't have to wear masks yet. But i wish that were the case for all of my children. I wish that i could send them to school without masks. And i think it's time for us to change the rules here in the city of denver. And and do just that now and again as you wrote in your piece. Let the little children unmasked to their credit experts at the centers for disease control. did issue that updated guidance on masking vaccinating people. Basically saying that most of us can go without masks in most places. But you know it's interesting as we saw the easing of the mask mandates. Well that led to what i affectionately referred to as mass scores two point oh as you dared being vaccinated person showing up in stores and businesses have the right to Still requests that you wear a mask in their place of business which i respect totally but sports two point where you walk in without a mask and even if you're like waving your vaccination card around people are giving stink. I mean ultimately these decisions are a matter of risk And people have different comfort levels with risk right. I would never tell another parents for example that they should not put a mask on their child if that's what they think is important and appropriate for their family. Who am i to say you know. Maybe they have someone in their family or maybe one of their children has some kind of Underlying medical condition. That i don't know about i just want the freedom to make the choice for my family will say. I don't think that these maths are good for my kids. And i think in general we as a society have zeroed in so closely on the risk of covid nineteen there might be other risks that were missing and specifically when it comes to math on little kids. I would love to see more research done on. You know what this does to children's language development. What it does to their social referencing or their ability to read emotions and other people's faces. This is really important for young kids. They're they're learning to read our faces and they're learning what it means you know. Socially and emotionally Developed and and faces are big part of that and i think the younger the child the more important that is especially with my infant daughter. Try as much as possible to avoid situations where we're gonna be surrounded by people in masks it's important for her to see my face and other people's faces and i think that's also important for my preschoolers So my decision as a parent would be to take the mask off my kids and pretty much every situation but because we live in the city of denver and because they're preschools in the city of for. I don't have the freedom to make that choice. I'm curious your preschoolers in particular. What has their reaction been to seeing people. I mean it's become the new normal seeing folks around them wearing masks. I can't up. And i mean you know your concerns about their emotional development and verbal development The those concerns are very well taken. Because yes i are the windows to the soul but is only tell you so much and you have to wonder about the social cues but were they frightened by seeing all these people wearing mass. You know i think every parent struggled with what to do and the very beginning of this pandemic and how much to tell our children what to tell our children. I effectively told my kids last spring that their school was on spring break and i told them that they were on spring break for a month or so and then eventually i realized that. Wow this is gonna be a more You no longer situation. It was going to be something that i was gonna have to open up more to my kids about. My daughter was three at the time. And so i finally explained to her. There's virus and we have to be safe. We have to avoid spreading germs. And she's been you know in pre k. All year with other students and teachers. Who wore masks and i have to say i think my little girl. Is you know pretty smart. I think she understands. I think you can reason with a child. At a certain age. She understands the purpose of the masks. I don't think she likes wearing them. She takes office in she can. And then my my poor little boy who just turned three. I mean the the week before his birthday. I was telling him. Aren't you so excited. We're gonna have spiderman cupcakes. It's going to be a big birthday party. You're turning three. And he looked at me and he said when i'm three i have to wear masks especially and i thought oh but i tried to explain to them in a lotta situations. The kids don't have to wear masks nap. Naptime snacktime lunchtime outside time. They don't have to wear masks right but the other times when they're in the classroom and they're working together in groups and they're trying to make friends with the other kids. I do think that impedes their communication. And i think it makes it harder for them to relate to the other kids and the teachers of you know. I've suggested maybe we could find some math. That are see through if that's an option on so that they can still see the movement as the lips and the mouth but ultimately we've reached the point with the pandemic where vaccinations are available. Many people are taking advantage of that. The caseload has come way down we've learned at the vaccines are pretty effective against the variants. So at a certain point you have to say. When can we get back to normal in terms of reading our kids. Breathe freely and not wear masks. And i think that time has come and gone well and particularly given the fact as you write in your piece science. I mean there has been some measure of consistency at least in one area of all the conflicting guidelines relative to covid nineteen. The science is always said. The young kids do not transmit kobe. Nineteen even the new variance of it in a significant way. That's right it was Last summer really. The summer of twenty twenty ran a couple of big studies one from south korea and Another featured and the Pediatrics which is the journal of the american pediatricians suggested that you know when you look at different age groups you find that the kids about you know eight nine or ten. They start to become more contagious. And they start to have a higher risk of disease but under that age. There's really very little risk to the health of the child and also the kids are less contagious. So they're not superspreader. They're not spreading the virus. Around which i think surprised a lot of people because when you think about other viruses like influenza virus kids are very high risk of disease and kids are also pretty germy. I've gotten several. Is my wife wars. You know they find ways to get really thirty in germany until understandably people were concerned about that but the science has told us that they're not at high risk. I think it's the other risks that we ought to be studying. What does it do to the fear and anxiety levels.
"headley heath" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7
"The place. So you know, what advertising is you put it on your website. We see it. I see it all the time. You remember last week? I was talking about that forty five adapter. And now you hear the forty five adapter symbol on hats and everything else. Now, everywhere I go the things popping up trying to. So I gotta give me a forty five adapter flag because some of these snowflakes they think it's a Nazi symbol. I know they do it's just crazy. But anyway, so I was gonna look at stories somebody sent me from the Washington Times. Now, the Washington Post Washington Post on pay wall. So does the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, most of the other places don't so I get most of my news. Now, let me tell you what I go to ABC NBC CBS BS NBC if I have to CNN FOX does that pay wall. I can go to the Washington Examiner on your the daily caller their bunch of different places, you can go. The don't put a bible who understand this twenty first century and the business model as you run ads on your website. And that's how you pay for your news. I have a work around. Do you want to tell me which story it is? And I'll print it off for you. You gotta work around. Yeah. I'm on it. I can get in it. So you haven't hit your limit yet? I don't want to answer the question. If you let me know. I deleted the Email. I don't even remember what it was. It was something about this Omar chick. But I don't know. I mean, it was something about her to Moscow or something. But I mean, I was going to read the thing. It was mildly interesting. But then I go, well, why read it now when I got to pay for it. So. Yeah. No. It's now why why did you think we wanna pay for news? I don't understand it. Mike, you would be up next the Phil Valentine show. Mike one up dot com. A lot of fossil fuel. Did. I realize it would bankrupt every state in the United States talking to the foster deal. Gallon specific Allan. Runs. All no. I know. I know they don't well. They don't they don't look at that. He, and here's something I know, this is one of my pet peeves, but I will tell you folks who live in Brentwood Franklin or this area don't buy gas there. There's there hosing you down especially because they know that a lot of people in area have cars it take the high test stuff. And so they never put that on the sign. So I was thinking what am I kids somewhere somewhere on Saturday? And I said, look, I gotta go get some gas. But we're going to drive down the road. And wing drive about a mile mile and a half down the road. And so I drove and I showed him with a price was filled up. Three a two fifty seven to fifty seven Friday test to fifty seven. Drove back down a mile to Brentwood as actually not even Brentwood Brin. What is neighbors corner? Fold into the shell station. They just want to see what it is three thirty five. So it's two fifty seven a mile down the road three thirty five in Brentwood for the same gas. And they're too many people that are that don't know this or don't care, but I can't I mean that's closing in on a dollar a gallon more. It's eighty cents a gallon for trying out Lynn. And so I'm not going to pay. I'm not gonna pay for news from the Washington Times or the Washington Post, and I'm not gonna pay eighty cents gallon more for my gas because I live in Brentwood for crying out. Let's stop hosing people for CHRI. Well, here's what they well. The rents. I know we got places that have been there since it was before it was even incorporated for crying out loud. They don't have rant. They own it. But they know what they th again, I'm a capitalist. They're doing with the market will bear. I got one of my boys. He works on the. He works on the other side of town in industrial area. He said you ought to come over here is twenty five cents again. Hey, Dr Phillip every week. But it's amazing how they charge that. So I'm wondering are they doing this in the grocery stores to where nobody's paying attention. We're we're they're jacking up the price of everything because nobody's paying attention Headley. Heath manning policy director, I w f independent women's forum how the Warren Cortez wealth taxes would undermine the booming economy, so Hadley heath manning, I say. We'll join us at thirty five after talk about that talking about Elizabeth Warren. Introducing the Alterra millionaire tax that would apply to households with fifty million or more in net worth. And of course, that's not gonna fly to most of us. I'm not worth fifty million. I'll go ahead and minute right now. For anybody. Who was thinking Philly you worth fifty million? I'm just not I'm really shy of it. And I hope to be there maybe by next year. But I'm just fallen short of the fifty mill if I was worth fifty million think it'd be sitting here talking to you. See that's the thing. I mean, you would think I would think you would do you think it'll be here. I'm mighty not here. You would you would pod goat? I that's right. Yeah. Yeah. I don't think he'd be here. King. People some way. Little people out. I'd be speaking to the little people. Can you give me another drink? That would be what I would be speaking to the people get a drink for the pod goat. If you would. The pod goats as and that's why I love people when I when you had the lawnmower. They were saying that I I had a six figure income. Do you think I'd be doing this for six? At by the station. And speaking of the pot goats we're about to hit like nine thousand listens. Let high school we've set up we Campbell. I started doing that. We set up a goal of. I said if we hit a thousand in the week, it'll be doing something, and we have eight thousand and we're getting ready to hit nine thousand. So appreciate all of you folks, who've some folks going, what is this thing? Pod goats. It's a podcast. I do my millennial son. He actually has a deeper voice than I do because some people are thinking, well, it's going to be like some twelve year old son. You're talking about I don't know Star Wars now. And there's anything wrong with Star Wars. We're going to get to that. But it's worth he he reads all sorts. I don't know where he gets all this stuff. But you can check it at a pod goats dot com. Gratuitous plug now we do enough of that. And get fifty million. You will never hear from me again. We'll be back with had limiting stay right? Where you information.
"headley heath" Discussed on WINT 1330 AM
"A big welcome back. Good to have you today. This is Dr rich Rothman in. Well, I always co host with Neil over over these years. Neil traveling today. Good to have you here, though, we have a wonderful Schober continuing right now we have had heath manning is on the show policy director, independent women's voice. And we're going to be talking about something that dear to our heart. Neil, Dan mine, and that's the Veterans Administration and dealing anything that has to do with veterans Rivera very concerned. And we all know that we have many folks on the show who were trying to do better for all our veterans out there. Halley? Welcome to the show. Thanks for having me. So let's let's talk for a second about healthcare. I mean, the the veterans healthcare has attracted a lot of attention over the last few years under the Obama administration. We heard we heard horror stories of the folks trying to get their healthcare at the veteran's hospitals. And then you know, we heard that there was a very high suicide rate there was very difficult timing to get in. They were understaffed. It was very hard to get rid of the people that weren't doing good work at the VA. Where do we stand right now in in in this? What's the skinny on all of this in terms of some of the rules that are easing giving the veterans, you know, better opportunity to private care wooden one thing that would happen. Anyway. Expansion of a choice program that started in twenty fourteen. So you're right there were sort of scandalous news breaking several years ago started with the Phoenix VA. It was long waiting time than in some cases. Even secret. Wait lists where veteran patients at the VA warrant even put on official waiting list because the folks administrating those healthcare system didn't wanna look bad. They didn't want the numbers to look bad. So once this news story broke, you know, unfortunately, turned out to be the case that it wasn't isolated to one VA. But then a lot of the health systems across the country where we're struggling with sort of the weight of the bureaucracy. And I'm not here to bash the I know a lot of get good healthcare there. And I think studies have shown that the quality of health care and the VA system is just as high as anywhere else. It's just that the administrative side has become so overburdened. And in some cases, I really. Inet to add handling of the needs of veterans that in two thousand fourteen President Obama signed a law copy access choice and accountability act which created the choice program that allowed veterans under certain circumstances to go to private healthcare providers and have that cure paid for through the VA. It just opened up a lot of different choices for veterans. And that was I think a move in the right direction. And now the current administration on expanding those parameters allowing more veterans to go access private health healthcare. So I mean, it it begs the question, you know, if if in fact, the folks are in the Medicare program, those are in in Medicaid program, can basically go where they wanna go, especially doctors, go find a doctor who takes Medicare takes takes Medicaid in. And they can go wherever they want to go. I mean, you would think for the men and women who have served this country so nobly coming back and needing healthcare for, you know, a gamut of reasons whether it's mental health problems were. Physical problems or therapy problems that they need to get their lives back. We know why is it that they're restricted in yet? The, you know, the the pedestrians are the other country us who have not served some of us who haven't served or not able to do that. Can go anywhere. They want to go. We're not restricted. I mean, why why did that it's almost like a dualistic system? You know? I it it seems so unfair Hadley. Yeah. I mean, we have in the United States a lot of different, you know, healthcare system that work sort of on top of one another. So you're right. The VA is ironically, the most restrictive least free type of healthcare at least at the least amount of options because the actual VA facilities and the actual doctors and nurses to work enough facilities, basically belong to the government. The government employees the personnel and the government owns the building. And that's similar to we want wanna international comparison, like the national health service and the UK, and then we have Medicare and Medicaid where those are pretty much like single payer style healthcare system. So the government pays for the healthcare via the payroll tax that many people in Medicare have paid into a Medicaid as a safety net program for low income people. And so yes, they can go any to Elliott any willing provider and the government will pay for their healthcare, and that's really similar to for example, the healthcare system. Canada. And then meanwhile, other people who maybe have employer provided health insurance or they buy health insurance on their own. I'd say those people probably have the greatest amount of choice because those plans tend to be more widely accepted than even Medicare and Medicaid. And so I think it's really you're making good point that it's pretty upside down. That are most esteemed citizens are veteran people willing to lay down their lives for freedom are stuck in the most restrictive type of health care available in the United States. So I I'm excited to see the current administration gonna change that. No, no, we're we're excited to in, you know. But sometimes when you think about these very large bureaucratic environments in India, right? You touched upon the Canadian system, you touched upon the system the national health system in the UK in in when you look, and you do and there are many many studies that are out there. Neil, and all you have covered this dramatically, particularly with the passage of ObamaCare number of years ago in I have to tell you. I look at a single payer. Look at a universal system. I look at a very large bureaucracy government run system, the quality of the healthcare. Generally. Speaking is not as good, in fact, it in some cases, downright bad. It goes the waiting time. You know, we're used to right now if someone goes into the hospital and says, listen, you know, my my hips bothering you find you need you need to get another hip, and and they said, well, that's great in the UK. We understand you need another hip, but you can have it and it will be under. It'd be paid for under the system, but you're gonna wait four or five six months ago. Hip because they're only, you know, X number of thousands of people ahead of you. And we have to go through them because they got him to bake relying before you did in the same thing in a lot of Canadians come into the United States in have policies in the United States. They can get their healthcare. And in that worries me when I hear that. Because I think that that is a a potent of what could come in the future, if we get to a universal system, and we listen to some of the the new folks in congress right now, particularly those on the on the Democrats item a left you're saying, well, listen, you know, we're looking for a single payer. You know, Kamala Harris out of California, I want to get rid of all private healthcare. And I want to go to a universal single payer system. Run by the government. If in fact, what we learned from the VA may not be the best thing in the world is is this sort of like, the unintended consequences, something bad like that happens. Oh, absolutely. I mean, I share your concerns. I think what you're describing is implicit rationing. You know, a lot of people, especially who are advocating for greater government control of healthcare greater government funding of healthcare and those two things go hand in hand. We'll say that you know, they don't plan to do explicit rationing. They don't plan to do some other countries. Do they look at you? And they say, well, you're over a certain age or you don't make the data for what we think it cost effective. And so we're not going to provide the service that explicit rationing. But I think inherent in any healthcare system that is funded and run by a government when you have demand for the healthcare services that is greater than the supply of healthcare services available then you're going to see a shortage, and you're gonna see implicit rationing in longer wait times than more difficulty accessing healthcare, just as we wrap up in the last thirty seconds or so I'm getting the feeling right now that things have improved. In your basically saying that at the VA, so we're optimistic right now. But we're we're going for the VA don't you feel better about it? And then let's say a year ago or two years ago, we seem to be in the right direction. And the and the veterans are getting better care is that is that a fair statement. Yeah. I think they would be able to access more timely care, certainly. So some of the parameters that the current administration is changing is basically saying, hey under the new rules. If you can't get an appointment within twenty days or you can't drive thirty minutes to a primary care provider at your closest facility, then you can go get private care. And I think that that's good. That's sort of an escape bow for veterans, but they don't get trapped in a bad system. While listen, you know, we agree. I mean, the thing that worries me the most is when the government tells you, you know, if you give up your healthcare your decisions for healthcare your ability to get in in a timely fashion. You basically you give up your life. I mean, somebody else really controls your life. That's a very powerful tool. And that's what scares me an awful lot. You know, which reminds me of the great film, the exotic marigold hotel, the one that talks about the Brits that go over to India to well for lots of different reasons. One of which is a woman who needs a new hip, and if she can get the hip. Kway Jit can get it right away. She goes to India. But if she stays in in London, you gotta wait six months. So it appears that we we're going in the right direction. And and I'm just delighted that it's going to help the veterans because I think the veterans should get the best care in by the way, they should all have number one on their ticket. As you're waiting to get in line to go. See a doctor. I'm sure you agree with that. Yes, sir. Absolutely, absolutely Hadley. Listen Headley, heath manning policy director,.
ObamaCare: What the latest ruling means to you
"The latest ruling on ObamaCare has many folks wondering what's next after a federal judge in Texas rules, it's unconstitutional more. Now from USA radio's Timberg immediate changes to health insurance coverage aren't likely even after a federal judge in Texas rule that ObamaCare is unconstitutional as far as when we can expect to hear something more about this case Headley heath manning is the director of policy with the independent women's forum could drag on for months as it works its way through the court system. People will remember that in two thousand and ten when the Affordable Care Act passed many states led by Florida at that time filed a lawsuit against the individual mandate. And that case was filed the evening that the law. Was signed by President Obama, and it took until two thousand well before the supreme court decided the case. And of course, the rolling everyone remembers where Justice Roberts sided with the majority and said that this was a proper use of Congress's taxing
GOP says Dems are pushing 'false narrative' on pre-existing conditions
"Issues in the two thousand eighteen midterm election is healthcare coverage of pre existing conditions in pretty much. Every state Democrats are running ads that say Republicans voted against covering pre-existing conditions. But is at the real story. I had a chance to chat with Headley heath manning. She's the director of policy for the independent women's forum. And the first question, I asked her was if these ads are being truthful, well, it's not and that's one of the biggest misperceptions about the repeal and replace efforts in two thousand seventeen you know, the GOP made a lot of efforts to try to include those protections for people with existing conditions. Namely, the Affordable Care Act made it impossible for insurance companies to deny coverage charge. Higher premiums on the basis of pre existing conditions at a lot of those protections were going to remain in the loss of the GOP was actually being pretty soft in terms of their actual repeal of that portion. And if you look at the polling seven in ten Americans think it's very important to keep those protections. So I think the political pressures in remain on the GOP, I keep those protections in place. But I hope that the GOP will revisit the issue and really lead on it rather than simply embracing the framework that the ACA would would leave him place. There are better ways to protect people with pre-existing conditions in number of people with preexisting conditions. That actually face barriers to coverage was a lot smaller than you know, what the Obama administration had been saying. So there's there's simply a better solution to this for USA