Under the ACA, Medicare benefits will not be reduced or taken away, but rather are expanding. Medicare beneficiaries will save, on average, about $4,200 over the next 10 years due to lower drug costs, free preventive services and reductions in the growth of health spending. Since passage of the ACA in 2010, more than 7.3 million people with Medicare saved over $8.9 billion on prescription drugs.
via NCPSSM. (via ncpssm)
The truth again will shine a bright light for the masses to see.
Right now, you can think of the way we’re living as an office tower and the fossil fuel economy as a plane crashing into it in very, very, very slow motion. Death and destruction are mostly happening in slow motion, too—except when people are drowning in Hurricane Sandy-style superstorms or burning in Australian firestorms or dying in European heat waves. The problem is: How do you convince someone who is stubbornly avoiding looking at the flames that the house is on fire? (Never mind those who deny the very existence of fire.) How do you convince someone that what constitutes prudent behavior in ordinary times is now dangerous and that what might be considered reckless in other circumstances is now prudent?
Rebecca Solnit (via thenationmagazine)
You are so right and we will show everyone that climate is changing everything and we will change to confront this man made phenomena
Dr. Sherwin Nuland died this week at the age of 83. He became well-known for his first book, How We Die, which won the National Book Award. For him, pondering death was a way of wondering at life — and the infinite variety of processes that maintain human life moment to moment. He reflects on the meaning of life by way of scrupulous and elegant detail about human physiology.
See more at www.onbeing.org/program/biology-spirit/184
49 years ago today, Alabama state troopers attacked the 525 people who marched from Selma to Montgomery, protesting the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson, a demonstrator shot by police in February.
The New York Times reported 57 injuries in what would become known as Bloody Sunday.
“I fought in World War II, and I once was captured by the German army, and I want to tell you that the Germans never were as inhuman as the state troopers of Alabama.” - Hosea Williams
Just a shame about our country