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Date: July 5, 2009

Healthcare – The numbers

I know I’ve been droning on and on and on about Healthcare, but the reforms that are about to pass the House and Senate are really scaring me. First, the news always reports that there are 45 million Americans without healthcare or health insurance. Anyone know from where this number comes?
Now, yesterday, I read a blog (and I’m sorry I don’t remember which one) that disputed this by making a blanket statement that 20 million of those Americans are either college students or people making over $75,000 a year who choose not to take healthcare. Anyone know from where that number comes? Anybody? Because I remember when my daughter was in college that she was still on Cheryl’s insurance. So, I think most students would remain on their parents’ policies. Anyone know of a recent college student who wasn’t covered on their parents’ policies?
Does anyone know of someone who makes $75,000 a year who opts not to have health insurance? I don’t, but I’m sure there’s someone out there who does.
Over the next few days and, perhaps, weeks, I’m going to try to track down these numbers and pass them on. Healthcare in America is way too important to just make a rash decision on.
God Bless

Addictomatic

I was going through my stats and checking out referring pages. I like to do this every once in a while to see if I can offer a link to their site. Since I’m re-doing the site, I thought I’d add a page with links, as opposed to the ones that used to be on the left. Anyway, I found this site where you can “instantly create a custom page with the latest buzz on any topic.” What a concept!
I made this one on Healthcare — give it a try!
God Bless

Billy Mays Funeral

I think this is both the coolest way to pay tribute to a close friend, as Billy Mays’ pallbearers obviously were doing, and one of the saddest things I’ve seen. I hadn’t watched the Pitchmen series until this past week. I only knew him as the Might Putty and Oxiclean guy, but I liked watching Pitchment — it was very interesting and entertaining.
Here’s the video clip from his funeral as seen on CNN.
God Bless

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