Archive for the ‘Health Care’ Category

Sweeney, NJEA Deal on Health Care Hikes

Two years ago sponsors claimed that “savings under the new proposal would clock in at just over $1 billion a year—$670 million that local school districts would save and $403 million that the NJEA members would save.”

However, in real life:

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Metabolical (2)

Subtitled “The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine” the book offers a lot of wisdom that I wish I were smarter enough to fully comprehend.

More excerpts:

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Metabolical (1)

Subtitled “The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine” the book offers a lot of wisdom that I wish I were smarter enough to fully comprehend.

Excerpts so far:

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Rate Reductions and Premium Contribution “Holiday” in NJ

Yesterday the “New Jersey Department of the Treasury announced sizable rate reductions and a premium contribution ‘holiday’ for eligible employers and members of the School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) for Plan Year 2022.”

Here are excerpts from further details along with some wisdom from Kenny G.

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The C List

For anyone who may have had their intestine and maybe other organs removed, good news in this book.

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No Cure for Being Human

A book about facing death, which we all do to varying degrees, where colon cancer sharpens the focus.

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Uncaring

Subtitled “How the Culture of Medicine Kills Doctors & Patients” the book lays a good deal of the blame for our health care miasma on physician culture.

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Your Best Health Care NOW

Reader’s Digest editor makes the mess somewhat understandable in his 2016 book subtitled ‘Get Doctor Discounts, Save with Better Health Insurance, Find Affordable Prescriptions’.

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Heart Health (I)

I was prescribed a nuclear stress test on account of a 157 calcium score* in my widowmaker artery (the LAD) but then I came across this book and reconsidered. My doctor dropped me (and his other patients) two days later as he shifted his practice to being a concierge for $5,000 per year (still researching). Likely unrelated but quite a stressful time right now.

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The Price of Health (II)

Subtitled “The Modern Pharmaceutical Enterprise and the Betrayal of a History of Care” the book offers more insights into drug prices.

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