Author: Yarrowfield

Children’s Health Status – The Link to CHIP Legislative Deadline

Employed adults who are low-income but not poor enough for Medicaid have been able to obtain health insurance for their children under CHIP since its federal enactment in 1997. This was recognized as important to containing the spread of contagious children’s diseases, as well as maintaining public health throughout the US. According to the Kaiser … Continue reading Children’s Health Status – The Link to CHIP Legislative Deadline

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Public Health Danger in Senate Tax Plan

The Republican-led Senate is rushing to enact President Trump’s tax reform goals this week. On November 16, 2017, the House approved a tax overhaul bill providing $1.5 B in tax cuts, with the largest proportion of those cuts benefiting the nation’s wealthiest individuals. While large corporations also benefit, small businesses are primarily excluded. Called “the … Continue reading Public Health Danger in Senate Tax Plan

The Catch-22 of Needing Healthcare Services: My Case Study

I haven’t posted a blog article in months, and this is because I fractured my ankle while moving into a new apartment. Fortunately, I have good health insurance. However, even having such comprehensive health insurance did not save me from becoming ensnared in the our technology-dependent healthcare system. Not to mention the difficulty in transporting … Continue reading The Catch-22 of Needing Healthcare Services: My Case Study

ACA Repeal Defeated for Now, but Wait

Senate Republicans were unable to get the 50 affirmative votes needed to pass the “skinny” repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on July 28, 2017 in the pre-morning hours. It was a scary night in the Senate chambers, but sanity prevailed. All Democrats and three Republicans voted against the bill—ending this particular round of … Continue reading ACA Repeal Defeated for Now, but Wait