The federal health care marketplace is set to open Oct. 1, and Ohio organizations are scrambling to prepare. Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, almost all Americans will be required to have health care either through an employer, through a private insurer, or through a state- or federally-run marketplace. The marketplaces will essentially be regulated online shopping centers where consumers can compare health plans and find out whether they qualify for federal subsidies.
As frost time comes closer, I bring in the tomato plants I seeded in July, and I set up the greenhouse for winter.
The bugs and I will fight there until the new year. It will be a fair fight up until then, but they will begin to win as January ends, their ability to breed outlasting my ability to keep up with them, or my hope of overcoming them.
I could, I suppose, eliminate the insects with strong andefficient poisons, but they are part of a psychological system as well as an ecological system I set in place each year.
The past fifty years have demonstrated how small the world really is. We all live under threat of the same atomic storm. The continents have been homogenized by data and technology. We have learned we are part of one another.
This awareness of interdependence has done much good. The world, however, is even smaller than some would have us think, and, unfortunately, the art of defining that space for oneself has been lost. It is considered back-to-the-landish for any layman to read the sky; reading one's own environment is almost unheard of.
The Ohio Senate’s Medicaid Finance Subcommittee wrapped up a three-part state tour with a stop in Dayton Tuesday. The committee heard from six major insurance providers.
At the crowded hearing the state’s large Medicaid providers started by touting their accomplishments. For example, Kim Crandall of United Healthcare said companies are getting better at helping patients navigate the system, which in turn cuts costs.