Poor Will’s Almanack for the Third Week of January, the Third Week of Deep Winter.
On January 23, just a few days away, the Singing Cardinal Moon, the first complete moon of 2012, will become new, initiating a whole series of moons that map out the year before us. This Singing Cardinal Moon, of course, brings cardinals into song all across the country.
And by the time those birds are fully engaged in marking their territories, it will be time for the Red-Winged Blackbird Moon, the first moon of Early Spring.
State officials want to change the way health care is delivered to the 190,000 Ohioans served by both Medicaid and Medicare, so the beneficiaries must only deal with a single entity to receive services.
The federal Medicare program serves the elderly and disabled, while Medicaid provides coverage for the poor though state and federal funding. The two operate fairly independently from each other.