Monday, October 10, 2011

Okay, Well, A Few Tidbits

The supercommittee is struggling, reaching deadlock and deadlines. Lobbyists who used to work for members of Congress on the supercommittee are having a field day.

The fate of the health reform law rests on 2012 races. If you have a pre-existing condition, you'd better hope that the President is re-elected and the Dems hold at least one house of Congress.

Healthcare workforce out-grows other sectors of the economy. And who said health reform was bad for job creation?

Although Florida opposes the health reform law, it is preparing its own exchange, which will allow small businesses (50 or fewer employees) to choose health insurance in an effort to encourage small employers to offer insurance to their employees.

The Postmaster General wants out of the federal employee health insurance plan. The post office already is a mess when it comes to benefits -- have you ever talked to a postal employee who got hurt on the job? It's not pretty. Take away their insurance? I'd rather give up Saturday mail.

The feds are cracking down on marijuana growers in California, where it's legal.

Want to learn about Adele's throat problem? Sounds nasty.

And that's it for today. Have a great day. Jennifer

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