Posted by: DrJohn @ 5:00 am in Barack Obama, Baracks Broken Promises, Labor Unions, Liberal Idiots, Obamanomics, Politics | 371 views
Obamacare has claimed another victim. Met Life has announced that it will no longer write long term care policies.
No one was more vocifierous in their demand for health care reform than the largest unions in this country. To wit:
wsj ^ | 11/12/10 | staff
Posted on Friday, November 12, 2010 11:49:38 AM by Nachum
Democrats think they know how to run the insurance industry better than the insurance industry, and they’re getting the chance to prove it under ObamaCare. Consider the early returns on its plan to insure Americans denied coverage for pre-existing conditions.
To judge by President Obama’s rhetoric, the insurance industry’s victims have been wandering the country like Okies in “The Grapes of Wrath.” Thus ObamaCare gave the Health and Human Services Department the power to design and sell its own insurance policies. The $5 billion program started in July and runs through 2014, when ObamaCare’s broader regulations kick in.
Mr. Obama declared at the time that “uninsured Americans who’ve been locked out of the insurance market because of a pre-existing condition will now be able to enroll in a new national insurance pool where they’ll finally be able to purchase quality, affordable health care—some for the very first time in their lives.”
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What are food deserts?
Food deserts are areas that lack access to affordable fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat milk, and other foods that make up the full range of a healthy diet.
Do food deserts exist in the U.S?
A review of five high income countries published in the July 2009 issue of Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) suggests that food deserts do exist in the United States. Estimates of how much of the US population is affected can vary greatly because there is no standard definition of a food desert. According to a 2009 report by the US Department of Agriculture, a small percentage of American consumers are limited in their ability to access affordable nutritious food because they live far from a supermarket or large grocery store and do not have easy access to transportation. Full report.
How can I tell if I live in a food desert?
Identifying food deserts is not an exact science, but you can look at an overview of your county’s access to healthier food.
If you struggle with finding affordable fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lowfat milk and other healthier foods, the important thing to remember is that you can still take steps to improve your diet. Need help? Learn more on how to consume a healthier diet by accessing:
For more on food deserts and pricing read PCD. Articles include: