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What is your happiness level?

The United States is a wealthy nation, yet we don’t rank in the top ten countries in the World Happiness Report.  Yep, there is one, and we rank 18th and sinking.  Why?The Report claims the horizon forebodes increasing obesity, the opioid crisis, and depression.  I would like to add gun violence, homelessness, increasing government dysfunction, a shrinking middle class, and falling …

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The Notorious RBG and healthcare

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second female justice appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993, and through the years one must admire her intelligence and tenacity no matter what your politics.Health-wise, she is an active senior known to exercise with a trainer, lift weights, and do “crunches.”  In 1999, she was diagnosed with colon cancer, later pancreatic cancer, and recently …

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Tactics forcing ICU patients onto hospice

From the outset, be worried or suspicious if: Your loved one is old, or has been hospitalized for a prolonged period; you don’t know the doctor; insurance is HMO; doctors are hospital contracted and don’t communicate well. Doctors, nurses, or hospital staff: Urge you to change legal documents to DNR status; pressure placement of patient on hospice or “comfort care”; …

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Rough draft of a new US healthcare plan

-Everyone will be insured.-Coverage throughout the US. -Freedom to choose your doctor and hospital. -No pre-existing condition exclusions.  -Legislators must live under the same healthcare laws as their constituents. -Everyone will carry a secured healthcare card to insure identity, and  computerization will be uniform so encrypted medical records can easily  be accessed anywhere in the country. –New immigrants need to …