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Daily Archives: December 29th, 2015


The inexplicable sameness of being different. This is what comes to my mind when I look and listen to the Dupublican aspirants for the privilege of running for the Presidency. Each of them is attempting to create an image of being the best choice while holding to the “party line” of conservatism and other factions within it. Unfortunately their politics seems to be against the interest of the country and many of the people. It has always been my opinion that candidates for any office should be more like the people they are trying to represent, this is not to say that they should be the same ethnicity , race or religion but more like kindred spirits who share the same experiences in some degree of those of their supporters. The modern political arena has more to do with rabble rousing than inspiration using firebrand tactics and explosive rhetoric. If we believe in the candidates who are politically incorrect and inaccurate or worse if we elect them so what does that say about us?  Our dedication to the now standard political machinations of caucuses, polls & ad campaigns has possibly lulled many into the “elect anyone” who isn’t that person  the method of voting. Listening to some of the interviewed attendees of the political rallies lends an insight to how uninformed many of us  are.  It  is well to be in tune with your political choice but blind following is what allowed the overall political climate to exist.

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the Health Home Medicaid State Plan Option authorized under Section 1945 of the Social Security Act.  The information is posted to the Health Home (HH) Information Resource Center webpage on Medicaid.gov.  In addition to the FAQs, other new documents have been added that include: HH Map; HH Fact Sheet; HH State Plan Amendment (SPA) Overview by state; and a List of Chronic Conditions Targeted by approved HH States.

The above paragraph is the simplest one of thousands that make up the CMS arm of the government Medicare and Medicaid programs. If you look into the programs and the various links you will quickly see why you need an attorney or a knowledgeable advocate to negotiate the regulations in order to get the health care you require. Would it not make sense to have this information published in terms that most people can understand? Is it possible that the information is made to be obtuse so that it is unusable and frustrating to the people who need it the most? What if there were no advocates available to navigate the waters and mine fields of government paperwork? All of us at some point will fall to the paperwork of Government (that is after a law requiring paperwork reduction commonly called :PRA of 1995. If you look this act up you will see that even the explanation of the act is quite an eyeful and a bit of a slog to get through. What we have here is ” a failure to communicate!”. While another act that simplifies the simplification which would actually reduce the paperwork , that will not happen as long as we have the type of Congressional representatives who are less interested in our well being than their own. It is in our best interests to pay attention to everything spoken by these Seat fillers as what they say and what they do are not the same, by extension not always good for us.

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