Healthcare - Affordable & Indecipherable?
9/30/2013 6:53:00 PM
The Affordable Care Act goes into effect at midnight tonight and all Americans will be required to carry health insurance.
There's been so much commentary about the ACA, both pro and con. Not having read the thousands of pages that comprise the bill, I can't speak to how well it will work; but with 55 million Americans uninsured, I can only hope it turns out to be successful and truly 'affordable'.
At the moment, what the ACA is mostly, is confusing. Since I'm a believer in 'going to the source' when you want correct information, here's the official website: https://www.healthcare.gov/.
The first thing you see when you go there is that the enrollment period begins tomorrow, October 1st. Coverage begins January 1st. Open enrollment ends March 31st. Beyond that, you'll need to go through the site to find the programs and coverage that work best for you.
If you want some reliable assistance on sorting ...
Our help is needed
9/13/2013 7:39:00 AM
Nature has been good to us in South Florida so far this hurricane season. Not so kind in other areas of the country.
The pictures of the flooding in Colorado are astonishing. The water in the streets is rushing like you would expect water going over falls. Bridges are washed out, communities are separated from each other. The Red Cross is already responding, but they can't do it alone. They will need our help.
Then there's the horrific fire at the Jersey Shore. The same area that was devastated by Superstorm Sandy last year. The area that was rebuilt and re-opened just this past Memorial weekend. Nature takes no blame for starting the fire in a frozen-custard stand on the Seaside Park portion of the boardwalk - the cause is still under investigastion. However the 15-20 mile per hour winds caused the fire to spread at an unmanageable rate. More than ...
Greek Yogurt: good for you, except ...
9/6/2013 8:36:00 AM
when it's not good and has been recalled!
Chobani has officially recalled certain cups of its Greek yogurt after consumer complaints that the yogurt was contaminated with mold. Chobani officials say the mold is a kind typically found in a dairy environment and is unlikely to have ill health effects; however, after reports of "product bloating and swelling, and some claims of illness", they've decided to go ahead with the voluntary recall of products marked with the code 16-012, and best buy dates of Sept. 11, 2013 to Oct. 7, 2013.
All flavors of the 3.5-ounce and 6-ounce cups, and 16-ounce and 32-ounce tubs are included in the recall.
Here the link for the full product recall list. http://1.usa.gov/18wgcLR
Can't find your stuff?
9/4/2013 6:36:00 AM
There's an app for that!
Actually, a couple of different apps for different kinds of 'stuff searches'.
If you're just trying to remember where you store or file things in your house (I'm the kind of person that if I don't see it, I forget it exists), the "My Things App" is the way to go. It's a free app that lets you log where everything is, along with pictures - so next time you need to find, say, the warranty on an appliance (or any of those other things you use once a year or less!), you can just search it in the app! A side benefit? If there's a storm or other damage to your home, you'll have a record of everything ... as long as your iPad or iPhone isn't damaged, too!
The other app is more useful for those things you need all the time but ...
8/23/2013 6:24:00 AM
Just a recap of some of the things we talked about this week, and the links where you can get more information:
The South Florida Firefighters Calendar unveiling is this weekend. The calendar benefits local charities Here's Help, A Safe Haven For Newborns and Friends Forever Humane Society. Erick & Henry, two of the 18 firefighters featured in the calendar visited us in the studio. They're sooo sweet (and ok, yes, good looking). You can meet them at any of the Calendar grand opening events - tonight, 8 p.m. at the Roundup in Davie; tomorrow, 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. at Seminole Paradise; and Sunday, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Macy's in the Pembroke Lakes Mall.
Saturday is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Martin Luther King, Jr. made his historical 'I Have A Dream' speech. Tony Bennett, who marched with King in ...