Michigan in the Vaccination Toilet
Friday, March 24, 2017

This is a follow-up to a prior post on the anti-vaccination movement.  Recent surveys show that Michigan is now 46th in the nation in vaccinating our children and teenagers.  This is appalling.  Vaccination protects and benefits the child who is vaccinated.  It also protects and benefits the chil... .. read more..

Sad End for Penn Treaty Insurance — Reblog
Monday, March 6, 2017

Jeff Marshall, a highly-respected colleague in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, documented the failure of Penn Treaty Insurance’s long-term care insurance products in “Sad End for Penn Treaty Insurance.”  The column is interesting and informative in describing the problems of the LTC... .. read more..

Justice for the Rich; Slapdown for the Rest of Us
Sunday, March 5, 2017

In a September 30, 2016 decision, Price v. Medicaid Director, 838 F.3d 739 (6th Cir. 2016), The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court showed its lack of compassion and understanding of those who have limited income and modest net worth. The court held that while nursing home residents may have their eligibili... .. read more..

Autism is a Controversial Issue – People Fighting Online
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Originally posted on Anonymously Autistic : I left Facebook a while ago because I kept getting sucked into the arguments between parents and Autistic people, Autistic people and the anti-VAX movement, and medical professionals and Autistic people. Today I logged back in and was quickly reminded w... .. read more..

Congress Does Something Good
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

After many years of advocacy by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and other advocacy groups for persons with disabilities, such as the Special Needs Alliance, the Special Needs Fairness Act of 2015, S. 349, was signed by President Obama on December 13, 2016. The Act allows persons with ... .. read more..

Vital Information about Medicaid and Long-Term Care
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Please read this crucial explanation of the importance of Medicaid to long-term care residents and their families from the Long Term Community Coalition:  ltccc-medicaid-middle-class .. read more..

Michigan Designated Funeral Representative
Saturday, January 14, 2017

A new law, 2016 Publ. Act 57, effective June 27, 2016, authorizes a person identified as the declarant, to designate a funeral representative to make decisions about postmortem funeral arrangements and the handling, cremation, disposition, or disinterment of the declarant’s body. MCLA 700.3... .. read more..

Repealing the Affordable Care Act
Friday, January 13, 2017

Without spin or editorializing on the issue, here are some facts from The Center for Medicare Advocacy, medicareadvocacy.org, about the program Congress plans to repeal: The uninsured percentage of Americans under 65 is the currently the lowest in decades. Beginning in 2014, the rate dropped from... .. read more..

Quest for Quality Care
Monday, January 2, 2017

When it becomes necessary to look for nursing home placement for a loved one, the Nursing Home Compare tool on the medicare.gov website is an important starting point for screening facilities. However, it is only a starting point and it has serious shortcomings. It is necessary to do further inve... .. read more..

Black Lives Matter, Too
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Many of my fellow Whites see “Black Lives Matter” as meaning that police lives do not matter. That is a sad symptom of the sick state of ethnic and race relations in this country. Some who support Black Lives Matter are anti-police, just as some anti-establishment activists shouted “Off the Pigs”... .. read more..

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