A Major Health Care Victory in Indian Country

Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote about how an American Indian tribe in Washington state defied a powerful special interest that was making it difficult for members of the tribe to get the dental care they needed.

It was a big gamble, but it paid off. What tribal leaders did was hire the equivalent of a nurse practitioner in dentistry—a dental therapist—to practice on the Swinomish Reservation, despite opposition from the state dental association and the fact that the

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Bipartisan Agreement On Health Care? On Dental Care, Absolutely

Dentist tools are photographed in the surgery room of dentist Sevan Arzuyan in Hanau near Frankfurt, Germany, March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Dentist tools are photographed in the surgery room of dentist Sevan Arzuyan in Hanau near Frankfurt, Germany, March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

If you think Democrats and Republicans can’t agree on anything related to health care, you’d be wrong. A remarkable bipartisan effort is taking shape at the state level that could result in millions of Americans having better access to care in a way barely addressed by federal lawmakers.

I’m talking about better access to dental care. Recent poll

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‘Obamacare Saved My Life, Too.’

kristenwolfDonald Trump says everyone will be ‘beautifully covered’ after repeal. Why this Philly demonstrator isn’t buying it, and why you shouldn’t either.  

You’ve been told for years that Obamacare has been bad for the middle class. That’s it’s the reason premiums are increasing and why more people are in high deductible plans.

You’ve been told that once it’s repealed everybody will be “beautifully covered.”That would be great. But Kristin Wolf isn’t buying it. And neither should you.

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Bully Back: Chapters 70 – Finish

You can purchase Adam Bruckner’s Bully Back here. 100% of proceeds go to the youth program at the Helping Hand Rescue Mission in Philadelphia. A place of hope, faith, action, and change.

Be sure to check out Bully Back’s website, and purchase the 2015 prequel, Better Bullying here.

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Regardless Of Who We Vote For, Health Insurers Will Win

As we get close to the election, it’s clear that something should be done, at the federal or state level or both, to address the shortcomings of the Affordable Care Act.

The news that premiums on the so-called Obamacare benchmark health plans will be 25 percent higher on average next year came on the heels of earlier reports that people in most states will have considerably fewer health plans to choose from.

The health care consulting firm Avalere, which tracks

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Bully Back: Chapters 61 – 69

You can purchase Adam Bruckner’s Bully Back here. 100% of proceeds go to the youth program at the Helping Hand Rescue Mission in Philadelphia. A place of hope, faith, action, and change.

Be sure to check out Bully Back’s website, and purchase the 2015 prequel, Better Bullying here.

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Bully Back: Chapters 56 – 60

You can purchase Adam Bruckner’s Bully Back here. 100% of proceeds go to the youth program at the Helping Hand Rescue Mission in Philadelphia. A place of hope, faith, action, and change.

Be sure to check out Bully Back’s website, and purchase the 2015 prequel, Better Bullying here.

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Bully Back: Chapters 52 – 55

You can purchase Adam Bruckner’s Bully Back here. 100% of proceeds go to the youth program at the Helping Hand Rescue Mission in Philadelphia. A place of hope, faith, action, and change.

Be sure to check out Bully Back’s website, and purchase the 2015 prequel, Better Bullying here.

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Bully Back: Chapters 49 – 51

You can purchase Adam Bruckner’s Bully Back here. 100% of proceeds go to the youth program at the Helping Hand Rescue Mission in Philadelphia. A place of hope, faith, action, and change.

Be sure to check out Bully Back’s website, and purchase the 2015 prequel, Better Bullying here.

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Bully Back (Full)

 

You can purchase Adam Bruckner’s Bully Back here. 100% of proceeds go to the youth program at the Helping Hand Rescue Mission in Philadelphia. A place of hope, faith, action, and change.

Be sure to check out Bully Back’s website, and purchase the 2015 prequel, Better Bullying here.

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