DEB FISCHER SIDES WITH INSURANCE COMPANIES, CAMPAIGN DONORS

(…) AT EXPENSE OF NEBRASKANS WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS

Fischer On The Side Of Her Campaign Donors In Lawsuit To End Protections For People With Pre-Existing Conditions

LINCOLN, NE – Sen. Deb Fischer is making it harder for Nebraska’s families to get the health care they need. With key protections for Nebraskans’ health insurance at stake, Fischer is siding with her party bosses and corporate campaign contributors and jeopardizing the real lives of Nebraskans living with pre-existing conditions from asthma to diabetes to heart disease — even pregnancy.

Twenty attorneys general from around the country, including Nebraska, are suing the federal government to deem the remaining aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional and end protections for patients with pre-existing medical conditions.​ In June, the Department of Justice declined to defend key provisions of the law — including protections for patients with pre-existing medical conditions. According to the Department of Health & Human Services, roughly 770,000 Nebraskans have a pre-existing health condition and Sen. Deb Fischer has refused to protect them against the latest attack on their access to quality, comprehensive health care.

“Since the age of 30, I’ve lived with asthma and thankfully, I’m able to keep my condition under control because of modern medicine. I know many families who struggle with this same disease and live in fear of losing their coverage and having to pay out-of-pocket, or worse. If this lawsuit is successful, hundreds of thousands of Nebraskans could be denied health insurance based on a pre-existing condition. We can’t afford to go back to a time when health insurance companies could deny individuals coverage because of a pre-existing condition like asthma or diabetes,” said Raybould. “Sen. Deb Fischer is so embedded with corporate special interests that she’s turned her back on Nebraskans just so health insurance and health care corporations to shape the law to benefit themselves. She’s gone completely Washington and the $200,000 in campaign donations she’s received from lobbyists and others associated with the health care industry are the reason why.”

Before protections enacted by the health care law, Nebraskans could be labeled by insurance companies as having a pre-existing condition — and subsequently denied health insurance — for:

  • ●  Asthma
  • ●  Pregnancy
  • ●  Obesity
  • ●  Organ transplants
  • ●  Cancer
  • ●  Multiple Sclerosis
  • ●  Alzheimer’s Disease
  • ●  Anemia (Aplastic, Cooley’s, Hemolytic, Mediterranean or Sickle Cell)
  • ●  AIDS or ARC
  • ●  Cerebral Palsy (infantile)
  • ●  Cirrhosis of the Liver
  • ●  Congestive Heart Failure
  • ●  Cystic Fibrosis
  • ●  Diabetes
  • ●  Dialysis
  • ●  Hepatitis (Type B, C or Chronic)
  • ●  Muscular Dystrophy
  • ●  Parkinson’s Disease
  • ●  TuberculosisThe term “pre-existing condition” is purposefully vague and allows insurance companies to come up with their own lists of uninsurable conditions.

    To date, Sen. Fischer has refused to stand up for Nebraskans and speak against the lawsuit or call on the Department of Justice to defend the crucial provision of the health care law that protects individuals with pre-existing conditions.

    “Nebraska deserves better. This state doesn’t need a senator who is more aligned with the corporate special interests who shower them with campaign cash. We need a senator who will answer the call of each and every Nebraskan to put their interests first,” concluded Raybould.

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A grocery store owner and faithful Catholic, Jane Raybould knows what it means to serve her community — to put community before self. She is running for the United States Senate to cut through the partisan bickering and get things done for Nebraskans, like her customers. Jane boldly announced she would refuse donations from corporate PACs because she knows the special interests hold too much sway in Washington. Her opponent, incumbent Senator Deb Fischer has enriched herself in office and voted with her party 98% of the time — even when those policies are harmful to Nebraskans.

Paid for by Raybould for US Senate.

Most Living Wills Don’t Help You Plan for Dementia Care

Most Living Wills Don’t Help You Plan for Dementia Care, This One Does Posted On 12 Apr 2018 By : 
 We all know we’re supposed to have a living will so our doctors and families will know what type of care we want (and don’t want) if we can’t decide for ourselves. For about a third of us, though, dementia will present a problem a traditional living will can’t solve. That’s because most living wills — also known as advance directives — only take effect after a catastrophic sudden change in your cognitive abilities, like a serious accident or stroke.

Most Living Wills Don't Help You Plan for Dementia Care, This One Does

Dementia, however, affects decision-making in slower, more subtle ways, leaving patients competent to make simple choices but often overwhelmed by major decisions about treatment options.
A New Living Will for Dementia Care

(…) Each stage has four options for dementia care:

  1. To exclude the use of breathing machines and resuscitation.
  2. To prolong life as long as possible.
  3. To receive care only at home
  4. To receive palliative care only.
Developing a Health Directive for Dementia

(…) Gaster said age 65-70 is the ideal time to make your care choices, fill out the form and sign it.
(…) Gaster recommends the Alzheimer’s planning tools created by the Conversation Project,

Ways to Talk About Dementia Care Planning With Your Loved Ones

(…) talking about the possibility of dementia and planning for it can make the difference between a good end of life and one that’s unnecessarily painful and stressful for the whole family.
(…) thousands of people who’ve downloaded the dementia directive online.

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Hip Replacement Surgery Dos and Don’ts: 

Posted On 07 May 2018 By : 

Summary only – Hip replacement surgery is one of the most common orthopedic procedures with over 300,000 surgeries done each year. The best piece of advice we can give you before your surgery is to be prepared. If you know what to do and what to not do, you can speed up your healing time and will soon be lacing up your running shoes once again.

Hip Replacement Surgery Dos and Don'ts: What You Need to Know Before Your Surgery

Hip Replacement Surgery Dos and Don’ts

Learn more about what you need to do to have a successful recovery from your hip replacement surgery:

DON’T: Do It Alone

DO: Eat for Healing

DO: Know What is Normal and Have Realistic Expectations

DO: Manage Your Pain

DO: Plan to Move

Read full story… https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/hip-replacement-surgery-dos-and-donts/

Sept 6-8 – COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS

 

 

WHEN: Sept. 6-8, 2018

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a weekend of festivities Sept. 6-8.

The three-day celebration will include a number of events for alumni, industry partners, faculty, students, staff and stakeholders to enjoy. Most events are open to the public, and select ticketed events are open to those who register online by Aug. 20. Attendees may register for the entire weekend or select specific events to attend.

The celebration will kick off at noon Sept. 6 at Nebraska Innovation Campus with a luncheon and panel discussion among previous department chairs, an industry open house, tours of the Schorr Center, a barbecue on the department’s original Ferguson Hall grounds and a seminar with featured speaker Eric Brown, director of foundational innovation at IBM Watson Health.

Events will continue on Friday with lectures from alumni and a formal dinner reception. The reception will honor new Hall of Computing inductees Tom and Rhonda Peed, founders of Sandhills Publishing. The evening will also include a keynote speech from Lee Redden, chief technology officer and co-founder of Blue River Technology.

Festivities will conclude Saturday in the Haymarket with a tailgate party before the Nebraska vs. Colorado football game on the Nebraska Global building rooftop.

For more information and to register, visit https://cse.unl.edu/anniversary-staging.

from:

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Office of University Communication

1217 Q St.

Lincoln, NE 68588-0218

Telephone: 402-472-2211

Fax: 402-472-7825

Aug 28 – Helen’s Musical Hats!

Helen’s Musical Hats! Show has been selected as a stage entertainer for the 5th year at the 2018 Nebraska State Fair. Helen Waring Johnson will be performing on the Open Class Stage in the Fonner Park Grandstand Concourse on:

  • Tues., Aug. 28th 3 Shows: 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM, 2:25 PM – 3:00 PM, and 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM.
  • Thur., Aug. 30th 4 Shows: at: 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM- 1:15 PM, 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM and 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Turn – Washington Spies

TURN: Washington's Spies I really enjoyed this. Turns out to be quite factual as to names, places, dates and events. I recommend the series.

Medicare can help with cataracts 

Greg Dill
Greg Dill

Cataracts often come with age and can affect your vision. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. New eyeglasses, brighter lighting, antiglare sunglasses, or magnifying lenses may help your symptoms. If not, you may need surgery.

What else??? http://www.seniorspectrumnewspaper.com/newspaper/08_18/Greg_Dill.htm

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