How Kansas GOP Leaders Kept Thousands From Getting Health Insurance

By Lauren Weber | Kaiser Health News TOPEKA, Kan. This was supposed to be the year Medicaid expansion finally happened in Kansas. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly, elected in November, had run on the issue. She triumphed in a state that had gone for Trump in 2016 by more than 20 percentage points and replaced a Republican governor who had vetoed a previous expansion bill. Approximately 130,000 low-income peopleroughly 4.5% of the 2.9 million people in the statewould be newly eligible for health insurance under the expansion, which is possible because of the federal Affordable Care Act. But, this time around, a bill to enact Medicaid expansion never even got to the Senate floor, even though the new governor and a …

14 Progressive 2020 Candidates Who Could be the Next AOC

While mainstream media is largely focused on the Democratic presidential primary, grassroots groups and organizers are eyeing opportunities to add progressive candidates to Congress. With the success of The Squad (Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.)), both at the ballot box and in the media, there are a number of hopefuls lining up to build a left-leaning coalition that can land them in Congress. Here are some of the most interesting primary challengers jumping into the 2020 race. Jessica Cisneros Running for: Texas 28th District Jessica Cisneros Cisneros seeks to unseat Rep. Henry Cuellar, a conservative Democrat who has taken from immigrant detention centers. Cuellar also has an A …

When Solitary Confinement Is A Death Sentence

Their friendship began on July 17, 2014, with whispered secrets shared through the vent in the wall that separated their cells. Jessica Burlew remembers the exact date because she’d turned 17 the day before, the same day that Mariam Abdullah, then 16 and about to be charged as an adult with armed robbery, had been brought to Estrella Jail in Phoenix, Arizona. When Abdullah arrived, shackled and belly chained, in the closed custody unit, where girls deemed incorrigible were held in their cells for 23 hours a day, Burlew had been there for about six months. In that time, Burlew said she hadn’t had any contact with other teens and so was glad to hear Abdullah’s voice. “I very much …

The Porn Stars Who Regret Getting Breast Implants: Dont Do It

If I wanted to have a career touring the country as a feature danceror big boobs sell themselves. Of course, at the time no one had heard the term BIIbreast implant illness. Suffering from migraines not even medication could dull, constant fatigue, hair loss, and a myriad of other symptoms, Karmen Karma has been in and out of doctors offices for the last year trying to reclaim her quality of life. All the tests came back normal. How she could be in her twenties, supposedly in the prime of her life, yet feel closer to 60 was a mystery until a couple of months ago, when a worldwide recall was issued for textured breast implants. I had the same ones …

Spanish Pop Star Joana Sainz Garca Dead After Being Struck By Fireworks During Concert – Perez Hilton

What an unimaginable tragedy… During a music festival this weekend in Las Berlanas, Spain, 30-year-old pop star Joana Sainz Garcia (pictured above) was performing on stage when an exploding firework struck her on accident in the middle of the concert. She was knocked unconscious at the time, and was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. According to local reporting from the area in El Diario Montañés, the young singer was on stage performing with the Super Hollywood Orchestra on the final night of the four-day festival when she was apparently struck by a cartridge from a pyrotechnic device that was going off during the show. After being knocked unconscious by the device, Garcia was helped by several of the more than one …

Kevin Hart Suffers ‘Major Back Injuries’ In Serious Malibu Car Accident – Perez Hilton

UPDATE: Sunday, September 2, 11:01 a.m. PT — We now know a bit more about the extent of the injuries facing Kevin Hart after his early Sunday morning car accident in Malibu. Per The Blast, the comedian is currently still hospitalized in Los Angeles, and doctors are trying to determine whether he will need back surgery to repair his injuries. It’s unclear exactly what’s wrong with the comedian after the major car crash, though according to the report, doctors are “optimistic” he will make a full recovery. Still, there is a possibility he could yet go under the knife for medical repairs of injuries sustained in the early Sunday morning accident. Insiders in the know report that it “is not …

Five ways to be sober-curious (and make a success of not drinking)

Staying alcohol-free at social events can be daunting, but be open to the new experience and own it Be clear about why youre abstaining The most recent survey on sober-curious movement, as coined by author Ruby Warrington in her 2019 book of the same name. The first step is to get really clear about why you are abstaining, Warrington says. Maybe youre sick of hangovers, want to perform better at work, or have a health and fitness goal. It can help to write these reasons down somewhere you can access them easily, to remind yourself when you feel your resolve wavering. Embrace sober firsts Once youve established your reasoning, Warrington says that you should continue to attend social functions, seeing …

Snowflake or tough cookie, youre just hiding from pain | Oliver Burkeman

A life in which nothing could hurt would be one in which nothing could matter We live, or so were constantly informed, in the era of the Sensitive Snowflake, the twentysomething university student who cant hear a vaguely challenging opinion without melting into a puddle of panic. I know Im supposed to dismiss this notion as a rightwing invention, but my reading of the evidence for example, in the recent book Of A Fragile Life and in an episode of the podcast This Is Not A Pipe Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Austerity is a political choice, not an economic necessity | Clara Mattei and Sam Salour

Neoliberal economists present themselves as neutral technocrats, but theyre actually partisans for the status quo. Dont fall for it The outcome of austerity policies in Britain and elsewhere has become painfully clear: increased misery; increase in racial inequality; public health and other public services; and all-around recently recommended the book Austerity: When it Works and When it Doesnt as his top book to read this summer. The book is a qualified defense of austerity policies written by Alberto Alesina, Carlo Favero, and Francesco Giavazzi, an influential trio of economists and rising stars known for advising major economic institutions. This is an extremely important book, Wolf said. The economist Kenneth Rogoff agreed, recently Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival …

50 Times People Witnessed Slightly Annoying Things And Just Had To Share (New Pics)

Of course, when we encounter the opposite – the wonky, the askew, the lop-sided – it triggers a vague feeling of discomfort. This reaction is stronger in some than in others, but even those of us who would consider themselves chill about imperfections can get fixated on certain mistakes. #2 Okay What The Hell #3 Well You’re Not Wrong “And, of course, human beings are symmetrical, at least on the outside (some internal organs like the heart and liver are off-center). Decades of research into sexual attraction have proven that both men and women find symmetrical faces sexier than asymmetrical ones. The leading explanation is that physical symmetry is an outward sign of good health, although large-scale studies have shown …

When You Have Anxiety, People Dont Know How To Treat You

Holly Riordan Updated August 23, 2019 By Anita Austvika People think it’s harmless when they tell me to They think they’re helping when they remind me other people have it worse and my problems aren’t big enough of a deal. But, in reality, they’re only making me feel guilty. They’re making me feel like I don’t have a right to worry — even though I cannot possibly stop myself from worrying. It’s not something I can control. It’s something I have to deal with every single day, regardless of whether anyone else thinks my problems are of upsetting myself over. People think it’s harmless when they joke about how I’m being when I haven’t said a word in hours. They think …

Stop Spending Time With People Who Deplete Your Energy, Your Confidence, And Your Happiness

Holly Riordan Updated August 26, 2019 By Lucija Ros Stop spending time with people who make you feel worse about yourself, people who never have anything nice to say about you, people who never compliment you but always save time to criticize you. Stop spending time with people who lower your self-esteem and sense of self-worth. Stop spending time with people who are never happy for you, never celebrate alongside you, never give you any compliments or show their appreciation for you. Stop spending time with people who are always one-upping your accomplishments — and your failures. Stop spending time with people who always think they have it better (or worse) than you and disregard your feelings because they’re too …

Bernie Sanders teases plan to eliminate billions in medical debt

Florence, South Carolina (CNN)Sen. Bernie Sanders announced late Friday that he plans to eliminate billions in medical debt, hinting at a proposal the 2020 presidential Democratic candidate’s campaign has yet to release in full. “We’re looking at that right now,” Sanders responded. “In another piece of legislation that we’re going to be offering we will eliminate medical debt in this country. I mean, just stop and think for a second. Why should people be placed in financial duress? For what crime did you commit? You got a serious illness? That is not what this country should be about.” Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir told CNN on Friday that “Sen. Sanders had previously asked us to pull together a plan to …

NASA launched a Deep Space Atomic Clock that’s like a GPS for space

(CNN)The most precise clock ever flown in space may not inspire thrills, but it could be the key to safely sending people to Mars. An ordinary atomic clock just won’t do GPS satellites that orbit Earth use atomic clocks for precise time-keeping, NASA said, but those aren’t made to withstand forces in space that can mess with their accuracy. That’s because standard atomic clocks use neutral atoms, which can be impacted by environmental changes in space like changes in temperature or atmospheric pressure. But NASA’s Deep Space Atomic Clock is up to 50 times more stable than standard atomic clocks because it’s powered by mercury ions. The ions’ electric charge means they can be contained in an electromagnetic trap that …

NASA launched a Deep Space Atomic Clock that’s like a GPS for space

(CNN)The most precise clock ever flown in space may not inspire thrills, but it could be the key to safely sending people to Mars. An ordinary atomic clock just won’t do GPS satellites that orbit Earth use atomic clocks for precise time-keeping, NASA said, but those aren’t made to withstand forces in space that can mess with their accuracy. That’s because standard atomic clocks use neutral atoms, which can be impacted by environmental changes in space like changes in temperature or atmospheric pressure. But NASA’s Deep Space Atomic Clock is up to 50 times more stable than standard atomic clocks because it’s powered by mercury ions. The ions’ electric charge means they can be contained in an electromagnetic trap that …