Utah’s legislators are about to set the stage for placing a tax on tobacco products. But what about considering increasing taxes on all “vices”? HB196 Tobacco Tax Revisions aims to increase the tax rates “on the sale, use, storage, or distribution of tobacco products in the state for the 2010-11 fiscal year and allowing the … Continue reading Vice Taxing
This is the message that disabled citizens wanted to get across to legislators as they rallied yesterdayat the Utah Capitol in protest of the cuts being made to health care in Utah as part of HB67 Health System Amendments and the budget cuts being made this year. The bill is before the Senate after passing … Continue reading “Unless you have been in our wheelchairs, you don’t know what it’s like….”
The Disabled Rights Action Committee (DRAC) and the Anti-Hunger Action Committee (AHAC) have together organized a rally at the Utah Capitol for Tuesday to confront legislators on the HB67 Substitute Health System Amendments in advocacy for the rights to adequate and equitable health care for all, particularly addressing the current crisis of those who are … Continue reading Health Care Crisis: Groups Organize to Ask Important Questions
The big news of Utah’s Legislators yesterday was the passage of HB12 Criminal Homicide and Abortion, which will make women criminally liable for intentional miscarriages. The subjective nature of the bill brings potential harm to women in this state. Planned Parenthood of Utah, in its memo sent out yesterday after the vote, stated that: During … Continue reading Women who have miscarriages now at risk….
I feel compelled to post a second piece on health care in this country, based on the comment to my post below on insurance. An anonymous poster posted this comment:Unfortunately many employees and employers wrongly accuse the insurance companies of being the bad guys here. The reason that the insurance companies are asking for this … Continue reading More on health insurance
This list was forwarded to me by a fellow Green who had received it from a colleague of hers. He said he would add to this listThe Seventh Decade, The New Shape of Nuclear Danger which reveals the most inconvenient truth about the present status of nuclear weapons on planet earth. This tragedy grows, like … Continue reading Holiday Reading
The Bushites will not stop at elevating privatization of healthcare:The Bush administration, continuing its fight to stop states from expanding the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program, has adopted new standards that would make it much more difficult for New York, California and others to extend coverage to children in middle-income families. Administration officials outlined the … Continue reading Health care for children in the U.S.
I subscribe to Health & Beyond Weekly: An Eclectic Natural Health Newsletter by Chet and Josh Day. I enjoy all the tips and recipes and other items I receive in this newsletter. One item of interest this week is a post on chewing gum. As a recovering gum chewer (several years now), I appreciated reading … Continue reading Don’t Chew Gum
The school in which I work is filled with all sorts of hanging and other plants, thanks to Tom who manages our building. I was thrilled to see this article in The Green Guide: How to Grow Clean Air Filed under: Houseplants, Indoor air quality, Air pollutants 6:18 pm - April 17, 2007 A new … Continue reading How to Grow Clean Air
At first I was dreading May 11. Then I was dreading March 23 (yesterday) when May 11 got cancelled.........the day for extracting my wisdom teeth. The anticipation is like pulling teeth - pun intended. Years without health insurance (I address healthcare issues in other articles in this blog) resulting in stopping any professional dental care … Continue reading Oh the Pain, the agony………and worth it