Monthly Archives: November 2006
There is no Alaska Health Care Responsibility Report, but there should be. This public policy will not solve the nation’s severe problem of lack of access to quality health care for tens of millions of Americans, but it is an important start. The Missouri Health Care Responsibility Report will present information about where recipients of state-funded Medicaid health care are employed. It will list those businesses with at least 50 Missouri employees who receive, or whose dependents receive Medicaid. Read the rest of this entry
State legislatures across America are responding to a range of crises regarding health care quality, costs, and accessibility since the federal government seems incapable of significant reform in these life-and-death issues. There are few places where the interested legislator or health policy advocate or analyst can find a systematic review of this information, but the State Health Policy section of the Kaiser Family Foundation is one of them. For this reason, it is a valuable resource of Alaskans interested in the complex and far-ranging issues of health care reform for our state. Read the rest of this entry
One of my colleagues recommended that I take a look at this site, and it turns out to be an extraordinary public policy resource. The subheading on the home page title nicely summarizes the perspective: “Designing rules as if community matters.” Here is how The New Rules Project describes itself:
Why New Rules? Because the old ones don’t work any longer. They undermine local economies, subvert democracy, weaken our sense of community, and ignore the costs of our decisions on the next generation.
With the election around the corner, the nonpartisan Election Protection coalition has in place its national 1-866-OUR VOTE voter assistance hotline – the only national voter assistance hotline staffed by live call center operators trained to provide state specific assistance to all voters. Lawyers, poll monitors and additional volunteers will be mobilized in key states across the nation to assist voters in the days leading up to the election and on Election Day. Led by People For the American Way Foundation, the NAACP, and the Lawyersâ€™ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law, Election Protection (EP) has operated in every election cycle since 2001, and is the nationâ€™s most far-reaching nonpartisan effort to provide voter assistance and protect voter rights.
Can You Afford to Retire?
Long on life expectancy,
but short on incomeâ€¦..
Americans are headed for a shock as they
hit retirement: vanishing pensions and
inadequate 401(k) savings. What can be done?
Watch the rebroadcast of PBS
FRONTLINEâ€™s Can You Afford to Retire?
Airing Tuesday, November 7 at 8 pm on your local
public television station.
Vote firstâ€¦then watch Can You Afford To Retire?
Tell your younger family members to watch this
important program about developing a healthy