Medicare en New Scheme for Cutting Social Security <p>Seeing contradictions instead of complexities in attitudes and preferences by the Millennial generation is perhaps why Big Business and the elite have started focusing on 18- to 34-year-old Americans in the newest scheme to cut Social Security. But 1 percenters have misinterpreted young adults as vulnerable, dumb or both.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:26:37 +0000 Bill Knight 45180 at New Scheme for Cutting Social Security The Fiscal Cliff and Cuts to Popular Programs <p>All the yakking about a fiscal cliff seems to fall somewhere between mistaken Mayan prophecies about Doomsday and hypersonic skydiving from space.</p><p></p><p>The lame-duck 112th Congress – hamstrung by Tea Party Republicans in the House and filibuster-happy Republicans in the Senate – is proposing to Democratic President Barack Obama that Social Security, Medicare and other social services be cut. Meanwhile, the Economic Policy Institute has released a report with a solution: Cut the deficit by growing the economy.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:49:14 +0000 Bill Knight & Bill 26066 at The Fiscal Cliff and Cuts to Popular Programs Keokuk Area Hospital Appeals Ruling <p>Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA) is helping in the effort to secure a key designation for Keokuk Area Hospital.</p><p>He sent a two-page letter, earlier this week, to the Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.</p><p>In it, the Congressman wrote of his support for the hospital&rsquo;s appeal of the agency&rsquo;s denial of Critical Access status for the facility.</p><p>CEO Wally Winkler says receiving that designation would help the hospital through some very difficult financial times.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 13:27:31 +0000 Jason Parrott 18877 at Keokuk Area Hospital Appeals Ruling