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"State faces ‘navigator’ gap as exchange debuts" | Georgia Health News | 09/30/13

"State faces ‘navigator’ gap as exchange debuts" | Georgia Health News | 09/30/13 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

The state insurance commissioner’s office reported that only four “navigators’’ had received licenses in Georgia by midafternoon Monday, just hours before the health reform law’s exchange was to open for enrollment

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A navigator is an individual whose job is to provide face-to-face, in-person help for consumers seeking information about the new health insurance exchanges, also called marketplaces.

 

These online insurance shopping malls are part of the final implementation of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Georgia is one of more than 30 states that are letting the federal government run their exchanges.

 

A spokesman for the commissioner’s office, Glenn Allen, said Monday that 23 other navigators had passed the state exam but had not yet been licensed. These individuals still had to undergo fingerprinting and a background check as part of the application process.

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GOP Run States trying to block implementation  of Affordable Care Act down to the last minute!

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Sign the petition: "Move The NCAA Out of Indiana" | MoveOn.org Petitions | 03/30/15

Sign the petition: "Move The NCAA Out of Indiana" | MoveOn.org Petitions | 03/30/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
I just signed a petition to Mark Emmert, President, NCAA: Now that the Indiana governor has signed into law the right for businesses to freely discriminate under the guise of religious freedom, the NCAA should relocate its national headquarters. That move would be consistent with the organization's sanctioning of both South Carolina and Mississippi for state-sponsored bigotry.
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.....Will You Join Me in Telling The NCAA That This Is Some 'March Madness' That We Do Not Support!!

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Gazette opinion: "Last hope to get Montanans covered before 2017" | Billings, MT | 03/25/15

Gazette opinion: "Last hope to get Montanans covered before 2017" | Billings, MT | 03/25/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

Low-income Montanans who don’t have Medicare, Medicaid, military or private health insurance have one last hope. Sen. Ed Buttrey of Great Falls and other moderate Republican lawmakers have proposed the Health and Economic Partnership Act, which would offer Medicaid to all Montanans with annual incomes below $16,200.

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.....#‎70000cantwait‬  #SaveMontanaCAHs #StopRuralHospitalClosures #Rural #ExpandMedicaidNow

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"Arkansas’ Medicaid expansion boosts rural hospitals" | Atlanta Journal-Constitution | 03/25/15

"Arkansas’ Medicaid expansion boosts rural hospitals" | Atlanta Journal-Constitution | 03/25/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

WARREN, Ark. - Bradley County Medical Center.

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......#SaveRuralHospitals  #ExpandMedicaidNow #Rural #RuralJobsAnchor

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▶ Hacking Rural Medicine Day 3 and Prizes | HRM YouTube Channel | 03/23/15

On March 22, 2015, the first Hacking Rural Medicine event concluded at the University of Montana. More than 120 people from 15 states participated, forming 9 teams. The 9 teams created solutions and presented their projects on Day 3 of the event. Projects were judged by a team of judges along with the crowd who selected their favorite....
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.....Hacking Rural Medicine shares slideshow from Day 3: Presentations and Winning Teams ‪#‎HackingRuralMedicine‬

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The only unusually cold place on Earth last month was eastern U.S. | Mashable | 03/17/15

The only unusually cold place on Earth last month was eastern U.S. | Mashable | 03/17/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
February was Earth's second-warmest such month on record, finishing up as the second-warmest winter and warmest 12-month period on record.
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.....And according to the GOP that means its no 'Global Warming' because the Eastern U. S. is COLD.  The GOP's problem is 'Brain Freeze'!!

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Beautiful map shows the mind-boggling extent of our underwater Internet cables | Science Alert | 03/16/15

Hundreds of thousands of kilometres of submarine cables lying on the ocean floor - sometimes at depths nearing 8,000 metres - are essential for powering the modern Internet, transmitting 99 percent of all international data. As Phil Edwards...
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.....In Case You Didn't Know!!

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"This year's Pi Day is even more special than you know" | Vox Conversations | 03/13/15

Tomorrow is the most magical day of the year: Pi Day.

It's also the most magical year of the century: Pi Year.

That is, tomorrow's date is 3/14/15 (at least in the US and a few other countries that write dates the same way), which matches up nicely with the first five digits of pi, the ratio of every circle's circumference to its diameter: 3.1415.


What's more, at precisely 9:26:53 am, we'll have Pi Second: an even more magical time at which the date and time match up with the first 10 digits of pi, 3.141592653.

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......The Wonders of Mathematics!!

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Did the Anthropocene Begin with the Deaths of 50 Million Native Americans? | Newsweek | 03/12/15

Did the Anthropocene Begin with the Deaths of 50 Million Native Americans? | Newsweek | 03/12/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
New research links the start of the “era of us” to the arrival of Europeans and the globalization of disease.
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GLOBAL WARMING IS REAL!!........."The term “Anthropocene” means, simply put, the “era of us.” It is used by scientists and thinkers to describe the rapidly changing world we’re living in, and to present the idea that human activity has so drastically altered the planet that humanity in itself is the defining environmental influence of our time. The term was first put into scientific use by Dutch chemist Paul Crutzen, who won a Nobel Prize in 1995 for discovering the specific group of chemicals that caused a hole to open in the ozone layer. "

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PETITION: File Logan Act Treason Charges Against the 47 Senators | We The People | 03/0915

PETITION: File Logan Act Treason Charges Against the 47 Senators | We The People | 03/0915 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

On March 9th, 2015, forty-seven United States Senators committed a treasonous offense when they decided to violate the Logan Act, a 1799 law which forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments. Violation of the Logan Act is a felony, punishable under federal law with imprisonment of up to three years.

At a time when the United States government is attempting to reach a potential nuclear agreement with the Iranian government, 47 Senators saw fit to instead issue a condescending letter to the Iranian government stating that any agreement brokered by our President would not be upheld once the president leaves office.

This is a clear violation of federal law. In attempting to undermine our own nation, these 47 senators have committed treason.

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......I know that we can find 100,000 "TRUE AMERICANS" that want this done!

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"Bill Clinton in his element" | CNN U. S. News | 03/08/15

"Bill Clinton in his element" | CNN U. S. News | 03/08/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

"Watching Bill Clinton stroll through a public housing project in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood, it would be easy for the average passerby to forget the former president's most recent days of campaigning are years behind him.

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.....the Clinton Global Initiative University's Annual Meeting included helping the resident's a public housing project in Miami's Liberty City repair/paint a playground and building a community garden.

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KKK fliers left at Selma homes on 50th anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday' | AL.com | 03/08/15

KKK fliers left at Selma homes on 50th anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday' | AL.com | 03/08/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Ku Klux Klan fliers were left at Selma homes on the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," according to several reports.
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....."Robert Jones, the grand dragon of the Loyal White Knights of the KKK spoke with AL.com Sunday afternoon and said about 4,000 KKK fliers have been distributed throughout Selma and Montgomery in the last two weeks..."  #Selma50 #MarchOn #NoToKKK

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"Untold Story of Why MLK Wore a Hawaiian Lei at Selma" | The Daily Beast | 03/06/15

"Untold Story of Why MLK Wore a Hawaiian Lei at Selma" | The Daily Beast | 03/06/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
The bright flowers look out of place amid the seriousness of the march and the cause, but there was a reason for them.
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.....Quite prophetic! A connection of MLK to President Obama through his home state!

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Tweet from @HillaryClinton to @repjohnlewis & @BarackObama in #Selma | 03/07/15

Tweet from @HillaryClinton to @repjohnlewis & @BarackObama in #Selma | 03/07/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Watched @repjohnlewis & @BarackObama in #Selma. Let’s answer their call to keep fighting for voting rights, civil rights, & human rights.
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....#Selma50 #MarchOn #RestoreVotingRightsAct!!

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Click here to support Shaw University Cheerleaders by Tia Long | GoFundMe.com | 03/29/15

Click here to support Shaw University Cheerleaders by Tia Long | GoFundMe.com | 03/29/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Hello Shaw U. Bears! The Shaw University Cheerleaders a.k.a. The Chi Chi’s are competing in the “2015 Nation All-Star Cheerleading and Danceline Competition” in Landover, Maryland on Saturday, April 4, 2015. Help us spread Shaw U. pride by contributing to the costs of our transportation and travel expenses to and from the competition. We are so excited to be able to represent Shaw University at such a prestigious competition! Please support us by donating on this site, it is greatly appreciated.
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.....Let's Do This 'Shaw U. Bears and Friends'!!

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GOP congresswoman gets surprise on Facebook after asking constituents for Obamacare horror stories | Daily Kos | 03/26/15

GOP congresswoman gets surprise on Facebook after asking constituents for Obamacare horror stories | Daily Kos | 03/26/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Not exactly the response she was hoping for. ...

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers posted an image on her official Facebook page, slamming the Affordable Care Act on the fifth anniversary of resident Obama signing it into law. She asked constituents to share their Obamacare nightmare stories and well, the response probably wasn't what she expected. Below are a small sample of the comments constituents left on her page:...
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.....Here's what Hillary Clinton Tweeted on the 5th Anniversary--- '#ACA@5: 16m covered. Young ppl. Preexisting conditions. Women get better coverage. Repeal those things? Embrace them!'

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"UM: Winners of Hacking Rural Medicine competition create patient survey" | Missoulian | 03/25/15

"UM: Winners of Hacking Rural Medicine competition create patient survey" | Missoulian | 03/25/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
A team of entrepreneurs who created a real-time patient satisfaction survey for rural hospitals, using game technology and geodata, won the nation’s first Hacking Rural Medicine event.
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........From today's Missoulian - congratulations to all of the amazing teams from Hacking Rural Medicine ‪#‎hackingruralmed‬ ‪#‎rural‬
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"Hacking Rural Medicine & Ignite Rural Medicine 2015" | HRM YouTube Channel | 03/22/15

We held the nation's first Hacking Rural Medicine and Ignite Rural Medicine events in Missoula, Montana from March 20-22, 2015. During the event, seven teams...
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.............Hacking Rural Medicine shares slideshow from ‪#‎IgniteRuralMedicine‬ and Day 2 ‪#‎HackingRuralMedicine‬
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Oregon Governor Signs Sweeping Automatic Voter Registration Into Law | Huff Post Politics | 03/16/17

Oregon Governor Signs Sweeping Automatic Voter Registration Into Law | Huff Post Politics | 03/16/17 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore., March 16 (Reuters) - Sweeping first-in-the nation legislation making voter registration automatic in Oregon was signed into law on Monday by Governor Kate Brown, potentially adding 300,000 new voters...
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.....This law needs to be the basis for a National Voter Registration Bill!!

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America's IRISH President - Barack Obama (VIDEO) | If You Only News | 03/15/15

America's IRISH President - Barack Obama (VIDEO) | If You Only News | 03/15/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Yes, it's true. The President has Irish blood and it was proven back in 2007 when Stephen Neill, an Anglican pastor, did some research and found the President's roots did go back to the Emerald Isle. Of course you won't hear this from the GOP or Tea People.
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...."But it’s true. According to Neill, who worked with Ancestry.com’s Megan Smolenyak, their chief family historian, Obama’s Irish family hails from Moneygall, Ireland. The President is part of the “Kearney” family.  According to pieced together records, A Kearney sailed to New York aboard the S.S. Marmion at a time when many Irish were leaving their famine-stricken island.  He made a life in America, and his family line eventually produced Ann Durham, who was born in Kansas, according to Ancestry.com. Durham married a Kenyan, also named Barack Obama, who was studying in Hawaii, and in 1961 they had a son. The rest, as they say, is history."

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Pi Day Hits a Milestone That Comes Only Once a Century: 3/14/15 | NBC News Science | 03/13/15

Pi Day Hits a Milestone That Comes Only Once a Century: 3/14/15 | NBC News Science | 03/13/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Pi Day was dreamed up 27 years ago to celebrate 3.14 on 3/14, but this year the geek dial is being turned up to 15 — as in 3/14/15. And this'll be the only year until 2115 that you can turn the dial up to the max, at 3/14/15, 9:26:53, an exact match for pi's first 10 digits. ..
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......What is the estimated number of people alive today that will be alive on the next Pi Day??

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"5 Embarrassing Predictions About What Obamacare Would Do To The Economy" | Think Progress | 03/09/15

"5 Embarrassing Predictions About What Obamacare Would Do To The Economy" | Think Progress | 03/09/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
In February, the economy added 295,000 jobs. It was the 12th straight month the private sector added more than 200,000 jobs, the longest such streak since 1977. The robust job growth coincided almost exactly with the official start of health coverage through the Obamacare exchanges, which began in January 2014. Over that time, the economy has added 3.2 million jobs.It wasn't supposed to be this way.
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......'Prior to the law’s implementation, numerous politicians and pundits predicted an economic apocalypse once Obamacare took effect. Here are a few of the worst predictions...' On Video!!

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Tom Crawford: Prognosis is grim for Georgia's rural hospitals | Gainesville Times | 03/04/15

Tom Crawford: Prognosis is grim for Georgia's rural hospitals | Gainesville Times | 03/04/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
If you operate or work for a hospital located in one of Georgia’s rural communities, you should be very afraid. There’s a strong possibility your hospital will be closing down soon because of financial problems.
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.....This quote from the article sums up how all this could be solved tomorrow--- "One thing that could help would be an expansion of Medicaid coverage under the provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act. That decision would bring the state more than $3 billion in federal funds each year and provide more than 400,000 uninsured residents with health care coverage."

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"Leonard Pitts Jr.: Revisiting Selma 50 years later" | Miami Herald - Nation & World | 03/07/15

"Leonard Pitts Jr.: Revisiting Selma 50 years later" | Miami Herald - Nation & World | 03/07/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
We celebrate the courage of those who crossed the bridge 50 years ago, but how many of us, walking down Broad St., sipping fruity drinks and wearing our Michael Jackson T-shirts, would have the resolve and firmness of purpose to do the same thing now?
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.....Thanks Leonard for a very thoughtful commentary on this weekend events!  I took feel that there was to much of a "carnival atmosphere" to the whole weekend. 

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Tens of thousands fill Rabin Square for anti-Netanyahu rally | Times of Israel | 03/07/15

Tens of thousands fill Rabin Square for anti-Netanyahu rally | Times of Israel | 03/07/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

Ex-Mossad chief Dagan intensifies attack on PM as demonstrators pour into central Tel Aviv for ‘Israel wants change’ event. An estimated 40,000 demonstrators poured into Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square Saturday evening to take part in a rally calling for a change in government.

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.....looks like Boehner and Netanyahu's little "shame Obama" party before Congress didn't work here or in Israel!!

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"Why Do We Still Need the Voting Rights Act? Here’s Why" | The Root | 03/06/15

"Why Do We Still Need the Voting Rights Act? Here’s Why" | The Root | 03/06/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Yes, voter registration is way up since 1965, but voter-suppression laws are reversing some gains, and racial disparities show up in legislative representation and policies that dictate our everyday lives.
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...... #Selma50 #Selma50 #MarchOn #RestoreVotingRightsAct #EndVoterSuppression!!

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