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A Long and Healthy Life

Posted by: Jack Russell on: January 15, 2013

If you’re like most people, you’re probably searching for ways to stay healthy. We all have older friends that don’t look a day over 20, and we would like to know their secrets of how they manage to stay healthy and beautiful. The good news is that it doesn’t cost a fortune to keep your health up like some may think. By taking proactive action before most problems arise, you can prolong your life by 20 years or more! It has been shown that consuming xamthone will help the human body stay incredibly sound over time. There are many different ways to consume xamthone including coffee, tea, pills, juice, honey, etc. Chances are you may have at least one health concern such as high cholesterol, diabetes, or maybe even heartburn.

I Get to Wear the Good Stuff at a Discount Perfume Price

Posted by: Jack Russell on: December 25, 2012

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Famous Perfume Logos I was searching all over the place for discount perfume. The prices in the department stores are outrageous. I only like to get quality perfumes because the cheap perfumes do not contain a lot of fragrance oils. The expensive perfumes are made with high quality ingredients that make a little of the product go a long way. A tiny bottle of good perfume will last longer and have a much better fragrance than a bigger bottle of cheap perfume.

Most of the cheap perfumes have a lot of water and alcohol with not a lot of fragrance oils. It is the fragrance oils that make perfume smell so good. If you put on the cheap stuff, it evaporates so quickly that it does not last throughout the day or evening. A mark of a good perfume is that the fragrance endures a day at work, or a night out on the town. However, there are two things that make expensive perfumes expensive. The first is the amount of fragrance oils used in the product. The second is that there is a brand markup. Of course a major brand is going to cost more.

Is Amberen a Safe Alternative?

Posted by: Jack Russell on: October 24, 2012

Amberen is sold as a nutritional supplement, not an over-the-counter medicine. This means that amberen’s safety is not monitored by the FDA. Since it is a supplement, there is no dictated third party to illustrate evidence of safety. According to the manufacturer, this product is “backed by published clinical, toxicology and safety studies, and over 30 years of research, Amberen is your best choice for a natural alternative to HRT.”

Amberen is a non-hormonal treatment that contains only natural ingredients, which are all located on FDA’s approved Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) list. Although the ingredients are on the FDAs GRAS list, the product itself is not FDA approved. Amberen also lists one of its ingredients as a “proprietary blend,” and there is no way of knowing the secret recipe.

Universal Healthcare to Cover Acne Treatments?

Posted by: Jack Russell on: August 29, 2012

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If you are the parent of a teenager that suffers from acne, or even if you are dealing with it yourself, you may not know where to go to find the best acne treatment for teenagers. The following article will outline a few options for you; everyone is different, so there is no “one size fits all answer,” but these tips will certainly give you a place to begin.

The first thing that you should consider is an over-the-counter medication. Check the ingredient list before you buy anything; you should see both salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide noted there. The former ingredient helps to open up your pores and the later helps calm down the inflammation in your skin. Make sure that you don’t become overzealous with medication, though. At no time should you be using more than two different items, as you can wind up doing more harm than good.

5 Reasons To Hate Obamacare

Posted by: Barbara Lopez on: August 6, 2012

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5 reasons to hate obamacareObamacare is heading your way and very likely there is nothing much that the general public can do about it. The following are the top five reasons to hate Obamacare.

1 – IT TAKES AWAY YOUR RIGHT TO CHOOSE. This is probably the top reason why people do not like Obamacare. One thing that Americans pride themselves on is being free. Freedom means having the right to choose. And one thing that we feel we should have the right to choose is the way in which we spend our hard earned dollars. Obamacare says we must spend our money on health insurance or else we will be punished by having to pay more taxes.

2 – LIMITING OF INSURANCE PRICING BASED ON RISK. Insurance has always been based on risk. The higher risk you are the more your insurance costs. Currently people pay based on their risk. In order for Obamacare to include everyone, including those who are very ill, they must take the risk factor out of the equation. So now instead of health insurance companies being able to charge obese smokers more, everyone must pay the same. Guess you can put that bag of carrots down!

3 – ROBIN HOOD EFFECT. In essence it is the old adage taking from the rich to give to the poor. However, most likely affected will be the middle class. Many of these people are struggling to get by now and yet somehow they will be deemed by the government as being able to afford insurance. Thus these people will either have to pay for health insurance or pay additional taxes for not doing so. Read the rest of this entry »

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare

Posted by: Barbara Lopez on: August 3, 2012

The under-insured and the uninsured can breathe a sigh of relief. The Supreme Court has decided to uphold President Obama’s universal health care law. The mandate requiring people to purchase insurance will still be a part of the universal health care law. The Supreme Court ruled that the mandate is a tax, and that the government does have the power to implement new taxes.

Twenty six states filed lawsuits claiming that forcing people to pay a fine if they chose not to buy health insurance is unconstitutional. The government defended itself by saying that it is simply regulating an insurance market that everybody is already using. House republicans have stated that they will repeal the law. It is unlikely the democratic controlled senate will let the law be overturned.

Most of the new regulations will not go into effect until 2014. Insurance companies will no longer be able to deny coverage to people with preexisting conditions. All states will be required to participate in health care exchanges, and states will have the option of expanding their Medicaid coverage. Americans who cannot afford to purchase insurance will be given subsidies. Americans who do not purchase insurance will pay a one percent penalty tax to the IRS. The penalty tax is expected to affect only six percent of Americans. Employers with more than 50 employees will be required to purchase insurance. Insurance companies will be prohibited from charging women higher premiums simply because they are women.

Women will also gain several other benefits under the universal health care law. Women will no longer be required to pay co-pays for birth control, pap smears, mammograms, and other preventive services.

Seven states with republican governors have vowed not to expand Medicaid for their low-income residents. The federal government will cover the full cost of the Medicaid expansion for a few years. When the federal government stops covering the whole costs, the states will be required to pay the difference. Several governors are saying expanding Medicaid is socialism, and that their state budgets cannot afford the extra expense. Texas has the most uninsured people in the United States. The governor of Texas, Rick Perry, has said his state will not expand Medicaid.

5 Reasons to Love Obamacare

Posted by: Barbara Lopez on: July 10, 2012

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i love obamacareI believe there are a lot of reasons to love Obamacare. The way Romney talks, he will take everything away from all of us. I think it is totally sad and uncalled for the way the Republicans talk about President Obama. I have never seen such an election in this country appear to have such hatred toward an opposing person who is running for President.

The party that is opposing Obama comes right out and says they want to stop him (Obama) from winning the election. I think that President Obama has done his best to get us out of the recession and I notice they keep talking about creating jobs. There have been a good number of jobs filled by those who have not worked for some time. It is said that these people who have been laid off from their jobs for so long they have given up and stopped looking for a job. That is not the way to find a job. I recall when I wanted or needed a job I never gave up until I found one.

The closest opponent of the President has a memorized phrase which is “He doesn’t know how to lead.” I do not see why this man thinks he is the one to lead our great country, as he talks as if he wants to go back to the days long gone, where there were no unions for workers in jobs such as factory work, teachers and many others. These workers had to fight their way through unfair actions by the companies they worked for. We have risen above such treatment and have been getting along too long to go back to the beginning.
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Happy 4th!

Posted by: Barbara Lopez on: July 4, 2012

Happy July 4th! To all of my Conservative, Republican, or Libertarian friends: What is it about universal healthcare that is so frightening, does not make sense, or is morally wrong? Educate me!

Is it paying for other people’s healthcare? Personally, I really don’t mind if a portion of my taxes pay to treat some one else’s illness. I’m kind of funny that way I guess. But, since there is technically a tax if you are not insured, then that point doesn’t even apply.

Is it the Insurance mandate? I understand, people don’t like wearing seat belts either but we mandate that because society is a little bit better off if there are fewer casualties in car crashes. It’s the same with health insurance. Left to our own devices, a lot of us just will never get around to buying insurance on our own until we need it and then its too late. Let’s face it. Most of us who have insurance have it because our employer puts the paperwork in our hands on our first day (not any of my employers in the last 10 years, but thats a different rant!) Sorry, add insurance to the list of things that we can’t be trusted to do on our own.

Is it the employer mandate? Looks like the penalties are pretty low compared to salaries/healthcare cost, about $2,000 a person (after the first 30 employees) if the employer employs more than 50 and they offer nothing. If you are employing 50 people and have somehow managed to recruit and retain people with no health plan, then it may be cheaper for you to just continue not providing health care.

Just wondering what the logic behind all of the obamacare hatred is. Please educate me!