1 in 5 Americans Don’t Use the Internet
I’m sure it’s hard for members of LinkedIn reading this post to imagine that 1 in 5 Americans – about 60 million people – don’t use the Internet. Who are they? Why aren’t they online? What does it mean to the rest of us? The demographics of people who don’t use the Internet won’t surprise […]
Towers Watson Survey Reveals Employers’ New Year’s Resolution: Employee Wellness
It’s a new year and employers are making some resolutions of their own to improve health and wellness — not for themselves, but for their employees. New Year, New Goals According to the 2013/2014 Staying@Work report from Towers Watson, nearly half (49%) of U.S. employers surveyed said health and productivity programs are essential to their […]
Number of people enrolled in private health insurance plans through Federal and State-based Marketplaces since October 1st
I think I played a role, unfortunately, in helping tear the country apart.
Glenn Beck, during a recent interview on Fox News
Jimmy Carter’s 1977 Unpleasant Energy Talk, No Longer Unpleasant
On April 18, 1977, President Jimmy Carter addressed the American people by saying, “Tonight I want to have an unpleasant talk with you about a problem unprecedented in our history. With the exception of preventing war, this is the greatest challenge our country will face during our lifetimes. The energy crisis has not yet overwhelmed us, but […]
Number of hours between UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon inviting, then abruptly uninviting Iran to the Syria peace talks, after the invitation received strong opposition from the U.S. and Saudi governments; hours between Ban Ki Moon inviting, then uninviting Iran to Syria peace talks, after objections from U.S. and Saudi officials
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Labeled “World’s Ugliest Women” – Would You Hire Her?
Last week, I was moved by an interview on Huffington Post Live about Lizzie Velasquez. She has been labeled and ridiculed by many as the “world’s ugliest woman.” She is a talented author and motivational speaker. She could probably be an inspiration and effective contributor to most organizations. However, in most situations, she would not […]
The Times They Are A Changin’… Or Should We Say “Churning?”
With the advent of the ACA, the definition of “churning” in a health care insurance context has been expanded. The term used to refer to low-income Americans under the age of 65 fluctuating back and forth between qualifying for Medicaid and then, because of an increase in their income, finding that they no longer qualify […]
On the Public Health Insurance Marketplaces: December 2013
As 2013 came to a close, Americans flooded public exchanges by phone, in person and overwhelmingly online to secure health plans for themselves and their families prior to the end-of-year deadlines. While some states saw record numbers of applicants — as many as 1,000 a day in some cases — others experienced the resignations of […]