catastrophic insurance, Health, Insurance, ObamaCare, President Obama

Obama Lifts Individual Mandate for Those With Canceled Insurance Plans


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If your health insurance plan was canceled thanks to President Obama’s problematic ObamaCare law, you may qualify for a “catastrophic” insurance plan available through the insurance exchanges in your state.

The White House announced the new changes on its blog on Thursday. Some critics called the announcement “legislation by blog.”

A Dec. 23 deadline looms to purchase health policies to be eligible for coverage beginning Jan. 1, Bloomberg.com reports.

The Obama administration had hoped that millions of young, healthy people with canceled insurance plans would migrate into the insurance exchanges via Healthcare.gov. But the website has been plagued by technical glitches and security issues since its launch on October 1st.

Republicans accuse the Obama administration of climbing into bed with the insurance companies who canceled more than 5 million policies in the hopes of forcing those people into the government insurance exchanges. But consumers complain that even the cheapest bronze plans are more expensive than their old plans.

Meanwhile, insurance companies whine that this latest change in the ObamaCare law risks destabilizing the new exchange marketplaces if younger, healthier people who now carry cheap policies opt out of buying more expensive replacement coverage.

Bazaar, Medical Mystery, Strange

Man’s Nose grows on his forehead…WTH?


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Xiaolian, 22, (pictured here), has grown a new nose in an unlikely place after losing his original nose to complications following a traffic accident. The new nose he has grown, is just about ready to be transplanted, doctors told local media.

Xiaolian failed to seek medical attention for an infection that developed from his nose injury. After several months, it had corroded the cartilage, and doctors were unable to save it.

But surgeons in a hospital in Fuzhou, Fujian province, placed a skin tissue expander on Xiaolian’s forehead, shaping a new nose using cartilage taken from his ribs.

The new nose is in good shape, according to local media reports, and will soon be transplanted to the correct place.

Bazaar, isn’t it?

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Michelle Obama Tackling Childhood Obesity


First Lady Michelle Obama is encouraging many with her “Lets Move” campaign to reduce childhood obesity, not only by talking to school students throughout the country but by influencing her staff workers within the White House as well.

A Shapedown program for overweight adolescents and children on November 20, in Aurora, Colorado, which is a 10-week family centered program held by the Denver area Children’s Hospital teaching youth and their parents ways to lead a healthier more active lifestyle, a longer lasting weight-loss alternative to dieting.

Nationally, some 15 percent of children are overweight or obese, as are some 60 percent of adults.

Michelle Obama’s campaign is so encouraging to many, adults and children alike. In today’s society with Burger King, McDonald’s and every other fast food restaurant within blocks of these inner cities, you have the companies that own the Olive Garden, Red Lobster and four other popular restaurant chains pledging to cut the calories and sodium in its meals and to overhaul its kids’ menu.

I think the first lady’s campaign is a positive thing, so why pledge to lose weight in the New Year, let’s move now…

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“Heavy D Passed Away – And I’m In A State Of Shock!”


Law enforcement told TMZ … Heavy D had just returned from shopping and walked up some stairs when he began having trouble breathing.  Adam Mills, a designer who was in the building and knew Heavy D, found him leaning against a railing and clearly in distress.  Adam tells us he cradled Heavy D in his lap as others called 911.  Adam says Heavy D was conscious and said to him, “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe.”  When paramedics took Heavy D to the hospital he had a pulse.  People in the building are saying he died of a heart attack, but we have not been able to confirm that.  Law enforcement sources tell us … no foul play was involved and so far they only know the cause of death was “medical.”

From TMZ.com:

Rap legend Heavy D — one of the most influential rappers of the ’90s — died earlier today … TMZ has learned.

Heavy D — real name Dwight Arrington Myers — was rushed to an L.A. hospital around noon today … and was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1 PM. He was 44 years old.

We’ve learned a 911 call was placed from Heavy’s Beverly Hills home around 11:25 AM to report an unconscious male on the walkway .

When help arrived, we’re told Heavy D was conscious and speaking — and was transported to a nearby hospital.

He died a short time later.

Cops are investigating the death — and so far, there are no obvious signs of foul play.

Rest in paradise Heavy, I’m so hurt 😦

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For Discussion: “Is It Ever Ok Not To Wear A Condom?”


In this dangerous day and age it seems that cheating has only grown more popular and rampant, despite the advances in AIDS research there is now super-gonorrhea and other STD’s to contend with. Most of those concerns seem to go out the window especially when it comes to love and marriage.

So when is it the perfect time if ever, for the condoms to come off in your relationship??? Is marriage the magical moment to take the condoms off? Especially since when you say “I do” marriage is supposed to equal monogamy and committment.

Sound off Ceo Family, a loyal reader wants your opinion. 🙂 I stressed my opinion privately when the question was submitted to me via email.

Have fun and let’s discuss responsibly.