The LuLac Edition #3454, March 23rd, 2017
The bill will would, in effect, shift huge costs onto working families, force many to pay more for worse coverage and push millions of American off of health coverage entirely.
All the while, the proposed legislation hands millionaires, billionaires and health insurance CEOs a massive new tax break.
Yep, that is the REPUBLICAN TRUMP PLAN. Remember it in 2018!!!
My family had the ability to keep our mothers in their homes essentially a few days before they passed away. My mother died at 89 and was cared for by my sister and her husband. Mrs. LuLac’s mother died at 95 and we took care of her daily needs. At home. Every family member like my sister and brother in law helped. Family involvement was the key.
But not many families have the means, the will or the respective health situations our mothers had. There are many in my age group who have put their elders in long term facilities.
Medicare will pay for a senior UNTIL they are forced or want to go to a skilled facility. Then Medicaid takes over.
The REPUBLICAN health plan wants to phase out Medicaid in the next few years proposing block grants to the state.
To my baby boomer friends who still have aging parents, do you really want to leave the care of your parent’s final days to a block grant?
Remember, this is the REPUBLICAN PLAN.
“Millions of Americans can no longer afford health insurance under Obamacare, while at the same time, three-quarters of a billion dollars in Obamacare subsidies have been given to illegal immigrants,” Barletta said. “President Trump and Speaker Ryan agreed with me last night that this is wrong and must be fixed. The president gave his full support to legislation I will introduce to deny health care tax credits to illegal immigrants, and the speaker promised to bring the bill to the House floor for a vote. Because my concerns were met, I will vote for the bill with the understanding that my bill will receive full consideration on the House floor next month.”
A Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs report issued last year revealed that, under Obamacare, a half a million illegal immigrants received $750 million in health care subsidies. Barletta’s bill will address this problem by requiring applicants for health care tax credits to provide valid social security numbers, which will be verified by the Social Security Administration, before they receive tax credits.
The Wage Grade Employee Parity Act was previously introduced in both the 113th and 114th Congress. Language from this bill was included in FY15 and FY16 spending bills that were signed into law.
This legislation would ensure that the basic pay increase for prevailing wage employees shall be equal to the percentage increase received by other federal employees in the same pay locality.
“The inconsistency is unacceptable. Federal employees have been underappreciated and undervalued for far too long,” said Rep. Cartwright. “Blue-collar workers deserve the same pay increase that white-collar workers receive. In addition, this bill will help retain key personnel.”
This legislation would affect nearly 2,000 hourly employees at Tobyhanna Army Depot, the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, and at the Social Security Administration office located in Pennsylvania’s 17th District.
This Week on Sunday Magazine.
Brian Hughes speaks with Radhika Fox, Executive Director of the Value of Water Campaign, about the need to upgrade he nation's water infrastructure.
Magic 93's Frankie in the Morning speaks with Joe Sheridan from Little Theatre of Wilkes Barre about "In Concert With The
Arts", coming up on Sunday at the theatre.
Brian speaks with Dr. Hari Naidu about a little known heart disease known as HCN, Hypertrophic Cardio Myopathy.
And an encore of Frankie's interview with Pennsylvania's Secretary of Banking and Securities, Robin Weissman, about elder financial abuse.
Sunday Magazine, Sunday morning at 5am on NASH-FM, 93.7, 5:30am on 97BHT, 6am on 97.9X and Sports Radio 590, WARM and 6:25am on Magic 93.
ECTV Live hosts Rusty Fender, David DeCosmo, and Director Mark Migilore welcome Eileen Miller to the program during the week of March 27th to discuss Distracted Driver's Month which is observed in April. Mrs. Miller lost her son in an accident involving a distracted truck driver.
The program airs three times daily on Comcast channel19 (61 in some locations) and is available on Electric City TV's YouTube channel after its initial live airing Mondays.
Tune in Sunday morning at 6 on 94.3 The Talker; 6:30 on NEPA Sports Radio-The Game 1400/1440 am and 106.7 fm; and at 7:30 on 105 The River.
Tune in to Sue Henry's "Special Edition" this week as Sue recaps the week's news. The show will run Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. on WILK, and on KRZ, Froggy and Max 102 early Sunday morning.
Want to hear some great parodies on the news? Tune in to WILK Radio at 6:40 and 8:40 AM on Mondays. As Ralph Cramden used to say, “It’s a laugh riot!”
Tune in Wednesdays on WILK Radio for Karel on the Street. Hear some of the funniest and he heartwarming comments on the issues of the day on Webster and Nancy with Karel Zubris.
Bobby's show is back again live this Sunday @6PM on The River.
The Clash release their first recording "White Riot"……
US restricts citizens from visiting Cuba, Vietnam, North Korea & Cambodia……..Vietnam hands over MIA to US…….Parisians elect former PM Jacques Chirac as 1st mayor in a century…..Indira Gandhi resigns as PM of India…..Elvis Costello releases his 1st record "Less Than Zero"…..Focus on the Family is founded by Dr. James Dobson…….in Pennsylvania rumors swirl that Attorney General Robert Kane might be the subject of a probe……in Hazleton Eugene Duffy mounts a campaign for Luzerne County Prothonotary and forty years ago this week the number one song in LuLac land and America was “Don't Leave Me This Way” by Thelma Houston.
Then there was Chuck Berry.