April 7th, 2010

20111112, Marilee

91 again!

Code Yellow, so I tried to stay inside as much as possible. The van windows were covered with pollen and I had to use the water washers a couple of times. I took the trash and recycling out and decided to go to Chili's for lunch. Again, I couldn't eat all of it, but I did bring the chips and salsa home. My server was very interested in what was wrong with me (she asked a question and my answer lead to more) and she talked to me about her problems getting health insurance and what problems she might have before 2014.

When I got back, I checked the timeline for changes on Medicare Advantage Plans (pdf) and next year the payments to the programs are the same, but the later years will move the plans toward Original Medicare. This implies that Original Medicare has better money situations than Medicare Advantage plans, and that's certainly not true for Kaiser.

Our Republican governor has apologized for his announcement of April as Confederate History Month without the traditional (when the announcement is made) "Profound regret" for slavery. So it's still Confederate History Month, but at least he says slavery was bad.

Some black conservatives want to know why they can't join tea party groups. Why would they want to? There are some things where you don't want to be equal.