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5 Key Healthcare Issues Pending in Congress: The ‘New Rules’ That Could Change the Way You Get Healthcare | AllBusiness.com

In this Gallup poll from late 2018—and in almost every other national research poll on the concerns of American voters—healthcare ranks as the No. 1 issue. Of course, healthcare is a complex, multifaceted issue, and voter concerns include the cost, quality, and availability of care as well as the availability of insurance and coverage of pre-existing conditions. The issue was recently given even higher visibility by President Trump’s executive order of June 24 mandating improved pricing disclosure in healthcare.

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Powdered alcohol gets Washington OK | Cnn Money

Soon you can get your hands on some Palcohol — or powdered alcohol, for those who don’t know.

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has approved Palcohol for sale. However, spokesman Tom Hogue said despite approval at the federal level, the product is still subject to state regulations.

Lipsmark, the company which makes Palcohol said it aims to get it on the market by the summer.

But clearing state hurdles could be tough. Alaska has already prohibited it, and six other states have taken regulatory action against it, including Louisiana, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont and Virginia.

And Senator Charles Schumer from New York on Thursday introduced a bill against powdered alcohol. “I am in total disbelief that our federal government has approved such an obviously dangerous product,” said Schumer, in a statement. “Congress must take matters into its own hands and make powered alcohol illegal.”

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In Case of Emergency, Read This Now – Bloomberg

Whether you knew it or not, the U.S. is currently in a state of emergency, declared by President Bill Clinton and extended by his two successors. And in a state of emergency, as the courts generally concede, presidential authority is broader than it is in ordinary times.

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Politicians Won’t Stay Bought | Peter Mehit

In a casual conversation someone quipped, “You know the real problem with politicians…they just won’t stay bought.” There was muted laughter. It’s too true to be funny.

Politician. The word has precise sound to it, as if your mayor had been called by God to run. As if people go into public service like it’s a ministry. For the good of all with pure, honorable intentions.  But the job is nothing like that. It’s a lot of arm twisting and ear bending by people all wanting you to do conflicting things. And in the end, nobody’s really happy with you. As Parker and Stone pointed out, the public sees you either as a ‘Giant Douche’ or a ‘Turd Sandwich’. Why would anyone want a such a shitty job?

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Why Are Taxes Due On April 15? | Life’s Little Mysteries

 

 

It’s been said that nothing in this world is certain except death and taxes, but the day that taxes are due certainly isn’t set in stone. Although we’ve traditionally had to have our taxes stamped and in the mail by April 15 for more than 50 years, that wasn’t always the case.

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