It’s National Teacher Week in the United States. Last weekend the field of Television/Radio announced their teachers of the year. The silver winners from class of 2018 and 30 more individuals among 4,000 entrants have been selected and will be honored on Monday at a ceremony in Washington DC.
Today to keep you in the loop I did some research into current issues in the medical field and here is the news for the week.
Going into 6 October 2017 PBS aired this video celebrating 10 years of Autism Television:
“Sharing our stories with an audience and seeking to encourage people’s curiosity helps us have further conversations. We are excited about Autism television because this show sparks interest and helps to educate and provide cultural sensitivity.” Autism Educational television series for parents (ages 7-18).
I worked last weekend with the White House staff and better know them better than most as they advised me on how I can improve Trump’s reach and get him some historical ‘radio’ interviews.
As we are getting down to the final days of the election season it seemed appropriate to address healthcare on the presidential campaign trail. On the Sunday night before the election I began talking to several different campaigns and alerted them of the coverage and hearings. This was all very intense and hard for me to do but after the hoopla with Hurricane Harvey I knew I needed to get back to the news.
The session with Hillary’s campaign advisor (Jamie Rubin) was a quite long and mostly off the record conversation but I was speaking about the Hillary campaign and healthcare and not about Donald Trump or anything else. We were having a good conversation and decided to sit down to review the news. When I mentioned the email exchanges between National Security advisor General Flynn and Congressman Ryan Gipson (R-Alabama) as well as Flynn accepting Russian assistance for the election and threatening to blackmail a delegation from Germany. I left my 15 minute point without comment but it will appear at an upcoming editorial meeting on the Huffington Post.
The Clinton team may have wanted to deal with the Trump issue through the media channel rather than directly but Trump seemed to know this and prefer it that way so the expected role of social media. When he got his first email on the message he offered their advisers the “alternative”
“OK, I will arrange. By the way, I love Twitter. One would think they are boring after all these days. Problem is that if I was happy with a conversation/email I probably won’t tweet about it – yet.” Trump.
Below I am recapping what I thought was the issue with Trump’s healthcare plans in a nutshell.
11 September 2016 – Hillary Clinton would have repealed the Affordable Care Act.
12 September 2016 – Trump had proposed repealing parts of Obamacare, such as banning those with pre-existing conditions.
15 September 2016 – Trump issued his first Twitter statement, attacking Clinton on Obamacare and the ability to purchase health insurance across state lines.
23 September 2016 – Trump said he would eliminate the individual mandate, which requires almost everyone to have health insurance or face a penalty.
5 October 2016 – In the first debate he promised to “repeal and replace Obamacare.”
22 October 2016 – Promising to return control to the states.
5 November 2016 – In the second debate Clinton said she wanted to “stick with” Obamacare.
According to a report in the New York Times by Sarah Kliff Obamacare taxes total $1.8 trillion over the next 10 years.