I know this space gets nauseatingly nostalgic sometimes, so I apologize in advance for doing it again. I’ll just come right out and say it — I miss Flipper. Anyone older than 60 knows what I’m talking about. “They call him Flipper, Flipper, faster than lighting, no one you see, is smarter than he!” That was the theme song to the 1964-67 television show “Flipper,” about a dolphin who regularly saved a cute little Florida family from weekly disasters. We need Flipper these days, but not for the reasons you think. While I’m sure he would make a fine president, the real reason I miss Flipper is for the same reasons I miss “The Man From U.N.C.L.E,” “Lost in Space,” “Laugh-In, “The Wonderful World of Disney,” “Bonanza” and myriad other programs that ran on television before cable took over. We had few choices. There was NBC, CBS and ABC, fighting for our attention with all the best talent … [Read more...] about Having choices is not always a plus
By Lisa Bonos | Washington Post PUBLISHED: July 24, 2018 at 6:01 am | UPDATED: July 24, 2018 at 6:03 am Yes, this season is still going. The final three men — Blake, Jason and Garrett — travel to Thailand with Bachelorette Becca Kufrin. Her first date is with Blake: They hike to a temple in Chiang Mai where they’re not allowed to touch or kiss. Blake has a difficult time with this challenge, but somehow they pull it off. Blake has the loyalty and enthusiasm of a puppy around Becca, and although that could be annoying, after what this woman has been through, it’s mostly sweet. He is concerned that Becca has strong feelings for the other men who are left, saying things such as, “There’s no way that she has this with any other guy.” Oh, buddy. On the dinner portion of that date, Becca wears an elegant white dress, which could be some foreshadowing that she’ll pick him. (Remember she started out this season wearing a $22,000 wedding … [Read more...] about Bachelorette: Who are the final two? Plus Week 9’s weirdest moment
After two years as the sole health insurance provider on the Affordable Care Act market in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Independence Health Group faces new competition next year, according to preliminary rate filings published Monday by the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance. Pennsylvania Health & Wellness Inc., a unit of publicly traded Centene Corp. of St. Louis, will offer five HMO plans in Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties. Geisinger Health Plan, owned by the nonprofit Geisinger Health System of Danville, Pa., is offering seven HMO and preferred-provider plans in those three counties, plus Chester and Delaware Counties. Independence, the region’s largest health insurer, will remain in the five-county market with 11 plans. The Philadelphia company’s average increase for its Keystone Health Plan East HMO plans is 2.6 percent, with changes ranging from a 0.8 percent reduction to a 4 percent increase. For Independence’s … [Read more...] about New Affordable Care Act insurance choices for 2019 in Southeastern Pa.
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