MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Open enrollment starts Friday for MNsure, the state’s health insurance marketplace, and closes earlier than previous years, on Dec. 23. MNSure CEO Nate Clark urges people looking to enroll or shop around to start the process early. Every year, MNSure sees a spike in questions regarding the enrollment process, tax credits, and finding the right plan. People who work at MNSure can help with any confusion about the process itself, and officials advise anyone with questions to call. When it comes to tax credits, three-quarters of uninsured Minnesotans are eligible for some aid, and the threshold is well above the poverty line. People who make less than $50,000 a year qualify for financial help. For families of four, the combined maximum salary is $103,000. MNSure is the only place to get the tax credit, and this year the average value was $462 a month. Picking a plan can also be confusing, but MNSure has a guide on its website that compares plans … [Read more...] about Tools To Help Shop For Health Insurance, Prescription Drugs
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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s an eye-opening statistic: On average, we spend just five minutes a year talking to our doctors. But a unique program at Mayo Clinic sets aside hours of time to help patients live healthier lives — consider it a super physical. WCCO shows us how the exams are becoming more popular with busy patients from all walks of life. As a young, healthy woman with a full-time career, you might not expect 34-year-old Elizabeth Hall to spend a few days at the doctor every year. “My generation is not being proactive likely about their health,” Hall said. But that time at the Center for Executive Health at Mayo Clinic keeps her focused for her long days. As chief operating officer for John Hall’s Alaska Cruises and Tours, Hall is back and forth from Lake City, Minnesota to the Last Frontier on marathon bus trips and flights. Born with an abnormal heart rhythm, Hall has undergone surgeries before. She admits her appointments in the past were … [Read more...] about ‘Super Physical’: Mayo Clinic Program Helps Patients Get Proactive About Health
Lincroft, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – With so many companies vulnerable to data breaches, the world of cybersecurity is tapping into a new demographic: Girls. A new challenge is inspiring students to pursue a career path in online security. “Here I’m trying to help a fake organization improve the security of their server. That should make it harder to hack into the server,” one student said. The students are preparing for a test. (Credit: CBS2) High Technology High School participates in the Girls Go CyberStart Challenge. It’s a game exclusively for girls ages 13-18. “I feel in love with coding because its putting puzzle pieces together to form what you imagine into something real. I fell in love with Girls Go CyberStart because it is coding but also using it in a way to protect and save. So its got that super hero theme,” said junior Ora Alao. Less than 20 percent of cyber security specialists are women. The Girls Go CyberStart Challenge … [Read more...] about ‘Girls Go CyberStart Challenge’ Aims To Identify ‘Special Kind Of Cybersecurity Person’
The City of Miami, illegal immigrant activists and churches throughout Florida filed a joint suit against Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis Tuesday after he mandated law enforcement cooperate with ICE in June. The Southern Poverty Law Center has orchestrated the lawsuit with backing from several other groups such as the Florida Immigration Coalition, the Farmworker Association of Florida and the City of Miami, among others. They cite racial profiling and decreased trust in law enforcement from DeSantis’ orders as reasons for the suit, a Local 10 report details.“The law is a dangerous implementation of the ‘go back to your country’ attitude promoted by this [Trump] administration,” Orlando Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith said in a press conference. “The attitude of those who support this law is that somehow things will be better if we double-down on a broken immigration system.” GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA – MAY 29: An ICE agent … [Read more...] about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Facing Lawsuit For Banning Sanctuary Cities
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Some radio stations across the country are banning the Christmas song “Baby It’s Cold Outside” because of allegedly controversial lyrics. The song is everywhere this time of year, but this winter some radio stations – like Ohio’s WDOK – is refusing to play the holiday classic. Take Our Poll One of its hosts wrote “in a world where #metoo has finally given women the voice they deserve, the song has no place.” He then posted the entire lyrics to the song, some of which some may find offensive in 2018. My mother will start to worry – Beautiful, what’s your hurry?floor – Listen to the fireplace roar A similar decision was reached in Denver however, outraged listeners reportedly forced KOSI 101.1 to have the song put back on the air after an online poll overwhelmingly supported the song. “We value the opinion of all our listeners and appreciate the feedback we … [Read more...] about Is ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ Really Too Offensive To Play In 2018?