On average, people with diabetes spend about $16,750 a year on health care, more than half of which goes to the costs of managing the condition and its many side effects. That’s more than double the bill their peers who don’t have diabetes can expect, according to the American Diabetes Association. The biggest impact is on people over 65, which means a major impact on the Medicare program. And costs are rising faster than ever: 26 percent just in the last five years. Yet many people don’t understand how much (or little) they can rely on their insurance. >>READ MORE: High insulin costs have diabetes patients, doctors scrambling for answers “The element that has twisted around things are high-deductible plans and patients who may not realize what they are signing up for and find that they’re on the hook for a lot more than they thought,” said Robert Gabbay, chief medical officer of the Harvard-affiliated Joslin Diabetes … [Read more...] about 10 ways to save money on diabetes care
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THE TICKER President Trump with German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a news conference in the East Room on Friday. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) With a trade war looming, the Trump team's willingness to embrace trade diplomacy faces key tests this week in Europe and Asia. Exemptions from U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs expire at midnight, and the Trump administration has yet to announce extensions for any of the seven trading partners carved out. That includes the European Union — the leading U.S. trading partner — despite direct appeals to President Trump last week by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The decision “appears likely to come down to the whims of President Trump, who has been influenced by brief interactions with foreign leaders and has seesawed between scrapping and rejoining global trade deals,” the New York Times’s Jack Ewing and Ana Swanson write. The E.U. is poised to fight … [Read more...] about The Finance 202: Trump team’s trade diplomacy faces critical tests in Europe and Asia
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Share on Google Plus Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Resize Text Print Article Comments To Your Health by Lena H. Sun by Lena H. Sun Email the author April 24 Email the author A SECRET LOCATION OUTSIDE WASHINGTON, D.C. — From the outside, it looks like an ordinary commercial warehouse, only much bigger, about the size of two super Walmarts. Inside it’s dark except when motion sensors are triggered. When the lights come on, hundreds of thousands of shrink-wrapped boxes of medicines emerge from the gloom, … [Read more...] about Inside the secret U.S. stockpile meant to save us all in a bioterror attack
Agriculture could pull carbon out of the air and into the soil — but it would mean a whole new way of thinking about how to tend the land. By MOISES VELASQUEZ-MANOFFAPRIL 18, 2018 When John Wick and his wife, Peggy Rathmann, bought their ranch in Marin County, Calif., in 1998, it was mostly because they needed more space. Rathmann is an acclaimed children’s book author — “Officer Buckle and Gloria” won a Caldecott Medal in 1996 — and their apartment in San Francisco had become cluttered with her illustrations. They picked out the 540-acre ranch in Nicasio mostly for its large barn, which they planned to remake into a spacious studio. Wick, a former construction foreman — they met when he oversaw a renovation of her bathroom — was eager to tackle the project. He knew the area well, having grown up one town away, in Woodacre, where he had what he describes as a “free-range” childhood: little supervision and lots of biking, … [Read more...] about Can Dirt Save the Earth?