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Sandy resident Joseph Lowe recently landed his first job. That may not seem out of the ordinary, except that he's 42. Lowe has arthrogryposis, a condition that limits movement in his joints, and he uses a motorized wheelchair to get around. As a person with a disability, he was forced to remain in poverty most of his life to qualify for benefits he needs to survive, particularly Medicaid health coverage. Those benefits are only available to those with limited assets. That prohibits people from accumulating property, vehicles and more than a limited amount of money. If someone receiving benefits were to go over the limit, they would be disqualified. It could take months or even years to requalify for benefits. That limit has prevented Lowe from getting married, he said, because his spouse's income would count against him. It prevented him from saving up to buy a house. It prevented him from establishing an emergency fund. It prevented him from saving anything at all. But Oregonians with … [Read more...] about Savings plan helps Oregonians with disabilities save money and keep benefits
The Money Saving Expert loves to bust popular myths about money and finance, and today is no exception. Speaking on ITV's This Morning show with Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield, the financial guru went through and put paid to eight common holiday myths. He also detailed how people can save money on holiday which is useful as holidays get more and more expensive, reports the Liverpool Echo. Check out his true or false responses below. You have to show your boarding pass at duty free TRUE. When you are purchasing duty free items, you need to show your boarding pass. But what about airport shops? FALSE. You do not need to show your boarding pass in airport shops. EHIC card ensures free care in EU FALSE. Martin, from MoneySavingExpert.com told Holly and Phil: "A European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) gives you access to state-run hospitals and GPs at the same price as a local. So if it’s free for them it’s free for you, if they pay, you pay. "Everyone should have their … [Read more...] about Eight ways you can save money on holiday, according to Martin Lewis
Many of Medicare’s alternative payment models are based on the premise that there is a lot of waste in health care. If that is the case, we could reduce cost with little to no effect on quality. While that would be nice, is that really the case? Consider two articles from the most recent edition of Health Affairs. Barnes et al. (2018) look at trends in the use of non-physician clinicians. They find an: increasing [nurse practitioner] NP presence in both rural and nonrural primary care practices in the period 2008–16. At the end of the period, NPs constituted 25.2 percent of providers in rural and 23.0 percent in nonrural practices, compared to 17.6 percent and 15.9 percent, respectively, in 2008. States with full scope-of-practice laws had the highest NP presence, but the fastest growth occurred in states with reduced and restricted scopes of practice. A key question is whether or not this a positive development? Clearly, nurse … [Read more...] about Can we save money and still maintain quality?
Share on twitter by Peter Ker BHP chief executive Andrew Mackenzie has lamented the scale of infrastructure spending in this week's federal budget, suggesting that corporate balance sheets should instead be put to work to fund the nation's infrastructure needs.Infrastructure was one of the major focuses of the budget, with the Turnbull Government committing to $24.5 billion worth of projects and taking its ten year infrastructure program to more than $75 billion.But many of those pledges have been made through equity investments rather than grants, which allow big-ticket items like the National Broadband Network to be kept off the government's balance sheet, and some like opposition infrastructure spokesman Anthony Albanese have warned the strategy could backfire in the future if such projects do not achieve a commercial return.BHP is Australia's biggest company by market capitalisation, and Mr Mackenzie told an audience on Thursday that governments should be … [Read more...] about BHP boss says government should save money for health, not infrastructure