So, the health care bill passed. Republicans still vow to overturn it. But for now, we seem to be on our way to a new era for the American health care system. So let's then take a little look at our health. We've all got issues. What's yours? Using the pill - how much does it set you back monthly? Trying to raise a kid with pre-existing conditions? Cancer, arthritis, Tourette's, insomnia, or anxiety? Or having trouble getting benefits as a same-sex couple? No matter what your issue, check out what's developing!
Speaking of music's healing power, this spring HeadCount partner artist Brothers Past, performed at Rock the Ribbon, a charity event organized by CKC United to raise money for breast cancer patients. All proceeds raised were donated to the Kimmel Cancer Center. In an effort to offer continued support, the band made selections from the show available for download through their Digital Downlow. I highly suggest the music and the cause. Here's a video of the band performing their song "Charity Starts At Home."
In insurance and health care reform news, starting in July, same-sex domestic partners of federal employees will be able to apply for long-term health insurance provided to government workers. With the passage of the new health care bill young people under 26 will be allowed to stay enrolled on their parents' plan, but the AP reports that the new coverage for young adults will raise premiums by 1%. Also concerned about new costs, fast food icon White Castle is complaining that that it's profits will be "miniaturized" because of the new law. Insurance companies are taking a hit too, as a Virginia insurance company is closing shop, citing the new law as the culprit that makes continued operations unsustainable.
At some point, serious health issues will enter our lives whether we like it or not. Stay up to date on health care news and follow our daily headlines on Twitter so you won't be caught off guard when the shit hits the fan.