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She Oversaw Obamacare's Implementation. Now She Has a Chilling Forecast Regarding Its Future. -- The Motley Fool

This former Obamacare head has a chilling warning
Tavenner, who is now the president and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans, the insurance industry's premier lobbying group, had this to say in an interview with MorningConsult.com:

"I've been asked, what are the premiums going to look like [in 2017]? I don't know, because it also varies by state, market, or even within markets. But I think the overall trend is going to be higher than we saw in previous years. That's my big prediction."

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UnitedHealth to Exit Michigan Obamacare Exchange, State Says

CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: These ObamaCare exchanges are failing just about anywhere you look across the country. But wait a minute..... Obama said if we like our doctor, we could keep him. Obama said if we liked our current health care plan, we could keep it.... Obama lied. He also told us his plan would save American families an average of $2,500 a year in health care costs. That was another lie. Costs are skyrocketing and that problem will only compound itself as more exchanges fail. So what was the real end game here? The whole thing was set up to fail so Democrats could *come to the rescue,* blame private insurers and say the government just needs to take things over to make it *right.*

UnitedHealth Group Inc. plans to exit a third state Obamacare market as the insurer works to stem losses from its struggling Affordable Care Act business.

The insurer won’t sell policies through Michigan’s ACA exchange for next year, according to Andrea Miller, a spokeswoman for the state’s Department of Insurance and Financial Services. Georgia and Arkansas said last week that UnitedHealth will quit their exchanges for 2017.

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Are full-fat dairy foods better for you after all? - CBS News

Can we go back to putting whole milk in our coffee and slurping down real ice cream? Two recent studies suggest eating full-fat dairy foods instead of their thinner tasting, low-fat or non-fat counterparts may help cut the risk for diabetes and obesity. But the research is still early, experts told CBS News.

Tufts researchers report in the journal Circulation that people who consumed full-fat dairy products had as much as a 46 percent lower risk of developing diabetes over the course of the 15-year study compared with people who opted for skim milk, low-fat yogurt and low-fat cheese. The research was based on an analysis of blood test results showing biomarkers of full-fat dairy consumption.

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White House warns Congress: Fight Zika or live to regret it - CNNPolitics.com

CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: This is pure politics being played by the White House and it's disgusting. What the White isn't telling you... 1. The CDC has contingency built into their budget, they're already dealing with and are on top of the Zika threat in the United States. 2. The White House is requesting $1.8 billion in new funding, but guess what, they've earmarked $250 million of that for Medicaid funding to Puerto Rico, (not really Zika related). Earmarked another $335 million to the U.S. Agency for International Development (how much of that will actually be spent on humanitarian aid related to the Zika virus, we'll never know). 3. Republicans want to re-allocate $1.4 billion in unused funds allocated to fight the Ebola virus, so for the White House to pretend Republicans aren't responding to the Zika issue is complete b.s.

Washington (CNN) The White House on Wednesday issued a dire warning to Republicans in Congress: Spend money to prevent the Zika virus from spreading within the United States or regret it later.

"Congress has completely abdicated their responsibility," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters, speaking of its inaction on the Obama administration's request for nearly $2 billion to take extensive preventative measures, such as developing vaccines and widespread mosquito control.
 
"I take no joy in suggesting that Republicans are going to look back on this time that they've had to act on the Zika virus and deeply regret it," Earnest added.

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Body Moves Fitness and Wellness Center

Let your mind fly toward, “what if?”. Let your “what if” become “why not?”.
Then you’re on your way. 

… Ernie Larsen and Carole Larsen

Body MovesWelcome to Body Moves Fitness and Wellness Center!

We are a privately owned fitness studio in Coralville, Iowa that offers fitness classes and programs to help you meet your exercise wants and needs. Whether you are an elite athlete, a die-hard Zumba fan, a yogi, an accomplished dancer, or a wanna-be dancer – whether you are starting to think about training for a 5K, or one who claims yourself to be totally out of shape . . . we have classes, special events, instructors, and a movement space dedicated for you. Every level of fitness and age and both genders are welcome. Check us out!  

Free classTry ONE CLASS ON US!!     Your first class with us is complementary! Choose from any class listed on the schedule. Come a few minutes early to fill out paperwork before the new experience!

We are a one-of-a-kind fitness studio in all of Eastern Iowa. The reasons for this special mark are based on our mission and core values. Take a look – - -

Everything that we offer to you is based on our Mission:

“. . . to provide quality education and quality space for the study and the joy of body movement forms that enhance the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual dimensions of health, fitness, and wellness”.

Each class you take at Body Moves Fitness and Wellness Center not only focuses on the physical dimension of health, but also other dimensions. As compared to other fitness venues, you will experience your classes differently, more completely at our studio. You will leave your classes with a greater sense of personal strength, wellness and joy.

We look forward to helping you meet your fitness needs and goals as a student of exercise at Body Moves Fitness and Wellness Center!

In health and wellness,

Beth Pelton
Owner, Body Moves Fitness and Wellness Center

Clock Tower Plaza
1801 2nd St., Suite 250
Coralville, Iowa 52241
319-337-4777
info@fitnessatbodymoves.com

 

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Twin Image Salon Spa

Twin Image LogoTwin Image is a multi-award winning spa, offering a wide range of services that all begin with a consultation from an employee. It is an Aveda Lifestyle Spa, meaning it uses natural, plant-based Aveda products and treatments.

Services

  • Hair
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  • Facials
  • Make-up
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  • Spa/Massage
  • Vichy Spa Treatment
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  • Spray Tanning Service
  • Auto Spa

Hours

mon: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
tues - thurs: 9:00am - 8:00 pm
fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
sat: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Twin Image Salon Spa
121 West Benton Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52246
(319) 338-2198

 


7 Ways Obamacare Failed Americans and Shortchanged the Country - Yahoo Finance

Obamacare barely passed Congress in 2010. If people had known how it would develop, the health-care act would likely never have become law.

Back in 2009, when the law was proposed, and in 2010, when it was signed, the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) proponents were giddy with optimism. Proponents proclaimed the many promises of Obamacare. Millions of people would be enrolled by 2016. The number of uninsured would decline dramatically. Health-care costs and premiums would drop. Everyone would have coverage. The federal deficit would decrease. Of course, as President Obama promised, people would be able to keep their plans and their doctors.

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Obamacare's $1.4 Billion Mistake Could Grow Even Larger -- The Motley Fool

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), the nation's largest health insurer, and an operator in about half of all individual marketplaces, cautioned investors that it may wave the white flag on Obamacare and exit the program altogether by as soon as next year. UnitedHealth's management team recently announced that it could lose nearly $1 billion, cumulatively, between 2015 and 2016 tied solely to its Obamacare-based marketplace plans. The same holds true for a handful of other insurers as well.

But the real weakness can be seen in Obamacare's approved healthcare cooperatives, which after just two years are dropping like flies.

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