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  1. A Bill, a Bill and a Can of Beans

    My friend had an old basset hound named Florence. She was a little thing, but she ruled the house. If Florence didn't get what she wanted, she could howl like the Big Bad Wolf until the rafters shook. So, every day Florence had this thing. She had to eat a can of green beans. Seriously. Every single day, for years. And if she didn't get it, well, you can guess what happened. A case of beans is a small price to pay to keep a roof over your head.


    Then one day, Florence waited while ...
  2. Caregivers & Crips are the uber-MacGyvers

    My OT said Pinterest is a treasure trove of functional ideas. So true. All kinda clever work-arounds made out of ordinary things ? and not an insurance bureaucrat in sight. Behold the bounty:

    https://www.pinterest.com/lmswedberg/diy-occupational-therapy-gadgets/

    I happen to be using this one at this very moment. That kid better not be drinking a double vodka and soda:

    Updated 03-21-2019 at 11:38 PM by Spitzbub (Repairing faulty link, thanks)

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  3. Gunning for Medicaid Again: Trump's New Budget

    "The spending plan calls for a cut of nearly $1.5 trillion in Medicaid over 10 years and for $1.2 trillion to be added for the block grants or per-person caps that would start in 2021. Under the new arrangement, states would gain far more freedom to set their own rules about how to cover the poor. (Spitzbub: that means more restrictions from cash-strapped state govts.) The budget also would eliminate funding for Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, which has gone to about three ...
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