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Students grapple with the Affordable Care Act

first_imgAt a panel discussion on Wednesday, experts and students weighted the impact of the Affordable Care Act on young people.Healthy debate · Panelists at the Students Talk Back forum on Wednesday afternoon discuss the possible impacts of the Affordable Healthcare Act. Some of the act’s policies went into effect on Tuesday. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanThough the topic at hand was timely in light of the act’s role in the government shutdown, the panelists instead focused on informing the audience about the Affordable Care Act in general.The USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences’ Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics in conjunction with the Schwarzenegger Institute hosted its weekly Students Talk Back discussion about the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday afternoon.The Students Talk Back series features panelists and students in a discussion of political events that allows the audience to gain valuable insight into each topic.These forums, which began five years ago, are a collaboration between the Unruh Institute and USC Sol Price School of Public Policy’s Schwarzenegger Institute.This week’s discussion focused on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and specified what effects it could have on those in the 18- to 34-year-old age group.The panelists each offered their own unique take on universal healthcare, drawing from their own fields of study, as well as personal experiences.The panelists on Wednesday were Sarah Axeen, a doctoral candidate at the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development; Tamika Butler, the California director of Young Invincibles, a national organization dedicated to helping 18- to 34-year-olds learn about health insurance; Dana Goldman, the USC Norman Topping Chair in Medicine and Public Policy and director of the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and Julia Wick, a senior majoring in policy, planning and development.Butler focused on debunking public perceptions about young people’s opinions on health care.“When you talk to young people, there is this misconception that young people don’t want insurance,” Butler said. “[Insurance companies’] logic has been, ‘Don’t waste your marketing dollars on them, they don’t want to get insured, they don’t want it, they’re young, relatively healthy and they think they’re invincible.’”Butler tied in her own personal experience to emphasize why she felt health insurance should be a bigger issue to young people.“I’m pretty clumsy, so I know I’m not invincible,” Butler said. “We all know people like this, we all know young adults who actually do want insurance.”According to Butler, surveys show that the main reasons young people do not have health insurance is because they cannot afford it, they are too old to stay on their parents’ plan or they are unemployed.“All those issues are going to be addressed by the Affordable Care Act,” Butler said.Goldman offered additional insight into the economics and the potential fiscal consequences of the Affordable Care Act.“The question is: Are the benefits too generous? Will they grow over time? So next year, what if it turns out that not enough young people enrolled?” Goldman asked. “I don’t think we have to modify the act. We need to figure it out … We need to see what happens. If everyone said, ‘Can we make this law work?’ the answer is that actually yes, we just need to figure out maybe we should be less generous and have more penalties.”Many of the students who attended the event said they enjoyed the variety of perspectives offered by the panelists.“What was really good about this panel was the variety of the panelists who had different areas of expertise in the same topic,” said Lena Hoober, a graduate student studying chemistry. “I think [Goldman] made some excellent points. We need to really focus on what is making health care so expensive in this country and why this is such an important issue to solve.”Wick also said she enjoyed the wide range of perspectives offered by the panelists as well as how passionate they were about the topic.“We had really engaging speakers and I learned things that I didn’t know [until today],” Wick said. “I really liked the juxtaposition of having someone like Tamika who really does outreach, and someone like Dana, who is so well versed in the policy issues and their greater implications.”Candy Hwang, a doctoral candidate studying chemistry, said she attended the forum to learn more about the Affordable Care Act and its effects on Congress’ decision to shut down the federal government.“I wanted to learn more about [the Affordable Care Act] because the government shutdown is happening now, and we don’t all really know why it is happening. All we hear is ‘Obamacare’ and the House and Senate can’t agree on bills, and it deals with this Affordable Care Act,” Hwang said. “The only thing I’ve heard is that the Affordable Care Act is a law, but right now Congress is fighting over it. It was really great to come because [the panelists] talked about this act and how it affects students that are our age.”last_img read more

Clonmel unfazed over Thomond location for Munster Final

first_imgThe South Tipp side overcame Young Munster in the semi-final yesterday afternoon despite a late push from the Limerick side….the reigning champions stood their ground and won on a final scoreline of 25 points to 22. The Munster Junior Cup Final will see Clonmel take on Shannon in Thomond Park next Sunday….the Tipp outfit are the current title holders as well as claiming the Munster Junior League Division 1 title this year and the Munster Challenge Cup. Manager of Clonmel Joe Winston says his players won’t be fazed by playing in Shannon’s home patch.last_img read more

Six Goals on Kosevo: FC Sarajevo and Galatasaray played a Draw

first_imgWithin the celebration of the 70th anniversary of Football Club Sarajevo, our champion and Galatasaray played a draw (3: 3) at the stadium “Asim Ferhatovic Hase.”At this match, the former players of Sarajevo, Emir Obuca and Alen Skoro, said their goodbye and the audience awarded them with ovations.Galata took the lead in the 12th minute with goal by Olcan, and in 23rd minute Gumus doubled the score.However, by half of the match FC Sarajevo managed to tie the result through goals of Duljevic in the 27th minute and Amer Bekic in 43rd minute.In the second part of the match, we had the opportunity to see 2 more goals. Amer Bekic scored another goal for the turnaround at the very opening of the second half of the match, and Ergin set the final score in the 70th minute.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

WHS volleyball girls finish 2nd at Chaparral Tournament; tennis team places third.

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington High School variety volleyball girls took second place at the Chaparral Tournament, Saturday.Along with this three Wellington girls were named all-tournament team while competing at Chaparral.Siarah Walker, sophomore; Micah Rogers, senior; and Erin Goodrum, freshman, were all selected to all-tournament team.  “This is a huge recognition,” said Cherity Elder, Wellington head volleyball coach. “The girls went 3-2 on the day losing the championship game to Clearwater. They did a great job all day long and battled through with some ups and downs.”Elder said going into the tournament, Wellington was beginning a new rotation since sophomore McKenna Oathout was out with a concussion.  “Erin Goodrum did a phenomenal job taking her place as starting setter,” Elder said. “In fact, she did such a good job that she was selected to the all tournament team. The girls did an excellent job making the changes and adjusting quickly that they were able to defeat Medicine Lodge and Chaparral early on in the day.”Wellington struggled against Conway Springs to end pool play with the Cardinals winning in three games.“We struggled passing in the beginning, and when I finally thought we had it together during the Conway game we incorporated different errors with serving and hitting,” Elder said.The Crusaders finished Wichita Independent off in the semi finals and finally faced Clearwater in the championship.  The second game they battled extremely well, but came up short of 1st place.  On the day, Micah Rogers finished with 11 kills, Siarah Walker finished with 26 kills, and Erin Goodrum finished with 55 assists.“I’m extremely proud of the girls and the way they adjusted, played, and finished out the tournament,” Elder said. “It’s so nice to have a group of competitive girls that make it their goal to finish off teams and win!  The girls got hardware to take home in the form of a medal which they were extremely proud to have.”Wellington is now 9-8 on the season. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Also…WHS “C” Team won their Wellington tournament by beating both Clearwater and Rose Hill.•••••Wellington tennis: The Wellington varsity girls tennis team traveled to Kingman. The Crusaders finished third.Team results are as follows: Conway Springs 36, Wichita Trinity 32, Wellington 28, Chaparral 16, South Barber 14, Kingman 6 and Haven 3. Wellington individual results are as follows: No. 1 Doubles Peyton Adams & Kelsey Whaley, 4-0, 1st Place.No. 2 Doubles Madison Adams & Maggie Fink, 3-1, 2nd Place.No. 2 Singles Kaitlyn Utt, 4th Place.No. 1 Singles Auni Williams, 5th Place.center_img WHS vs. Medicine Lodge25-1225-16WHS vs. Chaparral25-2125-13WHS vs. Conway Springs25-1922-2515-25WHS vs. Independent25-1725-21WHS vs. Clearwater16-2518-25last_img read more

Al-Ahly, Kitale Queens dominate R. Valley Chapa Dimba

first_imgKitale Queens over-powered Nandi’s Itigo girls thrashing them four goals to nil to emerge winners in the girls’ category.Malondo Agnelita scored a hat trick for her team seeing the back of the net at 35th minute, 45th minute and at 69th minute before Cynthia Libondo sealed the win for the Queens at 74th minute.“We’ve been working hard for this tournament winning against very tough teams along the way. We work as a team and this has earned us good results. This is the basic reason I became the MVP in the tournament. We look forward to being national champions in June at Kinoru,” said Cynthia Libondo, MVP & Captain, Kitale Queens.It was a tough match between Uasin Gishu’s Tumkas FC and Kajiado’s Al-Haly in the boys’ finals ending in a nil–nil draw in normal time.  Al-Haly won the match scoring thrice in the post –match penalty shootout.“The game was very tough as our opponents were equally good. Our win today is a great news to the people of Kajiado and we’re very happy. We plan to go back to the drawing board and build our skills as we soldier to the national finals. We are looking forward to a great history,” said Hassan Abdirahman, Coach Al-Ahly.The winners received a cash reward of Sh 200,000 each and now join Bishop Njenga Girls and Lugari Blue Saints from Western, Manyatta Boys and Ndhiwa Queens from Nyanza as well as Super Solico and St Mary’s Ndovea from Eastern for the national finals.The runners-up also pocketed Sh100,000 each among other individual prizes. The competition aims at scouting for youth talent, developing grassroots football, and ultimately propeling gifted players to the national team.This year an all-star team will be selected to attend a training camp in Spain during which they will play against local youth sides.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Al-Ahly, Kitale Queens dominate R. Valley Chapa DimbaNAIROBI, Kenya, March 25 – Al-Ahly FC from Kajiado County and Tranzoia’s Kitale Queens were on Sunday crowned the boys and girls Rift Valley Region Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Champions.The two teams booked their national finals slots after emerging top during the regional finals held at the Eldoret ASK Showground.last_img read more

Tottenham defender ready for ‘good fight’ as he attempts to claim starting role

first_img gameday cracker SORRY Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion silverware Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? 1 Tottenham Hotspur star Serge Aurier in action against Inter Milan Most Popular Premier League News Tottenham Hotspur star Serge Aurier has insisted he is ready for a ‘good fight’ as he battles to become the club’s No.1 right-back.Kieran Trippier has taken the role so far, having excelled at World Cup 2018 with England, while youngster Kyle Walker-Peters is an emerging talent. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 changes whoops predicted How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update tense revealed Aurier did his claims for the spot a world of good with an improved display in the Champions League against Inter Milan.And he told Football.London he’s up for the challenge: “For me this is a fight, but it’s a good fight. There’s nothing bad. Whether it’s me, Trips or Kyle [Walker-Peters], it’s all good. They’re very, very good players. The decision is not our decision, it’s the gaffer’s.“For me it’s no problem, the best man plays. That is football my friend. The gaffer doesn’t play someone because he likes him. He picks someone because it’s better for one of us to play.“I prefer to be on the pitch all the time of course but I know it’s not possible. I’ll take my time and when the gaffer says I play I play. Football is about the fight. It is a new challenge for me because when I was in Paris I was playing every game. It’s a change, but I’m focused and for me it’s a good fight between me, Trips and Kyle.” Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT latest last_img read more