| Political Talk|| Primary healthcare services crisis - how does Obamacare address it? - dewster on 11/17/14 at 10:05 am|
Since Medicare sets low reimbursement rates for regular office visits to primary care physicians, do major health insurance companies follow their lead in negotiating reimbursement rates? It seems like the name of the game for PCPs is patient volume….meaning less time with patients, increased wait ...
| Political Talk|| ObamaCare architect mouths off yet again; cause problems for Dems - dewster on 11/14/14 at 1:50 pm|
[quote][b]ObamaCare architect mouths off again, as videos cause problems for Dems
The mouth that won't stop giving -- and that has Democrats and the Obama administration cring...
| Political Talk|| Obamacare's small business exchange enrollment disaster - dewster on 11/13/14 at 1:56 pm|
A new Government Accountability Office report finds that a stunningly low number of workers have enrolled in insurance plans sold on small-business health exchanges run by federal and state governments........
....The report suggests that the Small Business Health Options Program exchang...
| O-T Lounge|| Need 315,000 square foot office campus for a really low price? - dewster on 11/11/14 at 7:16 am|
[quote]This week you can acquire a sizeable piece of Memphis business history at a deep discount.
The Commerce Center complex on Lamar Avenue – former home to Memphis-based corporate titans Holiday Inn and FedEx – is on the auction block.
With a starting bid of [b]$2.5 million[/b], the [b]313,...
| Money Talk|| Career change advice - consulting - dewster on 10/3/14 at 3:49 pm|
I am in need of some career/life advice.
I’ve been involved with a dozen SAP implementations (and counting) over the past 4 years but my company decided not to upgrade to a new system until 2017. It’s a better fit for us to improve our existing infrastructure in-house using our existing modul...
| O-T Lounge|| Texas woman, 85, killed by 2 pit bulls in home - dewster on 4/1/14 at 1:23 pm|
[quote][b]Texas woman, 85, killed by 2 aggressive pit bulls in home, police say[/b]
The body of an 85-year-old Texas woman was found in her home Monday after police say she was apparently a...
| Political Talk|| EBR schools audit- 'troubling' discrepancies in district's academic record - dewster on 3/17/14 at 8:34 am|
[quote]In one case, staff members were ordered to delete emails about a student’s records that were being audited, a draft summary of the audit released by the state on Sunday said.[/quote]
[quote]Last school year, at one school in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System, there were 29 students...
| Money Talk|| Suntrust Bank - dewster on 3/10/14 at 11:21 am|
Are they pleasant to deal with? Surprise you with hidden fees for household checking accounts?
They have a lot of branch locations in my area and free checking if you meet certain requirements. I was wondering if they are frustrating or if people had bad experiences with them. I'm switc...
| Political Talk|| Who Are The Long-Term Unemployed? - dewster on 1/29/14 at 11:16 am|
Who Are The Long-Term Unemployed (interesting state breakdown)
When you are out of work and looking for 27 weeks or longer, you become part of a group the Bureau of Labor Statistics ca...
| Political Talk|| Al-Jazeera Journalists sent to trial on terror-related charges in Egypt - dewster on 1/29/14 at 11:05 am|
[quote][b]Egypt Refers Al-Jazeera Journalists To Trial[/b]http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=268150581&ft=1&f
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's chief prosecutor on Wednesday referred 20 journalists from the Al-Jazeera TV network, including four foreigners, to trial on charges of allegedly jo...
| O-T Lounge|| Plans for streetcar connecting LSU and downtown B.R. in the works - dewster on 1/28/14 at 3:21 pm|
Plans to develop a streetcar along Nicholson Drive are beginning to take shape, according to Portland, Ore.-based consultant John Fregonese, who is helping the city-parish implement its new master plan, FuturEBR. F...
| O-T Lounge|| A car dealer’s scientific guide to the 10 worst and 10 best used vehicles - dewster on 1/28/14 at 9:48 am|
[quote]10. Volkswagen New Beetle (automatic transmission issues and cheap interior components; diesel models with 5-speed manuals are by far the best powertrain option.)
9. Mazda 626 (autom...
| O-T Lounge|| BR student attacked at school bus transfer station; NBC calls it "knockout" game - dewster on 1/21/14 at 4:48 pm|
[quote][b]Violent 'knockout game' hits home; BR boy suffers concussion, cuts[/b]
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — He dreams of becoming an engineer, loves computers, and even knows Kung Fu, but right now, this twelve year old can't d...
| Outdoor Board|| Detroit Auto Show: 2015 GMC Canyon pickup truck - dewster on 1/13/14 at 9:00 am|
DETROIT -- The 2015 GMC Canyon is the bolder, more-chiseled half of General Motors' dual bid to revive consumer interest in smaller pickups.
While the Chevrolet Colorado is sporty and sleek, the Canyon, its corporate sibling, looks a bit like a little brother to the GMC Sierra full-sized...
| Political Talk|| Lawsuit challenging congressional district’s boundaries is dropped - dewster on 1/2/14 at 9:00 am|
A demand for the redrawing of Louisiana’s allegedly gerrymandered congressional 2nd District was filed in federal court in late November on behalf of three Baton Rouge residents.
Now, poof! Th...
| Political Talk|| Retaliation: EBR metro council propose end to hiring from outside city - dewster on 12/11/13 at 9:12 pm|
[b]Baton Rouge Metro Council members propose not hiring anyone from St. George, Baker, Central, Zachary[/b]
Five Baton Rouge Metro Council members are proposing that the ci...
| Political Talk|| Don't Call it "Obamacare" anymore. - Dems rebrand Obamacare - dewster on 11/21/13 at 1:32 pm|
Obamacare Then, Affordable Care Act Now
The term “Obamacare” has largely disappeared from the mouths of Democrats as the president’s health care reform law has gone from a rallying cry to a political gre...
| Outdoor Board|| Chevrolet reveals 2015 Colorado pickup truck - dewster on 11/19/13 at 11:28 pm|
[quote]The standard powertrain is a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine with 193 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. A 3.6-liter, 6-cylinder engine is an option, and the company wil...
| Political Talk|| Obamacare lacks key cost control: Mayo Clinic CEO - dewster on 11/1/13 at 11:56 am|
[b]Mayo CEO: Obamacare lacks key cost control[/b]
Link to right wing blogger: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101162215
Obamacare does nothing to link doctors' fees to their performance and reduce health-care costs, the head of the Mayo Clinic told CNBC on Friday.
"The Affordable Care Act ...
| Political Talk|| delete - dewster on 10/31/13 at 8:40 pm|
delete please. repost....