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Paul D Lefebvre
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The Affordable Care Act has begun to bring into focus the costs of health care coverage through required rate increase requests by the health insurance companies. 

Are the "unexpected costs" due to more people just sicker than what had been known? How do we know? What should be done about that, and by whom?

Are the "unexpected costs" due to health care providers (our clinics and hospitals) charging insurance companies (and patients) more than they can justify? How do we know? What should be done about that, and by whom?

Are the "unexpected costs" due to costs of pharmaceuticals and durable medical equipment? How do we know? What should be done about that, and by whom?

Are the "unexpected costs" of insuring for health care unsustainable because the they are set against revenue from premiums, or because they are set against "expected" profit margins? What should be the expected, AND, the acceptable profit margin for insuring for health care of a society's citizens? Reasonably, who decides, and how?
The companies say new customers under the Affordable Care Act have been sicker than expected, while federal officials say they want the requests scaled back.
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Some Inspiration,
A Manny Pacquiao win over Floyd Mayweather would mean everything to Roach, who has devoted himself completely to his craft.
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Here's a story of an interesting observational study. I wonder if it rings true for any of you taking levadopa.
People taking dopamine for Parkinson's disease sometimes begin to generate a lot of artwork. New research differentiates their expressiveness from obsessive or impulsive tendencies.
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Yes, I'm sure that applies to Martin as well. The loss of control must be very difficult to deal with, and must affect the energy to take on other challenges. 
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This is the first I've heard of this. I hope we'll be able to hear of its progress.
FoxFeed Blog Posted by  Maggie McGuire, March 10, 2014 Image of spinal cord and nervous system courtesy of NIH Deep brain stimulation is a game changer for many Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients. This therapy can all...
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A couple of members of our support group see a cervical chiropractor and talk about how his wife has improved on her mobility.  We are going to have him as a speaker in October.
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Bravo. Good story. And Bravo, too, for your solo trip at 84. Your story here is a good one, and well-told. I'm going to share it with the Parkinson Cafe community on Google+ where I'm sure others in the PD community will find it interesting also. 
My diagnosis with Parkinson's Disease in September 2009 at age 80 gave my life a new focus and challenge. Finding ways to meet this challenge helped make 2010 the best year of my life. I hope this blog will be a place where I can connect with others who also are dealing with aging and its ...
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I just bought a C720, and I like it. But can anyone tell if/how I can download Google Play Music Manger, and/or is there another way to upload music to my Google Play Music library? GP Music Help doesn't help; unless I don't know what to ask. Thanks,
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You can't upload to Google Play Music from Android either.  I don't know why Google is taking too long to fix this.  Note that Google Play Music uploads from Linux but somehow forgets Android and ChromeOS.
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Is it possible to eliminate "Follow" collections from"your Collections"? If so, how, please.
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Got it +Rupert Wood . Thank you.
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Blogger tells me that its been since December 2013 since I last posted here. Not being much of a creative type, that doesn't surprise me. Indeed, in the big picture, that's not so long ago. When I began this blog I was not lo...
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I'm just wondering if any of you diagnosed with PD experience anything like your brain being "loose" inside your skull at times? I do and its very annoying and a bit disconcerting.  On the upside, that sensation is not always there, and when it is, it seems to go away if I press on with some activity. 
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It does seem as though a positive attitude trumps a bummer.
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The sentiments Parkinson's Biology are shared by Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel “In Search of Memory: Eric Kandel” by World Economic Forum, CC BY-SA 2.0 Parkinson's Biology is not alone in holding the view that it’s hig...
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This is a good idea +Marc Cortese .  I'm going to take the liberty to share it to the Parkinson Cafe community, and hope that's ok.
About Parkinson's Biology We are all affected by disease but we usually don’t know anything about the underlying causes. Parkinson’s Biology is intended for inquisitive people that are interested in learning about what’s goi...
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