Debt Deal and Health Care, American’s More Resilient Than Predicted, and More in Chad’s Steaming Pile
Here are just a few things in Chad’s Pile that you will hear on Lubbock’s First News this morning. Give Chad your feedback on the steaming topics.
1. LFN Roadshow at Reese Golf
Come out and join LFN this morning at Reese Golf. We will have a 3rd mic set up so you can come out and sound off on the issues since it’s an Open Line Friday. Of course we will also have a lot of fun out at Reese. Come on out and say hello and have some breakfast.
2. Health Care Law in trouble? (link)
Such sad news! It looks like there might not be enough money to fund President Obama’s health care law. According to Politico:
The debt ceiling agreement could jeopardize millions of dollars, and perhaps billions, in initiatives from President Barack Obama’s health care reform law if the super committee can’t come up with required spending cuts.
Many of the pots of money in the law — one of the Democrats’ most prized pieces of legislation — could get trimmed by the debt deal’s sequestration, or triggered cuts. The funds for prevention programs and community health centers, grants to help states set up insurance exchanges and co-ops, and money to help states review insurance rates could be slashed across the board if the panel can’t find enough cuts this fall.
Democrats might have to choose between cutting other programs or cutting out many parts of the health care law.
3. Americans doing OK since 9/11 (link)
Scientist are figuring out what many already knew, American’s are pretty resilient. According to the USA Today:
Psychologists already know that those who experienced loss or personally witnessed the devastation, such as those in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, were and continue to be harder hit emotionally than those around the country who were not personally involved. But a small army of researchers who for a decade have been exploring the emotional wreckage of 9/11 say psychologists overestimated the number of people who would suffer long-term effects — and underestimated the resilience humans can muster in the wake of tragedy.
These and many more topics coming up on Friday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News with Chad Hasty. Tune in mornings 6-9am on News/Talk 790 KFYO, streaming online at kfyo.com, and now on your iPhone and Android device with the radioPup App.