It’s another extremely muggy day with record temps forecast, and I’m praying for the weekend to arrive before I melt. Please excuse my brevity.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 4:06 (average 5:43). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From YouTube: Abraham * Martin and John *** Dion
JD reminded me. This still makes me tear-up when I hear it. RESIST!!
Amen to that Pastor! How I would have loved to see that racist pseudo-Christian’s red face! RESIST!!
From Think Progress: More U.S adults are without insurance now than before President Donald Trump took office. The uninsured rate was 12.2 percent at the end of 2017, up 1.3 percentage points from the record low of 10.9 percent at the end of 2016, or the end of President Barack Obama’s final term in office, according to a Gallup national survey released Tuesday.
According to Gallup, the 1.3 point increase is an estimated 3.2 million Americans who became uninsured in 2017. Young, Black, Latinx, and low-income residents saw the largest increases in the uninsured rate; Black and Latinx residents saw the biggest shift, with 2.3 and 2.2 point increases respectively. This isn’t too surprising because people of color saw greater gains in coverage than white residents under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — although they’re still more likely to be uninsured.
This seemingly modest increase is the largest single-year increase Gallup and Sharecare have documented since it started in 2008.
RepubliCare kills! RESIST!!