Are there any American “heroes” we can agree on in 2019? This might sound like an abstract question, but for the Fourth of July weekend, Politico Magazine has decided to make it more concrete, asking experts: Who would you put on a new Mount Rushmore? Every year, more than 2 million people drive to Keystone, South Dakota, to stare at the 60-foot-tall granite heads of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The sheer size of those heads evokes our sense of the heroic—people who didn’t just achieve something but embodied larger American values. “What makes the hero a hero is the romantic notion that he stands above the tawdry give and take of everyday politics,” H.W. Brands wrote in his biography of Roosevelt.Story Continued Below For all their contributions to American history, it is hard, in 2019, not to think about the fact that two of the four figures on Mount Rushmore—all white men—owned slaves, and … [Read more...] about Who Should Be on the Next Mount Rushmore?
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Real Estate Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Real Estate | Climate Change Insurance: Buy Land Somewhere Else Supported by In case global warming makes their homes uninhabitable, some millennials have a Plan B: investing in places like the Catskills, Oregon and Vermont. ByAlyson Krueger Nov. 30, 2018 Mark Dalski is an owner of Highview Creations, a company that designs and builds green roofs in New York City, and he knows a lot about climate change. That’s why he is working on his escape. Mr. Dalski, 33, lives in Greenwich, Conn., but he can envision a time when his home there might be besieged by extreme weather and rising sea levels. So he bought four acres of land in the Catskill Mountains, in Roxbury, N.Y., where he is building a home that is as sustainable and self-sufficient as possible. To date, he has drilled a well, set up poles for power … [Read more...] about Climate Change Insurance: Buy Land Somewhere Else
Ken Alltucker USA TODAY Published 4:25 PM EDT Nov 1, 2018 Chad Bertanzetti is a young, active and healthy 44. But he bought health insurance three years ago in case he was injured while enjoying outdoor hobbies such as rock climbing, snowboarding and mountain biking. So when a high-speed snowboarding accident shattered and dislocated the Colorado Springs man's shoulder in 2016, he thought his hospital stay would be covered by his short-term plan. But repeated payment claims for a shoulder-repair operation, doctors’ visits and a follow-up surgery were rejected by his health insurer. Bertanzetti has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the refusal of HCC Life Insurance and HCC Medical Insurance to pay his claims. He has amassed tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid medical bills. “I’m still able to pay all my (non-medical) bills and take care of my family,” Bertanzetti said. "But they just killed my credit." … [Read more...] about Obamacare enrollment under Trump: Short-term health insurance cheaper, riskier
POLITICS 11/01/2018 05:45 am ET We've got the rundown on deadlines, premiums, financial assistance and more. By Jeffrey Young It’s open enrollment season again for Americans who shop on the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges to buy coverage. It’s a complicated, often confusing process for many people, especially those who may be using a health insurance exchange for the first time. Health care — the ACA in particular — has been fodder for political debates this election year. But the ACA is still the law, and it still comes with benefits and responsibilities. Here are some basic facts about the exchanges, how they work, how to get financial help for insurance and how to find out about other options. Health Insurance Exchanges These marketplaces are intended for people who aren’t offered health benefits from their employers and aren’t enrolled in some other form of coverage, such as Medicare or Medicaid. The … [Read more...] about Health Insurance Exchange Enrollment Is Back. Here’s What You Need To Know.
Jennifer Miller, The Washington Post Published 1:15 pm PDT, Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Emily, 14, and her brother Ethan, 7, (no last names are to be used for kids) are concerned that their mother Maria Rivas may be deported to El Salvador when her Temporary Protected Status expires in September. ( less Emily, 14, and her brother Ethan, 7, (no last names are to be used for kids) are concerned that their mother Maria Rivas may be deported to El Salvador when her Temporary Protected Status expires in September. ... more Photo: Photo By Mary F. Calvert For The Washington Post) Emily, 14, and her brother Ethan, 7, play in the park in Glenarden, MD. ( Emily, 14, and her brother Ethan, 7, play in the park in Glenarden, MD. ( Photo: Photo By Mary F. Calvert For The Washington Post) Maria says she and Jose would bring Ethan with them back to El Salvador … [Read more...] about A 14-year-old prepares for life without her immigrant parents