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  1. Dec 2019
    1. What rural Ohio makes of Turkey-Syria crisis

      This could be about really any town in the US. Except for some college towns and big cities, most Americans live in mostly remote places -- in an actual sense or in an intellectual sense. Let's read this warm-up article together. Please leave your actual name in the responses unless your ID is the school ID (for me, that would be Baekk).

  2. Apr 2019
    1. Most health care programmes in place are designed to fund only a limited intensity of post-acute care, hence households might end up facing significant costs to fund long-term care in the absence of public support, which might end up impoverishing them and eventually even bankrupting them

      The impact on overall household cost accrual should not be overlooked as the implications on already financially disenfranchised groups would impose compounded disadvantage. This 2018 survey conducted by Carescout covered 440 regions and included 15,500 individual surveys which estimate the median cost of adult day care at $18,720. median cost of assisted living at $48,000, and the median cost of nursing home care at $89,297 annually (https://www.genworth.com/aging-and-you/finances/cost-of-care.html) further contextualizing the overwhelming burden of absorbing long term health cost in the absence of public funding

    2. Kim and Norton (2017) find in the context of the Medicare prospective payment system in the US that for-profit agencies are more responsive than not-for-profit agencies to financial incentives, and therefore contribute disproportionately to the increase in Medicare home health spending under the prospective payment system.

      Effectively targeting exploration on the topic of not-for-profit responsiveness may help mediate the disparate costs associated with home health care. The impact of new technologies should be considered when assessing the ability of these organizations to respond. Saxton, Guo, & Brown (2007) found that limitations in design and content availability profoundly affected the responsiveness of non-profit organizations. These structural barriers should be evaluated by providers to enhance financial sustainability.

      Link: https://www.jstor.org/stable/20447669?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents

    3. The policy implications suggest that community services ought to be prioritised, and if cash subsidies are considered they ought to be made conditional on being used on long-term care without substituting pre-existing support

      What we may find through the introduction of conditional subsidies is the impact of cash allowances for mitigating overall household costs in a households with lower socioeconomic statuses. However, varying configurations in the implementation of cash for care models have been shaped by timing, specific regulations and policy context of reforms in European countries currently utilizing these approaches (Roit & Bihan, 2010). This informs perspectives on the generalizability of subsidization outcomes.

      Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3000929/

    4. One of the particular features affecting the financial sustainability of a publicly funded system is the extent of public subsidisation of informal care.

      The subsidisation of informal care has brought with it ongoing debate on both the efficacy and impact for individuals with varying needs of ADL support. In a study conducted by Kim and Lim (2012) findings suggest that institutional care is most cost-effective for individuals partially-dependent on support for several ADL's in that it led to reduction of informal care and medical expenditures whereas cost benefits for home care were higher among individuals that were completely dependent on ADL support through reduced spending on institutional support. Overall a shift from formal care to informal home care seems to be placated here as a financial target for sustainability.

      Link: http://www.columbia.edu/~hk2405/ltc_for_publication_v04.pdf

  3. Mar 2019
  4. www.ahip.org www.ahip.org
    1. Most notably, we are concernedabout proposedtechnical changes in federal rate-setting standards that would be inconsistent with statutory actuarial soundness requirementswhichensure that payments to Medicaid managed care plans are reasonable and appropriate

      This statement seems to hint at the likelihood that proposals would undermine the efficacy of medicaid to secure services and maintain financial viability over time of implementation. As mentioned by AEH (Americas Essential Hospitals) most organization are operating on little to no profit margin: https://essentialhospitals.org/general/statement-on-house-reconciliation-legislation/ which means that cuts such as these could result in reductions to staff and hospital services overall.

  5. Feb 2019
    1. Connected learning is realized when a young person is able to pursue a personal interest or passion with the support of friends and caring adults, and is in turn able to link this learning and interest to academic achievement, career success or civic engagement

      Helping students to have a relatable interest with their learning can help them to succeed in their futures. Making our lessons more understandable and related to their interests is important when setting up their learning environment.

    1. Sponsorship of Youth Interests

      It is important to get on our students levels when we are teaching them information. We need to find out what their favorite things are and try to base our lesson plans on incorporating what they like along with the curriculum that we need to teach them.

  6. Oct 2018
  7. Jul 2018
    1. The “connected” in connected learning is about human connection as well as tapping the power of connected technologies. Rather than see technology as a means toward more efficient and automated forms of education, connected learning puts progressive, experiential, and learner-centered approaches at the center of technology-enhanced learning.

      Students pursue their interests in the classroom with the support of friends and caring adults while linking this learning and interests to academic achievement.

  8. May 2018
    1. Choose your passion. You know you’ve discovered your passion when you love what you are doing. But wait a minute. Nothing is that simple is it?Check out what Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon, tells us:" One of the huge mistake people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don't choose your passions. Your passion chooses you".
    1. Early on in my life, for example, I found computer coding / software writing quite interesting, but it proved to be too lonely and isolating for me. Haven’t touched the stuff in decades/.Other jobs and hobbies that proved more interesting and satisfying, I’ve stuck with. On the career front, my passion turned out to be for something I started doing as a substitute, on a whim, and never trained for: teaching.
    2. Over time, you’ll gravitate to several main passions. Don’t be in a rush, thinking you have to choose NOW. You can re-invent yourself many times over if you so wish. Or, if you find your true passion(s) now, you can stick with it (them).
    3. The most common mistake people make when choosing a happy and fulfilling career is that they wait to be hit in the face with passion.Seeing this in movies and TV shows we have gotten to believe that passion is something so definite and easy to find that it just hits you square in the face when you see it. That is how passion in both love and your work works… right?Wrong. The truth is that it is you who develops this passion over the course of time.

      Bra!

  9. Sep 2013
    1. The most important and effective qualification for success in persuading audiences and speaking well on public affairs is to understand all the forms of government and to discriminate their respective customs, institutions, and interests. For all men are persuaded by considerations of their interest, and their interest lies in the maintenance of the established order.

      On being well versed for appealing to people on the basis of their particular values and interests, and understanding the order at the base of individual community and personal structures.

    1. The political speaker will also appeal to the interest of his hearers, and this involves a knowledge of what is good. Definition and analysis of things "good."

      Political appeal to interests. Things "good"