October 31, 2013
Camille Mitchell Business, E-commerce, Economy, Home Business, Leadership, Marketing, Paradigm Shift, Self Development, Social Good, Social Media An Exciting Halloween Journey that Awakens You!, Camille Mitchell, Wake Up Now Leave a comment
October 27, 2013
October 22, 2013
Camille Mitchell Business, Economy, Faith, Health, Leadership, Marketing, Purpose, Social Good, Social Media Camille Mitchell, Karmel Allison, More than just a website (President Obama's speech about the ACA website launch), Obamacare Guide Leave a comment
More than just a website
On October 1st, even as the federal government was shutting down, HealthCare.gov — the new Health Insurance Marketplace where people can find and apply for affordable health insurance plans as part of Obamacare — opened for business nationwide.
As you may have heard, the website launch hasn’t gone nearly as smoothly as it should have. And with nearly 20 million visits to the site in the first several weeks, the problems were aggravated by the website’s popularity.
But even in spite of those problems, thousands of Americans are currently signing up and saving money. Nearly half a million Americans have already applied for health insurance through the federal and state Marketplaces. It’s not hard to see why: Once people get through the door, they overwhelmingly like the benefits and cost of the products available to them — especially when compared with the discriminatory private market that was previously the only game in town.
Some of the best and brightest are now doing everything they can to fix the site as quickly as possible. People are working overtime, 24/7, and we’ve brought in some of the best IT experts from across the country to join the team at the federal agency responsible for running the Marketplace. And as President Obama said today, “Nobody’s madder than me about the fact that the website isn’t working as well as it should, which means it’s going to get fixed.”
It’s also important to remember that the website is not the only way to enroll. You can dial the call center at 1-800-318-2596 and apply directly over the phone. Typically, it takes about 25 minutes for an individual or about 45 for a family. You can also find local “navigators” who can help you enroll in person at LocalHelp.HealthCare.gov.
The President is the first to admit that the website’s problems are unacceptable. But Obamacare is more than just a website. Most Americans already have health insurance through their employer, Medicare, or Medicaid, and they don’t need to go to the Marketplace for new coverage. Instead, the health care law provides new benefits and increased protection: Young people can stay on their parents’ insurance plans until they are 26, seniors are receiving more affordable prescription medicine, and preventive care like mammograms are free.
So while there are major improvements to make on the new website, millions of Americans are already benefiting from the health care law. And we’re making sure that those who don’t have access to affordable health insurance today can sign up — online, on the phone, and even in person.
Here are some of the things we’ve done in the meantime to make the process easier. Take a look, and pass this message along to those you know who are trying to sign up for health care:
- You can now preview plans and prices available in your area without filling out the online application.
- You can find out, with an improved calculator, whether your income and household size may qualify you for lower costs on your monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs.
- You can apply for coverage 4 ways: by phone, online, by mail with a paper application, or with the help of an in-person assister.
Thanks, and stay tuned for more updates.
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October 20, 2013
Camille Mitchell America's Military Families, Career, Cultural, Faith, Leadership, Paradigm Shift, Purpose, Self Development, Social Good Camille Mitchell, President Obama Awards Staff Sgt. Ty Carter The Medal of Honor Leave a comment
Staff Sgt Ty Michael Carter is one of only five living recipients of the Medal of Honor who fought in post-9/11 conflicts and was cited for his actions during a “Against the Odds” (50 unit solders against 300 enemy soldiers in a 12-hour battle in Afghanistan).
Carter is notably different from the popular image of a war hero receiving a medal. In lieu of crisp salutes and talk of duty, Carter spends much of his time speaking about loss and frankly discussing his own mental health after the ordeal.
To be clear, Staff Sgt. Carter appears to be a person of extraordinary mettle. In his presentation, however, he does not mind projecting another image, of a young man who has seen too many terrible things. Speaking in what can only be called a tone of vulnerability, he tells the White House audience, including President Obama:
“Only those closest to me can see the scars that come from seeing good men take their last breath. During the battle, I lost some of the hearing in my left ear. But I will always hear the voice of Specialist Stephan Mace. I will hear his plea for help for the rest of my life.”
Carter goes on to talk about his counseling while recovering from the experience of post-traumatic stress disorder since the battle. Carter hopes to help other soldiers who have the diagnosis from their military experiences.
This article excerpt originally appeared in Pacific Standard. To read the rest of the story click on the word article above.
BRAVO! SGT. CARTER
I love the pictures with Sgt. Carter smiling which is different than most of the stoic looking photos of other Medal of Honor recipients. By Sgt. Carter willingness to accept help for post-traumatic stress; he is signaling to others with this disorder to seek counseling instead of trying to cope on one’s own.
Have a Fantastic Week!
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October 19, 2013
October 18, 2013
Camille Mitchell Business, Career, Cultural, E-commerce, Economy, Jobs, Leadership, New Economy, Paradigm Shift, Purpose, Self Development, Social Good Autism Speaks, Camille Mitchell, Liz Field, Nell Merlino, Sue Gardner, Wikipedia, WOMEN RULE: Movements through Connectivity: Starting Big and Perfecting Along the Way Leave a comment
Sue Gardner is a Canadian journalist. She is the executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, and previously was the director of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s website and online news outlets.
In 2012, she was ranked as the 70th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine, which noted that she “…led the full-day Wikipedia blackout in protest against Stop Online Piracy Act.
The Wikimedia Foundation, the organization that runs Wikipedia, collaborated on a study of Wikipedia’s contributor base and discovered that it was barely 13 percent women; the average age of a contributor was in the mid-20s.
Sue Gardner has set a goal to raise the share of female contributors to 25 percent by 2015, but she is running up against the traditions of the computer world and an obsessive fact-loving realm that is dominated by men and, some say, uncomfortable for women.
Ms. Gardner’s effort is not diversity for diversity’s sake. Sue states, “this is about wanting to ensure that the encyclopedia is as good as it could be.” “The difference between Wikipedia and other editorially created products is that Wikipedians are not professionals, they are only asked to bring what they know.”
Nell Merlino is the president & CEO of Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence, the leading national not-for-profit provider of resources for women to grow their micro businesses into million $ enterprises, was also founded by Nell Merlino in 2000. The organization’s programs include Make Mine a Million $ Business which she launched with Hillary Clinton and American Express in 2006, Urban Rebound, funded by the Walmart Foundation to help women owned businesses in distressed cities recover from the Recession and Women Veteran Entrepreneur Corps, founded with Capital One, serving women business owners from military families.
Prior to Autism Speaks, Liz from 2006-2012 served as Mayor of the Village of Larchmont, N.Y., located in New York State’s Hudson Valley.
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October 17, 2013
Camille Mitchell America's Military Families, Business, Career, Cultural, Economy, Jobs, Leadership, Politics, Purpose, Self Development, Social Good BREAKING: President Obama Speaks on Reopening the Government, Camille Mitchell, Ted Cruz Leave a comment