Report: 8% of Indiana kids without health coverage

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – Getting to the doctor may not be easy for the 130,000 Indiana children who still don’t have health insurance.According to a new report from the Georgetown Center for Children and Families, Indiana’s rate of uninsured children has essentially remained flat the past few years, at 8.2 percent. Report co-author Joan Alker said that’s higher than the national rate of slightly more than 7 percent.“The other interesting finding this year,” she said, “is that children in working families living on the brink of poverty are those that have the highest rate of uninsurance, compared to other income groups.”Alker said those are children who would benefit the most should Congress continue funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which is set to expire next fall.Alker said there are many benefits to ensuring that all children have access to health coverage.“We do know from a lot of research that children who have coverage – be it private or public coverage – do better in school,” she said. “They have better access to primary and preventive health-care services, and their families are protected from bankruptcy that can arise from unpaid medical bills.”In the past five years, the number of uninsured children nationwide declined by 1.7 million – thanks in part to Medicaid and CHIP. Alker said a lot is riding on the outcome of Congress’ debate over reauthorizing CHIP.“I’m certainly guardedly optimistic that CHIP will be funded next year,” she said. “On the other hand, we do have a certain amount of difficulties in coming to agreement on anything. So, I hope that CHIP doesn’t get caught up in that.”The report also noted that Elkhart County’s uninsured-child rate of 17.9 percent is among the highest in the nation.Mary Kuhlmanlast_img read more

David da Silva: “EasyOdds has a natural role to fulfil”

first_img Submit Parliamentary report brands Gambling Commission as ‘toothless’ June 28, 2020 Share Related Articles EasyOdds CEO David da Silva believes his firm has “a natural role to fulfil as an independent body sitting between consumers, operators and the UK Gambling Commission”.The comments were made during an interview with AffiliateINSIDER, when da Silva was probed on what kind of strategy the sports betting affiliate has implemented to deal with compliance and social responsibility. “To fulfil our promise as the punters’ champion we also need to offer the tools for their own protection,” he explained. “We’re currently building player protection into the EasyOdds user experience to make sure we help our users find the right information or resources – not just the best betting odds. “We believe EasyOdds has a natural role to fulfil as an independent body sitting between consumers, operators and the UK Gambling Commission. As such, we’re actively engaging with all of these stakeholders to identify the biggest impact we can bring to the industry as a whole.​”In operation since 1999, EasyOdds has built its brand around being one of the first ever affiliates, accumulating a great deal of trust and authenticity in the process. “We serve a very loyal user base of punters who rely on our original promise to them – to be on their side and help them get the best deals available from bookmakers,” da Silva agrees.With twenty years already on the clock, the firm is showing no signs of taking its foot of the gas anytime soon. “EasyOdds is an established UK online betting institution,” he enthuses. “It makes sense to build on this by taking our proposition and experience into new markets.​ In fact, you will be hearing a lot of exciting news from EasyOdds over the coming twelve months from both a commercial and punter’s perspective.”da Silva will talk on the affiliate CEO panel, moderated by AffiliateINSIDER CEO Lee-Ann Johnstone, at next month’s Betting on Football conference. Find out more here. UKGC – Credit ban applies across all technology verticals June 10, 2020 Share David Da Silva: Easyodds.com – A ‘modern romance’ with Vinnie Jones February 14, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

Woman chopped to death by cutlass wielding brother

first_imgDead: Cynthia Cozier…another sister, babyhospitalisedThe village of Moruca, North West District (NWD) was left in a state of shock and disbelief as a brother went out of control and chopped one of his sisters to death, while leaving another sister and his 8-month-old niece hospitalized.The dead woman has been identified as 50-year-old Cynthia Cozier of Yabakabra, Mariahaba Island, Moruca, while her sister, 25-year-old Beverly France and her baby sustained chops to their bodies.France and her baby are reportedly being treated at the Suddie Public Hospital.Based on reports received, at about 13:00h on Wednesday, the 28-year-old suspect of unsound mind and his siblings were involved in an argument at their home. As the argument escalated, the suspect armed himself with a cutlass and attacked Cozier and France.Cozier reportedly received most of the chops to her head and upper body. The baby that was in the room when the man carried out the brutal attack was also chopped.After the chopping spree, the suspect made good his escape leaving the three injured in pools of blood. However, one of the sisters managed to raise an alarm and residents ran to their rescue.The victims were rushed to Coomacka District Hospital but due to the severity of their injuries, they were referred to the Suddie Hospital, Region Two. They were admitted but Cozier succumbed at about 06:30h on Thursday morning.France and her son’s conditions are said to be stable, while the Police are on the hunt for the suspect. Cozier’s body is at the Suddie Morgue awaiting a Post-Mortem Examination.last_img read more