Author Archives: eprileson

About eprileson

I am a historian and writer who wants to bring to light current events through a historical perspective. It is difficult to understand today's current events without having a grasp of what has occurred before. This is a running thread to help keep people informed about the present and remind everyone to not forget their past. Enjoy and please comment!

RE-UPDATED POST – What’s the Deal With Pre-Existing Conditions – AHCA Redux

Hello All, another update on the health care legislation, This past week (5/4/2017), the House of Representatives passed the updated American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill that is the latest in the many-part series of repealing and replacing the … Continue reading

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UPDATED POST: “What’s the Deal With ‘Pre-Existing Conditions'”

Hello All, a brief-er post for you – Due to the arrival of the newly touted bill through the house to replace the Affordable Care Act, called the American Health Care Act, a quick update should be added as an … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With “Pre-Existing Conditions”?

Hello all, Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that has a very, very big HSA. In this week’s post, we’ll discuss the possibility of Congressional and Presidential “Plans” to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With Executive Orders on Immigration?

Hello all, Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal” the blog that is seeing the highest readership of any blog ever! [citation needed] In this week’s post we’ll discuss President Donald Trump*’s latest executive order halting immigration from 7 … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With an Authoritarian in Manila?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that knows the difference between archipelagos and atoll formation (thanks, Darwin). In this edition, we’ll discuss the fascinating and irascible new Filipino leader Rodrigo Duterte and his new … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With a Hot Middle East and Sahara?

Hello All, Welcome to another edition of “WTD”, the blog whose humor is as dry as the Atacama.* In this week’s post, we’ll chat about climate change’s effect on an already warm region of the world and how it may … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With Public Health, The Environment and Race?

Hello All! In this edition of WTD, we’ll discuss the high profile case of contaminated water in Flint, Michigan and how it connects with our community and social history of racial discrimination in housing and environmental concerns. Throughout the history … Continue reading

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