Healthcare in Tumultuous Times
It seems that Republican Congresspersons are recognizing that their constituents mostly want Obamacare and certainly don’t want it repealed without replacement with program of equal or greater quality. The local constituent and Indivisible-inspired voter protests this past week while Congressmen and Congresswomen are home for break has aroused strong complaints about representatives not doing their job, not standing up to Trump and in some cases having disappeared and/or refusing to meet with their constituents or hold town hall meetings. The Trump Administration has declared these protests as Democratic inspired or not representing constituents but rather being paid protestors. Constituents haven’t agreed with this characterization of their attempts to speak with representatives and get their questions answered.
The Paul Ryan plan for Obamacare and Medicaid is not what constituents want. “It’s a cobbled-together mess that slashes Medicaid expansion funding, relies on mysterious tax credits to finance health care for a lucky few and does NOTHING to protect people with pre-existing conditions.” (Karli Wallace Thompson, Campaign Manager Democracy for America email Feb. 23. 2017
Highlights of Bay Area Life Science Events Week of Feb. 26, 2017
- Bio2Device Group, Tuesday Morning, Feb. 28, 2017, Topic: “Machine Learning as the Backbone for Predictive Failure Analytics of Devices,” Speaker: Ramki Pitchuiyer , Founder and CEO, eKryp
- HBA Webinar, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, Webinar – Creating a Feedback-Rich Culture, Featured speakers: Juliana Wood, Assoc. director online learning resources, Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association; Deborah Riegel, Principal and director of learning, The Boda Group; Priya Nalkur-Pai, Leadership coach,The Boda Group
- Palo Alto AWIS, Tuesday Evening, Feb. 28, 2017, Topic: “Inside the World of Engineering and Scientific Consulting ,” Speakers: Meredith Sellers, PhD, is a Managing Engineer, Farzana Ansari, PhD, is an Associate and Jenny Irwin is a University Recruiting Manager in Human Resources
- GGPF, Wednesday Evening, March 1, 2017, Topic: “Blocky Functionalization of Thermo-Reversible sPS and PEEK Gels,” Speaker: Prof. Robert B. Moore, Dept. of Chemistry, Virginia Tech
You can download the details for the upcoming events this week and those through April 2017 with audreys-picks-feb-26-2017.