11:36 .@huntingtonlibrary RT @MarthaStewart: who

  • 11:36 .@huntingtonlibrary RT @MarthaStewart: who knows the name of the tree in bloom right now in los angeles pink blossoms thorny bark #
  • 11:53 RT @UChicagoMag: In honor of National Writing DayRT @ebertchicago After my own heart, experts: Give it up for cliches. bit.ly/3VJoyb #
  • 11:54 @geniealisa that's lucky in some cultures. #
  • 13:52 RT @lanow: Monterey Bay Aquarium report: Demand for seafood leading to oceans' decline bit.ly/1PbdFQ #
  • 14:08 RT @KPCC: GM: 1 5 vehicles returned under money-back program : GM. says only 15 vehicles, or about 4 percen.. tinyurl.com/yjck2fj #
  • 14:37 @onetake I knew you would do that math on that one. 375 cars sold sounds like bigger issue. #
  • 14:40 This American Life's part 2 on the health care crisis is up. It's called Someone Else's Money: bit.ly/2RN8Jh #healthcare #
  • 14:42 It starts off by talking about medical codes – a big piece of the puzzle no one talks about: bit.ly/2RN8Jh #
  • 14:44 there are 200,000 medical coders in the US, & growing. #healthcare This American Life: bit.ly/2RN8Jh #
  • 14:46 there is a code for an injury with a space craft! E845 This American Life episode 392: bit.ly/2RN8Jh #
  • 14:47 RT @LATimescitydesk: Photos of the 2010 Rose Queen, named today: bit.ly/1fCnyz #
  • 14:51 RT @astrobellatrix: Orionid meteor shower in the wee hours of the morning Oct 21st. Get to a dark location and enjoy! #
  • 14:55 In 2003, insured bought generic drugs more than 50% of the time – the drug companies noticed. In 2007 they counter-acted with drug coupons. #
  • 15:00 no way! RT @BreakingTweets: Vatican invites Anglicans to join Catholic Church — Twitter users intrigued, confused: bit.ly/1wopIM #
  • 15:04 in 1900 healthcare stuck in the middle ages, but hospitals didn't really exist. healthcare was cheap. $5/year/person bit.ly/2RN8Jh #
  • 15:06 hospitals go from place 4 poor people to die to clean places with cures & educated doctors. healthcare costs increase. bit.ly/2RN8Jh #
  • 15:08 Blue Cross started as $6/yr for teachers in Dallas up to 21 days of hospitalization by Baylor Hospital. bit.ly/2RN8Jh #
  • 15:10 WWII forced employers to offer more fringe benefits, including health insurance. bit.ly/2RN8Jh #
  • 15:11 Then IRS gave a tax break to employers don't have to pay taxes on heathcare plans. bit.ly/2RN8Jh #
  • 15:12 why would you want your employer buying your health insurance? Yes! Excellent question!!! bit.ly/2RN8Jh #
  • 15:13 would you let your HR department buy your groceries? This American Life episode 392: bit.ly/2RN8Jh #
  • 15:16 e pisode 392 ends with story on health insurance for dogs. looks a lot like human insurance: bit.ly/2RN8Jh #
  • 15:17 pet health care insurance growing 15-20% per year. #
  • 15:23 RT Don't forget to RT @LanghamPasadena to win a free lavender mani at the Lavender Harvest Festival tomorrow! bit.ly/1quiwz #
  • 15:25 RT @stitchkingdom: RT @iTunesTrailers Excl. HD featurette: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman in: A Christmas Carol tinyurl.com/ahumbug/ #
  • 15:28 Harriet the hedgehog is on anti-psychotic meds (not covered by pet insurance). Really: bit.ly/2RN8Jh #
  • 15:29 could pet insurance be the beacon that helps us realize how to fix human health insurance? bit.ly/2RN8Jh #
  • 15:30 one big difference between pets & humans is the stop treatment amount. we expect pets to die. bit.ly/2RN8Jh #
  • 15:33 Aetna's problem in 2001 – not charging enough in premiums – losing $1M per day! TAL episode 392: bit.ly/2RN8Jh #
  • 15:36 Cost shift = top in market pays least, costs made up by lesser players in the market. Competition doesn't lead to lower prices. #healthcare #
  • 15:37 in CA, Wellpoint pays $1500 to remove appendix in some hospitals; in others $13,000. #
  • 15:41 look to Maryland for answer to cost shifting – everyone pays the same for same procedure. TAL: bit.ly/2RN8Jh #healthcare #
  • 15:45 Aetna will drop 600,000 members in order to meet financial goals this year. TAL episode 391: bit.ly/2RN8Jh #
  • 15:46 RT @hardlynormal: Kids are coming in b/c school is out! Kids should never have to experience a homeless shelter unless they are volunteering #
  • 15:49 great show about healthcare – This American Li fe episode 392 – an hour about key issues: bit.ly/2RN8Jh (it's free to listen) #
  • 15:50 @vromans that is a great song, but 10 times in a row is a bit much. #
  • 15:50 RT @BookSoup: help make us number1 in LA, tell your friends to follow @booksoup bit.ly/29YWFb #
  • 15:55 @QueenofSpain there are worms involved. Just FYI. #
  • 16:36 @lauriewrites am thinking there is a point in labor where it is just impossible to tweet. #
  • 16:41 @geniealisa good luck! #
  • 16:47 @kgroovy practical: gift card to Target or BabysRUs. Less so: something new for new baby: soft blanket, stuffed animal, dressy outfit. #
  • 16:51 @rotkapchen there is a woman named Kathy Lansford in Austin who did amazing things during crash of 01 in Austin's TWC office. #
  • 17:04 @rotkapchen she held weekly meetings that began with story of how someone got a job. also brought in speakers. taught ppl to network. #
  • 17:0 5 @andsosheblogs offer to bring him the iTune of the week from @Starbucks. #
  • 17:07 @rotkapchen there was another woman who on her own started group for unemployed. similar idea. got speakers & happy hour deals. #
  • 19:49 RT @foodnetwork: Full episodes of Alton Brown's Good Eats are available now on the iPhone app. tell us what you… bit.ly/gIdeu #
  • 19:51 @tencentwings best question was why let your employer control your health insurance. why aren't more people thinking this?!!! #
  • 19: 51 @sahmbody i am watching 10 year party show. do you know if he is signing new book in LA area? #
  • 19:53 @QueenofSpain didn't know you were an Alton Brown fan. #
  • 20:00 @QueenofSpain got to meet him twice at book signings. he spent so much time talking to each person in line. loves his fans. #
  • 20:03 darn it! Alton Brown was in San Diego while I was in Las Vegas. hmmmm….how to get this book signed. #
  • 20:14 @Karoli let's hope at least they won't need a bail out. If you can't mak e money with that return, you are doing something wrong. #
  • 20:15 RT @Astrogirl426: card companies will start charging inactivity fees, "experimental" annual fees &undercharge fees. Time to cut em up folks! #
  • 20:27 RT @MichaelMidnight: It's 2009i Huntington Beach wants to ban Angelou's "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sing" from school libraries b/c of sex. #
  • 20:28 @Adriennevh LA County is just a few miles up the 57. But yeah, they are in the OC just like Disneyland. #
  • 20:29 RT @dotlizard: RT @todayspolitics: Goldman Sachs: "Learn to Live with Inequality" #politics bit.ly/pJxHk || well that's disgusting. #
  • 20:47 @QueenofSpain you can't be that way. one day your puppy will come. you have to hold on to hope. 🙂 #
  • 20:49 @QueenofSpain awww…maybe @undomesticdiva will let you puppy sit. 🙂 #
  • 20:51 @Karoli have you listened to this week's episode of This American Life on healthcare? bit.ly/2RN8Jh It's amazing. #
  • 23:27 Bessie Mae, 97, has found housing with her 2 sons (60 & 62). They were living in car in LA. looking for link. cc: @hard lynormal #
  • 23:28 @tencentwings anyone who has changed jobs or is self-employed has seen first hand why it doesn't work. #
  • 23:35 @tencentwings and Maryland's. Getting pricing of services the same across the board is key to fixing this. Compete on quality, not price. #

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