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According to a recent poll on Fox News, voters are already starting to talk about  which states the voter wants kicked out of the union. They conducted an interesting study asking the common voter a question such as, “What if you could boot other states out of the union? Surprisingly, almost 2x as many voters, 17% liked that idea. Secondly, the interview also asked voters, “Which state would be the 1st voted out of the union? The percentage out of the voter group that answered the question, fifty-three percent chose the Golden State. Coming in 2nd place, the state of New York was twenty-five percent and Texas came in at twenty percent. Last on the list of states to be voted out was Florida coming in at eleven percent. One of the voters, Chris Anderson, observed that most of the voters who wanted to have a state kicked out “appeared to have presidential politics in mind.” Anderson also stated that “the top 4 states targeted for expulsion, are the 4 most electronically rich states in the country.” Now some may argue this could be a biased opinion but by looking at the nature of the subject it is hard not to be. A major reason Democratic states end up on the slicing block of the Republicans, 21%, are more likely that Democrats at 13% to want to vote out a state. There was also additional information about Republicans and independents being 3x as likely as Democrats to want their state to secede. This is a very interesting poll but there should be more statistics with the poll by stating the total number participating and possibly demographics such as age and gender.

Here is a nice video on the process for voters:

 

The Obamacare is Getting Defensive!

 

Obama blasts Fox News over Obamacare

I am sure most people can remember the anticipation of the new health care reform policy coming in place from President Obama in 2014. Well the health care reform made it in place despite the major issues and confusion the website caused many Americans that are trying to avoid a tax penalty that will be owed if failure to sign up for bronze, silver, or gold option. The insurance premium fluctuates with the financial status of the individual and family. There still hasn’t been enough debate whether Obama’s plan has saved millions in healthcare. On the other hand, what is it like to be on the patient care side of Obamacare. When a person sighs up for a healthcare reform plan,a list of doctors are generally available on the insurance provider’s website. However, what about instances of a general trip to a hospital. Healthcare has still remained a strong industry due to the number of baby boomers needing medical treatment. Nowadays, the kids of the baby boomers are aspiring to be one of the highest paid healthcare workers in America. Among the highest paid right below a physician, the physician assistant can expect to make an annual salary of 100k in top paying states. The physician assistant or PA can first expect to complete a program from a list of the accredited pa schools in the United States. Next, the nurse practitioner ARNP is also a highly compensated healthcare worker that can also fetch a six figure salary in states such as California. Within the hospitals receiving new healthcare reform plans are registered nurses whom also earn a modest salary of 50k in common states. With Obamacare, what about the cost of RX drugs that will be needed by new health care reform participants. Luckily, the career of a pharmacist still remains a strong healthcare position that can respectively earn a cool 100k+ salary every year. With a growing number of  insurance holders because of the mandatory healthcare insurance law, many doctors offices are expecting a huge increase in the number of “walk-in” patients. There will be a major demand for experienced medical assistants that also earn a reasonable annual salary but many medical assistants employed directly by hospitals can benefit from a “self-insured” organization for cheaper medical insurance.

 

Financial Challenge For Healthcare Reform

With the BLS or United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, accountants are playing and important role in healthcare facilities and hospitals across the states.  With Obamacare approaching soon, it is important for labor and taxes to be checked and in compliance to make sure workers are placed in the correct status to receive proper healthcare insurance.  The description of an accountant in a hospital is just as important in a major software company.  The GAAP rules apply to every type of organization whether the business or service exists to be for-profit or not-for-profit.  Since hospitals can have several tax id’s and units, auditors, financial and managerial accountants are imperative for the survival of an organization. There will be a number of accountants and financial analysts tracking the revenues and reimbursement income from healthcare insurance providers. What these accountants do in the future will depend on the number of of financial bottlenecks as an effect from the new healthcare reform act.

"The typical desk of the working accountant"

“The typical desk of the working accountant”

 

The Hair Follicle Market in China

Used in hair salons near you all over the United States, the Chinese market for hair extensions, weaves, and wigs are a booming business. Personal buyers for salons all over the U.S. are generally told that they are getting genuine human hair. However, research has found that the authentic part of the hair may o not be tied to humans. According the BBC.com, there was a recent story published that a small village in the Hunan Province, Central China, a man dressed in a white vest and shorts rides around the dusty streets on a beaten up bicycle screaming and shouting as he rings the bell on his bike. One of the reporters stopped to ask what in heck he was up to and he stated, “I am collecting hair,” he says. “When I ring my bell all the ladies come out and I cut pieces of their hair off.” This is how the man makes “hair extensions.” Apparently there is generous compensation for the hair. The interesting thing is the streets of that village is covered in blankets of hair that are air drying under the sun. After this process, the man takes the hair to a small factory where the follicles are woven into extensions. There was also something interesting during this process. The other hair that was woven in the factory did not look like real human hair. Moving on from the factory, the reporter visited a nearby wig shop called the Sanyuanli. There are also other beauty products for nail salons that purchase manicure products and tools. The hair broker stated that the hair has become more competitive and she used fake scales and cheaper hair extension that are mixed with goat hair. Therefore, when you visit salons next door, be sure to ask the owner of the salon if the extensions are truly authentic and free over alternative hair follicles from animals such as goats.

 

FDA Approved Drugs For Receding Hairline Treatment

Over the years there has always been a big following of top pharmaceutical companies patenting promising cures for popular hair and skin conditions. The only FDA products for preventing and regrowing hair is Propecia or Finasteride,  Minoxidil or Rogaine, and the Lasercomb. According to this receding hairline treatment resource, these popular hair loss treatments actually do work depending on the response from the patient losing their hair. Finasteride for hair loss is an ant-androgen hair loss drug made specifically for men that lowers the amount of DHT found on the patient’s scalp. Overtime, with the slowed production of DHT, hair follicles receive the blood and nutrients it needs to grow and Finasteride effective with this method. Minoxidil for hair loss is also another important receding hairline treatment that stimulates the follicles to regrow on the scalp. This topical comes in a foam and liquid application which needs to be used at least twice a day. Laser hair growth with Hairmax’s lasercomb technology is another FDA approved treatment that uses photo-light therapy to stimulate hair follicles. Some people experiencing hair loss will often resort to more natural treatments such as vitamins and supplements which can be used for hair growth. Vitamins for hair growth can be found in supplements such as Biotin, MSM, Omega-3, Zinc, and Saw Palmetto. Biotin has been long known for its plant based medicine that helps grow hair thicker. In addition, MSM is a sulfur based hair growth vitamin that is believed to make the hair grow faster on the scalp. Omega-3 and Zinc are also another hair growth vitamin the has been around for ages being  in every known multivitamin. Lastly, the best vitamin for hair loss in men is Saw Palmetto. Saw Palmetto is known as nature’s Propecia and is believed to lower DHT levels like finasteride. Along with vitamins for hair growth, the best shampoo for hair loss can be found with known brands such as Nizoral, Tea Tree Oils, Jason Thin-to-Thick, Phytoworx, and some copper peptides. One of the best thickening shampoos is Pure Abundance by Aveda.

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