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First-Time Homebuyer Program Helps 11 Families

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 5:40pm

All the homeowners worked with their local Habitat affiliates, which support affordable homeownership through educational and volunteer resources for low-income families.

Key Points: 
  • All the homeowners worked with their local Habitat affiliates, which support affordable homeownership through educational and volunteer resources for low-income families.
  • In total, The Firsts and FHLB Dallas partnership provided $60,500 to these 11 homeowners through Habitat.
  • The program helps our community in so many different ways, Ms. Scott said.
  • The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas is one of 11 district banks in the FHLBank System created by Congress in 1932.

InsurCard Launches Revolutionary Technology for Medicare Set-Aside Program

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 4:00pm

InsurCard's Medicare Set-aside (MSA) Program helps MSA recipients manage their own insurance settlements using technology available through the payment card networks.

Key Points: 
  • InsurCard's Medicare Set-aside (MSA) Program helps MSA recipients manage their own insurance settlements using technology available through the payment card networks.
  • "Our program is a debit card-based product designed for individuals who have received an insurance claim settlement and need to follow Medicare Set-aside regulations," explained InsurCard Founder and CEO Robert Mendte.
  • "The MSA program is a set of automated tools that give the advantages of professional administration to those who choose to self-administer their settlement."
  • Here are additional noteworthy features:
    In the InsurCard program, a debit card doubles as a pharmacy card and payment card.

Former US Congressman Kwanza Hall Joins UCASU Team

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 3:28pm

ATLANTA, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --UC Asset LP (OTCQX: UCASU) announces that former US Congressman Kwanza Hall has joined UC Asset's management team.

Key Points: 
  • ATLANTA, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --UC Asset LP (OTCQX: UCASU) announces that former US Congressman Kwanza Hall has joined UC Asset's management team.
  • Hall was elected to complete civil rights icon John Lewis' term in the 116th Congress to represent Georgia's 5th district.
  • "We are more than excited to welcome Mr. Hall on board," says Larry Wu, founder of UC Asset.
  • Hall joined UC Asset shortly after it announced a 20% gain of net equity over 12-month period by the year's end.

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Would Provide Major U.S. Economic Boost, New Analysis Reveals

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 2:45pm

Among the major economic benefits documented in the study:

Key Points: 
  • Among the major economic benefits documented in the study:
    The combined $153.7 billion in new highway, bridge and public transit investment under the IIJA would add $488 billion to U.S. GDP by 2027.
  • As federal highway and public transit investment spurs economic growth, the additional funding from the IIJA supports more than 250,000 new jobs by 2025.
  • More economic activity means federal, state, and local tax revenues will increase more than $160 billion.
  • New jobs and higher wages benefit American householdswith personal disposable income increasing by $69 billion by 2027, or more than $500 per household.

Dialysis Patient Citizens Releases Health Management Associates Report:

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 2:22pm

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) released a report by Health Management Associates (HMA) detailing the costs associated with the passage of the Jack Reynolds Memorial Medigap Expansion Act ( H.R.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) released a report by Health Management Associates (HMA) detailing the costs associated with the passage of the Jack Reynolds Memorial Medigap Expansion Act ( H.R.
  • As a result, Medicare beneficiaries who live in states without added patient protections for individuals under the age of 65 often struggle tocover their health care costs.
  • At the same time, the potential increase in medication adherence could lead to better health outcomes and reduced complications.
  • With more than 30,000 patient members, Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) is a patient-led, non-profit organization working to improve the quality of life for all dialysis patients through education and advocacy.

Guidebook on Airport Response to UAS Threats, Developed by Woolpert, Published by National Safe Skies Alliance

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 2:05pm

DENVER, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The "Airport Response to Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Threats" guidebook has been published by the National Safe Skies Alliance through its Program for Applied Research in Airport Security (PARAS).

Key Points: 
  • DENVER, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The "Airport Response to Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Threats" guidebook has been published by the National Safe Skies Alliance through its Program for Applied Research in Airport Security (PARAS).
  • PARAS is funded by the Federal Aviation Administration and modeled after the Airport Cooperative Research Program of the Transportation Research Board.
  • The guidebook was created to assist airport operators with planning, response and recovery regarding threats from UAS operating in unauthorized airspace.
  • He said effective preparation, documentation and execution by trained airport staff will enable airports to respond safely to UAS threats.

New Poll Highlights Seniors' Priorities and Concerns in Prescription Drug Pricing Legislation, Misalignment with Congress on Definition of Negotiation

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 2:00pm

The findings also show a key disconnect between direct negotiation policies under consideration and the public's understanding of the implications of these proposals.

Key Points: 
  • The findings also show a key disconnect between direct negotiation policies under consideration and the public's understanding of the implications of these proposals.
  • Only 16% view "direct negotiation" as the government setting prices for prescription drugs and refusing to cover them if the company does not agree.
  • If Congress and the Administration are serious about addressing Part D out-of-pocket drug costs, the ball is in their court."
  • More recently, policymakers have considered reforms to Medicare's prescription drug benefit that would align the benefit with the Veteran's Administration (VA) system.

Parkinson's Foundation Presents Six Studies at MDS Virtual Congress 2021

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 1:55pm

MIAMIand NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Parkinson's Foundation presented six scientific posters highlighting research, care and education at the MDS Virtual Congress 2021 hosted by the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society.

Key Points: 
  • MIAMIand NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Parkinson's Foundation presented six scientific posters highlighting research, care and education at the MDS Virtual Congress 2021 hosted by the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society.
  • A pilot project aims to determine the feasibility of a Parkinson's Foundation accreditation for PD exercise education programs.
  • The Parkinson's Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson's disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure.
  • Since 1957, the Parkinson's Foundation has invested more than $400 million in Parkinson's research and clinical care.

The Bloc's Secrets of Success: 5 Ways The Health Creative Agency Won 200 Awards

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 1:45pm

In doing so, they've won over 200 film and advertising awards in 2020 and 2021.

Key Points: 
  • In doing so, they've won over 200 film and advertising awards in 2020 and 2021.
  • In addition, The Bloc is a founding member of The BlocPartners, the acclaimed global network of independent health creative agencies.
  • The BlocPartners recently placed second in the "Health Network of the Festival" category at the Cannes Lions Health Festival.
  • The Bloc is one of three advertising agencies on the list, and the only health creative agency focused exclusively on health.

Medal of Honor flag raised over Knoxville

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 1:41pm

"Raising the Congressional Medal of Honor Society Flag is a solemn and powerful rite that signifies the passing of the torch from Boston, where this year's Medal of Honor Celebration was held, to Knoxville, where we will host the 2022 event," said Joe Thompson, one of the Celebration directors.

Key Points: 
  • "Raising the Congressional Medal of Honor Society Flag is a solemn and powerful rite that signifies the passing of the torch from Boston, where this year's Medal of Honor Celebration was held, to Knoxville, where we will host the 2022 event," said Joe Thompson, one of the Celebration directors.
  • "Woody Williams was at Iwo Jima when the American flag was raised on Mount Suribachi, so having him here in Knoxville for our event is truly an honor."
  • The Knoxville Medal of Honor Celebration team traveled to Boston to accept the Congressional Medal of Honor Society flag on 9/11 and brought it back to Knoxville where it will be raised at the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial at World's Fair Park.
  • Williams received the Medal of Honor from President Harry Truman on Oct. 5, 1945, and he subsequently served his fellow Medal of Honor Recipients as chaplain for many years.