“To be able to celebrate our holidays in public, it took a long time to get here … Now we’re almost back to Square One," said Catzie Vilayphonh. "The way in which we celebrate traditions is to ourselves again.”
The last trip to the grocery story felt like passive-aggressive shopping cart chicken. Since then, we’ve been riding the roller-coaster of online shopping and deliveries, which can be as unpredictable as they are expensive.
UnitedHealthcare is dropping hundreds of other doctors in its central and northern New Jersey Medicaid physician network. The move is forcing thousands of low-income patients to forsake longtime physicians. The insurer has been barred by the state from signing up new Medicaid clients.
The cost of Medicare for All could turn the government into "a health insurance company with armed forces," Princeton economist Paul Starr said Friday at a health care cost event by University of Pennsylvania's Leonard Davis Institute.
That sentiment is bad news for the growing cruise industry, which has taken a multimillion-dollar financial hit as the situation unfolds. Bookings are down, according to some major players, and the nonstop attention has been damaging.