I turned 61 last week. I’m still alive. That statement may seem weird to younger folks, but as a male over the age of 60, I have to get used to the fact that I could keel over dead of a heart attack any minute.
I have been working on just the right words to say to the four or five people who call me every day and say, “I received a call from this number.” For a while, I would just say, “I didn’t call you.” That led to a variety of responses such as a defiant, “Yes you did. It says so right on my phone.”
With state elections coming up, one of the hottest issues is expansion of Medicaid. When Congress passed the Affordable Care Act nine years ago, it included the expansion of Medicaid to cover families and individuals making 138 percent of the poverty level.