House Republicans cut Funding for Embassy Security !


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     Rep. Chaffetz defends his criticism of the handling of Libyan consulate security despite voting to cut embassy funding.
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The StudentDebtCrisis.org Chatroom is Now Open!


Ever feel as if there’s nobody you can talk to about your student debt situation?  Feeling alone with nowhere to turn?  At StudentDebtCrisis.org, we know how difficult it can be for some folks to navigate the world of student loans all on their own.
That’s why we just installed a brand new chatroom on our website.  We envision this chatroom to be a safe, judgement-free space where you can talk honestly and openly about your student loans with similarly-situated people who understand exactly what you’re dealing with.
The chatroom is open 24/7 for everyone to use, however; we also plan to use this space to have moderated chats on specific topics from time to time.
The topic of the first moderated chat is: The Consequences of Defaulting and How to Avoid That Fate, which will be held on Wednesday, September 18th at 6pm EDT (3pm PDT).  Please mark your calendars accordingly.
Thank you, as always, for your continued support.  Now, let’s get to chatting!
Sincerely,
The StudentDebtCrisis.org Team Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook
P.S. Don’t forget: there’s still time to submit your own video to the #OutWithStudentDebt Video Project!  Record a 1-2 minute video of yourself talking about how student debt has affected your life, upload it to YouTube using the hashtag #OutWithStudentDebt in the title of the video.  That’s it!  Simple, quick and easy!

Small business and ACA


Hangout with the SBA and Cover Oregon to find out

The third in a series of three Google+ Hangouts brought to you by the SBA and Cover Oregon will discuss what small businesses need to know about Oregon’s Health Care Marketplace, Cover Oregon, and how they will access coverage through the web portal. Cover Oregon will address specific small business needs including:

  • How to request real-time carrier quotes including available plans and rates
  • The process to search for and select a medical plan and dental plan for employees
  • How to set up the open enrollment period for employees
  • The process for e-signature and carrier submission

Have additional questions about how the health care law will impact your business in Oregon? Watch the earlier Hangouts that covered specific topics of the Affordable Care Act like the Marketplace and the Small Business Tax Credit.

The first Hangout described the new Health Care Marketplace in Oregon, Cover Oregon. Through Cover Oregon, employers and individuals will be able to shop for health insurance plans and access financial assistance to help pay for coverage. The second Hangout covered the small business tax credit available under ACA and the eligibility requirements to qualify for it.

Join us September 17, 2013, 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. and learn how Cover Oregon can help you.

Registration is not required for these Hangouts.  Simply click on SBA’s YouTube channel www.youtube.com/sba or Google+ Page www.google.com/+sbagov and tweet your questions using the hashtag #CoverOregon.

July eNews: Breaking News!


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Breaking News!

Exciting Research Presented at 73rd Scientific Sessions
Our 73rd Scientific Sessions just ended and we were impressed by all of the innovative research presented. For those of you not able to make it to Chicago, we’ve brought key components of the research to you! Check out our YouTube channel to learn about the latest findings from the world’s premier diabetes research and clinical practice event and what they mean for people affected by diabetes, plus exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews. Our Scientific Sessions is the largest diabetes meeting worldwide. We hope to see you next year in San Francisco!

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Her Life with Diabetes
In the July issue of Diabetes Forecast®, the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor reflects on her life living with diabetes. From her diagnosis at the age of seven, Sotomayor took charge of self-care and has never let diabetes stand in the way of achieving her dreams. Learn more about her journey living with this disease as she shares what she considers to be the top three diabetes care improvements over the past half-century, and offers warm words of wisdom for others with diabetes, especially children who are newly diagnosed.

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News About Diabetes Testing Supplies
On July 1, a Medicare National Mail-Order Program for diabetes testing supplies went into effect. The mail-order diabetes supplies included in the program are: blood glucose test strips, lancets, lancet devices, batteries and control solution.  The new program means beneficiaries who want their diabetes testing supplies delivered to their home must use a Medicare national mail-order contract supplier. Beneficiaries also have the option to pick up their testing supplies from a local store or pharmacy enrolled in Medicare.  This program does not apply to Medicare Advantage plans. More information is available by contacting Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (633-4227) or clicking the link below.

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That Makes You a Red Strider®!
Have you registered for your local Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes®? If you are a Red Strider®, you are the reason we walk and raise funds! Red Striders are children and adults with type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes. When you register for your local Step Out, be sure to select the Red Strider participation option in order to receive all of the latest and greatest information taking place for your local walk! As a Red Strider, you are a VIP! We want to celebrate your courage to live with diabetes every day. Don’t have diabetes but know someone who does?  Encourage them to become a Red Strider and join them on walk day!

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