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The risks of privatization in the Medicaid and Medicare programs

Increasingly, two of the largest publicly supported healthcare programs, Medicaid and Medicare, are administered by for-profit insurance companies. The privatization of the Medicaid long-term care programs has been implemented largely through state managed care contracts with insurance companies to administer Medicaid LTC funds. Medicare privatization has been similarly implemented through contracts with insurance companies in the Medicare Advantage (MA) program. Privatization, without rigorous ...
Tags: Books, Florida, Featured, America, Joe Biden, Cms, Healthcare, Medicare, Medicaid, Centers for Medicare, Medicare Advantage, LTC, Medicaid Services CMS, PPAR, American Healthcare, Gerontology

Ever rising for their roses, Huntington Botanical Gardens’ Grateful Deadheaders clip to conquer

Head Gardener John Villarreal speaks with volunteer Gloria Sierra as she deadheads roses in The Huntington Rose Garden on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in San Marino. Volunteers, who call themselves “Grateful Deadheaders,” are busy during the rose garden’s peak bloom. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Gloria Sierra walks through The Huntington Rose Garden on her way to a bed that needs pruning on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in San Marino. Sierra and the other volunteers, who cal...
Tags: Gardening, News, New York City, Environment, America, Los Angeles, Sport, History, Things To Do, Soccer, Tokyo, San Jose, Epa, Sierra, Maria, San Marino

A Pro-Gun Brit Responds To ‘Sir Max’ & His Anti-Gun Foolishness ~ VIDEO

Editor’s note: This guest column from Martin Hyde – an American businessman who immigrated from England to Florida 22 years ago – was written in response to an editorial from the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Reporting Project. Mr. Hyde is primarying Congressman Vern Buchanan, R-FL16, because of Buchanan’s support for HB8. by Martin Hyde A Pro-Gun Brit Responds To ‘Sir Max’ & His Anti-Gun Foolishness USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The article by “Sir Max” Hastings pontificating on thin...
Tags: Florida, UK, England, New York, Guns, China, US, America, Bbc, Taiwan, Rome, Britain, United States, United Kingdom, House, Oxford University

FPC Completes Briefing Challenging California’s Age-Based Gun Ban

FPC Completes Briefing Challenging California’s Age-Based Gun Ban iStock 884191010 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the completion of the supplemental briefing ordered by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Jones v. Bonta, FPC’s Second Amendment lawsuit challenging California’s age-based ban on firearms purchases by law-abiding adults under the age of 21. The briefs can be viewed at FPCLegal.org. On March 26, the Ninth Circuit ordered the parties in Jones ...
Tags: Organization, Maryland, Guns, California, New York City, Court, America, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, New Jersey, Davis, Suarez, Jones, Miller, U S Supreme Court, Bennett

Winchester Launches USA VALOR Limited-Edition Ammunition

Winchester’s new Valor line of ammunition. IMG Winchester Ammunition U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Winchester celebrates its commitment to American freedom with the USA VALOR ammunition series. This limited-edition collection of military-inspired ammunition is now available in 9mm, 5.56mm, and 12-gauge buckshot. Every purchase of Winchester USA VALOR ammunition helps support Folds of Honor, a U.S. veteran’s cause dedicated to honoring the sacrifice of America’s heroes while giving hope to the bearer...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, America, Gear, Winchester, IMG, NSSF, Matt Campbell, Dan Rooney, Winchester Ammunition, Winchester USA, USA VALOR, USAValor About Winchester, Winchester Launches USA

Colorado Congressional Rep. Boebert Introduces Real Infrastructure Bill

Colorado Congressional Rep. Boebert Introduces Real Infrastructure Bill Washington, D.C. – -(AmmoLand.com)- Today, Congressman Lauren Boebert (CO-03) introduced the ‘America’s Infrastructure Modernization (AIM) Act‘ to fully fund real infrastructure without increasing federal spending or taxes. Rep. Lauren Boebert stated: “President Biden calls everything under the sun infrastructure, but only 6% of his $2.3 trillion so-called infrastructure plan goes to roads and bridges. The rest goes to c...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Colorado, Washington, America, Biden, Louie Gohmert, Port, U S Department of Commerce, Paul Gosar, Scott Perry, Shooting Industry News, Boebert, Lauren Boebert, Colorado Congressional

"Honey, we have Smith & Wesson at home." No.1

The barrel of the Regulation Police has the typical Smith rollmark of the period. Traditional sans serif font and "lazy" ampersand. The markings on the barrel of the paltik don't resemble any alphabet I can find, and may be "greeking". There's a fascinating...and fairly recent...piece on the underground gun industry in Cebu here at the NYT. (It may be paywalled. I trust you're savvy enough to find your way around that via an archive if necessary.) If dudes in the jungle in the 1920s or 1930...
Tags: Guns, America, History, Smith, Cebu, Tam, Wesson, CNC, Smith and Wesson, Boomsticks, Revolvers, Regulation Police

5 Must-Read Travel Books by Authors Famous for Their Fiction

We tend to think of the authors of travel books and the authors of fiction books as two separate and distinct categories of writer. You’ve got your Tocqueville’s and Bill Bryson’s on one side, and your F. Scott Fitzgerald’s and Harper Lee’s on another. But there have in fact been plenty of writers — including some of literature’s most luminous novelists — who have worked in both genres. Often to great effect: unsurprisingly, the talents which lend themselves to worthy fiction — the ability t...
Tags: Travel, Books, London, Montana, France, Life, Adventure, America, San Francisco, Spain, Travel & leisure, Atlantic, Maine, Hawaii, Belgium, Harper Lee

Brass Case InStock: STARLINE Bass Cases 380 Auto, 45ACP & More FREE Shipping CODES

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! Need more 9mm Ammo? Then BookMark this page! Own A Gun? Make Sure you are Covered. Legal Defense for Self-Defense. STARLINE Bass Cases 380 Auto, 45ACP & More USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Reloaders, Brownells has some decent inventory on STARLINE Bass Cases for 380 Auto, 45ACP & More. These will sell out so act fast. Brownells Edge Members get FREE Shipping on all their orders. Buy more and you can save money applying the coupon codes li...
Tags: Guns, America, Ammunition News, 9mm, Reloading, USA Ammoland, Brownells.com, Starline Brass, Brass Casings, Daily Gun Deals, AmmoLand INC

This Week on Shooting USA – Tennessee Cowboy Action

Tennessee Cowboy Action Nashville, TN -(AmmoLand.com)- Get your big hat and strap on your six-guns for Tennessee Cowboy Action. SASS, the Single-Action Shooting Society, is among the most popular of the shooting sports, with regional, national, and international matches, all preserving the history of America’s Old West. And the Tennessee Championship hosts the largest number of competitors of any state match by offering world-class competition with guns from the late 1800s. Then it’s more mod...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Supreme Court, US, America, Canada, Tennessee, Nra, Sass, Competitive Shooting News, Julie Golob, Shooting USA, Single Action Shooting Society, GAP Grind, Jim Scoutten America, About Shooting USA

Book: The New Builders

My long-time business partner Seth Levine has written a book with Elizabeth MacBride titled The New Builders: Face to Face with the TRUE Future of Business. It’s extraordinary – buy a copy now! For many years, Seth has been frustrated about the entrepreneurial narrative around the White male tech founder. He’s been active as an investor and philanthropist around entrepreneurship in rural Colorado and with organizations, such as Entrepreneurship for All, that are focused on accelerating e...
Tags: Books, Colorado, Entrepreneurship, Africa, US, Book, America, Trends, Middle East, Elizabeth, Seth, Feld, Seth Levine, Elizabeth MacBride, Black Brown Female

The New Builders

My friend Seth Levine and Elizabeth MacBride have written an important book about the changing face of entrepreneurship in the US. It is called The New Builders and it came out this week. You can purchase it at all the places listed here. This bit from the book’s Amazon page explains The New Builders’ message: The dominant image of an entrepreneur as a young white man starting a tech business on the coasts isn’t correct at all. Today’s American entrepreneurs, the people who drive critical ...
Tags: Books, US, America, Trends, USV, Seth, AVC, Seth Levine, Kauffman Foundation, Elizabeth MacBride, David Gabeau

SIG Sauer CEO Discusses US Army NGSW Program

Much digital ink has been spilled over the last several years regarding the US Army’s NGSW (Next Generation Squad Weapons) Program. Most of the rifles/carbines and machine guns currently employed by America’s soldiers are not particularly modern, by any stretch. Today’s M4A1 has seen some notable updates and improvements, to be sure, but at its […] Read More … The post SIG Sauer CEO Discusses US Army NGSW Program appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, America, Companies, Military, Army, US Army, M4, Daily News, Sig Sauer, Rifles, M249 SAW, NGSW, MIL/LE, Next Generation Squad Weapons

The Biden Administration’s Assault on Firearms Industry Continues

Joe Biden mentioned a number of the anti-gun goals he has set during his recent address to Congress.  IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Joe Biden mentioned a number of the anti-gun goals he has set during his recent address to Congress, but for some reason, he did not mention his support for bankrupting the firearms industry through endless, meritless lawsuits. This is an odd oversight, considering he mentioned that, if he could be granted only one anti-gun accomplishment by God, this is wha...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Washington Post, US, America, Joe Biden, House, New York Times, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, U S Conference of Mayors, Protection of Lawful Commerce, Adam Schiff, Rose Garden, Schiff, Gun Rights News

Another AntiGun Englishman Denounces Your 2A Rights & the Second Amendment Foundation

Max Hastings I Grew Up on Guns Fail USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Sir Max Hugh Macdonald Hastings is one of the preeminent British journalists and military historians. As a foreign correspondent for the BBC, he covered 11 wars and reported from more than 60 countries. In 1982, Hastings was the first reporter to enter Port Stanley, after the British military kicked out the Argentinians and liberated the Falkland Islands. Hastings was knighted in 2002 for his “services to journalism.” He has written ...
Tags: Florida, Guns, Australia, America, Joe Biden, Bbc, Britain, Army, Biden, Max, Hastings, Lee, Port Stanley, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms, Gottlieb, Hasting

Weekend Cooking: Tuesday Nights Mediterranean by Christopher Kimball

I was introduced to Christopher Kimball decades ago through the magazine Cooks Illustrated and America's Test Kitchen. When he took off on his own a few years ago, he founded the Milk Street media company, which produces television and radio shows as well as a magazine and cookbooks. I've never seen the Milk Street shows, but I have cooked out of several of their cookbooks with good success. Kimball's newest cookbook is Tuesday Nights Mediterranean, which I received through the Voracious Ambass...
Tags: Books, Cook, America, Spain, Mediterranean, North Africa, Mediterranean Sea, Kimball, Beth F, Cooks Illustrated, Christopher Kimball, Jackie McGuinness, Kale Red Wine, Tahini Lemon and Parsley

Pants On Fire: Biden’s Bogus Gun Control Claim Up in Smoke

Joe Biden has been caught in another canard about guns. (Screen snip, Biden-Harris campaign.) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- When Joe Biden declared during his address to Congress and the country—as quoted by The Hill—that, “We need a ban on assault weapons and high capacity again. Don’t tell me it can’t be done. We did it before and it worked,” he evidently didn’t count on people listening who knew better. One of those people was the National Review’s David Harsanyi, and he quickly blew the whistl...
Tags: New York, Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington Post, White House, America, Joe Biden, Idaho, House, Gun Control, Capitol Hill, Biden, Nra, National Review, Hill

Riding Shotgun With Charlie Celebrates 100th Episode With Alan Gottlieb ~ VIDEOS

Massachusetts – -(AmmoLand.com)- Back in 2016 Charlie Cook had an idea that was born from a Toastmasters’ assignment.  The crux of the project was to learn to work on video and how it offers effective communications.  He worked through the assignments and then took the ball and ran with it.  What came next was the idea of doing a show talking to folks in the firearm community with the guests/passengers in the shotgun seat. Riding Shotgun With Charlie What is Riding Shotgun With Charlie (RSW...
Tags: Cook, Guns, Massachusetts, New York City, US, America, New Jersey, Army, SAF, Corvette, Nra, Charlie, Gottlieb, Mark Walters, Bellevue Washington, Alan Gottlieb

Biden Gets Plenty Wrong on Guns During Congressional Address

By Larry Keane Biden’s statements on gun violence in America were as fraudulent as ever. IMG iStock-1219883323 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- President Joe Biden spoke for more than an hour to a limited Joint Session of Congress for his first major speech since his inauguration. It was during a three-minute stretch near the end, though, that the president got plenty wrong about firearms, the Second Amendment and the record number of diverse Americans who purchased guns during the last 15 months. ...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Cdc, Senate, America, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Biden, Nra, Newsweek, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Rose Garden, NICS, NSSF, Gun Rights News

What's the "boyfriend loophole"?

In his big last night, Biden proposed legislation to "close the boyfriend loophole to keep guns out of the hands of abusers." I'd never noticed the phrase before, and I can't understand it from the context. He was talking about amending the Violence Against Women Act, and he added: The court order said this is an abuser, you can’t own a gun. It’s to close that loophole that exists. You know it is estimated that 50 women are shot and killed by an intimate partner every month in America, 50 a m...
Tags: Murder, Guns, Law, Wikipedia, America, Biden, Ann Althouse, Biden rhetoric

Knife Rights’ TX Knife Law Reform Bill Passed by House – Now to Senate

Knife Rights’ Texas Location Restricted Knife Law Reform Bill Introduced U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Knife Rights’ bipartisan Texas Knife Law Reform Bill, HB 956, was passed by the Texas House of Representatives today by a vote of 142 to 2. It now moves to the Senate for their consideration. Thanks to all who used Knife Rights’ Legislative Action Center to email their Representatives to support this bill. HB 956 would remove from statute a number of places where Location-Restricted Knives (havin...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Senate, America, House, San Antonio, Second Amendment, Capitol, University of Texas, Corpus Christi, Harold Dutton, Gun Rights News, Knife Rights, Knife Laws, Texas House of Representatives, Knife Rights Legislative Action Center

Biden’s Gun Control Wish List, the Most Anti-gun President in History

 U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- On the campaign trail, Anderson Cooper asked Biden what he would say to gun owners worried about a Biden Administration coming for their guns. “Bingo,” Biden replied to the host with a cocky smile. “You’re right if you have an assault weapon.” In the next breath, mainstream media tells us that Biden and Harris support the Second Amendment, and gun rights advocates are just “conspiracy theorists” looking to scare the public. When Joe Biden released his plan for gu...
Tags: Maryland, Guns, Congress, America, Joe Biden, United States, Social Security, Anderson Cooper, John, Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Nra, HARRIS, Northern Virginia, Bidens, Brownell

Big Horn Armory Offers Special on .500 and .475 Linebaugh Rifles

Big Horn Armory Limited Time Promotion Cody, Wyo. (Ammoland.com) – Big Horn Armory (BHA), makers of big-bore firearms, is pleased to announce an amazing offer on its .500 Linebaugh and .475 Linebaugh lever-action rifles. From now through June 30, 2021, save $1,200 off MSRP on any new purchase of a BHA Model 89A in .500 Linebaugh (M89 18-44) or Model 89B in .475 Linebaugh (M89B 18-44) with a Fancy Walnut stock, a color case hardened finish, and BHA’s 18” octagon barrel. Collector and Exhibition...
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SAF’s Investigative Journalism Project: A letter from Your Lead Investigator

SAF’s Investigative Journalism Project: A letter from Your Lead Investigator USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Welcome, friends, to what is the most important undertaking of our lives. We’re at war, you see, an information war – or in this case a misinformation war – is being waged against our gun community and our gun culture. The anti-gunners have resources that the pro-gun community does not, namely billions of dollars, a growing list of corporate supporters, the President and his administration, Con...
Tags: Florida, Usa, Guns, Congress, America, Lee, Gottlieb, Twitter Facebook YouTube, Lee Williams, Gun Rights News, Second Amendment Foundation SAF, Investigative Reporting Project, Lee Williams Lee Williams, U S Territory Before, Lee Lee Williams, Armed American Radio Lee Williams

NEW This Week on Shooting USA – The Florida State IDPA Championship

The Florida State IDPA Championship Nashville, TN -(AmmoLand.com)- Florida is open and so is International Defensive Pistol Association competition at the Florida State Championships. Nearly 300 competitors show up at the Universal Shooting Academy ranges to shoot real-world challenges and contend for the state titles. Plus the story of the AK that is one of History’s Guns and is the most widely used assault rifle chosen by America’s Enemies. Then Colt announces the newest snake gun. The big ...
Tags: Florida, Usa, Guns, Supreme Court, Anaconda, US, America, Canada, Nra, James Jean, AK, Competitive Shooting News, Shooting USA, Universal Shooting Academy, National IDPA Championship, International Defensive Pistol Association

Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended April 25 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Hill We Climb: Amanda Gorman 2. Klara and the Sun: Kazuo Ishiguro 3. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 4. The Four Winds: Kristin Hannah 5. When the Stars Go Dark: Paula McLain 6. The Invisible Life of Add...
Tags: Books, Neil Gaiman, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, House, Haruki Murakami, William Golding, George W Bush, Kazuo Ishiguro, Brit Bennett, Lucy, Southern California, Becky Chambers

The Absolute Best Tiramisu

This is the way my friend, Rosaria and her family has made the classic dessert for generations. Years ago in Bari, Italy and now for many years in America. After just one taste of this creation, you’ll most certainly agree.This is the best tiramisu. Ever. [Author: Rosemary S.]
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Legislators Find Allies In Women for Gun Rights’ The DC Project

Legislators Find Allies In Women for Gun Rights’ The DC Project Washington, D.C. – -(AmmoLand.com)- Twelve women representing the DC Project traveled from across the U.S. to meet with elected officials in Washington, D.C. last week. They brought their voices to defend the Second Amendment, made the case that gun rights are women’s rights, and pitched the group as a trusted resource to lawmakers. DC Project: Gun Rights Are Women’s Rights In just two and a half days, the DC Project delegation me...
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Leaked Document Shows ATF Spying on Gun Buyers Through NICS ~ VIDEO

National Instant Criminal Background Check System NICS WASHINGTON, D.C. –-(Ammoland.com)- According to an ATF document leaked to AmmoLand News, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) can legally obtain information from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) for civil or criminal enforcement. The monitoring of NICS isn’t for prohibited people. It is for monitoring people that are not prohibited from buying a firearm, but the ATF suspects MIGHT be c...
Tags: Guns, Washington, US, America, Fbi, John, Nra, Background Checks, Northern Virginia, Waco, ATF, NICS, IOI, John Crump, Shooting Industry News, John Crump John

Leaked Document Shows ATF Spying on Gun Buyers Through NICS

National Instant Criminal Background Check System NICS WASHINGTON, D.C. –-(Ammoland.com)- According to an ATF document leaked to AmmoLand News, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) can legally obtain information from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) for civil or criminal enforcement. The monitoring of NICS isn’t for prohibited people. It is for monitoring people that are not prohibited from buying a firearm, but the ATF suspects MIGHT be c...
Tags: Guns, Washington, US, America, Fbi, John, Nra, Background Checks, Northern Virginia, Waco, ATF, NICS, IOI, John Crump, Shooting Industry News, John Crump John

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