Experian Social Security

Chat with Richard: The Tragedy of the Third Rail

As we near the midterm election of 2014, one issue that has slowly cropped up has been Social Security. There have been some bits of misinformation and I have been engaging with fellow Americans on Twitter and I thought it was time to clear a few things up. First, I have never advocated for a […]

Blood Donations

News: HHS Mulls Lifting Gay Blood Donor Ban

News via MedPageToday.com, Excerpt: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is now evaluating data that could determine whether to continue a ban that prohibits men who have sex with men (MSM) from donating blood. In an email to MedPage Today, an FDA spokesperson said HHS has completed studies recommended by its Advisory Committee […]

Gay teen can't donate organs gay blood ban

News: Gay Blood Ban Hits Life-Saving Organ Donations

Excerpt: A portion of a deceased teen’s organ donation has been rejected because he was gay. But a Food and Drug Administration policy, which prohibits men who have sex with men from donating tissue, has barred Betts from fulfilling one of his final wishes in life, reports Des Moines TV station KCCI. Source: Advocate: After […]

Experian Social Security

News: Social Security 2014 Annual Report

The 2014 Annual Report from the Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds report on the current and projected financial status of the two programs. “Neither Medicare nor Social Security can sustain projected long-run program costs in full under currently scheduled financing, and legislative changes are necessary to avoid disruptive consequences for beneficiaries […]

Rachel Maddow Show MH17

News: The History of Civilian Airline Tragedies

I have spoken and written about the tense and deadly situation in Ukraine over the past nine months, but with the downing of MH17 last week by presumably renegade forces in Eastern Ukraine, a new chapter in the world’s relationship with Ukraine and Russia appears to be imminent. Take a watch / listen to Rachel […]

We the People

White House Petition: End the FDA Gay Blood Ban

Call On HHS & The FDA To End Their Ban Against Gay & Bisexual Male Blood Donors The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) bans gay & bisexual men from donating blood. The current lifetime deferral focuses on sexual orientation & we are calling on the FDA to change its policy so that it focuses […]