Stand with Rand on Health Care

Rand Paul rolling out new health care plan this week

Those who support Obamacare criticize the Republicans because they don’t have a replacement plan. Senator Paul has a replacement plan ready to go and will be introducing it this week. He also says he has the backing of President-Elect Donald Trump.

Rand Paul speaking about his health care plan
Photo: Gage Skidmore

Rand’s plan is based on Freedom:

  1. The freedom to choose inexpensive insurance free of government dictates. (Obamacare mandates make insurance too expensive for a lot of people the law is supposed to help)
  2. The freedom to save unlimited amounts in a health savings account. (These savings accounts are not taxed.)
  3. The freedom to buy insurance across state lines. (It makes no sense that a plan bought in New Jersey should cost much more than a plan bought in South Carolina.)
  4. The freedom for all individuals to join together in voluntary associations to gain the leverage of being part of a large insurance pool. (Thus eliminating the problem that many states refused to participate in Obamacare and didn’t create their own health care exchanges.)

I checked website but don’t see the actual bill posted yet. I’ll update this post when it’s there.



Medical Marijuana

Cannabis extract reduces epileptic seizures by half.

If my seizures weren’t well-controlled with other meds, I’d be willing to give it a go.

from Poor Jason’s Almanac

Injury, Therapy and Recovery

I haven’t run at all since March 21st. It’s been too painful, it feels like I’ve got a nail in my heel. Self diagnosis? Plantar fascitis. So I’ve been resting, stretching, icing, doing everything I can to reduce the swelling in my foot, all to no avail.

So this week I went to visit the chiropractor. He did an exam, took some X-rays and came to the same conclusion. My hips are out of alignment which makes my left leg one half-inch shorter than my right. That affects my gait and causes the heel pain.


SideXrayHeelPainRedTreatment: Electrical stimulation of my lower back, cold laser therapy on my foot and chiropractic adjustment. Had my first treatment yesterday afternoon and I can notice a slight difference in my foot already. No running for another month, therapy twice a week.

Hopefully, I’ll get back to normal soon.

from Poor Jason’s Almanac

Whenever Possible

Dr. Kendall is my favorite physician, but he’s out-of-network for my insurance plan. So I made a New Year’s Resolution: I will not let my insurance company or the government dictate my health care decisions. So I’m going back to Dr. Kendall as my primary care physician. And he wears bow ties, bow ties are cool.

Keep Calm I'm the Doctor

from Poor Jason’s Almanac