Is It Possible to Banish Anger?

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Whether living in sunny Florida or sunny Southern California, we all are sometimes faced with the opportunity to negate negative thoughts. My colleague Bob Clark, media spokesperson and legislative advocate for Christian Science in Florida, recently wrote a column for The Tampa Bay Times on the importance of banishing anger in all its forms as an effective way for healthier living. I have mixed feelings about the popular movie Anger Management Continue Reading

The Affordable Care Act and You

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by Don Ingwerson The Federal Office is working to keep everyone abreast of up-to-date Affordable Care Act information. Here is their latest: What do you know about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it will affect you? If you’re a bit unsure, you’re not alone! A March 2013 Kaiser poll indicated that 57% of Americans did not feel they had enough information to understand how the law would impact them personally. Of course, it’s not Continue Reading

Insights from Washington, D.C. Visits

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by Don Ingwerson Last week I shared with you Fruitage From the Field: Katie Sue Brown on Capitol Hill about her experience visiting Washington, D.C. to talk about healthcare reform. Well this week while browsing the Federal Committee on Publication site I came upon Spiritual Support. I was excited to see that this is the page where a collection of stories from people from different states who had visited Capitol Hill are now located. Here are Continue Reading

Capitol Hill Meetings Bring Blessings

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by Don Ingwerson I mentioned last month an effort by Christian Scientists to meet Members of Congress to discuss health care reform in our annual Capitol Hill Day. The Federal Office has posted an update on these efforts: Over the past four years, we’ve had the privilege of working with many Christian Scientists throughout the country—from Hawaii to Maine—who have volunteered their time in coming to Washington, DC, to meet with Members of Continue Reading

Health Care Reform Update

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This is the latest update from the U.S. Committee on Publication Federal Office on the health care reform efforts: For more than three years, the U.S. Federal Office has been actively engaged in the conversation about health care reform on Capitol Hill to represent the unique perspective of Christian Scientists and others who use spiritual care services—and we are making excellent progress. Under the 2010 health care law—the Patient Continue Reading

Maintaining Health Through Mandatory Insurance – A Fuzzy Picture

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by Don Ingwerson What comprises good health and how to maintain it can sometimes add up to a fuzzy picture for many of us. A growing number of studies point to the ineffectiveness and inappropriate use of drugs, while over-diagnosis and over-treatment by physicians continue to be a concern. Then there’s the ongoing dialogue about the lifestyle choices we make – the impact of food choices and the value of exercise. But even in these areas, Continue Reading

Important Year Ahead!

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The U. S. Federal Office for the Committee on Publication is actively engaged in health care reform. Here is their latest posting of information that I hope will be helpful. We’re heading into 2013 with great momentum as we continue working in the area of health care reform. It promises to be a big year, with the Affordable Care Act’s requirement to purchase health insurance going into effect on January 1, 2014, and with Christian Scientists Continue Reading

About the Federal Office

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by Don Ingwerson I wanted to share the updated information about the Committee on Publication Federal Office. I hope you find it informative. It can be found here: http://christianscience.com/member-resources/for-churches/committee-on-publication/u.s.-federal-office/about-the-u.s.-federal-office The Christian Science Committee on Publication U.S. Federal Office, established in 1943, works with U.S. Congressional, executive, and regulatory Continue Reading

Covered California Initial Public Sentiment on Health Insurance Reforms

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by Don Ingwerson The California Benefit Exchange (Covered California) recently shared the results of an extensive research survey as to the interests of interviewed Californians. The following is a report of those findings (found on the California Health Benefit Exchange news site). We must remember that by January, 2014 most every individual will be required to have health insurance or pay a penalty. SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Key findings from Continue Reading

The Fix for Health Care – Holistic Medicine and Patient Choice?

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by Don Ingwerson Article first published in the U-T San Diego. Amid the nation-wide debate about health care and each person’s search for a safe, effective, and affordable approach is the realization that being healthy is an individual responsibility and personal endeavor. A synopsis of an article in The Atlantic by Dr. David H. Freedman says, “the medical profession kept a cool distance from alternative medicine, which most doctors Continue Reading