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Tony Zore sits down with Laura Slitt to discuss “What the Health?” showing at the Conway Public Library on Monday (2/24/20) at 5:30pm as well as “The Game Changers” showing at the KHS Lloyd Auditorium Friday, next week (2/28/20) at 6pm.

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For more information call Laura at (603) 374-5006.

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Fact Check: Medicare/Medicaid Cuts?

by Tony on February 20, 2020

This past Tuesday US Senator from New Hampshire Maggie Hassan stopped by the Mt. Washington Valley Adult Day Center to meet with local healthcare leaders and discuss challenges and legislation in the industry, particularly when caring for the elderly. One of the topics raised by the Senator is the newly proposed budget by the Trump administration. Hassan says, “The Trump administration just released its proposed budget. There are cuts to Medicare and Medicaid in that proposed budget. We are pushing back hard at that […] but it’s going to be important for everybody to stay vigilante about that because what has always helped in this area is when people show up in DC and say ‘this is how this would impact me in real life’ and that is how we’ve stopped these cuts in the past.” According to the officially published budget that claim is misleading. Medicare and Medicaid spending are scheduled to continue to increase total dollars spent under the proposed budget by the administration.

Congress budgets based off percentage of GDP, a calculation of the size of the economy based on total spending in the economy- including government spending. The new budget proposal increases the total dollars spent as well as total percentage of its share of GDP over time for Medicare but it reduces spending-to-GDP for Medicaid. Total dollars spent on Medicaid will continue to rise, however. The Trump administration also proposes enabling States to include controversial work requirements that have been subject to debate here in New Hampshire and in Maine.

The United States is expected to reach $1 trillion deficits this year, a number reflective of current spending. If that trends holds the nearly $23 trillion national debt will continue to increase in size even faster. The World Bank has published a study estimating that roughly past 77% public debt-to-GDP creates drag on national economies. The current public debt-to-GDP ratio is over 100%.

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Drive Time Interview: GMCG Annual Meeting

by Tony on February 19, 2020

Tony Zore sits down with Moselle Spiller to discuss the Green Mountain Conservation Group’s annual meeting on Saturday, March 14th, from 1pm to 4pm at the Preserve at Chocorua in Tamworth.

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Hassan meets Healthcare Leaders in the Valley

by Tony on February 19, 2020

US Senator from New Hampshire Maggie Hassan discussed her efforts on Capital Hill while visiting the Mt. Washington Valley Adult Day Center yesterday. The Senator spent the late morning hours discussing care of the elderly with community healthcare leaders. She says, “We got an increase for meals on wheels programs. That’s something the entire New Hampshire delegation fought really hard for. If we reauthorize the Older Americans Act it will expand access to chronic pain management.” She said the meeting was scheduled so that she could inform those community members of her efforts and to get feedback to better ensure that what she is doing in DC is, in fact, helping the community and in touch with the situation here in New Hampshire.

 

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American Division and Unity

by Tony February 18, 2020 Front Page News

The Presidential Primaries have moved beyond New Hampshire. They’re just the first taste of the 2020 election cycle which is likely to be contentious and divisive regardless of who wins. I used my opportunity to talk to those at the polls holding signs to see if they saw any chance for unity in America’s future. […]

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Conway Man Dies in Snowmobiling Accident

by Tony February 18, 2020 Front Page News

A New Hampshire man has died in a snowmobile crash in the White Mountain National Forest in Maine. Authorities say 49-year-old Paul Whitaker, of Conway, was riding south on Route 113 in Batchelders Grant Township when he went off the trail and hit a tree late Friday afternoon. Mark Latti, communications director for the Maine […]

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