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Georgia plan to block the federal ACA insurance exchange draws criticism

About 460,000 Georgians have signed up for insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, most of them through the federal exchange. The healthcare.gov website allows people to shop and compare insurance plans, knowing the price they’ll actually be charged after federal subsidies are added for their income level. All the insurance plans available to them and the final premiums for each are presented at once so shoppers can compare.

Kemp’s proposal asks the federal government to waive the ACA requirement that Georgia participate in that website or create its own exchange website. Instead, Georgians would be diverted to contact information for private insurance agents and brokers, health insurance carriers and online broker websites that offer plans.

Kemp’s proposal contends that the change would give Georgians a wider range of health insurance choices. Those who don’t want robust insurance plans could buy skimpier plans. They wouldn’t get subsidized, but with low

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Eight in 10 Adults Say They Plan to Return to Dentist After Labor Day

NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Since the onset of COVID-19, the use of teledentistry, digital communications and online self-service tools has increased among dentists to provide dental care to their patients.  However, in a new dental survey from The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian Life) on the pandemic’s impact on oral health, roughly 40% of adults say they or their child experienced a dental issue that would have otherwise prompted a dental visit. 

The latest findings, from Guardian’s Workplace Benefits Study titled “Dental Benefits 2020,” also revealed that regarding safety, nearly three in ten say they are more anxious about visiting the dentist since the coronavirus outbreak.  However, 3 in 4 adults will be comfortable going to the dentist by year-end 2020.  

“In recognition of the challenging  circumstances posed by COVID, and in order to continue to promote the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene,

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Why these Calgary parents plan to keep their kids home

A child who’s too anxious about the COVID-19 pandemic to return to school. An immunocompromised single mom whose doctor recommended keeping her daughter out of classes. A parent who feels the Alberta government’s return to school plan is “reckless.” These are just some of the Calgarians making the heart-wrenching decision to opt for the public school system’s online learning this fall rather than sending kids back to the classrooms.

Registration for the Calgary Board of Education’s short-term Hub online learning program opened this week. It’s meant as an alternative for families who aren’t comfortable returning for “near-normal” in-person learning with the ongoing pandemic.

For Tamara Rose, who has shared her experience with the education system with CBC News since the outset of the pandemic, keeping her seven-year-old daughter home in September is a necessity. 

“My doctor didn’t recommend for me to put her back into class,” she said. “So now

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The FHSAA will finally decide its fall sports plan. A look at all options on the table

The Florida High School Athletic Association’s Board of Directors is finally set to vote — this time for real — on the association’s plan for playing fall sports this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Board of Directors is slated to meet in person at 10 a.m. on Friday in Gainesville to finalize a plan for all fall sports, including football. There are three options currently on the table, with potential regular-season start dates ranging from early September to November.

As it currently stands, the FHSAA will allow schools to begin practicing for fall sports on Aug. 24 and let the regular seasons begin two weeks later in September. One of the options — “Option 1” — mostly keeps this plan intact, while actually moving up the start of the regular season a few days. The other two — “Option 3A” and “Option 3B” — call for the FHSAA to

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HCPS Virtual Learning Plan Approved By Harford County Board Of Ed

HARFORD COUNTY, MD — The Harford County Board of Education approved administrators’ proposal to hold the first semester online while also establishing in-person learning centers. The plan presented by Harford County Public Schools Superintendent Sean Bulson was approved, 8-1.

The dissenting vote came from Tamera Rush, who represents Council District D, which includes the northern part of Harford County.

Approval of the virtual learning plan came after hours of discussion, with board members asking questions of school system leadership on logistics.

While a hybrid model consisting of in-person and virtual instruction had been considered in recent months, Bulson said it would not be feasible to educate the more than 37,000 students enrolled in Harford County Public Schools in that format.

“We were not going to be able to deliver logistically to provide a good instructional program” and deliver on safety, Bulson said.

Coronavirus data in recent months showed an increase

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Week Two of the Summer Fitness Plan for midlifers: upper body and sleep

Jo and Luke Gray are guiding you through a six-week reset plan to get you in shape over summer - The Telegraph
Jo and Luke Gray are guiding you through a six-week reset plan to get you in shape over summer – The Telegraph

For the first week’s plan, click here. Week Three will be published on Monday August 10

 

This week’s exercises

By Luke Gray

Last week I focused on the core, probably the most influential part of the body during exercise. This week, it’s all about the upper body. These exercises can be done each day and should last no longer than 20 minutes in total.

1. Shoulder Taps

10-20 reps

Luke demonstrates a shoulder tap
Luke demonstrates a shoulder tap

For those who can manage an extended plank position, shoulder taps are quite a challenge. But don’t worry if you can’t achieve an extended plank, you can do this move with a half extended plank, where your knees are on the floor.

  1. Position yourself on your hands with the shoulders directly above. Feet off

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‘We have the best plan, bar none, over any province,’ Ford boasts of Ontario back-to-school plan

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 117,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and nearly 8,947 deaths.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

August 6

3:45 p.m.: Ontario’s top doctor wants to see less than 50 daily COVID-19 cases next week

Dr. David Williams,

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EU regulators investigating Google’s plan to buy Fitbit

LONDON (AP) — European Union regulators opened an in-depth investigation Tuesday into Google’s plan to buy fitness tracking device maker Fitbit.

The EU’s executive commission said it was concerned the deal would entrench the U.S. tech giant’s position in the online ad market by “increasing the already vast amount of data” the company uses to personalize ads.

“Our investigation aims to ensure that control by Google over data collected through wearable devices as a result of the transaction does not distort competition,” said European Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, who also is the EU’s competition commissioner.

Google agreed to buy Fitbit in November for $2.1 billion. Privacy, social justice and consumer groups have called on authorities to block the deal, citing privacy and antitrust concerns.

The EU said the deal could expand Google’s “data advantage” and therefore raise barriers for rivals to match Google’s online advertising services.

“This deal is

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Canada finds way to crack down on Americans using ‘Alaska loophole’, Ontario reveals back-to-school plan

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 115,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and nearly 8,900 deaths.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

July 30

7:45 p.m.: B.C. health officials ‘delighted’ to see action to stop ‘Alaska loophole’

At a press conference on Thursday,

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Republicans Fussing With Unworkable Unemployment Plan As Benefits Lapse

Senate Republicans on Monday unveiled their long-awaited proposal for another coronavirus economic stimulus package, including big changes to the enhanced unemployment benefits that are set to expire this week for millions of Americans.

Based on Republicans’ previous descriptions of their plan, a trade association for state unemployment agencies said last week it would be an implementation nightmare with wildly different results among states.

The $1 trillion measure is supposed to be a starting point for negotiations with top congressional Democrats. But already it has divided the GOP and faces stiff opposition from conservatives. It includes another round of stimulus checks, similar to those paid out earlier this year, as well as aid to schools and smaller businesses, and expanded liability protections.

The Republican proposal would reduce the extra federal unemployment benefits that Congress created in March from $600 to $200 until October, then switch to a new payment formula. 

Despite

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