This week, I’m the host for Blogging Boomer Carnival #289.
The carnival is a collection of like-minded blogs cooperating to share their best stories of interest to the Baby Boomer Generation.
Tom Sightings, on Sightings at 60 has a new feature, The Friday Front , in which he reports on an item from the past week that caught his attention – and might catch yours. This week Tom notes that one result of the election is that a record number of women will be heading to Washington as members of the U. S. Congress. He offers a brief survey of a few of the new women senators, from Massachusetts to Hawaii.
On my blog this week, I wrote about how the Affordable Care Act has saved consumers $1.5 billion last year due to its requirement that health insurers spend at least 80 percent of premium dollars on health care or quality improvement activities. However, stronger rules may be needed to ensure more savings are passed on to consumers, the authors of a Commonwealth Fund report said.
John Agno on SoBabyBoomer is giving away the new ebook “Ask the Coach” as a holiday gift on Dec. 10 and 11 only at Amazon.com. It can be downloaded on a smartphone (with a Kindle app), an eReader, a tablet, or a computer. John says that “Ask the Coach” is a reference book; like a dictionary or any other resource book that isn’t meant to be read cover to cover. Readers can look up a question of interest in the Table of Contents and then read that self-coaching answer in the book.
Katie Foster of the Arabian Tales and Other Amazing Adventures is traveling, so we’ll catch up with her later.