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Our world is getting bigger. Not just in numbers, but also in size. More specifically, America is a sole contributor to this horrible truth, that we are unde…

Bergen County New Jersey Community Health Project (CHIP) that illustrates how individuals, law enforcement, and mental health professionals work together dur…
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Today, we are constantly being told, the United States faces a health care crisis. Medical costs are too high, and health insurance is out of reach of the po…
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Follow us @ Welcome to Capital Account. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney raised eyebrows yesterday when he said he would “not get rid of all of healthcare reform.” Romney’s statement made headline news because it differed from his previous rhetoric of “repealing ObamaCare.” We would rather hear politicians explain the real reasons for why a trip to the ER for a headache can amount to a bill of 000. Could it be that healthcare isn’t actually that expensive? Over the years healthcare costs in the US have increased from 5% of GDP in the 60s to 17.4% in 2009, according to an OECD report published in 2011. A recent report from the Institute of Medicine calculated systemic waste in the US healthcare system at 5 billion, representing 30% of total expenditures. We ask Doctor Keith Smith, Managing Partner and Medical Director for the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, about the role of insurance companies, wasteful administration costs, and hospital inefficiencies. Keith Smith runs an independent surgical clinic and brings free market competitive prices to surgery. He offers customers lower prices and patients fly in from all over the world, even from countries with universal healthcare systems, to get surgery at his center. And in today’s “Loose Change,” Lauren and Demetri discuss former Reagan Budget Director, David Stockman, recent appearance on CNBC. Specifically, Stockman’s comment that “Ron Paul is the only one who is right about the Fed

Question by : What are some free mental health related hotlines that don’t require one to be suicidal or in a major crisis?
Every hotline that I’ve found so far has been about suicide prevention. I need to talk to somebody from the mental health industry and the important thing is that its NOW. What do I dial?

Best answer:

Answer by Rohan
0800 83 85 97, Breathing space is a place you can call when you are feeling down (and not necessarily suicidal)

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Complete video at: Author, economist and TV celebrity Ben Stein gives his take on the current state of education in the United States. —– How Not to Ruin Your Life with Ben Stein. You may know him best for his deadpan delivery in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, or his offbeat game show, “Win Ben Stein’s Money.” But this active thinker is also a major contributor to current discussions and understanding of business, ethical and social issues in the world of finance, and the political and social content of mass culture. Come hear this polymath speak about the many economic, political and social issues confronting us today – The Commonwealth Club of California Ben Stein is a lawyer, economist, and commentator on finance (and a well-known actor and Hollywood personality). Stein served as an economist at the US Department of Commerce. He has been a longtime contributor to Barron’s and a columnist and editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal. He has also written extensively about finance for New York magazine and the Washington Post. In addition to writing for Yahoo! Finance, he currently writes a biweekly column on economics and finance for the New York Times and appears weekly on the Fox News network commenting on finance and economics. He is the author of several personal finance books, including How to Ruin Your Financial Life, Moneypower: How to Make Inflation Make You Rich, Financial Passages, and – with Phil DeMuth – the best-sellers Yes, You Can Time the Market
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