We need pictures of you, your friends, family etc…,
holding up a sign that says “BUCK69”. Be creative!
If you want to go the extra step for a better chance of getting picked for the video,
write the title to one of the new songs under the “BUCK69”
1. These Blues
2. Ugly Teacher Blues
3. Dead End Road
4. Soakin’ Up The Blues
5. No Medicine Like The Blues
6. That’s Life
7. Without My Baby
8. Love Ain’t Easy
9. Just An Old Blues Man
10. Tell Me Why
11. Hard Times
12. Carry On
13. I Pray For Me
14. Don’t Shave My Beard (When I Die)
15. My Car
Write your name, city, state, country and that it’s ok to use your picture in a BUCK69 video.
Also state if you want your name mentioned or not. We are looking for pictures from all over the world so pass this on to your friends. If we use your picture we’ll send you a free song download. Some of you will win the new CD, so be creative! Pictures of you holding up a BUCK69 sign next to a motorcycle, Semi-tractor trailer, classic car or landmark is really good. Be Creative and have a lot of fun doing it, without getting into any trouble now.
Boston Bomb Victims To Benefit
From ‘Romneycare’ Health Reforms
Owing to a 2006 health care reform law enacted by then-Gov. Mitt Romney (R), just 4 percent of Massachusetts residents were uninsured in 2011, according to census data. And many of those bombing victims who lack health insurance, including those visiting Boston from out of state, may qualify for financial assistance from a “Romneycare” safety-net program.
“When I was watching the events and hearing from my colleagues what was happening at the hospitals I said, ‘Well, thank God we have near-universal coverage in Massachusetts’ because those people almost certainly would be covered,” said JudyAnn Bigby, who was secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services under Gov. Deval Patrick (D) from 2007 to 2012.
Boston’s emergency services and its hospitals have been praised for the speed and effectiveness of the medical response to the bombing last Monday. More than 280 injured marathon participants and spectators passed through the doors of Boston hospitals and clinics over the last week, but none have died beyond the first three fatalities and just two victims remained in critical condition as of Monday.
But all that medical care costs money. Trauma care, surgery, hospital services, recovery and rehabilitation charges can quickly mount. Compared to other states with higher rates of uninsured people and weaker safety nets, the Massachusetts health care system is built to minimize the likelihood that huge debts will follow major injuries and illnesses.
Massachusetts enforces an individual mandate that nearly every state resident obtain some form of health coverage, and it also provides subsidized coverage via Medicaid or private health insurance to low- and middle-income people who don’t receive health benefits at work. This system served as a model for President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, known as the Affordable Care Act.
In addition to providing for health insurance coverage, Massachusetts runs a program called Health Safety Net. This benefit allows patients who have no health insurance or inadequate coverage to apply to have the state pay their hospital bills, even if they aren’t residents, Bigby said. Generally, the only people who qualify are those who make up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level, which is $45,690 for a single person this year — but exceptions are made for severe illness and injuries, according to Bigby. The Health Safety Net benefit is largely financed by assessments on hospitals and health insurance companies.
Federal law requires hospitals to accept and stabilize everyone in need of emergency medical care regardless of their ability to pay. In Massachusetts, however, broader insurance coverage and a safety net program for uninsured people’s hospital bills not only alleviates some worry about high costs, but also diminishes the chances a patient will be sent out of the hospital as soon as they are out of mortal danger, Bigby said.
“In some of those places, people would be seen and stabilized and hospitals would try to ship them somewhere else, to a public hospital or somewhere where people without insurance generally are sent,” Bigby said.
Yet, given the extensive nature of some patients’ injuries, including lost limbs, there will be ongoing medical and rehabilitative costs that may not be covered by health insurance or by the Massachusetts safety net program. “The breadth of coverage could leave some people with some uncovered expenses given the severity of some of the potential injuries,” Bigby said. The Health Safety Net Program is limited to hospital costs.
Patients’ costs will vary, Bigby said, depending on the care they receive and the level of coverage their health insurance plans provide. In Massachusetts, some less expensive insurance requires patients to cover 20 percent of their hospital bills and pay deductibles as high as $5,000, she said.
That’s one reason why some bombing victims are raising money online and why Gov. Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino (D) have backed the creation of the One Boston Fund. The fund will benefit those injured in the blasts and the families of the three killed at the marathon site and the police officer killed in Cambridge Thursday. Massachusetts and the federal government also have crime victims’ compensation funds available.
Additionally, hospitals have charity care programs that can waive some charges, said Tim Gens, general counsel for the Burlington-based Massachusetts Hospital Association. “Massachusetts has a very strong and extensive safety net,” Gens said.
At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, which treated victims as well as the two bombing suspects, billing questions will wait until a later date, spokesman Jerry Berger wrote in e-mails to The Huffington Post. “We just aren’t focusing on that yet. It’s a question that will be addressed when everyone is discharged,” Berger wrote. “We have been focusing on providing care.”
The most severely injured bombing victims likely will suffer lifelong health problems or disabilities as a result of their injuries, and Massachusetts law guarantees residents of the state will remain insured, said Donald Berwick, a former acting administrator of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under Obama and a possible 2014 gubernatorial candidate in Massachusetts.
In other states, those would qualify as pre-existing conditions that would enable health insurance companies to refuse future coverage for the victims, he said. That will change when the health insurance market reforms under Obama’s health care reform law are enforced next year, Berwick noted.
“Massachusetts is the only state, until the Affordable Care Act comes into effect, in which they have to issue insurance,” he said.
Article forwarded to WHISNews21 by Rhonnie Scheuerman
Todays News From The GTE Music Magazine brought to you by Anna Shields
Good Afternoon to all my wonderful DJ friends: I hope everyone is having a great day today. It is 8:17 AM in Tennessee and stormy. It has rained all day yesterday and raining this morning. But that is only on the outside. My heart is always hopeful and joyful when I write to you. You all are like my family. An extended family that I have outside my own little blood family.
I wanted to let you know that Steve Free was the featured artist on this month’s GTE Music Magazine for April 2013. You can go online and read more about Steve and his accomplishments. It will be up for a few more days before it changes. It is online and free to everyone, no passwords, no nothing, just go to www.gtemusicmagazine.com and click on the link that says click here to go to online magazine. You can zoom in and out, turn up your speakers and hear one of Robert’s songs, you can download, print, social share, etc. And YES we do encourage you to pass it along to everyone. We do still have the printed version for subscribers but we wanted to make it truly world wide. I hope you enjoy. Will be updating website soon.
God Bless YOU all and THANK YOU so much for all that each and everyone of you do. And Thank You so much for supporting me and helping me to continue the work that Robert and I started and that we both love so much. It is truly Appreciated. THANK YOU !!!! When you get a chance, send me an email. I love hearing from all of you.
For those who haven’t heard, Washington State just passed both laws – gay marriage and legalized marijuana.
The fact that gay marriage and marijuana were legalized on the same day makes perfect biblical sense because Leviticus 20:13 says,
“If a man lies with another man they should be stoned.”
We just hadn’t interpreted it correctly before!
Mail send in by WHISNews21 visitor for comment, we thought it best to with hold their name
Come to Me with empty hands and an open heart, ready to receive abundant blessings. I know the depth and breadth of your neediness. Your life-path has been difficult, draining you of strength. Come to Me for nurture. Let Me fill you up with My Presence: I in you, and you in Me.
My Power flows most freely into weak ones aware of their need for Me. Faltering steps of dependence are not lack of faith; they are links to My Presence.
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” —John 17:20–23
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. —Isaiah 40:29–31
No one lives forever, yet sometimes we believe our heroes will live forever. I for one never thought the day would come when the world will be without George Jones. I was wishing and hoping there would be a way for me to attend the big Nashville Concert in November where George was going to say goodbye to his days on the road.
While I was wishing and hoping, at no stage did the thought ever cross my mind that George would not live to perform that final concert in Nashville. I suppose in my mind I thought that George would live forever.
And that is the story of life, we should always make sure we get to do what we wanted to do before it is too late as we will never know when our time runs out. As for George he will live on, long after most of us are dead and forgotten, and that is what makes a legend, and George was, is and will always be a Country Legend.
If you have a prayer or a thought that you want to mention here or send to someone who you believe is deserving please use my column to reach special people who would go out of their way to say a special prayer on your behalf for that someone you care about – Marty Martel
WHISNews21 Prayer Line and thoughts for Saturday April 28, By Marty Martel.
Marty has been out of town since Thursday, working on a big show in PA and asked me to please let everyone know that he sends his thoughts and prayers to Nancy and the family in this very sad time.
Marty should be back after the weekend with his regular Prayer line
If you have anyone you would like to send a prayer out to please mail them to
for inclusion in to WHISNews21 weekly prayer line initiated by Marty Martel
in the interest of goodwill to all in need of a little help by the way of a prayer