Crossroads - NWI Green Party News

Crossroads - NWI Green Party News
 Northwest Indiana Green Party
 
crossroads of Green America
 
, with important environmental legislation on the verge of being removed from the budget reconciliation bill in Washington, DC it is imperative that we continue to organize in NWI. With the effects of climate change accelerating towards the point of no return for the health of our planet we are faced with another failure of our national leadership to reverse the damage. Your NWI Green Party has long advocated for the Green New Deal as not only our national focus but also our local practice. Join us as we transform the political landscape of Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties. Discover how you can get involved at our October meeting of the NWI Green Party.

 October NWI Green Party Meeting

Conrad Chapel View Lounge,
Student Center @ Valpo University
1509 Chapel Dr, Valparaiso 

Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

With the weather cooling we are moving indoors to the Student Center at Valparaiso University. Join your local Greens for this time to socialize and strategize for our environment and our democracy. The Conrad Chapel View Lounge is located along the hallway of the VU Student Center with an outdoor patio option if the weather permits. Any upates to the meeting will be posted on Facebook. 

A Word From Your NWI Green Party Chair - Joe Conn

Months before I retired in 2017 from a 38-year career in journalism, I was working at Modern Healthcare magazine, where I had covered the business of healthcare  for more than a decade.

I was awash in phone calls and emails from multiple entities hawking Medicare Advantage plans instead of straight Medicare.  

In contrast, I received only one phone call from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the administrator of the straight Medicare program, asking me if I needed any help in making a decision about coverage.  By then, I'd already enrolled.

I picked straight Medicare, augmented by private "gap" coverage, and a separate Part D insurance coverage for prescription drugs. 

This link (The Backstory Behind the Medicare Advantage Ads) is to a column from a downstate newspaper by a respected fellow healthcare journalist, Judy Lieberman, who writes an opinion column for the Hoosier State Press Association Foundation.  Her writings are distributed to news organizations across the state.  (A local paper published it, too, but has it locked behind a paywall.)  

Lieberman warns of the potential pitfalls of the alternative to the coverage I chose, so-called Medicare "Advantage" plans. 

The Medicare open enrollment period for 2022 begins Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7.   

You might want to read Lieberman before you make a decision if you're nearing retirement and you're thinking about enrolling in Medicare for the first time or, more importantly, if you're already enrolled but are considering your options for next year.

 
 

 Support Your Local Green Party 

Support your local Green Party and become a member of the NIW Green Party today. Membership are $10 for adults, $5 seniors and students. You can join by clicking on the appropriate membership links here or the buttons at the bottom of our home page www.nwigreenparty.org

donateAlso you can make a donation to the NWI Green Party to further our presence in the region by clicking the donate button. You support helps up to keep the movement going in these times. Thank you for your continued work to make NWI the Crossroads of Green America! 

 
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