Supreme Court Health Care Reform Decision: Choose Your Own Adventure

Remember the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books from when you were a child? At the end of each chapter you got to decide how the story continued by choosing an outcome and the overall story would change accordingly. Well unfortunately, a panel of unelected officials will be choosing our “adventure” tomorrow for us. This “Choose Your Own Adventure” story is epic in size and spans over 2600 pages making the length of the Bible pale in comparison (no messianic pun intended but possibly warranted). The cast of characters in this epic “story” is huge. We have a President whose re-election and legacy will be affected by the Supreme Court’s decision. We have insurance carriers that employ hundreds of thousands of people. We have healthcare providers that only want to practice medicine while maintaining a balance between risk (lawsuits) and reward (insurance reimbursements). Lastly and most importantly, we have the American people, which is a class that all of the above belong to being consumers of healthcare.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or PPACA, could be thrown out entirely and deemed unconstitutional. PPACA could be left intacta (sic on purpose, I couldn’t resist). The individual mandate could also be stripped. Although I am for a limited government and do not believe the Interstate Commerce Clause should be applied in the case of Obamacare, one of the worst outcomes would be for the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to deem the individual mandate unconstitutional and leave the rest of PPACA in tact. Why you might ask? Just like in auto insurance, you need to have safe drivers paying in premiums that ultimately cover the claims of those who file claims. Since auto insurance is required by law in most states (notice the Interstate Commerce Clause has not been applied by the federal government to auto insurance since there is no political capital available there), you do not have the problem of only high utilizers buying insurance. In health insurance, unfortunately those that either have a high frequency of claims or severity of claims buy health insurance and those that rarely visit the doctor choose not too. The reason the individual mandate was included in PPACA was to force “healthy’ people onto insurance so the carriers could collect premiums from them in order to offset the high claims of those with pre-existing conditions who now must be covered by law that weren’t previously insurable. If the individual mandate is deemed unconstitutional and the carriers do not get the increase in premiums from the healthy people forced onto health insurance, premiums will ultimately go up for everyone, thus defeating one of the supposed primary purposes of Obamacare which was to stabilize health care costs.

Marketing Luxury Vacation Rental Accommodations for Antiquing Tours

Make Your Rental and The Listing Appeal to Antique Seekers

If your property is historic or architecturally significant, and has an interesting past, this is well worth a mention. If the property is furnished with antiques found locally, your guests will love it even more. When you list your luxury property to those who are antiquing, make sure that you include details about the property that potential guests will want to know ahead of time. Here are some more tips for a good listing:

– List the nearby antique markets and stores so guests will know what is available in your area. Zero in on each local dealer’s specialties such as furniture, objets d’art, or architectural findings. Also provide each dealer’s geographic focus for their stock (French, Early American, etc.)

– Make sure that you include plenty of great photos and showcase a high quality video of the home. Offer not only of your property (and the antiques in it), but also any of the major attractions and landmarks near your property. Make sure that yours is a property that is appealing to upscale clients who are taking antiquing tours in your area.

– Describe excellent lunch spots and dinner destinations where your antiquing guests can look forward to a relaxing meal during or after an intense day of antique hunting.

– Accommodate your serious collector guests by offering special services like interfacing with local sellers to set up private visits to their stores or collections. Have a ready list of highly recommended service providers such as local packers, movers and shippers who may aid your guests in transport of their acquisitions. For guests who may be coming from overseas, be well-prepared with contacts unique to shipping and properly documenting items going overseas.

Provide highly detailed local maps of all the stores and dealers in your area, so guests can get an early start without having to do too much research to find their way around the area.

Know Where to Advertise

Some of the world’s seemingly unglamorous destinations are highly appealing to the collector of certain antiques and vintage items. Don’t be afraid to customize your vacation rental listings to let these antique hunters know you are located where they need to be. It’s easy to attract these shoppers and collectors to your uniquely qualified rental when you target them with a well-described and photographed listing which appeals to the primary purpose of their stay in your area: antique hunting and/or flea marketing.

Book Your Accommodation in Proximity to University and Major Attractions of Winter Park

Winter Park is home to Rollins College, a renowned educational institution in Florida. Most recently, U.S News & World Report, a popular American news magazine has designated it as number one regional college in the southern part of the State. This educational institution provides courses on arts, science and business administration. If you are looking forward to enroll yourself into this college and planning to stay here for long duration, then you must begin to search for some accommodation option nearby your university.

Unlike selecting hotels, you can check out some affordable apartment for rent in Winter Park. Most of the apartment communities in the city have been constructed in such a manner that people living on rent can experience luxury style of living while staying here. In order to have easy access to the college, you can look for apartments that are situated a few miles away. There are a few established communities which are known for peaceful atmosphere and spacious floor plan for variety of apartment types. You can consider renting apartment in such communities and plan to have great time in Florida.

Besides educational institutions and apartments, Winter Park is known for great number of museum including Albin Polasek Museum, Orlando Museum of Art, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Mennello Museum etc. Of the many, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art is worth visiting. It has a great collection of American art pottery, paintings, graphics and the decorative arts, some of which dates back to 19th century. Besides these, the city is known to be the place for annual Sidewalk Art Festival which attracts more than 350, 000 visitors from different corners of the world. It is one of the oldest and largest festivals of art in the entire United States.

Vacation Packages – Get Hawaii Hotel Accommodations at a Lower Price

Spending your entire summer at home, isn’t it boring? You should shake those muscles and enjoy life to the fullest. Experience the scent and the feeling of the summer wind. If you are worrying about excessive expenses you shouldn’t worry too much since vacation packages in various types are always available for your pick. Mexican beaches, Caribbean tour, Asian culture and the entire America are considered to be one of the best countries that offer several vacation spots for tourists. And one of that spots is Hawaii. A place not just famous because of the people but the resorts and hotels are built for your rejuvenation and relaxation too.

Various airline and tourist guide company offers various packages,especially if you are aiming for Hawaii. Most of these allowed clients to avail the following; round-trip tickets (may or may not include the taxes), interesting activities, a car to fetch and drop you wherever you want to go, and if you are lucky enough to search for a package that includes cruises and of course not to mention free hotel accommodations at a lower price. That would be a great save of money, right. Here are some of the hotels that might catch your interest.

Speaking of hotels, one of Hawaii’s best is the Doubletree Alana Hotel which is located in Oahu. You may enjoy diverse activities, friendly staffs and their services are quite remarkable together with the facilities and amenities. The location is great since most of the clubs are really accessible. Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa are such an amazing place to rejuvenate after long months of working. The cozy and classy atmosphere will be experienced once you are here. They also have lounges and restaurants that offer various cuisines. And of course not to mention spa services to constrict those dilated and stressed muscles.

Experience Best Accommodation Options at Affordable Rental Rates

Ocala with a number of educational institutions including Trinity Catholic High School, Rasmussen College etc. welcomes students from different pockets of the world. The Trinity Catholic High School is known for organizing the school football championship game in Florida. As such, sports lovers and football payers often visit the city to experience staying here for a month or two. They look for affordable housing options and so a number of apartment communities have come up to offer inexpensive apartments on lease.

If you are looking forward to have an apartment for lease in Ocala, you can contact some apartment owners who offer studio apartment, 1 bedroom apartment, two bedroom apartments etc at reasonable rental rates. They offer rental apartments, situated at a few miles away from Rasmussen College, West Port High School, CFCC Community College and University of Florida. The apartments are located in the main town of Ocala that you can easily access the popular hospitals, shopping centers and relevant places in the city. Besides these, the apartments are located nearby some popular parks like Tuscawilla County Park, Jervey Gantt County Park etc. By renting rooms in the apartment communities, you can easily visit the recreational parks and have pleasant hours.

Apart from availing apartments near school, colleges etc, you can opt for rental apartments located some 20 miles away from Ocala National Forest. Leaving the city without exploring this national park of the United States may make your stay in this city incomplete. Therefore, the best deal lies in staying at those apartments, which is situated in close proximity to the park.

While staying in the apartment community, you will be able to take comfortable drive to the park and enjoy the various recreational activities in the lakes surrounding the national park. You can enjoy adventure activities like canoeing, boating, fishing, skiing, snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming etc and take back home some million dollar memories.

Besides, the attractive locations around your rental apartment, you can enjoy ultimate atmosphere within the apartment communities itself. Some affordable apartments for lease in Ocala are being constructed in luxurious manner to offer best living experience to the visitors here. The apartment communities include fitness center with steam showers, clubhouse for private parties, garden, Guest suites for visitors, tennis & basketball Courts and other recreational areas.