Medicare Part B Premium Increasing

The Medicare Part B premium for out-patient care will rise by about 7% to $144.60 for 2020.  This is in addition to the $1.50 increase that was implemented earlier in 2019. This new increase adds $9.30 a month to the Medicare Part B premium.  Social Security...

Medical Marijuana in Ohio

As of January 2019 medical marijuana is legal in Ohio. What does that mean for you and what are the rules?  Marijuana is only legalized in Ohio for use to treat specific medical conditions and can only be ingested in certain ways. Marijuana is NOT legal for...

FDA Approves First Birth Control Pill

Margaret Sanger who among other things founded Planned Parenthood met Gregory Goodwin Pincus in 1950. Pincus was an acknowledged expert in mammalian reproduction. Ms. Sanger asked him to pursue the creation of an oral medication that in the words of an angry judge who...

The Latest Scams and How to Protect Yourself Against Them

We live in an era of robocalls and telephone and on-line scams.  It seems more and more ‘bad guys’ are trying to separate us from our hard-earned money.  How do we identify the scams and what can we do about to protect ourselves from the...

Judges & Marriage and Discrimination

The American Bar Association (ABA) has issued a formal Ethics Opinion 485. This opinion states that even if a judge only performs marriages for friends and family that he or she may not discriminate by refusing to perform marriages for same-sex couples. The opinion...