Congressional gridlock already has stymied efforts to resurrect an
obscure but popular Small Business Administration loan program that
expired last year. The campaign looks still more daunting with the
federal government shut down.
October 1, 2013 marks the opening and implementation of the new
Affordable Care Act, dubbed Obamacare, in America's health care maze.
Both patients and health insurance companies alike are closely watching
this new series of laws and their impact on everyday health needs.
On Tuesday, artist Carrie Mae Weems was named a MacArthur Foundation
Fellow. The award, a sum of $625,000, is also known as the “Genius
Grant”. Weems is a visual artist whose life’s work is an amalgam of
photographs, video and film focusing on the portrayal of race, identity
and politics in African American life.