Your work piled up, your social life suffered, you had a flat tire and worst of all — the barista messed up your drink order.
It'd be easy to wallow in the misfortune last week brought, but no. Minnesotans pick themselves up, shake off any remaining snow from Friday's storm, and get back into the grind.
Besides, as bad as your week was, I can guarantee you there are many more who had it worse than you. So suck it up buttercup, enjoy the beautiful April weather forecasted for this week (it is supposed to be 70º tomorrow), and consider the plight of those for whom last week was worse.
#1 — Those Who Missed the Obamacare Deadline...
Have you heard the great news? The mayors of Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth all agreed to proclaim Friday, March 28th as "MNsure Day!" I can't wait to go out and wish all my neighbors a "Merry MNsure Day!" or spread some cheer by saying: "I hope you've signed up for quality, affordable health insurance!"
Why do we need MNsure Day? Because there appear to be some silly boys and girls who haven't gotten the message that they need to sign up for health insurance by Monday or get a naughty-person fine! The fine is $95 or 1% of one's income, whichever is higher.
There might be some even naughtier
In an effort to get uninsured Minnesota residents to enroll in health plans by the end of March MNsure, the state's online healthcare exchange, has enlisted the help of Academy Award-nominated actor Barkhad Abdi and his co-star from Captain Phillips
, Faysal Ahmed -- the pair spent time making public appearances to pitch MNsure to the Minneapolis community.
Check out the video.
This huge push is in direct relation...!--more-->
This article has opinions from the author based on his findings and research on this controversial issue.
The Affordable Care Act, the ACA, or Obamacare as it has been called, has been in the news quite a bit recently -- but unfortunately for President Obama and his sweeping insurance solution, the reasons have been mostly negative. The first of October marked the anticipated debut, the day when potential insurance buyers could use the government websites to navigate plan options under the new healthcare regime. It's safe to say very few were...