A city embraces compassion, will you?

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“People helping people—that’s been a driving force for me, my whole life.    I got into politics partly to awaken each citizen’s awareness that he or she could make the world a better place.”  -Mayor Greg Fischer

 

Mayor Fischer said this at a speech he gave on compassion at the 2011 Festival of Faiths to introduce the new “Partnership for a Compassionate City.” In the speech he highlighted various programs already had dedicated to spreading compassion, in Louisville, and introduced a newly created task force to engage compassion as a community initiative to “make the world a better place.” Continue reading…


Massage Therapy and the Affordable Care Act.

The conversation typically goes something like this, the client says, “I would like to bill my insurance for an appointment.” I reply, “Were you in an auto accident or do you have a personal injury claim?” The usual response, “No, but…,” then I have to break the bad news, “I’m sorry, currently, the only way we can bill insurance in Kentucky is when your injury is part of a settlement and there has been a referral from a medical professional. The referral could be from your doctor, chiropractor….” This usually ends the conversation, occasionally the person will schedule regardless, but their visit will be paid, like the majority of appointments at Apex, with cash.  The word currently is highlighted in the conversation because the inability to bill third party insurance by massage therapists might soon change. Continue reading…