Did Low Uninsurance Rates Win Obama a Second Term?

Almost 122 million Americans visited the polls on November 6th to cast their votes in arguably one of the most controversial election cycles in decades. After three days of early ballots and a full day of voting, President Barrack Obama was re-elected and offered a second term as President of the United States of America, winning 332 of the 538 Electoral College votes. Voting behavior has been historically (and consistently) associated with values and attitudes related to beliefs, views on race, and even church attendance and reading a newspaper. Yet, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act (popularly known as Obamacare), the outcome of the 2012 elections weighed heavily on voter’s decision to keep or repeal it. Provisions included in the ACA are designed to increase access to preventive health services, giving access to health insurance to over 50 million uninsured Americans. Continue reading…

StrataRx: Day 2

Day 2 of StrataRx conference is about to get started. More live blogging here. For live stream, go to: http://strataconf.com/rx2012!

StrataRx: Day 1

StrataRx #strataconf starts today! On today’s schedule is an interesting combination of keynotes and break-out sessions focusing on how big data can make a difference in today’s health care system. If you’re interested in big data, health care and Health IT, follow this page as I’ll be live blogging from the event for the next two days!

If you’re interested in live streaming the event, just go here: http://strataconf.com/rx2012 for keynotes!

>>> Day 2 live blogging here: http://bogdanrau.com/blog/stratarx-day-2

My Dreamforce ’12 Agenda

TUESDAY

11:00 AM – Leveraging Salesforce to Add Agility, Flexibility and Mobility to Your Business

12:30 PM – Hands-on Training: Introduction to Apex for Non-Developers (2.5hr)

3:30 PM – Leverage StandardSetController in Apex and Visualforce

4:00 PM – Increasing Web2Lead Form Submissions with the Data.com API

5:00 PM – Application Integration Lessons Learned: Customers Share Their Stories

 

WEDNESDAY

9:00 AM – Touch the Social Enterprise – Marc Benioff and Friends

12:00 PM – Healthcare & Life Sciences Kickoff: The Social Future of Patient Care

1:30 PM – Enhancing the User Experience with jQuery

3:00 PM – How to Use Salesforce Service Cloud to Transform Your Internal Shared Helpdesk

4:30 PM – How Salesforce Uses the Service Cloud

 

THURSDAY

9:00 AM – Top 10 Tips on How to Use Social Media to Grow Your Small Business

10:30 AM – Dashboards Drive By: Top Companies Show How They are Transforming Their Business

12:00 PM – Optimizing the Lead-to-Close Process

1:30 PM – Code Talk #2 – Visualforce

3:00 PM – Analysts Panel: The Future of Customer Service

4:00 PM – The 5-Minute Support Dashboard

5:00 PM – Keynote: Leadership – Taking Charge

 

FRIDAY

8:30 AM – Dashboards For Smarties: Creating Highly Effective Dashboards

10:00 AM – Administering the Service Cloud: Moving to Service Cloud 2.0

11:30 AM – Online Marketing for Bootstrappers

1:00 PM – How to Support Your Customers for Commercial Success

2:00 PM – Q&A with Marc Benioff and Parker Harris