Saturday, June 30, 2012
Excited to have "Teatro a Mil" in Concepcion this coming month. Boys will attend their third Children's Theater production. "Bodies: The Exposition" is also coming to town. And, to top it all off, they just announced at the YMCA that they will be having Winter Break Camp for our vacation in July. I am one happy momma and excited to share my love for theater with the boys; lapping up all the culture a city of 500,000 has to offer before heading back to a population of 50,000 in Georgetown, Texas
Thursday, June 28, 2012
In light of today's historic Supreme Court Decision, thought this information was interesting:
Chile (which also by the way has 6 months post-natal leave)
The Chilean constitution guarantees rights to health protection.
Chileans can opt for public care or get coverage from private health insurance companies. Wealthier citizens can buy insurance from the Instituciones de Salud Previsional or obtain coverage through their employer. A 7% income tax funds the public health care system, the Fondo Nacional de Salud, according to an analysis of health care reform in Chile.
Public care includes free medical, dental and midwifery services, which are run locally. Private insurance tends to focus on specialist treatment.
The existence of both public-private insurance has created inequities of care, prompting reform efforts in 2000 to increase equality across the country.
Chile has guaranteed universal access to quality treatment for some conditions including certain cancers, HIV/AIDS, pneumonia, depression and dental care, which has improved care for the poor, according to the WHO.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012
Here we go again. This will be two out of three this month, the last taking place next week in Santiago. Add on another trip to Santiago to help Fulbright Chile select their scholars, and yet another trip to attend a 4th of July party at the US embassy, I think I just might collapse when we board the plane in August to return home. . .