Medicaid is an income based health insurance or for those with disabilities. When you receive this type of insurance, it can make finding a provider who will work with you on vaccines a little bit more difficult. These providers receive funding from the government, therefore they usually will be following strict guidelines. Sadly vaccines are an industry in themselves and if you aren’t abiding by the CDC’s schedule, you may get discriminated against. This effects these lower income families who may not have all the information to make an informed decision. Medical Doctors are even told not to give out that information. Providers have started turning people away or not seeing them based on their vaccine status. Jackie Schlegel is the founder and executive director for the organization Texans for Vaccine Choice. She talks to us about this and how she is fighting this discrimination at the state capitol.
Composting is so important when it comes to making a change to help minimize your carbon footprint. Stephanie Toups joins us today to tell us why you should compost and how to start. Organic matter in your trash, like fruits, veggies, and most table scraps, will break down without hurting the earth. However, when you put them in a plastic bag and throw it into a landfill, it makes the process much longer and releases methane gas. This is so terrible to our Mother Earth. We all need to do our small part to reduce our negative impacts on our environment.