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Health insurance exchanges open despite government shutdown Independent Student Newspaper of the University of Memphis
By Patrick Lantrip
email@example.com The government-regulated health insurance marketplaces opened Tuesday, as mandated by the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, often referred to as “Obamacare.” The marketplaces, also known as health insurance exchanges, or HIX, provide individuals with a set of governmentregulated and standardized health care plans. While the PPACA as a whole has been a lightning rod of partisan controversy, it undoubtedly changes the landscape of health care in the United States. In order to raise awareness about the new changes to the health care system, representatives from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee will visit the University of Memphis on Oct. 9 to answer questions during the Student Health Fair as a part of their college campus campaign. Misty Givens, product manager of individual products at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, said the recentlyopened marketplace is an online portal where consumers can compare plans. Another function of the website is to determine whether or not individuals are eligible for a financial subsidy from the government to offset the cost of their premiums, according to Givens. “There are actually two types of subsidies that consumers can receive,”
Givens said. The federal poverty level is $11,490 for a single person, $15,510 for a twoperson family and $19,530 for a threeperson household, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Consumers between 100 percent and 400 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible for a subsidy that offsets the cost of a portion of their premium. Those who fall between 100 and 250 percent of the poverty level will receive an additional subsidy that offsets a portion of out-of-pocket expenses. The bill also requires all citizens to purchase a PPACA approved insurance plan by Jan. 1, 2014 or face a tax penalty. The uninsured or those who wish to shop around for more affordable plans can visit the marketplace at www. healthcare.gov. The website offers multiple resources to help uninformed or confused consumers, including simple information regarding the HIX and the PPACA, the option to chat live with a health care representative and a portal to sign up for the actual marketplace. In addition to the marketplace and subsidies, the PPACA offers certain rights and protections that were not previously required by law. The bill requires insurance companies to cover people with pre-existing health conditions, holds insurance companies accountable for rate increases, makes it illegal for health
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The final phase of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare” went into effect Tuesday with the opening of nationwide health insurance marketplaces. insurance companies to arbitrarily cancel policies, protects patients’ choices of doctors, covers adults younger than 26 on their parents’ policy, provides free preventive care, ends lifetime and yearly dollar limits on coverage of essential health benefits, guarantees rights to appeal and provides free preventive care, according to the website.
The free, preventive care aspect of the bill mandates that all plans offer certain services and screenings to all policyholders without charging them a co-pay or similar fee. The screenings include, but are not limited to, abdominal aortic aneurysm screenings, alcohol misuse screenings and counseling, aspirin use to prevent
cardiovascular disease, blood pressure screenings for all adults, cholesterol screening for high-risk adults, colorectal cancer screenings for adults age 50 and older, depression screening for adults, Type-2 diabetes screenings for adults with high blood pressure, diet
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Undine comes to Memphis theatre By Samuel Prager
firstname.lastname@example.org The University of Memphis Department of Theatre and Dance kicks off its season with “Fabulation or, the Re-Education of Undine” on Thursday. Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage wrote the play, which runs from Oct. 3 through Oct. 5 and Oct. 10 through Oct. 12, starting at 7:30 p.m.
John Yorke, director of the production, said the play tells the story of Undine, who has a high priority public relations job and loses everything she has struggled for in one day. “This story really deals with the issue that people leave their family and forget them — turn their back on them in order to create a new life for themself, which is really what Undine has done,” Yorke, a theatre instructor
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at the U of M, said. The story, written in 2004 and performed off-Broadway, is set in modern-day Brooklyn, N.Y. “In the play, Undine loses her company and finds out she is pregnant, forcing her to return to her family and her to return to her roots in Brooklyn and to the people who really love her, even though it has been 14 years since they’ve last seen her,” Yorke said. “The play is about finding
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the strength in one’s self to move forward.” During the play, eight actors portray more than 20 different characters, leaving some actors to play more than one character. Tristan Parks, a sophomore theatre major, plays Undine’s brother. “This play is very important, because everyone has times in their lives where you find yourself losing who we truly are,” Parks Tiger Babble Tiger Tales
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said. “It’s okay for you to balance two worlds — you can be yourself while still being successful at what you want to do.” Along with the lead role’s brother, Parks will also be performing as a drug dealer, a rapper and a slimy FBI agent. Miranda Fisher, a senior theatre major, plays a versatile selection of more than five characters,
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uuTheatre Continued from page 1 ranging from Undine’s best friend to a prison inmate. “This script speaks to the young community. There is an incredibly universal feel to ‘Fabulation,’ so if you come out to the play, you will be able to get something out of this experience,” Fisher said. The play’s dramatic, yet comical, nature won Nottage an Obie Award, the equivalent of a Tony for an off-Broadway production, for her work on “Fabulation.” “I’m excited to be doing this play here at the University, because one of the great things about working in Memphis is that we have such a diverse audience that comes to the productions,” Yorke said. Fisher said being part of theater and attending plays has much broader rewarding effects than just entertainment and explained that theater helps understand the human psyche. “Theater is important in our world, because it is an art form that allows us to observe the human experience. Theater is an extremely healing tool,” Fisher
said. “We can see behaviors, feelings and actions and sympathize with them, which in turn affirms what we feel as a human. “ “Do Black Patent Shoes Really Reflect Up?” will hit the stage next, premiering Nov. 7. “I really want people to come out and have a good time, and we always hope that awareness comes from that,” Yorke said. “We hope that the audience will see Undine’s journey and have a better understanding of those principles and see the impacts these choices can have in their own lives.” Students can receive one free ticket to the play by presenting their student ID to the ticket booth cashier in the Theatre Building lobby near the Central Avenue entrance. “I’m excited to share this story with everyone, and I hope audience members leave with something from the play,” Parks said. “Come see our show. It’ll be a great night of art, storytelling and truth.” The box office is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Tigers’ Ta es “I liked biking in France.”
Adele Guerin, Business sophomore ISEP - France
“I don’t have to walk much. In Bangladesh, I needed a nudge from one of my friends to get into it.” Iftekhar Anam, Computer engineering graduate ISEP - Bangledash
“We don’t have a car, but at least we have a bike, and it’s only $35 to rent one.” Laura Frouin, Business sophomore ISEP - France
What’s your favorite part about biking on campus? What got you into biking? By Harrison Lingo
“Going to the store is easier because of distance, and it’s safer at night than walking.” Julie Praizelin, Business sophomore ISEP - France
“It’s like a small community on campus. It is easy to pull another cyclist over and have a conversation.” Patrick Reese, Biomedical engineering junior
With new practice, basketball meets new conference By Meagan Nichols
firstname.lastname@example.org The month of October signals cooling temperatures, changing foliage, fall break and University of
Memphis basketball. The men’s basketball team starts official practices Thursday with the annual Memphis Madness event to follow Oct. 18. Head basketball coach Josh
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Pastner, who has been at the helm of the program since April of 2009, said he and his players are ready to go. “We’ve been able to build up towards this with the access we had in the summer, and we’ve been doing three 40-minute sessions during the week,” he said. “We’re excited to get after it, and it should be fun.” Pastner said this season has the potential to be very successful but said the team has to stay healthy and continue to get better. “We’ve got a lot of work to do,” Pastner said. “We are not a finished product by any means, but I think we have some good pieces. I like where we are at, and I’m excited for the days ahead.” Besides a roster comprised of several new faces, this season is also marked by a new conference. The move from Conference-USA
to the American Athletic Conference means new opponents and lots of national television exposure, which Pastner said is going to be fun for both the team and the city of Memphis. “I mean, every one of our games is televised on national television,” he said. “We are on such a level of national television that this conference has given us, that it is just flat out great.” With freshmen outnumbering seniors on this year’s roster 7 to 5, one of the big questions is how will the young players and veterans mesh together on the court. Pastner said there have been some ups and downs but stated they are working to bring everyone together. “We’ve got a contrasting of seniors and freshmen and sophomores,” he said. “We are just trying to put them all together, and we are getting there
one step at a time, but I’m excited with where we are.” Memphis fans will get one of their first looks of the 2013-14 squad during Memphis Madness, which is part of ESPN’s national Midnight Madness event. Admission is free, and doors for the event open at 6:30 p.m. with the actual festivities set to commence around 7:30 p.m. Fans will have the opportunity to get player autographs. With Cliff Alexander and JaQuan Lyle, two of the nation’s top recruits for the 2014 signing class set to attend as part of their official visits, Pastner said the best way fans could aid in the recruiting process is by simply attending Memphis Madness. “The best way you can make a difference in recruiting is making sure that FedExForum is filled,” he
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Men’s golf team earns first place victory
By Meagan Nichols
email@example.com The University of Memphis men’s golf team picked up a first place tournament finish Tuesday at the Graeme McDowell Shoal Creek Intercollegiate hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Three of the Tigers’ five golfers finished the two-day competition in the top 15 individually, with freshman Lars Van Meijel taking the top prize. Head Memphis golf coach Grant Robbins said the team did everything well, especially on Tuesday. “It’s really big considering the field that was there, and the way we came back from 10 shots back to win,” he said. The Tigers sat in third place out of the 12 participating schools after day one and managed to work their way up the leader board Tuesday. In three rounds of golf, Meijel shot a 69, 73 and 66. Senior Will Pearson was the second finisher for Memphis shooting three rounds of 70. Pearson tied for third individually. Fellow senior Erwan Vieilledent was the third Tiger, notching scores of 72, 71 and 72. Vieilledent tied for the 12th spot. Redshirt junior Cory Gaylord and redshirt sophomore John Luke Tyner rounded out the fourth and fifth spots for the team. Gaylord shot a 69, 80 and 68 tying for 20th. Tyner’s 83, 72 and 77 were good enough for a 58th place tie. “They shot well and were very patient,” Robbins said. “Everyone on the team contributed.” Golfstat.com took note of the Tigers’ strong performance, naming the Memphis squad No. 24 in the country as announced Wednesday. This is the highest ranking the team has earned since the No. 21 rank in 2004. Shoal Creek was the second fall tournament for the Tigers. The team fin-
ished seventh at the Columbia Regional Preview held Sept. 16 and 17. Memphis has a little downtime before returning to the fairway on Oct.11 at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate tournament in Jonesborough, Tenn. “It should be another very strong field,” Robbins said. “Last time I looked, there were five or six top 25 teams in the country going to be there. It will be another great opportunity for us.” On the women’s side, the Tigers finished 10th out of the 11 teams in attendance in the three-day Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational that started Sept. 30 in West Point, Miss. The top finisher for Memphis was freshman Leighann Cabush who tied for 35th overall, posting scores of 77, 75 and 76. The women’s team heads to the Florida International University Pat Bradley Invitational in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. on Oct. 20.
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The University of Memphis men’s golf team won the Graeme McDowell Shoal Creek Intercollegiate tournament Tuesday. Freshman Lars Van Meijel took home the overall individual title.
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