CompassCare CEO Jim Harden is our first guest today. He will address the new numbers surrounding abortion, particularly the chemical kind. Chemical abortion has been discussed for months since President Biden removed in-person requirements to acquire pills. But some new numbers reveal how much chemical abortion is put into play – and what kind of danger it poses. Data released by the CD reveals that there were over 620,000 abortions in 2020, roughly about two percent running into some complications. However, some experts, like OB-GYN Dr. Ingrid Skop, believe this poses a danger to women that take them.
Rev. James R. Harden, M.Div. is the CEO of CompassCare Pregnancy Services and lives outside of Rochester, NY, with his wife and ten children. Rev. Harden pioneered the first measurable and repeatable medical model in the pregnancy center movement, helping hundreds of centers nationwide become more effective at reaching more women and saving more babies from abortion. He has written extensively on medical ethics, executive leadership, and pro-life strategy. For more information, go to: www.compasscare.info.
Our second guest Dr. Richard Smith, Regional Vice President for Health Services for Humana, joins us to discuss the importance of being proactive with your healthcare and what services Medicare beneficiaries can access at no additional cost. Dr. Smith is a board-certified physician in internal medicine. For more than 26 years, he has been involved in administrative medicine positions with various healthcare companies (WellPoint, NIA/Magellan Health, Humana).
This aspect of medical practice followed for ten years in the private internal medicine practice. He has been with Humana for the last ten years, serving their membership in the states of UT, ID, OR, MT, WY, and WA. His particular interest is in exploring ways to improve primary care delivery of behavioral health across our mostly rural geography and working with physicians and groups in the creation &/or implementation of best practices that ultimately improve a person’s health and well-being, For more information on services that Medicare beneficiaries can access at no additional cost, go to www.humana.com.
Our last guest is Tucker Perkins, President and CEO of the PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council, who will discuss a cleaner option for the nation’s school bus fleets and a study that shows low-emission buses are linked to improved test scores. We’ll also provide information about school districts using propane buses in your market. More than 1.3 million students will ride a propane school bus this year, with 22,000 on routes today in school districts in 49 states. Remember, every child deserves a safe, clean, healthy ride to school. While there are diverse energy options that can achieve that goal, not all of them are affordable or available today to provide a better tomorrow for more students. With significant investments being made to clean up the nation’s school bus fleet, like the billions of dollars in funding available through the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program, there’s never been a better time to prioritize clean transportation.
Mr. Perkins has worked in the propane industry for nearly three decades, having served as the director of business development for Energy, chief executive officer of Premier Propane, and the chief operating officer of Columbia Propane. He is also the former chairman of a PERC advisory committee on engine fuel matters and is active with the National Propane Gas Association and the Virginia Propane Gas Association. For more information, go to www.energyandpolicy.org/propane-education-and-research-council.