Tag: United States

Understand All about Medicare Insurance and Its Benefits

Understand All about Medicare Insurance and Its Benefits

Health
With a vision to provide a universal health plan, such as Medicare insurance, the United States does not truly have a national health care plan. Even though universal health care, another name for national health care plans, has its conception in the 20th century, the United States has shied away from its inception. In fact, the United States is one of the few industrialized countries that do not offer true, the government provided universal health care. The first private health insurance programs created nationwide was the Blue Cross plans. Originally paid by individuals on prepaid bases for certain hospitals, this was later changed to include any sponsored hospital. The individual would provide a monthly payment that ensured he was cared for a specified number of days. There ar...
Getting the Most from a Holiday to the United States

Getting the Most from a Holiday to the United States

Travel
The USA has long been a popular destination for tourists and travelers across the world. From its snowy peaks in the north, all the way down to the arid desert in the south, it is a country that bestows a unique experience on everyone who visits, promising to provide an unforgettable trip. However, as a nation comprised of 50 separate states covering such a vast expanse of land, it would take an entire lifetime to see and do everything it has to offer. Instead, a better option than trying to cram a whole load of activities in one trip is to pick out the highlights that best represent the country as a whole. Here are some of the ways you can make the most of your time visiting the United States. Try the food While in recent years there has been a significant backlash towards the A...
Hiking in Rattlesnake Country

Hiking in Rattlesnake Country

Wildlife
Rattlesnakes are a common feature in the western United States. Hikers can potentially come across one while on the trail, so knowing what to do can be important to prevent injury. How to Identify a Rattlesnake The Western Diamondback rattlesnake is part of the pit viper family of snakes. The holes on the triangular head of the snake allow it to detect the heat of prey. The other obvious sign of a rattlesnake is their distinctive rattle, which can be visible on the tail, and heard when one approaches a snake. The venom produced by the Western Diamondback can cause swelling, pain, bleeding, edema, and tissue necrosis. How to Prepare to Hike in Rattlesnake Country If planning to hike in an area that has rattlesnakes, think of what to bring ahead of time. Wear leather hiking b...
Online gaming revenues continue to grow

Online gaming revenues continue to grow

Gaming
Online gaming revenues continue to grow, signaling that this is a market that keeps on expanding. There is no doubt that the global online gambling market has been growing every single year since 2009 and before that point. This has been a very steady trend, in fact, and the growth is predicted to increase well into the year 2020. As recently as 2015, the global online casino gaming market managed to bring in 37.91 billion U.S. dollars. That figure already represented a huge increase from 2014, 2013, and 2012. By the year 2020, this is a market that could be worth an astonishing 59.79 billion U.S. dollars. People might wonder if this growth is going to level off at some point or another. It is true that a lot of industries will eventually get to some sort of market saturation...