Erin Kotecki Vest, when not disabled by Lupus, is BlogHer, Inc.’s* Social Media Strategist helping BlogHer make the most impact in the quickly-evolving new media landscape. Erin also served as BlogHer’s Political Director throughout the seminal 2008 election cycle and beyond, connecting community members directly to legislators and policy-makers. And as BlogHer’s Producer of Special Projects, Erin spearheaded several online video and editorial initiatives aimed at raising the profile of BlogHer’s 40 million plus community members. She blogs at Queen of Spain.
Erin Kotecki Vest
Erin Kotecki Vest, when not disabled by Lupus, is BlogHer, Inc.’s* Social Media Strategist helping BlogHer make the most impact in the quickly-evolving new media landscape. Erin also served as BlogHer’s Political Director throughout the seminal 2008 elect
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November 13, 2013
Cross posted with the Queen's permission from her blog, Queen of Spain blog . ~Eds. Yup. The entire family just ditched my husband’s employer provided health insurance and as of January 1, 2014 we’ll be on a plan with a different insurance company. One that, unlike Aetna, decided to go after our business and compete in the marketplace. Our old plan had deductibles, and the out-of-pocket costs were 6k for individuals and 12k per family. This new plan from Blue Shield of California? No deductibles. Lower out-of-pocket maximums. Lower copays. Lower drug costs. All of our doctors are in-network...
June 13, 2013
The text came from our school's emergency system around noon. Parents needed to get to the school “as soon as possible, but no need to panic” as there was a wildfire burning nearby. Of course every parent panicked and rushed to the school only to find the small fire was already 100-percent contained by the fire department and the children were never under threat of evacuation. The school was just being cautious. I imagine that day over and over again only because it's the call you never want to get...yet, as we know, too many parents have. I imagine what it must have been like to hear via a...