With ObamaCare, Up Is Down, Left Is Right

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With ObamaCare, Up Is Down, Left Is Right
… Republican state senator in Virginia. “So, I just want to remind you that you weren't losing insurance you were just using that insurance plan and were now being invited to go into the health insurance marketplace,” Grossie continued. You're not …
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Colorado's New Health Exchange Running Late
… Marketplace remain uninsured. The grant awarded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services allows Virginia to partner with the Virginia Community Healthcare Association and the Virginia Poverty Law Center (10/15). … Officials with the …
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US|US Cannot Subsidize Health Plans in States With No Marketplace, a Judge
WASHINGTON — A federal district judge in Oklahoma dealt a blow to the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, ruling that the federal government could not subsidize health insurance in three dozen states that refused to establish their own marketplaces.
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Zinke Has No Viable Health Care Plan

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Zinke Has No Viable Health Care Plan
Ultimately, the goal of a co-op is to help individuals and families save money on health insurance, enhance competition in each state-based Health Insurance Marketplace (also known as an exchange), and provide choice in markets dominated by a few …
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Plum Creek Reports Results for Third Quarter 2014
Third quarter earnings include a $ 3 million, or $ 0.02 per diluted share, after-tax gain from insurance recoveries related to the fire at the MDF plant in Montana earlier in the year. Earnings for the third quarter of 2013 were $ 72 million, or $ 0.44 per …
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Yakama Nation fears irreparable harm from coal shipments
The United States once threatened our ancestors that they would walk knee-deep in Yakama blood if they did not sign a treaty and give up our homelands in exchange for a reservation and rights to fish, hunt and gather in our ancestral areas. Faced with …
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Fitch: Affordable Care Act improves hospital bottom lines

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Fitch: Affordable Care Act improves hospital bottom lines
While this effect was particularly dramatic in the states the opted into expansion of Medicaid, Fitch says it also occurred to a lesser extent in non-expansion states, such as Louisiana, where enrollment in health insurance exchange products is also …
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Inside the Koch brothers' toxic empire
In June, the EPA noted the facility had violated the Clean Air Act with petcoke particulates that endanger the health of South Side residents. "We dispute that … With his domestic business tied up in court, Fred started looking for partners abroad …
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GOP changes tune on cuts
Republicans would raise taxes, the theory goes, in exchange for Democrats cutting health and retirement spending. Among its proposals: Trim Social Security benefits for well-off seniors, raise the retirement age to 69 by 2075 and adopt the new …
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Some Clarity On What Mitch McConnell Wants For Kentucky's Obamacare

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Some Clarity On What Mitch McConnell Wants For Kentucky's Obamacare
wants to see done about Kentucky's newly created health insurance exchange. The exchange, called Kynect, has ….. Selling insurance across state lines, which would be a disaster since states insurance is regulated differently. And the biggy? Make …
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EXCHANGE: Madigan, Schimpf for attorney general
FILE – In this Oct. 14, 2014 file photo, Paul Schimpf, the Republican candidate for Illinois attorney general, speaks with reporters during a news conference at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Schimpf, a political newcomer from Waterloo, Ill …
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Some Southern States Expanding Medicaid
Georgia Health News contacted health care experts and officials in Arkansas and Kentucky to gauge the impact of Medicaid expansion thus far on hospitals, and found both states are experiencing significant benefits. Kentucky, with a Democratic governor …
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Things to watch for as NBA's 2014-15 season begins

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Things to watch for as NBA's 2014-15 season begins
He chose the Cavs head job over an assistant's role at Golden State, then stood back in amazement when LeBron James chose to return. … Indiana's Paul George will miss the season with that gruesome leg injury he suffered during a World Cup scrimmage …
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ALEC has huge influence in Indiana
The American Legislative Exchange Council is a powerful corporate lobbying group masquerading as an educational charity. ALEC was founded by multibillion-dollar, multi-national corporations in 1973. Due to its closed-door policy, its operations were …
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IU program is Big Brother, critics say
Those are some of the questions researchers at Indiana University's School of Informatics and Computing have been trying to answer as they study how memes — ideas, values or patterns of behavior — spread online. … As for tracking hate speech, IU …
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Soccer Drops SEC Home Opener to No. 10 Aggies

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Soccer Drops SEC Home Opener to No. 10 Aggies
The Aggies (8-1-1, 2-0) remain unbeaten in the series as they improve to 4-0-1 all-time against the Tigers. The Tigers will look to snap a four-game skid on Sunday when they return to action against the Arkansas Razorbacks with kickoff set for 3:05 p.m …
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Cooler weather ushers in familiar foe — bats
When the weather turns cooler, the winged critters scramble for warmer perches, maybe inside homes. And that means more possible encounters with people and an increased risk of contracting rabies, the Department of Health and Human Services says.
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Soccer to Make SEC Network Debut on Sunday
BATON ROUGE – The LSU Soccer team will look to snap a four-game slide and pick up its first win in Southeastern Conference play on Sunday afternoon when the Tigers make their SEC Network television debut while playing host to the streaking Arkansas …
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Mark Sadd: Slowly W.Va. sheds its incompetence

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Mark Sadd: Slowly W.Va. sheds its incompetence
Wouldn't it be great if West Virginia would pursue more superlatives in governance, those simple ideas that, pounced upon, will transform how we live, work and create? Let's think about dialing down the regulation of public schools, taxicabs, health …
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ACA Knowledge Gap Greatest Among Uninsured
Health law? What health law? Almost nine of 10 uninsured Americans – the group most likely to benefit — don't know that the law's second open enrollment period begins Nov. 15, according to a poll released Tuesday. Two-thirds of the uninsured say they …
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Preparing For Health Care

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Preparing For Health Care
Sanford Health Plan President Ruth Krystopolski says 4,000 people picked Sanford's insurance through HealthCare.gov last year in North and South Dakota. She admits past experiences with the exchange didn't go smoothly. "No, it was a rather difficult …
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The “All* Above All” Bus Went Cross-Country For The Abortion Rights You Hadn
By noon, the tiny two-door truck with flashes of lime green was covered with scrawled slogans and pleas: “Because all women and families deserve equal access to health care — keep up the fight!” Free-hand drawings of Massachusetts filled … Over the …
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White House official tours Plainfield health center

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White House official tours Plainfield health center
The visit was part of a White House tour to gauge progress on the federal health-care exchange, on which residents of New Jersey and other states can shop for health insurance either online or at a certified marketplace enrollment center like the NHSC.
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Griffith Reiterates Call for Transparency in 2015 Health Insurance Premium
Of equal importance, unlike prior studies which simply compared pre-Obamacare premiums in 2013 to actual premiums offered on Exchanges in 2014, this new study isolates the causal impact of Obamacare statistically by using trend data in each state to …
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Educate yourself on the monsters running for office this election day

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Educate yourself on the monsters running for office this election day
… and his website, vote4leo.org, emphatically calls for ending “drug prohibition” and “citizen disarmament” immediately, along with repealing the “rain tax,” abolishing speed cameras, disbanding Maryland's health exchange under the Affordable Care …
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Understanding the true tale of Linda Jacobs and what was found in her kitchen.
Money was scarce and she didn't have medical insurance. She could get …. A little gift exchange had been a tradition. And for about five weeks, Teri says, … Linda would call her almost every night, and often even in the middle of the night, frantic …
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Md. Health Connection To Hold Open Enrollment Next Month
… figure out what financial assistance they may qualify for that will make their insurance plan more affordable, and then steer them through the process of selecting a plan," says Catherine Quattrocki, the Director of the Maryland Health Benefit …
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