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Despite SCOTUS, More Employers Covering Birth Control Under Obamacare

Despite SCOTUS, More Employers Covering Birth Control Under Obamacare
More than half of privately insured women are getting free birth control under President Barack Obama's health law, a major coverage shift that's likely to advance. This week the Supreme Court allowed some employers with religious scruples to opt out, but most companies appear to be going in the opposite direction.
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Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
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Sodexo Tries, Fails to Screw Workers With ACA Loophole

Sodexo Tries, Fails to Screw Workers With ACA Loophole
Sodexo tried to screw workers out of healthcare last year, using a loophole in the ACA to calculate hours in a way that made certain employees ineligible. Backlash from the unions up to the Obama administration made the company reverse course.
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Red Herring Alert: Subsidies in Place Before Obamacare, But Now Poor People Get 'Em, Too

Red Herring Alert: Subsidies in Place Before Obamacare, But Now Poor People Get 'Em, Too
People love to complain that Obamacare is a free handout. But subsidies (i.e. "free stuff") were in place for health care before we ever had the law. Only difference? Now poorer people get the discounts, too. Apparently that makes certain people very angry.
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PA Gov Corbett's ACA Refusal Is Denying Veterans Health Care

PA Gov Corbett's ACA Refusal Is Denying Veterans Health Care
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's refusal to expand Medicaid is literally imperiling thousands by denying them access to health care. And as memorial day approaches, there's one demographic we should pay special attention to: our nation's veterans. If anybody deserves care, it's the men and women who've fought for this country.
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Now That Obamacare is Up and Running, New HHS Sec Pick Makes the Rounds

Now That Obamacare is Up and Running, New HHS Sec Pick Makes the Rounds
Sylvia Mathews Burwell will have to run a Senate committee gauntlet before being confirmed as Health and Human Services Secretary. But detractors will have to call attention to Obama's now-successful healthcare overhaul, better known as Obamacare.
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Obamacare Hater Now Loves Obamacare After It Saves His Life

Obamacare Hater Now Loves Obamacare After It Saves His Life
A 57-year-old logger, who had been uninsured since 2009, has learned that that darned Obamacare ain't so bad after all. When a valve in his pacemaker failed, the man had to either sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act or die. The man now agrees that Obamacare is better than death.
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No Rise in Premiums, Equal Access for Women: Oh, the Horrors of Obamacare!

No Rise in Premiums, Equal Access for Women: Oh, the Horrors of Obamacare!
A "real job creator" calls into Sam Seder's show and shares her story about the horrors associated with Obamacare: No rise in premiums, less discrimination for women seeking insurance, and a simpler process for her 15-20 employees. Oh, the horror!
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Alabama + Obamacare = Success Story

Alabama + Obamacare = Success Story
With all the doomsday predictions and nightmare scenarios, a first doctor visit using a newly minted Obamacare card should have been a disaster. Strangely enough, it went smooth as silk.
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Mitch McConnell Holding Captive Audience Meetings With Hospital Employees

Mitch McConnell Holding Captive Audience Meetings With Hospital Employees
In Kentucky, it can be difficult to find out where Mitch McConnell is going to be speaking. Team Mitch keeps that sort of information close to the vest. However, Mitch McConnell loves to brag about meeting with folks after the fact. Even when the meetings are closed to the public — or held for an audience arguably held captive.
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One More Complete Media Fail: The Health Insurance 'Deadline'

One More Complete Media Fail: The Health Insurance 'Deadline'
The stories have come fast and furious over the past few months, all hinting at (or yelling about) the looming healthcare deadline. That deadline has since passed, but people can still get insurance. It just won't start on January 1st.
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