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Debtors Say the Darndest Things: It'll Cost $245,340 to Raise a Child Born in 2013

Debtors Say the Darndest Things: It'll Cost $245,340 to Raise a Child Born in 2013
A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a report out Monday. Those costs — food, housing, childcare and education — rose 1.8 percent over the previous year.
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Suck It Up and Get Back to Work! Lobbyists Fighting Hard Against CA's Paid Sick Day Law

Suck It Up and Get Back to Work! Lobbyists Fighting Hard Against CA's Paid Sick Day Law
As we get closer to the end of the California legislative session, you see a lot more corporate types in fancy suits roaming in and around the Capitol. The goal? Stamp out worker-friendly bills. Near the top of their hit-list this year is AB 1522, an effort authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez to allow all California workers to earn a few desperately needed paid sick days on the job.
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Another Anti-Obamacare Ad Fail in CO: Subject Actually HELPED by ACA

Another Anti-Obamacare Ad Fail in CO: Subject Actually HELPED by ACA
Another anti-Obamacare ad posted by Americans for Prosperity has failed to pass even a modicum of scrutiny. Turns out the lady at the center of the ad wasn't hurt by the ACA at all. In fact, her husband's high blood pressure medication was covered under Obama's signature legislation.
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Thanks to Obamacare, Rate of Uninsured in CO Plummets

Thanks to Obamacare, Rate of Uninsured in CO Plummets
The numbers are in, and they unequivocally lead to one conclusion: Obamacare is working. Colorado's uninsured rate has dropped to 11% from the 17% it was before the Affordable Care Act was implemented.
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Senate Candidate's Campaign Makes Fun of Women's Magazine After 'Cosmo' Runs Personhood Article

Senate Candidate's Campaign Makes Fun of Women's Magazine After 'Cosmo' Runs Personhood Article
Colorado Rep. and U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner has made his career on the idea of personhood, even as he infamously flip-flopped in light of how terrible of an idea it is if he wants to get elected. When "Cosmopolitan" ran a story on the controversial legislation, highlighted by his role, Gardner's campaign reacted in the most unsurprising manner possible: Making fun of women's magazines.
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After Rancher's Death, Calls for Fracking Health Study Grow Stronger

After Rancher's Death, Calls for Fracking Health Study Grow Stronger
Last month, Terry Greenwood, a Pennsylvania farmer whose water had been contaminated by fracking waste, died of cancer. He was 66 and the cause of death was a rare form of brain cancer. His death drew attention from around the globe in part because Mr. Greenwood was among the first farmers from his state to speak out against the gas industry during the early years of the state's shale gas rush.
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Republicans OK With Raising Taxes, but Only When It Hurts Obamacare

Republicans OK With Raising Taxes, but Only When It Hurts Obamacare
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange took to Facebook yesterday and bragged about his role in a federal appeals' court decision in Halbig vs Burwell. This is the case that attempts to end ACA tax credits for families in states that participate in the federal marketplace — a group that includes Alabama. When families lose those credits, their federal tax bills will rise. Mark your calendar, because this is surely an enormous reversal of the long-time GOP mantra of "no taxes, no where, no how."
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Judgment Spray: Dueling Obamacare Rulings Likely Headed to Supreme Court

Judgment Spray: Dueling Obamacare Rulings Likely Headed to Supreme Court
Within hours yesterday, two different courts reached opposing decisions on a key portion of the president's health care plan — meaning a showdown in the nation's highest court is probably inevitable. As more Americans understand and, seemingly in turn, approve of the law however, an interesting political dilemma is beginning to rise for ardent opponents of Obamacare.
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Nowhere Safe: Medical Experts Demand Senate Fix Disturbing Conditions in Hospitals

Nowhere Safe: Medical Experts Demand Senate Fix Disturbing Conditions in Hospitals
Medical experts testifying before Congress this week said patients are no better protected from patient harm, preventable deaths and injuries in hospitals now than they were 15 years ago, when a landmark Institute of Medicine report set off alarms about deaths due to medical errors and prompted calls for reform. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., the panel's chairman, said afterward that most patients probably don't know that preventable patient harm is the third-leading cause of death in America.
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National Governors' Meeting: Debutante Ball for Prez Wannabes

National Governors' Meeting: Debutante Ball for Prez Wannabes
The National Governors Association's three-day gathering is a time for grave discussions on immigration, education and health care reform implementation. It's also a time for preening peacocks to strut their stuff, vying for their chance to be presidential contender.
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