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Obamacare Debate Masks Long-Standing Exploitation of Food Service Workers

Obamacare Debate Masks Long-Standing Exploitation of Food Service Workers
Even before Obamacare, fast food corporations kept much of their workforce at part-time status as a means of minimizing labor costs and maximizing profits.
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War on Women: VA Assemby Looking to Eliminate Funding for Certain Abortions

War on Women: VA Assemby Looking to Eliminate Funding for Certain Abortions
A proposal in the Virginia General Assembly to eliminate state funding for certain abortions could force some low-income women to carry to term a fetus with a low likelihood of survival.
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US Health Care Spending Remains Low for Third Straight Year

US Health Care Spending Remains Low for Third Straight Year
The respite means President Barack Obama and lawmakers in Congress have a window to ease in tighter cost controls this year, if they can manage to reach a broader agreement on taxes and spending. Health care spending is projected to spike up again in 2014, as Obama's law covering the uninsured takes full effect, before settling down to a new normal.
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Christian Bible College Liberty University Can Continue Obamacare Protests

Liberty University, the Christian college diploma farm in Virginia, received good news from the Supreme Court late last month. They can continue their fight against Obamacare over "religious freedom" and birth control.
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Crisis in Care: Home Health Workers Barely Surviving

Over one million workers in this industry have no health insurance. 90 percent of direct caregivers are women, and many are primary breadwinners in their families. Caregivers are paid minimum wage or, if they are lucky, just slightly above. Earning such low wages with no health insurance means that 46 percent of direct caregivers rely on some type of government program, such as food stamps, Medicaid, housing, child care, energy assistance, or transportation assistance.
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Two Deaths, Wildly Different Penalties: The Big Disparities in Nursing Home Oversight

At a nursing home in the East Texas town of Hughes Springs earlier this year, a resident approached the nurses’ station gagging on a cookie. Attempts to clear his airway failed, and he died. Government inspectors determined that staff at the home were not trained for emergencies and did not immediately call 911.
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OK Elects Not to Expand Medicaid Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act

Oklahoma's bordering neighbors Arkansas and Missouri are planning to expand their Medicaid programs under new guidelines in the Affordable Care Act, making sure thousands more of their residents have health insurance.
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Majority of US HIV Criminal Laws Date Back to 1990's

A member of the first federal commission to look at the HIV epidemic says it is “probably past time” for states to revisit their HIV-specific criminal laws.
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Pro-Life Group Offers Bible Instruction and Free Baby Supplies to Prevent Abortion

Care Net is a self-described “pregnancy resource center” that works to prevent abortion by offering an array of services, including free pregnancy tests, parenting classes, and counseling. The USDA denied the group’s loan request due to the “inherently religious” nature of some of its programming.
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Snooping On the X-ray Tech: A Patient’s Dilemma

The computer that ran the machine happened to be in the same corner, and, being curious, I read what was on the screen. The monitor showed my son's name, date of birth and other basic info – that all looked good. But it also said it was set to do an X-ray on a moderately sized adult. That didn't sound right. My boy only weighs about 80 pounds!
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Marsha Allen
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