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Bankruptcy Lawyers Mine Health Insurance, Strip Cash from Coal Miners

Bankruptcy Lawyers Mine Health Insurance, Strip Cash from Coal Miners
There was plenty in the complex deal to benefit bankers, lawyers, executives and hedge fund managers. Patriot Coal Corp. was bankrupt, but its mines would be auctioned to pay off mounting debts while financial engineering would generate enough cash to cover the cost of the proceedings. When the plan was filed in U.S. bankruptcy court in Richmond last week, however, one group didn’t come out so well: 208 retired miners, wives and widows in southern Indiana who have no direct connection to Patriot Coal. Millions of dollars earmarked for their health care as they age would effectively be diverted instead to legal fees and other bills from the bankruptcy.
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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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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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On 4th Anniversary of ACA Signing, South Carolina Business Leaders Sing Its Praises

On 4th Anniversary of ACA Signing, South Carolina Business Leaders Sing Its Praises
The fourth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act's signing is important to recognize. It has been a long four years of continuous fighting against the negativity and outright lies of its opponents. On this day, it's also important to listen when a small business details the health law's benefits for both employers and employees.
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My $55,000 Migraine

My $55,000 Migraine
The reason to sign up for health insurance is not only to stay healthy, but also to avoid financial ruin in the event that disaster strikes. Ask yourself if you can afford a $30,000 appendectomy, or a $40,000 ovarian cyst, or a $12,000 broken arm.
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Obamacare Launch in CO Out-Pacing Romneycare Debut in MA

Obamacare Launch in CO Out-Pacing Romneycare Debut in MA
The latest figures from Colorado’s health insurance marketplace show 3,408 Coloradans are now covered through the marketplace, while another 52,542 have signed up for accounts. In the first month Massachusetts opened its pioneering insurance exchange, informally known as Romneycare, only 123 people enrolled.
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Half of Young Adults Can Get Health Marketplace Coverage for $50 or Less Per Month

Half of Young Adults Can Get Health Marketplace Coverage for $50 or Less Per Month
A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services has found that "approximately 46 percent of single, uninsured young adults living in 34 of the states with a federal Obamacare marketplace will be able to purchase basic health coverage for less than $50 per month after factoring in federal tax subsidies."
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'Cult of the Selfish' Lowers Majority of America's Net Worth, Skyrockets 1%'s Wealth

'Cult of the Selfish' Lowers Majority of America's Net Worth, Skyrockets 1%'s Wealth
The cult’s cruel campaign of civic meanness is achieving tragic victories. Just last week, the cult of selfish succeeded in passing a bill in the House that would slash funding for food stamps by $40 billion – taking milk from the mouths of millions of babes in the richest country in the world. Also, it secured passage of another bill in that would de-fund the Affordable Care Act, thus denying health care – and in some cases life itself – to millions of uninsured Americans.
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Leo W. Gerard
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State Republicans Refuse Medicaid Vote, Cost Michiganders Billions

State Republicans Refuse Medicaid Vote, Cost Michiganders Billions
Despite appeals from small businesses, health care professionals, ordinary citizens, Michigan companies and job providers — and even Gov. Rick Snyder, their party's standard-bearer — Michigan's Senate Republicans went on summer vacation and refused to vote on a plan that would help more than 400,000 Michiganders (including 7,000 veterans) get access to health care.
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Low-Wage Workers Could Face Fines If Insurance Guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act Isn't 'Affordable' Enough

Low-Wage Workers Could Face Fines If Insurance Guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act Isn't 'Affordable' Enough
It's called the Affordable Care Act, but President Barack Obama's health care law may turn out to be unaffordable for many low-wage workers, including employees at big chain restaurants, retail stores and hotels.
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Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
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