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People ACT Healthier When Their CARE is AFFORDABLE (Hmm, What Was the Name of That Law, Again?)

People ACT Healthier When Their CARE is AFFORDABLE (Hmm, What Was the Name of That Law, Again?)
South Carolina is reaping the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, and not just health-wise. Because of the mandate that 80% of premiums be used for actual care, customers are actually seeing rebates. That's money from health insurance coming back. Who's heard of such a thing?
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Lobbying Supergroup Launching PR Campaign Against NY Scaffold Law, Worker Safety

Lobbying Supergroup Launching PR Campaign Against NY Scaffold Law, Worker Safety
The New York Scaffold Law, in place since 1885, protects workers in cases of construction falls. But a lobbying supergroup has announced it will begin an advertising blitz against the law using misleading rhetoric to frame the debate as, among other things, one of lawyers against workers when in fact big contractor bottom lines are what they hope to protect.
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Ryan Op-Ed Shows Panic, But No Sign of Concession in Debt Discussions

Ryan Op-Ed Shows Panic, But No Sign of Concession in Debt Discussions
Paul Ryan’s Wall Street Journal op-ed is being treated as an “olive branch” to the President because it doesn’t demand any changes to Obamacare and emphasizes the importance of raising the debt limit. The shifting demands are certainly a sign of panic among the Republican leadership, but Ryan’s offer is still just that: demands. The Republicans are still incapable of offering a concession.
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Bill Scher
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On Anniversary of ACA's Free Birth-Control Policy, Many Still Pay

On Anniversary of ACA's Free Birth-Control Policy, Many Still Pay
Just over one year ago, Obamacare made contraceptive services available to women at no out-of-pocket cost. Under the new health-care law, prescription birth control, mammograms, STI counseling and treatment, and other services are now available without a co-pay.
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Outdated FEMA Maps Wrongly Claim Houses as Flood Risks

Outdated FEMA Maps Wrongly Claim Houses as Flood Risks
FEMA maps claim certain houses fall in flood zones - but in many cases, the information is outdated or wrong. Some homeowners have been paying higher rates for flood insurance, though their houses are on hills, or fall outside the flood plains of more modern and accurate maps.
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Obamacare Cuts NY Health Insurance Costs in Half

Obamacare Cuts NY Health Insurance Costs in Half
Good news for residents of New York state who purchase their own insurance. Obamacare is about to make it a lot cheaper.
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Horror Care: How Private Health Care Is Shortening Our Lives

Horror Care: How Private Health Care Is Shortening Our Lives
Economists have told us that the profit motive of privatization comes with an "invisible hand" that automatically corrects inequities in the market. It hasn't worked that way for health care.
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MN State Senate Republicans Double Down On David Hann's Lack Of Disclosure

The scandal plagued Republican State Senator from Eden Prairie, David Hann, was elected by his fellow Senate Republicans to lead their Caucus as Minority Leader.  No surprise there!  Beginning in January 2011, when the Senate Republicans took over, it has been scandal after scandal after scandal by these Republican scoundrels.
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