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Obamacare’s Millennial Problem

Posted: October 24, 2016 at 6:33 am   /   Friends

President Barack Obama took to the podium at Miami Dade College last Thursday to address his signature health care law, the Affordable Care Act. The president’s speech mentioned a broader outreach by the administration directed toward younger Americans. The Obama administration is struggling to sell the president’s signature health care reform with millennials and is […]

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Oregon: Just say NO on Measure 97

Posted: October 24, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   Elections, Features, Local, Politics, Top Stories

Oregon is characterized as a liberal state; however, Oregonians have consistently voted to reject the introduction of a sales tax. But this year, a cleverly deceptive campaign was launched to convince voters that large corporations doing business in Oregon will finally pay their fair share in order to fund the state’s education, healthcare and senior […]

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English Fades As U.S. Official Language

Posted: October 21, 2016 at 3:40 pm   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Nearly 65 Million U.S. Residents Don’t Speak English At Home As the 2016 campaign staggers toward the finish line, many of the key issues compete for attention among the candidates and the media. Jobs, terrorism, and healthcare grab attention at every turn. But from start to finish, immigration has been dominant. Immigration is an all-encompassing […]

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Fact-Checking 7 Claims in the President’s Speech on Obamacare

Posted: October 20, 2016 at 3:11 pm   /   Friends

In a speech before Miami Dade College students in Miami, Florida, on Thursday, President Barack Obama spoke about some of the successes of the Affordable Care Act, as well as what he would like to see for the future of his signature health care law. The president’s address came just weeks before the 2017 open […]

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Obamacare’s ‘Bailouts,’ Explained

Posted: October 19, 2016 at 2:04 pm   /   Friends

There has been a lot of talk on Capitol Hill and in the news about taxpayer-funded “bailouts” for insurance companies under Obamacare. But what exactly are lawmakers talking about when they reference these “bailouts?” The “bailouts” have come in the form of two programs—the risk corridor and reinsurance programs—written into the health care law and […]

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As Obama Travels to Florida to Promote Obamcare, State Faces Higher Costs, Fewer Options

Posted: October 19, 2016 at 1:30 pm   /   Friends

Before Obamacare insurance exchanges were established in 2013, Florida had 18 insurers operating in the state. President Barack Obama arrives in Miami Thursday to promote his signature legislative achievement, as Florida now has just five companies for Florida residents to choose from. The Affordable Care Act was sold in part as a means to lower […]

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Obamacare Is Experiencing Multi-Organ Failure

Posted: October 19, 2016 at 10:52 am   /   Friends

President Barack Obama’s speech Thursday will likely highlight the “successes” of Obamacare but this complex health law—with interlocking parts—is really becoming more like  a patient suffering from multi-organ failure. This year’s feverish health insurance premiums are unlikely to abate. For 2017, the premiums on Obamacare’s individual market are projected to increase by 25 percent on […]

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See How Much Premiums Will Increase Under Obamacare in These 15 States

Posted: October 18, 2016 at 1:52 pm   /   Friends

Consumers will be hit by increases in health insurance premiums of 10 percent or more in all but one of 15 states where regulators have approved higher rates. In Vermont, insurance rates will rise by an average of 5.5 percent. Insurance companies submitted their rate proposals for 2017 over the past few months. In the […]

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In 3 Years, His Insurance Premiums Double as Options Decline Under Obamacare

Posted: October 17, 2016 at 12:48 pm   /   Friends

For the past 15 years, Warren Jones has had the same health insurance plan with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. But over the years, Jones, of Kansas City, Missouri, has watched the coverage offered in his policy “erode” over time. First, the company got rid of the dental and vision coverage he […]

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