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  • Obamacare sees rush for coverage as deadline approaches

    Sally Spairana last had health insurance eight years ago. The Bethlehem woman had a scare with possible breast cancer years ago, and without coverage, she has been living on hope alone. While the federal health-care law was tailor-made for someone like...
  • More than 6 million people have signed up for Obamacare

    WASHINGTON — With the Monday deadline still a few days away, the White House announced Thursday that more than 6 million people have signed up for health insurance through online marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act. That number, though...
  • Health care signups reach 6 million-plus

    WASHINGTON More than 6 million Americans have signed up for private coverage on the nation's health insurance marketplaces, surpassing the Congressional Budget Office estimate for first-year enrollment under the Affordable Care Act. President Barack...
  • Young enrollees key for health care law's success

    DAYTON, Ohio More than 5 million Americans have signed up for private health plans under the Affordable Care Act, offering the Obama administration a glimmer of hope that it can come close to its revised goal of 6 million enrollees by the end of the...
  • Congress can't get out of its own way on Medicare

    Congress can't get out of its own way on Medicare
    Maybe it was too good to be true. A rare bipartisan healthcare reform proposal backed by leaders of three major House and Senate committees is foundering because Republicans and Democrats can't agree on how to pay for it. The irony is that the measure,...
  • Minimum Wage Boost Wins Senate And House Approval

    Minimum Wage Boost Wins Senate And House Approval
    HARTFORD — The state's minimum wage will increase to $10.10 per hour by 2017 under a controversial bill approved Wednesday by both the state Senate and the House of Representatives on largely party line votes. The Senate passed the measure by 21...
  • Obamacare hurts more than helps [Commentary]

    Obamacare hurts more than helps [Commentary]
    There is a reason I have written about the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") more than a dozen times (and why it is the most extensive chapter in my new book): The law is the most hurtful legislation imposed on the American people in my lifetime. But...
  • The demand for health insurance

    The following editorial appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Tuesday, March 25: For what the Obamacare website went through during its first couple of months, 5 million sign-ups so far for new insurance plans under the health care law doesn'...
  • Committee OKs Minimum Wage Hike; Vote Possible Wednesday

    HARTFORD — The legislature's budget committee voted Monday to support Gov. Dannel Malloy's plan to raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2017, despite continuing clashes between the two political parties over the issue. Barring any...
  • Readers weigh in on a minimum wage hike

    Editor's note: Readers had lots to say about the idea of increasing the federal minimum wage. What follows is a selection of some of the letters Tribune columnist Rex Huppke received. Letters have been edited for length and clarity. . Hed here One...
  • To spur job creation, bring on supply-side economics

     To spur job creation, bring on supply-side economics
    The Congressional Budget Office says unemployment won't drop to 5.5% — the benchmark for "full employment" — until 2024. That implies a 15-year recovery from the Great Recession (which officially ended in June 2009, when the economy started...