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  • Obamacare is working

    President Barack Obama announced on Thursday that the number of people who have signed up for health care, either through Healthcare.gov or the state exchanges, is 8 million, surpassing the expected enrollment by 1 million. Thirty-five percent of...
  • When health insurers play games, patients lose

    When health insurers play games, patients lose
    Dr. Theodore Corwin, a plastic surgeon in Thousand Oaks for the last 30 years, has had run-ins with insurers before, but never one so aggravating — and pointless — as this. A 26-year-old woman recently came to his office complaining of back,...
  • Phil Latzman: Even with fewer resources, newspapers still on watch

    I write today in appreciation of this profession, because I fear for its future. While it may be tacky for a columnist to praise a publication, the folks who bring you this valuable resource number fewer than ever, and are working harder than ever to keep...
  • A year after explosion, West is on the mend

    WEST, Texas Two flags, tattered by an explosion blocks away, have flown at half-staff at the Emergency Medical Services station since shortly after a fertilizer mixing operation blew up April 17, 2013, devastating this quiet Central Texas town and killing...
  • ACA enrollment deadline passed; Peninsula counselors still enrolling exceptions

    ACA enrollment deadline passed; Peninsula counselors still enrolling exceptions
    At midnight Tuesday, the clock officially ran out on 2014 enrollment in the state health insurance marketplaces established by the Affordable Care Act, but that doesn't mean the work of the navigators and certified application counselors, funded by the...
  • Is life insurance a good way to invest?

    When the stock market does well, it becomes easier for life insurance companies to sell "permanent life" products that grow in value in step with general increases in the stock market. Unlike term life policies, which only pay when the insured person dies...
  • Looking at a playbook for state legislators to battle Obamacare

    Ran across an interesting piece from 2011 from the American Legislative Exchange Council, entitled “The State Legislators Guide to Repealing Obamacare.” Among other things, the report highlighted 2010 Virginia legislation meant to nullify...
  • Obamacare enrollments hit 8 million

     Obamacare enrollments hit 8 million
    WASHINGTON — Driven by a last-minute flood of enrollments, particularly in California, sign-ups for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act's online marketplaces hit 8 million, President Obama announced Thursday. The total exceeded the...
  • Insurance premium subsidy boosted superintendent's pay to $772,457

    Insurance premium subsidy boosted superintendent's pay to $772,457
    An embattled South Bay school district leader, under investigation for his high compensation, now has a new issue to deal with: insurance premiums that should have been counted as taxable income, but were not. The Centinela Valley Union High School...
  • Detroit bankruptcy judge revives idea of regional water agency

    Detroit bankruptcy judge revives idea of regional water agency
    DETROIT (Reuters) - The federal judge overseeing Detroit's historic bankruptcy case has revived the idea of a regional water authority and also suggested the city may need court oversight after it emerges from bankruptcy. U.S. Judge Steven Rhodes ordered...
  • Obama argues healthcare law is working, rejects Republican criticism

    Obama argues healthcare law is working, rejects Republican criticism
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama mounted a vigorous effort on Thursday to show his signature healthcare law is working and dismissed Republican critics who are using flaws in Obamacare to campaign for ousting Democrats from the U.S....