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  • Seminars scheduled on 2015 Affordable Care Act health insurance options in Virginia

    Seminars scheduled on 2015 Affordable Care Act health insurance options in Virginia
    Open enrollment for subsidized private health insurance, sold through the state exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act, starts Nov. 15 for coverage in 2015. Virginia is among 20 states with a "federally facilitated" state exchange, and among...
  • Obamacare initiative makes headway in Republican states

    Obamacare initiative makes headway in Republican states
    President Barack Obama's plan to extend health coverage to millions of poor Americans remains highly contentious, yet it is gaining momentum among several initially reluctant states where financial pragmatism is trumping ideology. Up to a dozen states,...
  • State Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Rocky Hill Nursing Home Case

    State Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Rocky Hill Nursing Home Case
    The State Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday challenging the legality of a privately owned nursing home in Rocky Hill that provides long-term care to state prison parolees and mental patients. At issue is whether the owners of the facility –...
  • With eye on deficit, Lehigh County commissioners turn to employee pay

    Lehigh County commissioners, looking to cull a $5.5 million deficit, directed their scalpel at employee wages Wednesday with measures combining cuts, caps and incentives. Four of nearly two dozen budget amendments up for a vote target nonunion employee...
  • Obamacare, Round Two

     Obamacare, Round Two
    Open enrollment for the second year of Obamacare begins in scarcely more than a month. Government officials swear that HealthCare.gov will not repeat last year's debacle in which computer snafus thwarted many people from signing up. The government...
  • Latinos quieren mejor acceso a la educación

    Latinos quieren mejor acceso a la educación
    MIAMI - Varios grupos proinmigrantes del sur de Florida aprovecharán el debate electoral que enfrentará este viernes al gobernador republicano, Rick Scott, y el candidato demócrata, Charlie Crist, para pedirles mejoras en el "acceso a la educación,...
  • Why we allow Big Pharma to rip us off [Commentary]

    Why we allow Big Pharma to rip us off [Commentary]
    According to a new federal database put online last week, pharmaceutical companies and device makers paid doctors some $380 million in speaking and consulting fees over a five-month period in 2013. Some doctors received over $500,000 each, and some...
  • Q&A: States and drug prices

    WASHINGTON The new hepatitis C drug Sovaldi promises a cure rate of well over 90 percent, compared with 45 percent (at best) for older drugs. But when Sovaldi went on the market earlier this year for as much as $84,000 for a single course of treatment,...
  • Wal-Mart to end healthcare coverage for 30,000 part-timers

    Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is cutting healthcare benefits for roughly 30,000 part-time employees, citing rising costs. Wal-Mart said Tuesday that it will end coverage for employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week. The decision affects 2% of...
  • A perpetual quagmire

    Sen. Phillip Puckett's resignation handed control of the Senate to the GOP and effectively scuttled the McAuliffe administration's push to expand Medicaid. Leading Democrats accused Republicans of buying the Senate by offering Sen. Puckett a job with...
  • Say no to assisted suicide [Letter]

    Bradley Williams makes a good point about the problems with legalizing assisted suicide, one of them being that people assisting a suicide may have their own agenda ("The perils of assisted suicide," Oct. 2). Mr. Williams gives as an example a recent...