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  • Volunteer profile: Barbara Altman

    Volunteer profile: Barbara Altman
    Name: Barbara Altman Age: 67 Hometown: Highland Park Name of Organization: Moraine Township What role does your organization serve in the community? Moraine Township government's mission is to provide efficient and compassionate services and...
  • Study takes new look at gun access and risk of homicide, suicide

    People who have ready access to a firearm are almost twice as likely to be killed and three times likelier to commit suicide than those without a gun available in the home or from a neighbor or friend, a new study has concluded. Though men and women...
  • Obamacare stats: Apparently we need a new definition of 'train wreck'

    Obamacare stats: Apparently we need a new definition of 'train wreck'
    Positive news reports about insurance enrollments under Affordable Care Act have been coming out so steadily that they barely make headlines anymore. Still searching for a way to depict Obamacare as a "train wreck," GOP critics of the law have no option...
  • Feds: Woman posing as physician assistant treated 200 patients

    Feds: Woman posing as physician assistant treated 200 patients
    For 11 days last summer, Shawna Gunter worked as a physician assistant, treating 200 patients at a Centreville doctor's office and prescribing medication. But, authorities said Friday, the 36-year-old had no medical training. Federal prosecutors said she...
  • Obamacare and its effect on women's health

    Obamacare and its effect on women's health
    Meg Finnegan thought she might never be able to afford to have a baby. Finnegan, who is self-employed and has a pre-existing medical condition, was having trouble finding health insurance at all, let alone a policy that would cover pregnancy and...
  • Health chief Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw Obamacare rollout, resigns

    WASHINGTON — Kathleen Sebelius, who helped guide the rocky and controversial rollout of President Obama's landmark health law, has resigned as Health and Human Services secretary after more than five years. In her place, the president plans as...
  • Obama names Sylvia Burwell to take over healthcare law implementation

    WASHINGTON — President Obama named White House budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to take over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act on Friday, saying there was "no manager as experienced and competent" to run the next phase of his...
  • Commentary: Tragedy requires us all to become first responders

    Another killing at Ft. Hood, Texas, reminds us that these horrific acts of violence can occur anywhere, at any time, even on a secured Army post. Sadly, the shootings also highlight that our responsibilities as citizens have changed forever. These events...
  • Obama names budget chief as new health secretary

    By Christi Parsons and Michael A. Memoli WASHINGTON — President Obama named White House budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to take over the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday, saying there was "no manager as experienced and as...
  • Sebelius praises Obamacare, concedes rollout was botched

    Sebelius praises Obamacare, concedes rollout was botched
    WASHINGTON -- Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Sunday that the health insurance exchanges that are now up and running across the country have given uninsured Americans a true choice of insurance plans with price...
  • Hobby Lobby doesn't have religious rights

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. Let's concentrate for a moment on the "Inc." part. Hobby Lobby is a for-profit corporation selling arts and crafts. It is asking the court to declare that its...