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  • Dept. of Yeah, Sure: Heritage to launch a 'straight' news site

    Today's you-gotta-be-kidding-me moment comes courtesy of the right-wing Heritage Foundation, which claims that the mass media are all so hopelessly liberal that its only option is to start its own website offering "just true, straight-down-the-middle...
  • Interest surges for Illinois health insurance exchange

    Interest surges for Illinois health insurance exchange
    Eight insurance companies are seeking approval to sell 504 separate health plans next year on the Illinois health insurance exchange, a noteworthy increase from 2014, Illinois said Thursday. The surge in interest in the Illinois exchange allays...
  • Critics call Obama funding plan for health insurer losses a 'bailout'

    Critics call Obama funding plan for health insurer losses a 'bailout'
    The Obama administration has quietly adjusted key provisions of its signature healthcare law to potentially make billions of additional taxpayer dollars available to the insurance industry if companies providing coverage through the Affordable Care Act...
  • Where does Florida rank among America's drunkest states?

    Where does Florida rank among America's drunkest states?
    A recent report by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism ranked the 50 states plus Washington, D.C. by how much alcohol the average resident consumes each year. Looking at a map of which states are down with the beer, wine and liquor,...
  • Federal proposal to allow VA docs to talk medical marijuana fails

    Federal proposal to allow VA docs to talk medical marijuana fails
    In 21 states and the District of Columbia, private doctors can recommend medical marijuana, and Florida voters will be asked to consider having the Sunshine State join that group in a November ballot initiative, Amendment 2. But it would not apply to...
  • Bit by bit, a more fit workplace

    Bit by bit, a more fit workplace
    Nearly all of us need to make more time for fitness. Finding that time, though, can seem impossible. But what if you could wedge that workout in at work? If it sounds far-fetched (or a great way to get yourself fired), listen up. Dr. James Levine,...
  • 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...
  • Fugitive Medicare scammer may be hiding in L.A. area, authorities say

    Fugitive Medicare scammer may be hiding in L.A. area, authorities say
    Federal investigators say one of Medicare's most wanted fugitives, who was convicted in a $20-million fraud case, may be hiding out in the Los Angeles area. Authorities say Nuritsa Grigoryan fled last month after being found guilty for her role at a...
  • Obamacare enrollment in Virginia tops 216,000

    Obamacare enrollment in Virginia tops 216,000
    Enrollment through insurance exchanges authorized by the Affordable Care Act has exceeded projections, according to a U.S. Health and Human Services announcement Thursday. One month after the end of the first open enrollment period, HHS Secretary...
  • Private charity can't replace government social programs

    As often happens when the financial demands on government social programs rise, there's been a lot of talk lately about the need to return to the traditional American system of community and faith-based help for the needy: charity, not government...
  • 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...