Pedro Celis overtakes Robert Sutherland for second place in 1st Congressional

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Pedro Celis overtakes Robert Sutherland for second place in 1st Congressional
The latest edition of the Allstate Best Drivers Report, which is now in its tenth year, places Boise in third, after Fort Collins, Colorado, and McAllen, Texas. Boise ranked second place last year, so it only dropped one spot. Seattle ranks 173rd, down …
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Firm recovers .9M in contested legal fees
The parties Two pharmaceutical salesmen, who were preparing to blow the whistle on wrongdoing by their British-based employer, GlaxoSmithKline, retained the Colorado firm Cross & Bennett to represent them. But seven years into the case and shortly …
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The Diamond Dawgs Week Long Tournament
Slammers Colorado Black – After a well earned night's reset, Tyler Kayo started the game pitching against the Slammers. The team came …. Name one. President Obama delayed the employer mandate at the request of Business leaders claiming a hardship.
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Mental health barriers in hospitals lead to standalone urgent care clinics

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Mental health barriers in hospitals lead to standalone urgent care clinics
County health officials in California opened a mental health urgent care center in the South Los Angeles area this week, aiming to treat people in immediate crisis while connecting them with ongoing care, Kaiser Health News reported in a blog post …
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Questions about Insurance Coverage for Transition Related Surgeries Remain
Health Since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, transgender individuals have been forced to navigate the complex world of state and federal insurance programs in order to fully access the benefits and coverage they need. The …
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Health Law Spurs Focus On Faster Drug Development
Right now, at the University of California, Berkeley, researchers in bioengineer Kevin Healy's lab are working to make that happen. Funded under … "The Affordable Care Act was all about getting interventions to people to improve health, in the …
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GOP chairman says Arkansas key in US Senate fight

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GOP chairman says Arkansas key in US Senate fight
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus touted Arkansas' role Tuesday in the party's fight to take control of the U.S. Senate, as he kicked off a series of visits to the state by national GOP figures over the next week.
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2014 Syracuse football preview: Offense
Hunt's health is paramount to the team's success, as not only has no backup quarterback has taken a snap in a game thus far, but no one among sophomores Mitch Kimble and Austin Wilson and freshman A.J. Long have solidified a grasp on the backup job …
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Wonkbook: The quiet revolution in the world of central banking
Instead, 16 percent of large employers in a survey released Wednesday by the National Business Group on Health said they will offer in 2015 these so-called skinny plans along with at least one insurance option that does qualify under ACA standards. The …
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Arizona atheist Democrat sends 'prevent abortion' condoms to school Christian

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Arizona atheist Democrat sends 'prevent abortion' condoms to school Christian
The NPLA recently published a newsletter claiming that the Affordable Care Act mandates that “taxpayers and insurers pay” for abortions. In fact, the law, commonly known as Obamacare, allows states offering healthcare exchanges to determine whether …
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Democrats reframe debate on health care
That prohibition on terminating policies in this fashion is one of the more popular elements of the 4-year-old law that Pryor never mentions by its official name — the Affordable Care Act. "No one should be fighting an insurance company while you're …
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Senate candidates debate at state fair
Sasse said the Affordable Care Act is so fundamentally flawed that it can't be fixed, but he said health care policy changes are needed. And he argued the … John McCain of Arizona has described the proposed repeal of Obamacare as "a fool's errand.".
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Failure to clean Niger Delta oil pollution still devastating people's health

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Failure to clean Niger Delta oil pollution still devastating people's health
Shell management has ample funds to pay for intellectual property but prefers to steal it from small businesses and in our experience, gives its full backing to dishonest managers willing to do its bidding. We have sued Shell repeatedly in the High …
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Wonkbook: The policy implications of the Ebola crisis
Transmission of Ebola requires direct contact with an infected person's blood, vomit or feces during the period that he or she is contagious, something that is extremely unlikely for anyone but health-care workers. The virus is not spread by … But …
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Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments (August 2014)
EPA Posts Materials On Ethylbenzene And Naphthalene: On July 31, 2014, EPA posted preliminary health effects, environmental, and other information it has found on ethylbenzene and naphthalene in preparation for the Integrated Risk Information System …
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Oregon Medicaid reform threatened

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Oregon Medicaid reform threatened
PORTLAND — Officials responsible for implementing ambitious changes to the Oregon Health Plan are worried a new federal directive could undo the state's Medicaid reform. The directive is outlined in a letter sent to the state this month by the Centers …
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Measuring Merkley's Record
Freedom Partners, a conservative group that has current and former Koch Industries officials on its board, has invested heavily in the Oregon Senate race, which pits the incumbent, Merkley, against the Republican challenger, pediatric neurosurgeon …
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2 ex-mining towns try to change their fortunes

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2 ex-mining towns try to change their fortunes
Briceville has embraced the long-range vision of a nonprofit group offering college scholarships to people who are often first in their families to go beyond high school. About five miles away, the town recently known as Lake City decided to change its …
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Leadership Louisville Center Announces 2015 Board of Directors
With a career that spans more than three decades in the group insurance and health industry, Jeff Bringardner is a master at mastering change. As leader of Humana's Kentucky/Ohio markets, Jeff is helping his 600,000-member region and some of the …
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President Obama plans Veterans Affairs overhaul; American killed fighting for
Ray Jablonski, Northeast Ohio Media Group By Ray Jablonski … Three months after a veterans' health care scandal rocked his administration, President Barack Obama is taking executive action to improve the mental well-being of veterans. The president …
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“Liberal Republican” challenges in Rutland-3 primary

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“Liberal Republican” challenges in Rutland-3 primary
Dean Powers said that while he has campaigned for President Obama's Affordable Care Act, and his primary political goal is cutting carbon emissions, he still considers himself a Republican. “I believe in small government and I believe that welfare is a …
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Hello, May I Help You Plan Your Final Months?
I'm a health care counselor," the gentle voice of the caller says from her cubicle in Cherry Hill, N.J.. This is not a typical … Daitz well remembers those earlier, unsuccessful attempts to add reimbursement provisions to the Affordable Care Act. "No …
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Fixing Health Care
The Affordable Care Act was supposed to mend what President Barack Obama called a broken health care system, but its best-known programs — online insurance and expanded Medicaid for the poor — affect a relatively small portion of Americans. A federal …
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Let's keep patients healthy, out of hospitals

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Let's keep patients healthy, out of hospitals
Earlier this year, BCBSNE signed a contract with UniNet, our clinically integrated network that includes CHI Health Good Samaritan and CHI Health St. Francis, and many other hospitals and facilities from Kearney to Corning, Iowa. We were just two …
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SD rural health care plan borrows from Minnesota
South Dakota's latest effort to bring health care to its rural communities has a Minnesota feel to it. That's because the new Frontier and Rural … That's critical at a time when the Affordable Care Act is driving up the rural demand for health care …
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Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote
Scott general election matchup would be sure to feature a high-profile debate over Obama's health care overhaul. Pressured by Republican legislators, Scott abandoned an initial call to expand Medicaid under the Democratic law. Crist has blasted the …
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A safe entry into Lake County | Old bank recast as Erie HealthReach Waukegan

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A safe entry into Lake County | Old bank recast as Erie HealthReach Waukegan
It wouldn't be easy: Erie, though a Chicago mainstay for affordable healthcare in underserved communities, had to venture into unfamiliar territory. Moreover, the organization chose to transform an old bank into a community-focused health … Waukegan …
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The importance of an emergency fund
One in five Americans struggled to pay health care-related bills last year, according to a survey conducted by price-comparison site NerdWallet Health. High medical bills are the No. 1 reason for bankruptcy filings. This is true even among people who …
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Without Medicaid expansion, some hospitals suffer
Democratic-controlled Oregon expanded Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to adults with incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level and aggressively signed up people for expanded Medicaid. At 88-bed Willamette Valley …
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