Finally, Arizona's foster children take a stand

 :: Posted by admin on 03-02-2015

Finally, Arizona's foster children take a stand
Like the four siblings, ages 3 to 7, who didn't see their mother for the first four months they were in foster care, despite a plan to reunify the family. Like a 14-year-old boy named Bryce who has been in foster care since he was 5, shuttled from one …
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When and how to sign up for Medicare
If you're covered under a group health plan based on current employment, you have a Special Enrollment Period to sign up for Part A and/or Part B any time as long as you or your spouse (or family member if you're disabled) are working, and you're …
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Arizona Senate approves ban on abortion coverage on federal marketplace
PHOENIX — Women in Arizona won't be able to buy health insurance policies on the federal marketplace exchange that include abortion coverage under a bill approved by the Senate on Thursday. Senate Bill 1318 passed on a 17-12 vote, with all Senate …
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FISH FACTOR: No dull moments for Alaska fishing industry in 2014

 :: Posted by admin on 03-01-2015

FISH FACTOR: No dull moments for Alaska fishing industry in 2014
By mid-year Bristol Bay driftnet permits were listed by brokers at $ 150,000 to $ 170,000, compared to $ 90,000 in January. Southeast Alaska seine permits were the priciest in the state topping $ 300,000. Scientists discovered that crabs can hear through a …
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Interior Energy Project remains in limbo
Project team members from the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority and its partner firm MWH Global Inc. were unable to present the AIDEA board of directors with a financial package to move the energy plan forward at its Dec. 16 meeting …
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Governors: No clear plan if health care subsidies fall

 :: Posted by admin on 03-01-2015

Governors: No clear plan if health care subsidies fall
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee, left, speaks with New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, vice chair, at the committee's morning session at the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington, …
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Maryland ObamaCare signups double from last year
While some pressed for the state to adopt the federal website, it instead rebuilt its site following last year's enrollment period using software from Connecticut's exchange, which became a model for other states. Healthcare Best Sellers: Governing …
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Community Found
… these "community conversations," as they've been dubbed by the American Library Association, Keohane organized training workshops with the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut to prepare librarians for fielding questions about Obamacare.
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Educating clients on the employer mandate: The next steps

 :: Posted by admin on 03-01-2015

Educating clients on the employer mandate: The next steps
The highly anticipated 2015 start date for the Affordable Care Act's so-called employer mandate is here. Benefit advisers and their employer clients have likely spent countless hours preparing to meet the requirements of the ACA's employer shared …
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Movie 'Selma' sparks interest in historic Alabama city

 :: Posted by admin on 03-01-2015

Movie 'Selma' sparks interest in historic Alabama city
… history-making events took place, like Gettysburg, Valley Forge and Vicksburg, and I think because of this film, Selma becomes one of the place names that stands as a significant milestone in American history," Alabama tourism director Lee Sentell …
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Alabama takes step toward overhauling Medicaid delivery
"We know Medicaid is not only a safety net for hundreds of thousands of Alabamians, but the foundation of Alabama's health care system," said Cardwell Feagin, chief operating officer of Viva Health, Inc. Viva is one of the five providers that will be …
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Small Minnesota butchers become medium rare

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Small Minnesota butchers become medium rare
Whitman Briard cuts steaks to exact specifications for a customer at Mills Locker in New York Mills, Minn., on January 14, 2015. Briard says his business is growing, but state officials say the small meat processing industry in the state is at a …
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MNsure cuts 2015 health plan enrollment projections by one-third
MNsure on Wednesday said it was cutting by about one-third the number of people it expects will enroll in private health plans through the exchange for 2015. That means MNsure will also see … MNsure gets some funding based on a small percentage of …
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Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Update – Approved Health Plan Rates
In total, 141 plans were approved: 78 individual plans and 63 small group plans, and every plan saw a reduction in rates varying from 4% to 37% lower than the original filings. Minnesota is one of the 31 states that can deny requested rates based upon …
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USC vs. Nebraska: Who has the edge?

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USC vs. Nebraska: Who has the edge?
Nebraska's kick coverage has been better than USC's, although the Trojans have improved steadily after some shaky moments early in the season. Both team's punters, Sam Foltz for Nebraska and Kris Albarado for USC, have excelled at limiting opponents' …
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Growth, challenges and opportunities for Hispanic/Latino business owners in
Lissette Aliaga-Linares worked on that study, and continues to track Latino businesses in Nebraska for her job with the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Office of Latino/Latin American Studies. “You have … A few trends Aliaga-Linares has observed …
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Small business Q&A: I've sold my product to family and friends. How do I take
She is planning on retiring within the next year. What should I be doing to help with the transition? Wahoo, Nebraska. A. It depends on what you mean by “transition.” If you mean that your partner wants to sell her ownership interest in the business to …
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2000 new cancer cases diagnosed every year

 :: Posted by admin on 03-01-2015

2000 new cancer cases diagnosed every year
She added that the books were the first of their kind, and that there were plans to extend the project to a national level, so that the books would be available at Mater Dei Hospital and at Gozo general hospital among others. Marmara` added that the …
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Montana Republicans' Health Plan Explained, Criticized
A group of nine Montana state lawmakers has put out an alternative to Democratic Governor Steve Bullock's plan to expand Medicaid. They call it the Healthy Montana Family Plan, and it aims to cover more people, without the long term expense of Medicaid …
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Health Summit Helps Enroll Key Group In Insurance Marketplace
Enrolling college students is one of many focuses of the 2015 Missoula Health Summit at the University of Montana. Saturday, experts will give free advice and even sign you up for health insurance on the spot. Young people are critical for the …
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Obama to push bill providing paid family leave

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Obama to push bill providing paid family leave
The plans are likely to face an uphill battle in Congress, where Republicans are focused on reining in spending and have opposed Obama's proposals to increase pay and benefits, arguing that it is not the government's role to issue such mandates …
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PIMCO portfolio manager dismissed over improper trading
Mr. Seksaria in April 2012 “orchestrated and prearranged trades in the June 2015 eurodollar futures contract opposite one of his employer's client suspense accounts, which resulted in the transfer of $ 2,675 from the suspense account to his personal …
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Newark appointments raise conflict-of-interest concerns
"It's human nature for people to show allegiance to their employer. That's what puts food on their table," resident Jen Wallace said. Levandoski declined to comment. Contact Melissa Nann Burke at (302) 324-2329, mburke@delawareonline.com or on Twitter …
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(Video) Byrne: GOP will deliver 'better healthcare system for everyone'

 :: Posted by admin on 02-28-2015

(Video) Byrne: GOP will deliver 'better healthcare system for everyone'
WASHINGTON — Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL1) appeared on Fox Business Wednesday evening to discuss his ObamaCare repeal bill that was passed by the House, and the next steps for the country's healthcare system. “If you look at this law, it's not …
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Governor's vision of a 'New Nevada' fails to go nearly far enough
He bragged about how expanded Medicaid under ObamaCare had cut the number of uninsured adults from 23 percent to 11 percent and Nevada Check-Up had cut the number of uninsured children from 15 percent to 2 percent. “We have to own the fact that …
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