Joe Biden, rebuked by Jewish group, apologizes, then refers to 'Orient'

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Joe Biden, rebuked by Jewish group, apologizes, then refers to 'Orient'
Also, a previous version listed 2009 as the year the Affordable Care Act was passed. It was passed in 2010. ————. “People would come up to him and … In a statement Wednesday as he traveled to Iowa, Biden said he regretted his "poor choice of …
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Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care Hearing
This state option has been successfully adopted in a number of states, including Alabama , Colorado , Georgia , Iowa, Louisiana , Maryland , Maine , New Jersey , New York , Oklahoma , Pennsylvania , South Carolina , and Utah . According to an …
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Genesis anticipating a smoother Year 2
CLINTON – As was almost universally anticipated, the first year of the Affordable Care Act – the “Obamacare” law that requires private citizens to obtain health insurance – presented a few growing pains. At the Clinton Genesis VNA and Hospice branch …
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2014 Employer Health Benefits Survey « » The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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2014 Employer Health Benefits Survey « » The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
This annual survey of employers provides a detailed look at trends in employer-sponsored health coverage, including premiums, employee contributions, cost-sharing provisions, and employer opinions. The 2014 survey included almost three thousand …
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Newsflash: Nasdaq is mired in a bear market
About 47% of stocks in the Nasdaq Composite Index are down at least 20% from their peak in the last 12 months while more than 40% have fallen that much in the Russell 2000 Index and the Bloomberg IPO Index. That contrasts with the Standard & Poor's …
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Workers feel pinch as employers rein in health insurance costs
Researchers who track health costs and benefits are just starting to produce data on what happened this year, even as employers are gearing up for 2015 insurance enrollment to start next month. Kaiser, a nonprofit group focused on health policy …
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Flaw In Federal Software Lets Employers Offer Plans Without Hospital Benefits

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Flaw In Federal Software Lets Employers Offer Plans Without Hospital Benefits
A flaw in the federal calculator for certifying that insurance meets the health law's toughest standard is leading dozens of large employers to offer plans that lack basic benefits such as hospitalization coverage, according to brokers and consultants.
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Rauner Wants Merit Pay for Illinois Teachers
Rauner, expanding on an education plan he introduced last week, says bad teachers should not have a lifetime job guarantee to teach, and it should be easier to fire them. Rauner also wants to implement a merit pay system, which rewards good teachers.
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US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition
Most of its warehouses are empty, and unemployment has soared since anti-smoking laws and health campaigns prompted a continuing 3 percent to 4 percent decline in U.S. cigarette sales. Only 18 percent of U.S. adults now smoke, down from 42 percent in …
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SBOE approves proposed program changes

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SBOE approves proposed program changes
… of the Idaho State Board of Education unanimously approved the changes during a meeting Wednesday at Idaho State University in Pocatello. The changes were part of a proposal that was the product of a 14-month program prioritization process mandated …
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Room for sublet in South Park house!
(For security deposit mandate, I would be willing to pay half for first months rent). Landlord would like to meet subletter as well. Will give more information when contacted personally. Tours can be given when free for me and the person interested …
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Legal Handbook for LGBT Floridians Offered Free of Charge
Equality Florida Institute is providing an electronic version of the Legal Handbook for LGBT Floridians and Their Families free of charge on their website. Recently updated, the 76-page resource was a pro bono project of the law firm Carlton Fields …
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Changing Our Response to Behavioral Health

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Changing Our Response to Behavioral Health
Robin Williams's death has saddened and shocked many of us, and as the many displays of mourning through social media indicate, Williams's death has deeply touched so many and brought to the fore much needed conversations about mental illness.
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Labor's New Groove: Taking the Struggle From Streets to Legislatures
With the backing of much of the city's business community, the Seattle City Council enacted an ordinance this spring raising that city's minimum wage in graduated steps to $ 15. Voters in San Francisco …. The Taxi Workers Alliance has persuaded the …
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Julian Assange says he will leave Ecuadorean embassy 'soon'
18 (Bloomberg) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said he is planning to leave the Ecuadorian embassy “soon,” potentially bringing to an end over two years of self-imposed asylum in London. … In a long and wandering news conference at which he was …
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Denmark Celebrates 25 Years of Marriage Equality, Wants Your Photo

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Denmark Celebrates 25 Years of Marriage Equality, Wants Your Photo
Equal Love Wedding Photos, 25th Anniversary. Send your photo from around the world to celebrate marriage equality, the Denmark way. Twenty-five years ago the first same-sex couple was lawfully married under the Danish registered partnership law, the …
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Business in Bridgeport fire stored chemicals

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Business in Bridgeport fire stored chemicals
According to its website, the company supplies roofing shingles and other building supplies to contractors. Visit ctpost.com for updated coverage on the fire. Hearst Connecticut Media includes four daily newspapers: Connecticut Post, Greenwich Time …
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Local students graduate from college
Kelly Pontecorvo of New Providence, daughter of Martin Pontecorvo and Laura Noonan, and a graduate of Mount Saint Mary Academy, graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Management. … Among the graduates was Anthony …
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Checking in on ACA Care Models: Where ACOs and PCMHs Stand

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Checking in on ACA Care Models: Where ACOs and PCMHs Stand
The Affordable Care Act sought to make that transition a reality in part by allocating $ 10 billion over 10 years to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, which is tasked with developing and testing new health care delivery models. … In an …
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JPMorgan Chase & Co. Announces Two-Year, Million Commitment to
“The financial insecurity of American families is one of the most commonly discussed societal problems,” said Maria Shriver, former First Lady of California and founder of The Shriver Report. “As we reported in the most recent Shriver Report: 'A Woman …
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Cathie Anderson: Sacramento consulting firm to open offices in Georgia
Rodriguez foresees tremendous growth potential for his firm in helping states set up and improve their health insurance exchanges dictated by the federal Affordable Care Act. Cambria gained expertise on developing such systems by working with Covered …
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Hillary Clinton is ill-equipped to be president

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Hillary Clinton is ill-equipped to be president
When President Clinton put her in charge of health care reform, she glued together a hopelessly incomprehensible Rube Goldberg contraption that no one could understand, or that could pass muster within her own party on Capitol Hill. Republicans hit the …
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Exclusive first look: Arkansas' Pryor doubles down on ACA
Just two weeks ago, Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) surprised much of the political world with a powerful television ad. Though the conventional wisdom was that Pryor, facing a tough re-election fight, would avoid talking about the Affordable Care Act, but …
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Hillary Clinton goes back to the state that haunts
The retiring Iowa senator credited her with playing a major role in health care reform dating back to the 1990s and, in a comment Republicans are likely to seize on later, said her “fingerprints were all over” the Affordable Care Act. And Harkin …
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411mania Inteview: Divini Rae

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411mania Inteview: Divini Rae
Yes, she's certified in Health Coaching and Fitness Nutrition with the International Sports Science Association, and according to Oklahoma City's KFOR News, she is "quickly becoming recognized for being one of the most influential health and wellness …
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40 Top Latinos in American Media
This year Alexis tried to understand how in the near-future Google is trying to turn itself into a robots company that builds self-driving cars, and how California attempts to regulate them; how we scale up good iced coffee drinks; and how Bank of …
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Obama Administration Plans Autopsy of Michael Brown in Effort to Keep Peace
Federal investigators had a copy of the video as well, the official said, “and there were never any plans by the federal investigators to release that copy.” Mr. Nixon said Sunday that state officials had not known that the Ferguson Police Department …
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