How to avoid 'Obamacare' tax penalties in 2015

 :: Posted by admin on 10-25-2014

How to avoid 'Obamacare' tax penalties in 2015
LANSING, MI – Open enrollment on the federal health exchange starts Nov. 15 and even those already enrolled will want to take a second look to avoid possible tax penalties, experts say. If an enrollee's family size or income has changed, the amount of …
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Michigan Republicans Tell Voters To Call Candidate's Ailing Mother With
According to the Kalamazoo Gazette, the state GOP sent a mailer to voters in the Michigan House of Representatives' 61st District this week tying Democratic candidate John Fisher to Obamacare. The mailer provided a phone number and urged voters to call …
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Fact check: GOP ad hits Schauer on Obamacare
Though "circling the drain" is an overstatement because it suggests a death spiral, Michigan was near the depths of a horrible recession when Schauer left the state Senate due to term limits at the end of 2008, after serving in the House and Senate …
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Canceled health plans: Round two

 :: Posted by admin on 10-25-2014

Canceled health plans: Round two
Anthem is discontinuing non-compliant individual plans in Indiana, Virginia, Connecticut and Nevada, and also dropping small business plans that don't meet the law's standards in Nevada, New York, Connecticut and Virginia. CareFirst is sending notices …
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ELECTION PREVIEW: Wise and Kuhnle challenge Stutzman for District 3 House
He earned a bachelor's degree from Indiana University South Bend. He is employed by Warner Electric, Columbia … Congress can create an atmosphere of job growth by sitting down, working in a bipartisan manner and giving problem-based solutions and …
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Michter's also will have a presence on Main Street … someday
While I was there, I decided to ask Michter's president Joe Magliocco about the company's downtown project as well. As we've reported before, Michter's is building a visitors center and small distillery in the more than 120-year-old Fort Nelson …
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Affordable Care Act info sessions available

 :: Posted by admin on 10-25-2014

Affordable Care Act info sessions available
Helen Keller Hospital, along with the Muscle Shoals Public Library, is pleased to announce a partnership with Enroll Alabama to host Affordable Care Act education and Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment sessions for Open Enrollment 2015.
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Alabama politicians: You're drunk, go home
Their insistence on fighting the Affordable Care Act by not expanding Medicaid costs 235,000 residents access to life-saving health care that won't bankrupt them. It also costs state hospitals $ 7 billion in reimbursements for care. Lack of health …
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Review: Army biased against transgender worker
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A federal investigation has found that Army officials discriminated against a transgender employee who underwent a sex change while working at an Alabama installation. …. Fantastic Sams. Whether it's our salon service or our …
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Commentary: Maine can't do better than Sen. Susan Collins

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Commentary: Maine can't do better than Sen. Susan Collins
She served as a commissioner of the Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, was director of the Small Business Administration's Boston regional office, gained experience as Massachusetts deputy state treasurer and was the founding …
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Jim Brock: Should government legalize gay marriage?
In striking down a key part of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the court declared that gay couples married in states where it is legal must receive the same federal health, tax, Social Security and other benefits that heterosexual couples …
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Trucker Was a 'Zombie' After Crash That Killed Students
Quickway, an employee-owned company in Nashville, Tennessee, had no comment beyond a website statement by Chief Executive Officer William Prevost that said the firm was praying for the injured and the families of those killed, and is cooperating with …
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Candidates Get Platform With GOP Weekly Address

 :: Posted by admin on 10-24-2014

Candidates Get Platform With GOP Weekly Address
Her family's small business in Central New York was forced to cancel its health care policy and pay more under a new plan thanks to the Affordable Care Act, she said. Stefanik also talked about expanding energy exploration, developing … Tobin cited …
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Six Over 60 Win 0000 for Fighting for a Better World: The 2014 Purpose Prize
They stand as powerful examples for the millions of older Americans who believe that leveraging their life experience in order to make a difference — big or small, across communities, continents and generations — is a vital responsibility," Nichols …
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Will strong feelings about Obamacare influence Kentucky's election?

 :: Posted by admin on 10-24-2014

Will strong feelings about Obamacare influence Kentucky's election?
In Kentucky there's a disconnect in public opinion for the Affordable Care Act versus the state's popular health exchange program. Special correspondent Renee Shaw of Kentucky Educational Television reports on how voter opinions of the president's …
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Mitch McConnell Is Right — You Can Repeal Obamacare And Keep Kentucky's
The other night in a debate between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and his challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes (D.), McConnell argued that it was “fine” to keep Kentucky's insurance exchange, called Kynect, while repealing Obamacare …
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Is There A Republican Alternative?

 :: Posted by admin on 10-24-2014

Is There A Republican Alternative?
On the economy, on health care, on immigration, you name it – the Republicans seem to have no credible alternative to the status quo. At least not one they can agree on. … “Crossroads GPS, the conservative nonprofit group founded by GOP strategist …
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Senate candidate Tillis reverses course, urges NC to expand Medicaid
It was over a year ago that outside groups first ran ads criticizing Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan over her support of the … In September, PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute said hospitals in states that did expand coverage saw a …
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Marco Rubio's Apology Tour
Marco Rubio glided through a group of 40 or so Republican insiders at Lisa Van Riper's South Carolina home, shaking hands and making jokes. … "Rubio is very approachable and not afraid to get into the details on health care. … Rubio would also lose …
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California will cancel Obamacare coverage for 10000 over citizenship

 :: Posted by admin on 10-24-2014

California will cancel Obamacare coverage for 10000 over citizenship
California's health insurance exchange is canceling Obamacare coverage for 10,474 people who failed to prove their citizenship or legal residency in the U.S.. Covered California, the state-run insurance exchange, enrolled more than 1.2 million people …
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Obamacare doctor networks to stay limited in 2015
The next open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act runs Nov. 15 to Feb. 15. Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California, Health Net and Kaiser Permanente dominated the first year of Obamacare enrollment in California, accounting for 94% of the …
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California spends .4 million to fix Obamacare service woes
California's health insurance exchange hired two outside firms for $ 13.4 million to address long wait times for consumers calling about their Obamacare coverage. Covered California said it will pay $ 9.8 million to Faneuil Inc. and $ 3.6 million to …
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UNCUT: Senate Debate

 :: Posted by admin on 10-24-2014

UNCUT: Senate Debate
post a comment. Republican Senator Susan Collins and Democrat Shenna Bellows debate the issues in the race for Maine's Senate seat. Tweet … IT IS WHY I WORK HARD ON A BILL THAT WOULD BRING TOGETHER EMPLOYERS, EMPLOYEES, AND LOCAL EDUCATIONAL …
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Paul LePage vs. Mike Michaud vs. Eliot Cutler Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For
Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Paul LePage vs. Mike Michaud vs. Eliot Cutler Governor's race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That's what our Campus Election Engagement …
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Nurses union to Obama: Enforce Ebola protections at hospitals
This week, registered nurses will gather in cities across the country—from Bangor, Maine, to St. Louis to Sacramento—to call on the Obama administration and Congress to institute standards for protecting front-line healthcare workers from Ebola. The …
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Obamacare Kills 22000 Health Plans In Colorado

 :: Posted by admin on 10-24-2014

Obamacare Kills 22000 Health Plans In Colorado
Over 22,000 Coloradoans have had their health insurance canceled by Obamacare in the past month — and 200,000 are slated to be shut down in 2015, the state insurance department announced Friday. The Colorado Division of Insurance wrote to state …
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Politico Claims it's 'Unclear' if Colorado Healthcare Plan Cancellations are
But Politico claims it is “unclear” if those cancellations are a result of Obamacare. On Friday, only weeks before voters go to the polls, the Colorado Division of Insurance announced that 22,000 Coloradoans were losing their insurance plans this year …
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Obamacare insurance cancelations roiling Colorado races.
Nearly 22,000 Coloradoans will have their insurance policies canceled beginning in January at least in part due to Obamacare. As you might expect, Republican Senate candidate Cory Gardner pounced on the news, tying incumbent Democratic Senator …
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