Nixon outlines assistance programs for Ferguson businesses

 :: Posted by admin on 12-19-2014

Nixon outlines assistance programs for Ferguson businesses
Earlier this week, the Missouri Department of Insurance announced that department representatives are available now to assist impacted businesses navigate the insurance claim process. Representatives from the department are available to answer …
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North Penn region calendar: Week of Dec. 14
What's happening at the Lansdale Public Library: 301 Vine St., Lansdale. Information: 215-855-3228; inforequests@lansdalelibrary.org; or visit www.lansdalelibrary.org. The library is open: Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Indiana School Districts' Obamacare Challenge Moves Forward

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Indiana School Districts' Obamacare Challenge Moves Forward
A federal district judge has ruled that a key claim may move forward in a lawsuit by the state of Indiana and 39 of its school districts over the so-called employer mandate of the federal health-care reform law. The state and school districts sued the …
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Cigna Recognized as Top Performing PPO Plan in 2014 by the Maryland Health

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Cigna Recognized as Top Performing PPO Plan in 2014 by the Maryland Health
The MHCC Comprehensive Quality Report 2014 provides detailed health benefit plan indicators of quality of care and customer experience, as well as clinical performance of health plans and activities to reduce health care disparities. … All products …
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Lawmakers Are Roommates No More
It was the end of the real “Alpha House,” the crumbling gray-blue rowhouse in the shadow of the Capitol where a group of powerful Democratic lawmakers — including Mr. Miller, Mr. Schumer, Senator Richard J. Durbin of Illinois and a rotating cast of …
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Early signs Obamacare on track for second year signups
America's Health Insurance Plans, an industry trade group, said insurers would be flexible on premium payment deadlines for January in order to mitigate consumer confusion and disruption because of the new renewal process. Insurers have been especially …
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Democrat-Led Colorado Backs Lawsuit Calling Obamacare Unconstitutional

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Democrat-Led Colorado Backs Lawsuit Calling Obamacare Unconstitutional
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, a Republican, signed onto an amicus brief last week, showing support for the effort to overturn the law based on the U.S. Constitution's Origination Clause, which says that all bills that raise revenue must begin …
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Report: Colorado Obamacare Exchange Website Still 'Shockingly Bad'
Colorado's Obamacare exchange website somehow still doesn't function well and the main log-in function doesn't work, according to a Colorado report. KUSA reporter Brandon Rittiman reports that the experience at the state-run Obamacare website is …
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MIT Economist Jonathan Gruber Apologizes For Demeaning Obamacare
The apology, which he profusely made numerous times on Tuesday in the chambers of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, was for the series of revealing comments he made on the law widely referred to as Obamacare. However, while … The …
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Even Putin is more business-friendly than California: Susan Shelley

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Even Putin is more business-friendly than California: Susan Shelley
“I couldn't believe my ears today,” Mikhail Sagiryan, owner of a chain of health clubs, told a reporter. “Suddenly he was talking about 'unblocking the road' for small businessmen, giving us tax breaks, limiting all these endless inspections of our …
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Paid Maternity Leave Is Good for Business
And though I'm now CEO of YouTube (which is owned by Google), I'll be entitled to the same benefits as every single woman at the company who has a baby: 18 weeks of paid maternity leave. … Or it can force a woman back to work too quickly, with …
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California Tech Firm Makes Mark on State Health Insurance Exchanges
The successful launch of Idaho's new health insurance exchange website is part of a big success story for a Silicon Valley tech firm that's providing the software through a $ 37 million contract, and also working with exchanges in California, New Mexico …
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Margaret Hoover and the Nepotism of Anti-Conservative Republicanism

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Margaret Hoover and the Nepotism of Anti-Conservative Republicanism
Jeb Bush, son of the already-moderate George H.W., wants to move beyond conservative issues like federalism in education and border enforcement; Mitt Romney, son of moderate governor George, invented Obamacare in Massachusetts. Many of those who …
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Massachusetts' big Obamacare bounce-back
In just two full days of operation, Massachusetts' health-care marketplace already has signed up more than 10 percent of the total number of customers that it did during the entire open-enrollment season last year, officials revealed Monday.
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New center opens to help people facing a behavioral health crisis

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New center opens to help people facing a behavioral health crisis
C.L. “Butch” Otter and other government leaders, gathered in Idaho Falls on Monday morning to celebrate the opening of a new center that aims to help people facing a behavioral health crisis and keep those who don't need to be hospitalized or … “The …
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Construction begins on affordable clinic in SD
Those facilities provide care to 14,000 residents. Tim Trithart with Community Health Center of the Black Hills says the new facility will make it easier for patients to coordinate all of their health care needs and enable the center to take on more …
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Obama administration pushes enrollment before first deadline
Four other states—Idaho, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Washington—have a Dec. 23 deadline. … The federal government has predicted 9.1 million people will pay for Obamacare coverage in 2015, either through HealthCare.gov or a state exchange.
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Tuesday's Morning Email: Over 100 Dead in Taliban School Attack

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Tuesday's Morning Email: Over 100 Dead in Taliban School Attack
OVER 100 DEAD IN TALIBAN ATTACK ON PAKISTANI SCHOOL “In one of Pakistan's bloodiest attacks in recent years, scores of people were killed after a group of Taliban gunmen stormed a school in northwestern Pakistan, officials and rescue workers said …
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Magellan Health Advisory Council to Provide Expertise Regarding State-of-the
In this role, he served as the principal advisor to the assistant secretary on Department of Defense (DoD) health plan policy and performance. Granger began his … Charles G. Curie: Charles G. Curie is the principal and founder of The Curie Group, LLC …
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New Hampshire man indicted on sex, kidnap charges
In Scott County, Mississippi, two children are dead after police say a 9-year-old took a car out for a joy ride.Three-year year-old Braydon Traxler and 13-year-old … Dads group buys TX crossing guard a new car · Dads group buys TX crossing guard a …
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New York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheer

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New York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheer
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits. … in New York, it probably wouldn …
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Officials approve 2 plans for Tiger Stadium site
The Detroit Economic Growth Corp. board approved the plans Tuesday for the fabled corner of Michigan and Trumbull. Bloomfield Hills-based Larson Realty Group wants to construct a 4-story building that includes retail space and 102 apartments in a …
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More insurers, more plans in Michigan marketplace
Dec. 07 –Seventeen insurers offer plans this year on the Michigan Health Insurance Marketplace , or state exchange. Priority and United Healthcare sell products under two licenses. Insurers may sell plans in the individual market, the small group …
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HHS awards $36.3 million in Affordable Care Act funding to reward and expand

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HHS awards .3 million in Affordable Care Act funding to reward and expand
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $ 36.3 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 1,113 health centers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and seven U.S. Territories to recognize health center quality …
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MICHAEL GERSON: Arrogance of liberal elites never wavers
By all accounts, he is knowledgeable, candid and willing, on occasion, to criticize the Obama administration – an advocate for Obamacare without being a shill. But he is … Many academic liberals have fully internalized the “What's the Matter with Kansas?
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Northern Arapaho sue over IRS health care rule
"The Northern Arapaho Business Council fully supports what Congress and the president have accomplished with the Affordable Care Act," said Northern Arapaho Councilman Darrell O'Neal, "but the folks in the agencies have taken a wrong turn in …
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