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Millionaire Congressman Drops Health Coverage To Protest Obamacare

By Igor Volsky Since the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) ruled that the government can continue to subsidize health care coverage for members of Congress who are required to enroll in the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges, a growing number of Republican … Continue reading

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Rick Perry Quietly Lobbies The White House For $100 Million In Obamacare Funding

By Sy Mukherjee Politico reported Tuesday evening that Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s (R) administration is in negotiations with the Obama White House to accept about $100 million in federal money to implement an Obamacare Medicaid program to help elderly and disabled … Continue reading

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GOP Congressman Gets Fact Checked By His Own Constituents On Obamacare: ‘Stop Lying!’

By Sy Mukherjee Things got heated for Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) during a town hall question-and-answer session in White Haven, Florida on Thursday. His constituents called him out over his multiple votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act and his … Continue reading

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Government Shutdown? Odds Are Uncomfortably High

By Alan Greenblatt It’s going to be another ugly fall in Washington. The federal government runs out of money on Oct. 1, unless spending authority is granted to agencies for the new fiscal year. If Congress can’t pass its spending … Continue reading

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Read This Before You Believe The Obamacare Premium Spike Hysteria

By Igor Volsky While some states are reporting lower than expected health care premiums in the exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act, a growing number of Republican-controlled states — like South Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, Florida and Georgia — are … Continue reading

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Hobby Lobby Wins The Right To Deny Its Workers Birth Control

By Tara Culp-Ressler The Oklahoma-based crafts store Hobby Lobby has won a temporary injunction against Obamacare’s birth control requirement, allowing the for-profit company to withhold contraceptive coverage from its 13,000 employees. Hobby Lobby will be exempted from that rule under … Continue reading

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Part-Time Workers Say Schedules Are Getting More Erratic

By Marilyn Geewax In the 1980s, a popular fast-food commercial touted chicken-breast sandwiches — and mocked chicken nuggets sold by competitors. In the ad, a competitor’s doofus clerk explains nuggets. “All the parts are crammed into one big part,” he said. … Continue reading

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Thanks To Obamacare, New Yorkers’ Health Insurance Premiums Will Plunge 50 Percent

By Igor Volsky Health care premiums on the individual market will tumble by at least 50 percent as a result of the Affordable Care Act, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. The state joins Oregon, Montana, California, and Louisiana … Continue reading

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