New study says Obamacare hurts businesses

By   /  September 30, 2014  /  Health Care, Illinois, Jobs + Growth, News  /  No Comments

In a survey conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, more than 18 percent of businesses responded that they have cut down on employees and reduced hiring due to expenses incurred by the Affordable Care Act.

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Smoke and mirrors? Philly cigarette tax only partially solves school budget woes

By   /  September 26, 2014  /  Education, Health Care, News, Pennsylvania, Taxes  /  No Comments

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When Philly smokers light up, they’ll be doing something the Marlboro Man never had in mind: supporting city schools.

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After a struggling start, New Mexico yanks Obamacare advertising contract

By   /  September 22, 2014  /  Health Care, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, Obamacare  /  No Comments

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After posting disappointment enrollment numbers, the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange is putting its marketing and advertising account back up for bid.

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Watchdog.org blows lid off Vermont’s bake sale brownie ban

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Education, Health Care, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Part 21 of 24 in the series Nanny State of the Week

By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Brownies, cookies, cupcakes and other essential elements of any successful bake sale have been banned by new rules for food in Vermont public schools.
Thanks to rules that grew out of a 2010 state law, bake sales used as school fundraisers [...]

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Biggest MN provider ditches Obamacare state health exchange

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  Health Care, Minnesota, Obamacare, State Government  /  No Comments

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The prognosis for Minnesota’s state health insurance exchange, MNsure, took a turn for the worse this week, as the provider offering some of the lowest premiums in the country opted out of the program, amid financial concerns.

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Shumlin’s single-payer health care agenda ‘down for maintenance’

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  Elections, Health Care, Issues, News, Obamacare, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

DRUG ABUSE: Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is asking the public to participate in an upcoming forum on the state's opioid-abuse crisis.

Gov. Peter Shumlin said Tuesday that Vermont Health Connect, the Internet backbone of his Green Mountain Care single-payer scheme, is indefinitely down for maintenance.

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