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Closing wealth gap tops Obama’s State of the Union

President Obama, in his 2014 State of the Union speech here last night, defined narrowing of the unprecedented wealth gap in America as a major task facing the nation.

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Medicaid fight in Virginia takes off

The new Democratic governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, is pushing hard for Virginia to sign onto the Affordable Care Act's (ACA's) Medicaid Expansion Program.

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Is this what for-profit health care looks like?

The movement to hold California-based Prime Healthcare Services accountable grows.

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The curious case of Hobby Lobby

Can a for-profit corporation have religion? Can its religious feelings be hurt? If some of its employees take a pill to prevent pregnancy, does that violate the corporation's rights?

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A timely campaign: Health Care for the Holidays

There are many actions underway to win workers rights and push Congress on people's needs. Among them is the Health Care for the Holidays campaign.

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Government shutdown pushes jobless rate up

WASHINGTON - The federal government shutdown for the first half of October, imposed by tea party Republicans who refused to fund the government unless they could kill the Affordable Care Act, pushed the nation's jobless rate up that month by 0.1percent to 7.3 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

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Private contractors rip off Medicaid

In yet another attempt to derail implementation of Obamacare, House Republicans questioned representatives of IT companies about the failure of healthcare.gov.

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Media aids Republican attack on Affordable Care Act

The media seems to be working overtime to spread mass confusion on the Affordable Care Act.

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Judge tosses key part of Texas anti-abortion law

Federal District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled that restrictions affecting abortion clinic physicians placed an undue burden on women seeking access to such facilities.

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White House issues update on HealthCare.gov

In response to mounting problems swirling around the Affordable Care Act's new website to buy health insurance, the White House issued an email update announcing "the best and the brightest" in technology are fixing the bugs.

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