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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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West Virginia chemical spill causes state of emergency

More than 100,000 homes, businesses and hospitals in nine counties around Charleston, W. Va., are without water due to a chemical leak into the Elk River, which provides water for an estimated 250,000 to 300,000 people.

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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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Asbestos survivors blast GOP bill

One survivor calls the legislation "one-sided, unfair and unnecessary."

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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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Cutting food assistance increases hunger

Last week the Illinois Watchdog published an article that trivialized the effects of the Nov. 1 SNAP benefit cuts, stating they were "neither a surprise nor a problem."

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Librarian: With Emanuel’s pension plan “...I got two feet in the grave”

Residents testified mainly on the impact of cuts to mental health clinics, public worker retiree health care and education.

 

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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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