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President Obama hosts event aimed at reducing mental health stigma

President Barack Obama called for a more robust national discussion on mental illness, saying the time had come to bring the issue "out of the shadows."

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Obama charts progressive course for America

Looking out at a sea of humanity, Obama delivered what is widely being described as a progressive call to action based on the theme that the nation is stronger when people act together.

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Insurance companies getting FEMA to pay their post-Sandy bills

Anger is growing in Brooklyn as thousands in the New York area are told by their insurance companies that they're not covered for damages resulting from Hurricane Sandy.

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Millions of Californians now benefit from health care law

As the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments by Affordable Care Act's opponents, including 26 states, other states are already putting parts of the law into practice as they look toward full implementation in 2014.

Details emerge on jobless benefits and payroll tax cut deal

In addition to shortening the maximum length of time workers may collect, the GOP also won some cuts in the pensions for newly hired federal workers.

International solidarity ends in win for New York paper mill workers

A pair of international union allies helped Paperworkers at the Huhtamaki Packaging Plant in Fulton, N.Y., defeat a terrible company health insurance scheme.

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Poll: candidates backing health care likely victors in November

Fifty-four percent of voters say they would be more likely to back a candidate who supported health care reform. That number includes 51 percent of independents and 70 percent of Democratic voters.

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Sick children to get health care

After some strong arm twisting by the Obama administration the insurance industry has backed down from challenging the section of the new health reform law.

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Obama rolls out health care plan, moves to block rate hikes

As insurers fearful of health care reform announce massive pre-emptive rate hikes the Obama administration proposed today to give the government the power to block the increases.

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Faith leaders to Lieberman: filibuster lacks ‘conscience’

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Connecticut faith leaders launched a "conscience" ad campaign in local and national papers today calling on Senator Joseph Lieberman to abandon plans to filibuster health care reform legislation.

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