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  • MEDICAID LOSER: Politics affect low-wage pizza employee

    MEDICAID LOSER: Politics affect low-wage pizza employee

    Friday, September 27 2013 2:27 PM EDT2013-09-27 18:27:26 GMT
    Chris Gatliff, a 38-year-old diabetic, says he feels like a victim of politics. His home state, Oklahoma, opted against accepting the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
    Chris Gatliff, a 38-year-old diabetic, says he feels like a victim of politics. His home state, Oklahoma, opted against accepting the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. The result is that thousands of Oklahomans who would have qualified under the expanded program are left in limbo about their health insurance.
  • MEDICAID WINNER: Expansion happy surprise for Colorado man

    MEDICAID WINNER: Expansion happy surprise for Colorado man

    Friday, September 27 2013 2:27 PM EDT2013-09-27 18:27:26 GMT
    Kinney said he feels incredibly fortunate to live in a state where he will receive basic coverage through the government program. He has seen firsthand just how expense medical expenses can be.
    Kinney said he feels incredibly fortunate to live in a state where he will receive basic coverage through the government program. He has seen firsthand just how expense medical expenses can be.
  • MEDICAL CONDITION: Health insurance within reach for bipolar sufferer

    MEDICAL CONDITION: Health insurance within reach for bipolar sufferer

    Friday, September 27 2013 2:27 PM EDT2013-09-27 18:27:26 GMT
    Under the Affordable Care Act, insurers will be prohibited from turning away Spencer-Hammac and millions of other Americans with pre-existing medical conditions, as they can now.
    Jessi Spencer-Hammac said she did not seek mental health treatment until a few years ago. Because she cannot afford health insurance, she pays for the counseling and prescriptions out-of-pocket. But under the Affordable Care Act, insurers will be prohibited from turning away Spencer-Hammac and millions of other Americans with pre-existing medical conditions, as they can now.
  • YOUNG INVINCIBLE: Costs worry woman, 26, who wants health insurance

    YOUNG INVINCIBLE: Costs worry woman, 26, who wants health insurance

    Friday, September 27 2013 2:27 PM EDT2013-09-27 18:27:26 GMT
    Helena Gudger is the type of person health insurance companies need on the books as the federal Affordable Care Act begins to roll out: Young, relatively healthy and hungry for coverage.
    Helena Gudger is the type of person health insurance companies need on the books as the federal Affordable Care Act begins to roll out: Young, relatively healthy and hungry for coverage.
  • SELF-EMPLOYED: Health costs likely rising for many self-employed

    SELF-EMPLOYED: Health costs likely rising for many self-employed

    Friday, September 27 2013 2:27 PM EDT2013-09-27 18:27:26 GMT
    President Obama's health care reforms will be a huge boost to the working poor but are likely to make life more expensive for Aaron Brethorst and others like him.
    President Obama's health care reforms will be a huge boost to the working poor but are likely to make life more expensive for Aaron Brethorst and others like him.
  • SMALL BUSINESS: Health care law perplexing to business owners

    SMALL BUSINESS: Health care law perplexing to business owners

    Friday, September 27 2013 2:27 PM EDT2013-09-27 18:27:26 GMT
    Colleen and Tim Holmes were considering opening a third business, but decided against it in part because of the risk from expanding staff and having to provide them federally mandated health coverage.
    Restaurant owners Colleen and Tim Holmes were considering opening a third business in a growing upstate New York suburb but decided against it. One factor was the risk from expanding their staff beyond 50 full-time employees and having to provide them federally mandated health coverage.
  • FAMILY: Middle class family braces for higher premiums

    FAMILY: Middle class family braces for higher premiums

    Friday, September 27 2013 2:27 PM EDT2013-09-27 18:27:26 GMT
    As many as nine in 10 Texans buying health insurance on the new federally run exchange will get a break on costs, according to federal health officials.
    As many as nine in 10 Texans buying health insurance on the new federally run exchange will get a break on costs, according to federal health officials. Steve and Maegan Wolf won't be among them.
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  • New taxi service starts in Quincy with goal of cutting down on drunken drivers

    New taxi service starts in Quincy with goal of cutting down on drunken drivers

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:19:58 GMT
    David French hopes he can cut down on drunken driving with his new tax business in Quincy. French, 43, operates Mr. Taxi, which opened about a month ago after he received a taxicab license for the business from the city...
    David French hopes he can cut down on drunken driving with his new tax business in Quincy. French, 43, operates Mr. Taxi, which opened about a month ago after he received a taxicab license for the business from the city...
  • Grand jury indictment says Quincy lawyer suffocated wife

    Grand jury indictment says Quincy lawyer suffocated wife

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:03:09 GMT
    Tears began to well in Curtis Lovelace's eyes as he left the courtroom Thursday afternoon. According to the Bill of Indictment, Lovelace “suffocated Cory Lovelace, thereby causing the death of Cory Lovelace.”
    Tears began to well in Curtis Lovelace's eyes as he left the courtroom Thursday afternoon. According to the Bill of Indictment, Lovelace “suffocated Cory Lovelace, thereby causing the death of Cory Lovelace.”
  • Upper Mississippi gets Marine Highway designation

    Upper Mississippi gets Marine Highway designation

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:43:41 GMT
    A Marine Highway Corridor designation approved this week for the upper Mississippi River could boost efforts to upgrade locks, build ports and ship freight along the waterway. "This important designation is the outcome...
    A Marine Highway Corridor designation approved this week for the upper Mississippi River could boost efforts to upgrade locks, build ports and ship freight along the waterway. "This important designation is the outcome...
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